Advent Worship: Sundays at 10:30am
Four Sundays prepare us for Christmas, or “Christ Mass,” a celebration of Jesus’ birth.
Dec 3 at 10:30 am Advent 1 is HOPE
An evergreen Christmas tree and advent wreath reminds us of God’s constant presence throughout the seasons and our lives. HOPE is kept alive in the gift of Jesus.
Dec 10 at 10:30 am Advent 2 is PEACE
Our ESG children and youth create “Cookies-in-a-Jar” for sale after worship as a fundraiser for their Christmas charity. Advent Gifts will go to Toronto Urban Native Ministry, Massey Centre Teen Mothers, Fred Victor Mission Women’s Drop in Centre and ESG Thursday Drop-In Program. PEACE comes through justice.
Dec 17 at 10:30 am Advent 3 is JOY
Come in a nativity costume or choose one when you arrive. Everyone gets to participate in our Christmas pageant. JOY is felt in remembering our Christmas story.
Dec 21 at 6 pm Longest Night
With hope, believe that there more to Christmas than being a consumer. In candlelight, take a moment to breathe in peace. Despite our state of mind, remember that joy is possible. In quiet contemplation, glimpse signs of God’s love.
Dec 24 at 10:30 am Advent 4 is LOVE
In song and story, we will sing all our favourite carols and hear the familiar Christmas story in a fresh voice. LOVE is all around us as we celebrate our anticipation of Christmas.
Christmas Eve Worship: Sunday, December 24 at 5pm and 9pm
Family Christmas Eve Worship: 5pm
Join us for a family-focused Christmas Eve worship. Sing Christmas carols. Join the manger scene. Let the Christmas story come alive.
Christmas Eve Worship: 9pm
After all the rush to Christmas, take a moment to embrace the season in a quiet, contemplative candlelight worship service. Remember once again that the birth of Jesus brings hope, peace, joy, and love to the world and to our hearts.
Christmas Season Worship: 10:30am
Dec 31 Christmas in song: We will sing all our favourite carols and hear the stories that inspired them.