Observing Advent at Holy Comforter: Waiting for God

Advent means coming or arrival. This short season invites us to prepare for the coming of Christ, the fulfillment of our deepest longings. We invite you to join us as we wait in hope.

Online at adventword.org
Sign up to receive daily meditations beginning December 2 via email or social media.

Activities for children at home
Pick up an Advent Activity Booklet packed with family activities in Maglaras Hall.

Adult learning at Holy Comforter
The Gift of Advent: Sundays at 9:45 am in the chapel.

Musical Offerings for all
Advent Organ Concert
Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 12:00 pm
Join organist Ben Ehrlich for seasonal music following a bring your own lunch in Maglaras Hall. 11:30  - Lunch (dessert/drinks provided), 12:00 – Concert

Advent Lessons and Carols
December 23 at 8:30 am
The Sanctuary Choir presents an Anglican tradition of Lessons and Carols.

Celebrate Christmas at Holy Comforter

Monday, December 24

5pm - Family Service with children’s sermon, candlelight hymns, Eucharist and nursery care for newborn-age 5 provided (4:30-6:30pm)

7:30pm - Seasonal Carols

8pm - Choral Eucharist with candlelight hymns

Ongoing activities


for children

8:15 am-12:15 pm  Nursery Care for ages 0-2  & "God's Play Place" for ages 3-5

9:45-10:30 am "Godly Play" Sunday School for grades Pre-K-2 (School Year)

9:45-10:30 am "God's Explorers" Sunday School for grades 3-5 (School Year)

for youth

9:45-10:30 am Middle School & High School Youth Group for grades 6-12 (School Year)


adult bible study

Tuesdays in Maglaras Hall, 9:30 - 11:00 am, September-May

Join together to study the word. All are welcome and no prior Bible Study knowledge experience is necessary. Recommended Bible: "The New Oxford Annotated Bible," NRSV by Oxford Press, 4th edition (not required).
Contact The Rev. Sandy Grundy for more information.


centering prayer

Tuesdays in the Library @ 1:30 pm

Join others in this prayer method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer by preparing our faculties to receive this gift.   Centering prayer is at the same time a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with him.

Contact The Rev. Sandy Grundy for more information.


Men's Group

Every other Thursday in Maglaras Hall @ 6:00 am, September-May

Join us for coffee, breakfast, and an abbreviated Morning Prayer service followed by discussion of the day's reading. This time of prayer, reflection and fellowship helps us grow and deepen our journey with Christ and with each other. 

Contact Chuck Mead for more information.


She Matters

Third Tuesdays in Maglaras Hall 6:30 - 9:00 pm, October-May

She Matters is a fellowship group for women of all ages. The name, "She Matters" reminds us of the importance of every woman, and meetings provide a place to connect and explore topics and ideas that are important to women. 

Contact Marlene Stroud for more information. 


Dining Out Group

This fun group  of active older adults gathers monthly at a local restaurant  for  food and fellowship. Restaurants and dates vary, so please keep an eye on the e-news or contact Wendy Bangs for upcoming gatherings. 

For more information please contact Wendy Bangs at  630.309.1174.

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