​Advent in Essex
Join us for a celebration of Advent

Participating churches:
First Baptist Essex, First Congreational Essex and Ivoryton, St. John's Episcopal, Trinity Lutheran Centerbrook 

Every Tuesday
Potluck and Compline (night prayers) 

November 29, December 6, 13, 20
at Trinity Lutheran 
6:15 Potluck
7:00 Simple prayer service

  Saturday, December 3, 10am - 1pm
Making space for stillness
at St. John's Episcopal 

Rest, be still, pray, and spend time with God in the Sanctuary. 

Saturday, December 10
Quiet day at First Congregational Essex

This half-day event will help participants prepare their hearts and minds for the coming of Christ into the world once more. Anne Simpkinson from the Mercy Center at Madison will teach about contemplative practices and help cultivate inner stillness for the Advent season. 

​Advent in Essex 
​Special Services
Sunday, December 11 4:00pm
Lessons and Carols
St. John's Episcopal
The service for Lessons and Carols for Advent was originally celebrated at King's College, Cambridge. The order of service includes old liturgical forms that vivdly express the Church's preparation for the coming of the Lord Jesus. 
Sunday, December 18 3:30pm
Blue Christmas Service 
First Congregational Essex, UCC 
Join us for a community service of grieving, praying, and healing, for all who are missing loved ones this holiday season. The service will include music, prayer, as well as healing prayer and communion for all who wish to receive. 

Friday, December 9 5:30pm
First Congregational UCC
Holiday Soiree

With music and carols sing along!
Join us for a festive evening of new and old friends, yummy foods and beverages and an old-fashioned sing along.
$12 per person
Please call ahead to reserve your ticket.

​Call any of the participating churches for more information
First Baptist Church in Essex
First Congregational Essex
First Congregational Ivoryton
St. John's Episcopal Church
Trinity Lutheran Centerbrook
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message. We reply within 24 hours !