Advent Youth Newsletter
November 27: Advent 1
  • 10 am - Family Advent Wreath Making in Parish Hall

December 4: Advent 2
  • 10 am - Sunday School
  • 4:30-6 pm - Youth Hot Chocolate Bar @ Lessons & Carols Service Sign up Here!
  • 6pm - Confirmation Class Session
December 11: Advent 3
  • 10 am - Sunday School & Breakfast
  • 5-6:30 pm - Family Worship + Youth Christmas Party

December 18: Advent 4
  • 10 am - Sunday School
  • 11 am - Annual Jesse Tree Service

Saturday December 24
Advent Wreath and Take Home Materials
Available Sunday, November 27 at 10 am
Advent wreaths are a wonderful tradition to incorporate into your family's celebration of the season. On Sunday, November 27 during the 10 a.m. hour, we will gather to make wreaths together. St. Mary's provides oasis rings and candles, as well as a simple prayer service bulletin for you to take home to use when lighting the candles. We are asking for the congregation to bring in cut greens to share to complete the wreaths. There is a suggested donation of $15 for the materials.
On Sunday, November 27, we will have a family devotional and poster ready for you to take home. This "Less is More" devotional and flexible calendar has simple ways to observe Advent as a family. Please pick up your materials from the narthex or Parish Hall, or let Kilpy know if you'd like to pick up a packet at another time.
Cookie Decorating & Hot Chocolate Bar
Sunday, December 4, 4:30-6 pm
On Sunday, December 4th, the Youth Group is hosting a Hot Chocolate Bar after the Service of Lessons and Carols. We will meet in the kitchen at 4:30 pm to decorate cookies and prep the hot chocolate. Then we will hand it out once the service ends at about 5:30 pm.
Sign up here to bring a dozen cookies, hot chocolate toppings, or just to rsvp!
Youth Christmas Party + Family Worship
Sunday, December 11, 5-6:30 p.m.
It's time for the Annual Youth Ministry Christmas Party! We will gather from 5-6:30 pm on Sunday, December 11th in the Education Building. All 6th-12th graders and friends are invited for this fun evening of dinner, fellowship, and holiday fun!

The Family Worship & Potluck will occur at the same time, and all youth families and siblings are invited to join that simultaneous event in the Parish Hall.
Christmas Pageant
Sign up to be a Volunteer
We are getting ready for the Annual Christmas Eve Christmas Pageant! This year, all youth in 6th-12th grade have the opportunity to be a part of the pageant as ushers or children's helpers. Sign up here to be a part of this wonderful evening.
There will be a rehearsal on Friday, December 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The pageant is on Saturday, December 24 at 4 pm, and youth volunteers will arrive at 3:30 pm.
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