Christmas is a season of open hearts and anticipation.  Join our Beloved Community as we step into the promise and purpose of Christmas–and look together toward the New Year and spiritual renewal.  You’ll find a church of great spirit, deep commitment and powerful vision–and a space of grace for you, for your beloveds and for all God’s children!  We delight in the presence of New Life, and in the promise of God’s abiding love.
If you’re new to Durham, or just curious about spiritual life, we hope you’ll find your way downtown this month and join us for worship, cider, or both!
Christmas CAROLING in Durham:
Bringing Love & Mercy to Our Neighborhood!
Thursday Evening, December 22 at 5 pm + Meet at Church
We’ll gather and wander, sing and stroll together–through the neighborhood around the church, doing a loop downtown and back again.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect, make sweet Christmas music and bring smiles to the eyes of our neighbors and friends!
Christmas Eve in Durham:
A Pageant of Song & Story
Saturday Evening, December 24 at 4:45 pm + In Upper Parking Lot
Join a community of all generations for a joyful celebration of Christmas, as we gather in the Upper Parking Lot — for an outdoor Christmas Eve pageant and service. We ask that you use the Lower Parking Lot to park. (Come, get your candle and cocoa at 4:45; the service starts just before 5!)
A Christmas of Lessons & Carols
Saturday Evening, December 24 at 9 pm + In the Sanctuary
A community from all walks of life gathers to celebrate the story of God’s love, the coming of the Light, and the Christ whose gospel brings hope to the world.  We are an Open & Affirming Congregation — where all come for blessing and where every life is cherished.  This year’s celebration includes lots of singing–your many carol favorites–and a sharing of cider and hot cross buns!  Let’s rejoice in the Light that shines through the world, and upon our many lives.
Christmas Sunday:
sunday, 12/25 at 10 am
Join Dave Grishaw-Jones, Catherine York and your church community for a special Christmas morning worship gathering–this year at 10 am on Sunday.
Every Sunday:
worship & community
We come together each and every Sunday, a Worship Celebration at 10, and Communion at the Table at 12.  Together, there’s spirit among us, a joyous blessing for one and all, and visitors bringing new energy and curiosity!
Christmas Concert:
sunday, 12/18 at 4 pm
Again this year, Joyce Andersen and Harvey Reid are back with a Christmas concert of traditional tunes, folk inspiration and carols from around the world!  Bring the family, and delight in the wonder of great music, great friends and holiday spirit.