Advent & Christmas at Old First is a special time. We hope you will join us during this joyous season!
Thurs., Dec. 7 – The Animals Arrive! A donkey, a cow, a sheep or two and some goats remind us of Jesus’ humble birth. Visit the animals in our courtyard any time of day through Dec. 27. For an up-close and personal experience, why not volunteer to help feed them!
Sun., Dec. 17, 11 am – Children’s Christmas Pageant
Sun., Dec. 17, 12:30 pm – Photo Day at the Crèche. We’ll take your picture with the live animals in our nativity scene. Photos will be available to download (free!) a few days later.
Sun., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve:
11 am — An informal worship service in the Sanctuary
5 pm — Outdoor worship at the Creche. Following Mary, Jesus and the donkey through our Old City neighborhood as they look for shelter for the night.
8 pm — Traditional Candlelight Service (indoors)
Sun., Dec 31, New Year’s Eve, 7 pm – Watch Night Service, 7 pm in the Sanctuary, prayers for the New Year, followed by a non-alcoholic toast.
Sun., Jan 7, 11 am, Epiphany Sunday, when the Three Kings come to worship the baby Jesus,