An Advent Retreat

A multi-sensory, contemplative retreat in preparation for Christmas

December 17 - 18, available in-person and online

Join Fr. David in exploring what makes for hope in our lives. Learn to create inner stillness despite a reactive world; experience inner silence despite a noisy city; and through ancient music and yoga find your mind and body refreshed.

Friday Evening Compline

Ancient Music for the Modern Soul
9 PM, in-person & online

Join us on the eve of the Advent retreat for a contemplative service of quiet reflection at the end of your day. Members of the Saint James Compline choir along with Aliya Cycon, oud will present meditative music by candlelight in our acoustically rich sanctuary. Click here to view Compline online.

Ponder These Things

A new way to prepare our hearts for Christmas
Sat. 2 - 4:30 PM, in-person & online

As we ponder the things that Mary did while awaiting the birth of Jesus, we can stand better for the things we most need in our world, our families and ourselves: healing, hope and peace. Click here for tickets.

Advent Retreat Ticketing Information

Tickets available individually or as a packages. Click here for more info and ticket options.

Bridge Dinner

Community building in fellowship with local refugees
Sat. 5 - 7 PM; parish house forum room

Join us for a time of international sharing as we partake of a delicious meal prepared by local refugee families. We'll hear about their journeys from a place they once called home to Lancaster County—why they left, how long it took, what it was like traveling with children, and the difficulties adjusting to a completely new way of life.

Seating is limited; registration deadline is Monday December 13th. Click here for tickets. (This is a fundraiser for Bridge. Click here to visit their website.)

Aliya Cycon in Concert

Advent music and hymns in other sacred languages
Sat. 7:30 PM, in-person & online

Join us for a night of Advent-inspired music with oud player, singer and composer Aliya Cycon. In this special concert, Aliya will seek to use her beautiful compositions as a tool to help us ponder the thoughts, prayers and sounds that arose in the days of Jesus' birth.

Unlike a typical holiday concert, there will be songs and hymns in Aramaic, English and Arabic, specially arranged for an ensemble of six talented musicians to leave listeners with a sense of healing, hope and most importantly, peace. Click here for tickets.

Play the video above to hear an invitation from Aliya.

Festival of Lessons and Carols

With the Saint James choir and Aliya Cycon, oud

Sun.  4 PM, in-person & online

The Anglican tradition of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols during the season of Advent dates back to 1880 when Edward White Benson (later to become Archbishop of Canterbury) designed the service for use on Christmas Eve in Cornwall, England. Click here to view Lessons and Carols online.

Advent Retreat Ticketing Information

Tickets available individually or as a packages. Click here for more info and ticket options.