“Advent” means coming or arrival. In the Christian tradition, the word refers not just to Christ’s arrival as a newborn baby at Christmas, but also the church’s longing for Christ’s return. This is what makes the season of Advent uniquely different from Christmas. We begin with an emphasis on final things as we watch and pray with expectant hope for the establishment of God’s justice and the return of the Prince of Peace. As the weeks of Advent progress, the focus shifts to thanks and praise for the birth of the one who has already come – Jesus Christ our Savior.
At PCCT, the season of Advent is filled with a number of rich traditions.
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.
Cookie Walk & Savory Soup Sale
This delectable Christmas tradition is held on the second Sunday of December. Fill a decorated coffee can with cookies and purchase homemade frozen soup by the quart. All proceeds go to support PPCT’s mission outreach. This event is coordinated by Women’s Ministries.
Lessons & Carols
Held the Sunday before Christmas, 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 festive music and many “sing-a-longs.” Don’t miss this family-friendly celebration of Advent and Christmas.
Candlelight Services (5:00, 7:30, 11:00 p.m.)
Please join us in-person or online 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.