Advent & Christmas 2019

Advent & Christmas 2019

November 5, 2019 11:55 am

Advent Worship: The Gift of the Nutcracker Message Series

First Sunday in Advent – Sunday, December 1st

Service at 10:30am. Baby’s First Christmas. Pastor Jack’s message: “Clara’s Story of Watching and Waiting“ Music by the Chancel Choir and Carol & New Joy Choir and Singers.

Second Sunday in Advent – Sunday, December 8th

Service at 10:30am. Pastor Jack’s message: “Drosselmeir’s Calming Love.“ Christmas Cantata during worship presented by the Chancel Choir.

Third Sunday in Advent – Sunday, December 15th

Service at 10:30am Pastor Jack’s message: “The Mouse King Within Us.” Worship Arts featuring Chancel Choir and YTBN Ringers.

Fourth Sunday in Advent – Sunday, December 22nd

Service at 10:30am. Pastor Jack’s message: “The Greatest Gift.” Music by the Chancel Choir and Agape Ringers.

Christmas Services

Blue Christmas

Wednesday, December 18th, 7pm

A service of remembrance and encouragement. Leave your pain, loss, and discouragement at the altar in readiness to find peace this Advent season.

Family Service

Monday, December 23rd, 6:00pm

An intergenerational, family-friendly “candlelight” Christmas service that is interactive and engaging for all ages.

Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24th

  • 8pm—Carols, Lessons & Candlelight Service. Featuring the Jubilate and Alleluia Dancers and Chancel Choir.
  • 11pm—Carols & Communion Service. Music by the Chancel Choir.

Faith Formation


Join us for this engaging online journey and share Advent images with your church family. Watch for more info to come.

Advent Devotionals

Pick up a devotional and practice daily prayer during this season of waiting. They are available outside the Chapel. Donations are welcome.

Music and Fellowship

Hanging of the Greens

Saturday, November 30th, 10am

Help transform the church for the Christmas season. Sign up outside the church office or contact Jannette Deszell.

Advent by Candlelight

Wednesday, December 4th, 7-9pm

A special evening for women to become renewed and refreshed before the Christmas rush begins. This is an opportunity to relax and refocus on the season of Advent, a wonderful time of waiting and anticipation.

Jackson Chorale Concert

Saturday, December 14th, 7:30pm

Enjoy an evening of Christmas music with the critically acclaimed Jackson Chorale. Visit for ticket information.

Christmas Cantata

Sunday, December 8th, 10:30am

Join us during worship as the Chancel Choir presents Christmas Oratorio, Op. 12 by Camille Saint-Saëns. This expansive and glorious choral work will be in English with organ and five soloists from throughout the Greater Metro Detroit area.

Tuesday Musicale Concert

Tuesday, December 10th, 7:30pm

A free Holiday Concert by the Tuesday Musicale Chorus and Adele Thomas Bell Ensemble. There will be an afterglow immediately following the concert.

All Church Caroling

Sunday, December 15th, 5pm

This youth-group sponsored event allows us to share Christmas cheer with our homebound members. Everyone is invited. Sign up outside the church office or contact Rev. Cora for more info.

Carols & Beer

Friday, December 20th, 7pm

Bring friends and family to Rustic Leaf Brewing Co. for a holiday sing-along with the musicians of Central Church. Bring your best dish to share with friends and neighbors as we host a festive holiday potluck.

For all Advent happenings and mission opportunities, click to download the brochure.