The Longest Night Service - December 19th 7pm
Before Christmas was Winter Solstice. Our ancestors were star watchers, night gazers. They knew the darkness, its secrets, the dangers concealed under its cover. All mythologies have tales of the Longest Night just before Day breaks and Northern Hemisphere turns its face toward the Sun for six months of longer and longer days. The Longest Night is an opportunity for us to acknowledge our journey in the dark through whatever paths that journey takes us. Perhaps loss or grief, a recognition of impermanence or mortality, a need for silence in the midst of the cacophony of electric lights and noise. Invite a friend. Darkness offers its own Gift.
Christmas Eve Services
Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th, 10am
Join us for a traditional worship service on Sunday morning at 10:00am.
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th, 5 pm
This is a marvelous, loud, filled with excited children, exuberant family
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th, 11 pm
This is the traditional Southminster service to honor the night language of the Christmas Story through music, scripture, legend, and candlelighting. Featuring music from the chancel choir and bell choir, this is a central part of the Christmas celebration you won’t want to miss.
Your gifts, both now and after your lifetime can make your church home stronger and more responsive to the needs of generations to come. And a memorial gift or bequest enables the Southminster community to remember you or someone you love. Click the picture above to learn more.