Advent and Christmas at St. George's

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We invite you to join us on the journey of watching, waiting, and mystery in this year's Advent and Christmas seasons. No matter who you are, where you are in life, or the journey of faith, there's a place for you at St. George's. Come as you are, and join us as we wait and watch in joyous anticipation for Emmanuel—God with us.

Join us for vibrant worship each week in the Advent Season, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, along with other community events.

Celebrate Christmas and Make a Difference

This year, St. George's wants to make an even deeper impact by turning our special events into events of generosity. Especially if you're a newcomer, these events are for you!

  • Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus
    Sunday, December 2, 12:30-2:00p.m.
    Anyone can bring a camera or smartphone and snap away; volunteers will be on hand to take group shots, too. This is not just a photo opp for children, either. The Clauses, courtesy of Two Eagles Lodge B&B, encourage group photos with parents, grandparents… and even just a group of friends. Cash/cheque donations for the Comox Valley Toy Library Society are greatly appreciated.

  • Community Christmas Sing-a-long
    Sunday, December 9, 3:00-4:00p.m.
    Bring your friends & the whole family to sing all your holiday favourites, both sacred and secular. Hot chocolate & treats to follow! By donation: bring non-perishable food items and gift cards for St. George’s Food Pantry

  • Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Service
    Monday, December 24 6:30pm
    Joy. Hope. Peace. Love. All are welcome to this family friendly celebration of the gifts of the season that don’t fit into a box. Total offering to be donated to Habitat for Humanity North Island.

Full Listing of Advent and Christmas Events & Services

  • Sunday December 2nd: 1st Sunday in Advent Worship 10:30am

  • Monday December 3rd: UCW Women’s Vesper’s Service 6:00pm

  • Sunday December 9th: 2nd Sunday in Advent Worship 10:30amFriday

  • Sunday December 16th: 3rd Sunday in Advent Worship 10:30am

  • December 21st: Blue Christmas Service at Cumberland United Church 5 pm Potluck, service to follow

  • Sunday December 23rd: 4th Sunday in Advent Worship 10:30am

  • Monday December 24th: Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Service 6:30pm

  • Tuesday December 25th: Christmas Day Carols and Communion 10:30am

  • Sunday December 30: First Sunday After Christmas Worship (with Carols) 10:30am (at Comox United Church)

About the season(s)

The season of Advent, beginning with the four Sundays before Christmas, marks the beginning of the Christian year. Advent is a time of anticipation and waiting. As the people of Jesus, we find ourselves waiting for the coming of God in our lives, in our communities and in our world. We await God’s healing, God’s mercy, and God’s justice, waiting and hoping for a creation renewed, redeemed, and restored for good.

Christmas itself not only marks the birth of Jesus, and the coming of God in our midst. It also marks the beginning of our own continual rebirth. In Advent and Christmas, we are offered the gifts of Peace, Joy, Hope, and Love to guide us on our path as children of God, being re-made and growing in to God’s image each day, and experiencing the divine life here and now.