First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale Announces 2013 Advent Season Schedule of Events

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The four Sundays before Christmas and the weeks in between them mark the liturgical period of Advent – a time of spiritual preparation and focus on the coming of our Lord. In celebration of the upcoming 2013 Advent season, First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale invites all to celebrate the Christmas traditions of young and old. From the Hanging of the Greens to the Annual Christmas Concert, a variety of exciting events will give all the opportunity to experience, worship and welcome the Christmas holidays in the weeks leading up to December 25, 2013.

The First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale 2013 Advent Schedule of Events Includes:

  • Sunday, December 1 at 5 p.m. – Hanging of the Greens
    Kick-off the advent season with a full Scottish pipe and drum band leading the processional for a memorable service that includes children and youth choirs caroling, a blessing of the newborns and a post-service gathering in the fellowship hall for holiday cookies and traditional wassail.

  • Wednesday, December 4 at 6:45 p.m. – Experience Christmas!
    An opportunity to experience Christmas through music by Anthony Zoeller in the Sanctuary following the Wednesday Night Live! Dinner.

  • Wednesday, December 11 at 6:45 p.m. – Experience Christmas!
    Another chance to intensify your Christmas experience with traditions by Kathy Craven and Betty Ann Smith in the Sanctuary following the Wednesday Night Live! Dinner

  • Sunday, December 15 at 10 a.m. – Annual Christmas Concert
    A traditional worship service with Conductor Robin L. McEachern leading the Cathedral Choir,  Orchestra and members of the Symphony of the Americas as they perform the glorious music of Christmas.

  • Tuesday, December 17 at 5:30 p.m. – A Starry Night
    Dine in the St. Andrew's Room and then join Mary and Joseph for a "Walk Through Bethlehem" as we bring the story of Christ's birth to life. Hosted by the Children's Ministry, family members of all ages are encouraged to touch, smell and taste what life was like during this miraculous time. RSVP by December 13 to or call (954) 598-9341.

  • Wednesday, December 18 at 7 p.m. – Experience Christmas!
    Scripture and the arts of the holiday season will be celebrated in the Sanctuary following Wednesday Night Live! Dinner.

  • Tuesday, December 24  – Christmas Eve Worship Services
    5 p.m. – A family service featuring the music of the FirstPres children's choirs
    8 and 10 p.m. – Two candlelight communion services featuring sacred music, Holy Communion and the traditional lighting of candles

For additional information about any of these exciting opportunities celebrating the 2013 Advent season at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 462-6200. Like what FirstPres is doing? Show it by clicking here.

About First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale
Founded in 1912, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale is located on the banks of the New River in the historic Colee Hammock neighborhood in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. With more than 1,800 members, and a strong core of volunteers, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale prides itself in offering something for everyone, regardless of age. Since 1947, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale has operated Happyland Day School, a pre-school for ages two to Kindergarten that provides a quality Christian environment for the children of the community. Adult, youth and children choirs as well as youth groups offer ample opportunity for fellowship at any age. An Adult Activity Center is open to senior citizens and features weekly lunches, entertainment and monthly bus trips. First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale offers two regular Sunday services as well as special worship services held throughout the year to commemorate significant days. For more information, please visit the website at

Laurie Menekou, (954) 271-4666 (or)

SOURCE First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale


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