Advent

Giving Tree

In the upper lobby of the back entrance to PCCT, Christmas Trees are adorned with ornament tags representing families or individuals who are in need. Members are encouraged to take a tag, buy the requested item, and bring it back under the tree to help make Christmas even brighter for families in our community.

Advent Wreath Making & Caroling

Make your memories with an annual tradition. Held on the first Sunday of December, the Advent Wreath Making event is an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Wreath making consists of hand dipping candles and creating a wreath with beautiful, fresh greenery – all provided.  This year we are adding some ornament crafts. We will play and sing (if you want!) Christmas carols and also enjoy some festive treats. 

Cookie Walk & Christmas Treasures

This delectable Christmas tradition is run by Women's Ministries and held on the second Sunday of December. Fill a decorated coffee can with cookies and browse through our “Christmas Treasures.” All proceeds go to mission.  This event is coordinated by Women’s Ministries.

Lessons & Carols

Lessons & Carols is a very special worship service blending music performed by every PCCT music group, along with youth and adult leaders sharing Scripture and featuring a full chamber orchestra leading many “sing-a-longs.” Don’t miss this family-friendly celebration of Advent and Christmas.

Check the Events Calendar for dates and more information.

Christmas Eve Services

Children’s Family Service (3:00 pm)

This Christmas Eve Family Service will be on December 24 at 3:00 p.m. Janice and Cindy will work on this together. Details to follow. Parent volunteers are welcome so please let Cindy know if you can help. Let Cindy also know if you are able to bring a plate of cookies for the brief reception following the service.  The main characters, i.e., Mary, Joseph, four Shepherds, the three Wise Persons, and an Angel, will be provided with full costumes.  

These parts will be filled,on a FIRST COME basis, by emailing Cindy at ccaporaso@pcct-nj.org. For the music details, please email jwilliams@pcct-nj.org

Children with these roles are required to come 45 minutes earlier to the 3:00 service to change into costume and to go over details. Narrators will be emailed their reading parts before rehearsals.   

Other participants (Angels, Wise Persons and Shepherds) will receive head coverings and can make their choices on Christmas Eve as they enter the Narthex prior to the service.  

Family Candlelight Services (5:00, 7:00 & 11:00 pm)

Please join us for special music, messages and monologues to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Service concludes with the lighting of candles and singing of Silent Night. What a beautiful way to welcome our Savior into the world.