Christmas and Advent Events


We prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ - 

the Light of the World!

Advent is the season starting on December 3 and continuing until Christmas. During this time we prepare our hearts in anticipation for the coming of Jesus our Savior, who is Emmanuel, God with Us. HERE is an article that helps explain the season a bit further.

There are many events happening at Westminster during this time. From special services to caroling and even a live Nativity, there is something for everyone to help you capture the spirit of the season.

You are invited to join us for our

Christmas Eve Worship Services

ONE Sunday Morning Service observing the Fourth Sunday of Advent
 - 10:00am in the Sanctuary

Christmas Eve Worship Services

❇︎ Family Service/Pageant - 4:00pm

❇︎ Contemporary Service - 7:00pm

❇︎ Traditional Service - 10:00pm

Other events during Advent...

Advent Arts Program

Friday, December 1
Wednesday, December 6

4:00pm in Room 302
Explore the season through your creative talents. All ages are welcome. The first session will be Printmaking with Lindsay Harris. During session two we'll be making nightlights!

Deck the Halls Day

Saturday, December 2 - 
Light lunch at 12:00pm
Bring your friends and family to join together and prepare for the coming of the light as we decorate the church inside and out. Deck the halls, crafts and fellowship - there’ll be something for everyone.

Adult Education Program

Advent: The Nations, the Messiah, and Hope

Ralph Klein

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Sundays, December 3, 10 and 17

10:30am in Room 209

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree, ”Sharing God’s Light” begins on Sunday, December 3. Here’s the brightest way to shop for the person who has everything and needs/wants nothing, or consider beginning a new family tradition! Honor them with a gift to a family in need or an important life-improving organization. Shop early to make a donation to one of our supported missions. 

You’ll receive a gift card to send honoring your special friend or family member with a gift that gives twice! You also may place an ornament on the Giving Tree. Shopping is complete!  

Supported missions for 2017 are: Dunes Learning Center, Geneva Center, Greater Hammond Community Services, Habitat for Humanity, Heart for Africa, Heifer International, Living Water World Missions, Loaves & Fishes, Samaritan Center, and Sojourner Truth House. Information will be at the Giving Tree table in Fellowship Hall during Advent.

Living Nativity, Bethlehem Marketplace & Soup Supper

Sunday, December 10 from 4:00-7:00pm
Outdoor Nativity Performances at 5 & 6:00pm
Witness the telling of the birth of Christ outdoors with live animals, then come inside and shop the artisan booths and enjoy the many different vendors. There will be delicious food, desserts and hot drinks available for purchase. If you are interested in helping out as part of the cast or crew of the Nativity performance please contact Shari LeMonnier. at

Festival of Lights & Music

Saturday, December 16
 - 4:00-8:00pm
Come help us share in fellowship and fun as we venture out to those who need a little light this season. We will go caroling for shut-ins and the community and share a meal and more music.

Bringing Light into the Night

Thursday, December 21    7:00pm
an evening of scripture, mediation and prayer
remembering and honoring loved ones whose lives touched ours

For more information please call the church office at 219.838.3131

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