Advent

Reveille UMC

Advent and Christmas 2017
"Coming Soon!" 

The flow of the Advent season plays out like a movie with plot twists and a cliffhanger that invites us to wonder how we are called to participate in the story.

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Worship
Morning Prayer
Schedule TBD

Wednesday Evening Worship
December 6, 13, and 20 | 6:30 pm | Chapel
Join us for dinner before each service, 5:30 pm, in the fellowship hall.
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Advent Sermon Series
"Coming Soon!" | December 3-31
Sundays at 8:30, 9:30, and 11:00 am 
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Service of Remembrance
Sunday, December 17 | 4:00 pm | Chapel 
For those facing grief and loss during the holiday season, this service in the chapel offers the opportunity to find strength and comfort.  Child care available for ages four and younger.
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Christmas Eve Services
Sunday, December 24
9:30 am The Point Contemporary Service (Fellowship Hall)
4:00 pm Family-friendly Service (Fellowship Hall)
11:00 am, 5:30 pm, and 11:00 pm Traditional Worship Services (Sanctuary)
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New Year's Eve Services
Sunday, December 31
8:30, 9:30, and 11:00 am

Twelfth Night Celebration
Wednesday, January 3 | 6:30 pm | Chapel
A music-filled worship with the Children's Choir celebrating the birth of Jesus. Come to the
Wonderful Wednesday meal before the service.

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Baptism of the Lord and Epiphany Sunday
Sunday, January 7 | 8:30, 9:30, and 11:00 am

Music

Gloria! Open House and Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 10
3:00 pm Open House in the Welcome Center
4:00 pm Christmas Concert in the Sanctuary
The inter-generational concert will feature all children’s and youth choirs and handbells, the Chancel Choir, and Reveille Ringers! The Concert will culminate with the Youth Choir and Chancel Choir’s joint presentation of John Rutter’s Gloria, accompanied by a 10-piece brass ensemble and organ, conducted by Robert J. Phanord II.  

Reveille Ringers at The Jefferson 

Wednesday, December 27 | Noon
Come enjoy this special Christmas treat! Our adult handbell choir will perform  in the lobby of the historic Jefferson Hotel at noon on December 28.

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Special Sunday School Program
Sunday, November 12 | 9:30 am | Chapel
Rev. Dr. Karen-Marie Yust offers a special presentation on "Christmas Trees and the Christ Child." The discussion for parents of young children focuses on creative ways to tame Christmas chaos without losing the wonder of Santa or the peace of Silent Night.

Advent Celebration
Sunday, November 19 | 12:15 pm | Fellowship Hall
Everyone is invited to enjoy a luncheon, November 19, 12:15 pm, in the fellowship hall, as we learn about and prepare for the season of Advent, then make an Advent wreath to take home. Wreath supplies and lunch will be provided. Register to attend

Sunday, December 3 | 5:30 pm | Youth Center
All youth (grades six-12) are invited to join us for our Christmas party. Enjoy refreshments, Christmas music, and decorating.  
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College Christmas Brunch
Sunday, December 17 | 9:30 am | Reveille House Dining Room
Reconnect with college friends and meet new ones at brunch. Hosted by the Journey Sunday school class. 

Tuesday, December 19 | 11:00 am | Fellowship Hall
Enjoy a musical performance by The Joy Singers that will put you in the Christmas spirit. Lunch follows the presentation, please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
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Serve
November 12-December 31
Glorious Gifts is an alternative way of shopping for gifts for friends and family. Our outreach ministries have a shopping list of needed items that you can “buy.” Instead of receiving the item, you will receive a card listing the item you purchased and explaining the program. You can give the card to your friend or family member as a gift.  Shop online through December 31. All money donated through Glorious Gifts will be used to fund the ministries specified for the gift.

UMFS Angel Tree
Dates TBD

Select an "angel" from the UMFS tree in the welcome center and make Christmas possible for a child in need. More information available soon.

December 28 | 11:15 am | Fellowship Hall
Midday meal: Sign up to bring a dish and help serve a meal at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. 

Donate Christmas Cards to Reveille's Prison Ministry
Drop off unused Christmas cards on the table in the welcome center. Reveille's Prison Ministry will take cards to The Chesterfield Women’s Detention and Diversion Center. Women at the facility will use the cards to send Christmas greetings to family members.

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Reveille UMC is located just a few blocks west of Carytown:

About the Season of Advent

Advent is a season of four weeks including four Sundays. Advent derives from the Latin adventus, which means "coming." The season proclaims the coming of Jesus Christ—whose birth we prepare to celebrate at Christmas, who comes continually in word and sacrament, and whose return in final victory we anticipate. Purple is the color for paraments, stoles, and banners. Other special symbols used at Reveille UMC are the Advent wreath, an evergreen wreath with four purple candles and a center, white Christ candle, and the Chrismon tree, an evergreen tree covered with white monograms of Christ.