Observing Advent at Holy Comforter

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.

 

Bishop's Visitation

Sunday December 17, 2017 (Please note there will be only one service at 10:45 am this Sunday.)

Join Bishop Rob for Sunday School at 9 am, as he reflects on ways the Church is bringing light in a dark world. He will preach and celebrate at our 10:45 am Holy Eucharist.

Godly Play is on winter break starting this Sunday. Childcare will be provided for ages 8 and under in the undercroft.

 

Advent Lessons and Carols

Sunday December 24th  at 10:00 am (This is in place of the regular Sunday Services at 9:00 & 10:45 am)

The Sanctuary Choir presents an Anglican tradition of Lessons and Carols.

Godly Play is on winter break, but children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Nursery care will be provided.

 

Christmas EVE services

Sunday, December 24th

Family Service at 5:00 pm with Children's Sermon

Nursery care will be provided during the Family Service.

Caroling at 7:30 pm followed by a Choral Eucharist at 8:00 pm

 

advent book club

Wednesdays Dec. 6th, 13th & 20th   6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Library

Mother Kim leads discussion on Barbara Brown Taylor's Learning to Walk in the Dark. Read first two chapters for first meeting.

 

online meditation

Online @ adventword.org

Sign up to receive daily meditations beginning December 3 via email or social media.

 

Activities for children at home

Pick up an Advent Activity Bag on Sundays in Advent, packed with family activities to learn more about Advent.

 

brown bag music lunch

Tuesday, December 12 –  Free and open to the public

Join Musicians from Holy Comforter for a celebration of favorite seasonal sounds. Bring your own bag lunch at 11:30 am (beverages and dessert provided), then gather in the Sanctuary at 12:15 pm for an Advent concert with piano, hand bells and organ. 

 

News & Brews

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month at Wonderland Brewery, 6-7:30pm

Share what is going on in your world, meet new friends and connect with neighbors over a pint or two! Holy Comforter is providing this opportunity to gather with our neighbors to join together in community. Christian. Muslim. Jewish. Agnostic. Buddhist. Atheist. Come one, come all-families, singles, couples, four legged friends-This is about community! Contact Jackson Dreiling for more info.

 

Parenting Support Group

Every 1st Sunday of the month in the church office, 12-2 pm

Join Father Bill to find strength, fun and fellowship together, navigating this parenting thing.


Ongoing activities

 

for children

9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Nursery Care for ages 0-2  & "God's Play Place" for ages 3 & 4

10:30 - 11:15 am "Godly Play" Sunday School for grades K-5

for youth

12:00 - 2 pm Middle School & High School Youth Group for grades 6-12

 

adult bible study

Tuesdays in the Library 9:30 - 11:00 am

We will study and reflect on the Gospel of John. Recommended Bible: "The New Oxford Annotated Bible," NRSV by Oxford Press, 4th edition (not required). All are welcome and no prior Bible Study knowledge experience is necessary for the study.
Contact The Rev. Sandy Grundy for more information.

 

centering prayer

Tuesdays in the Library @ 1:30 pm

Contact The Rev. Sandy Grundy for more information.

 

coffee & Christ

Thursdays at the Starbucks at Hwy 287 & Miramonte 3-5 pm

Join Father Bill weekly for his "open office hours" for a cup of coffee, comfort and conversation. Questions and friends are always invited!

Contact Father Bill for more information.

 

Men's Group

Every other Thursday in Maglaras Hall @ 6:00 am

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 Father Bill for more information.

 

She Matters

Second Tuesdays in Maglaras Hall 6:30 - 9:00 pm

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. 


save the date

 

growing home host weekS

February 4-11, 2018

April 29-May 6, 2018

 

TOUR of italy annual fundraiser for mission and ministry

April 21, 2018

 

rainbow trail summer day camp

June 18 - 21, 2018

 

Summer music Camp

June 4-7, 2018

 

annual parish retreat

July 27-29, 2018