Advent and Christmas at Yorkminster Park

We have a variety of special services and events over the Advent and Christmas season. Services and events are both IN-PERSON and ONLINE unless indicated otherwise.

 

Walking Together on Saturdays in Advent - Email Devotional
November 27th to Christmas Day

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During the Season of Advent, we are pleased to expand our weekday email devotional, Walking Together, to include Saturdays. We are delighted to introduce this year's guest writers. To learn more about out guest writers, click here.
• Nov. 27th Rev. Dr. Ray Kibler III
• Dec. 4th Rev. Jim Sanderson
• Dec. 11th Rev. Bonnie Parsons
• Dec. 18th Rev. Phillip Jones
• Dec. 25th Barry Morrison, M.Div. (McMaster), Th.D

Advent I Sunday Nov. 27
11 a.m. Worship Service

In-Person and Online
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Advent II Sunday, Dec. 5
11 a.m. Worship Service Communion

In-Person and Online
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4 p.m. Iona Liturgy
In-Person and Online
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Music by Iona Passage featuring Sharlene Wallace on harp, Anne Lindsay on violin and Eric Robertson on the piano. We invite you to send in the first names of those you would like us to pray for as we light the votive candles and offer the names of those on our hearts in prayer.
Email: jpholmes@yorkminsterpark.com or pwillis@yorkminsterpark.com

Friday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m.
CITY CAROL SING

ONLINE ONLY
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A FREE Livestream Event in support of Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank.
Jully Black, Brett Polegato, and host Dina Pugliese are a "virtual who's who" teaming up for this year's concert. Featuring new pieces from the Bach Children's Chorus. Includes past performances by the Hedgerow Singers, and the Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir. To learn more about Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank or to donate visit: cothfoodbank.ca

Advent III Sunday Dec. 12
11 a.m. Worship Service

In-Person and Online
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Sunday Dec. 12, 4:30 p.m. Carols by Candlelight
In-Person and Online
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A traditional candlelight choral presentation featuring the choirs of Yorkminster Park. In-person seating will be limited for this event. We encourage you to reserve your space (click here) or call 416-922-1167.

Saturday, Dec. 18
11 a.m. Service of Comfort and Hope

IN-PERSON ONLY
An online gathering and service for those who have experienced loss and grief this year.
Contact Paula Willis for the link to join the service.

Advent IV Sunday, Dec. 19
11 a.m. Family Christmas Sunday Service

In-Person and Online
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Interactive Christmas Story, Scripture reading and the DOXA Band featured

Sunday, Dec. 19, 4:30 p.m. Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
In-Person and Online
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Following the tradition of King's College in Cambridge. In-person seating will be limited for this event. We encourage you to reserve your space (click here) or call 416-922-1167.

Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24
4:00 p.m. Family Christmas Eve Service

ONLINE ONLY
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To Celebrate the Birth of Jesus - The Christmas Story re-enacted, Special Music and more.

11 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
In-Person and Online

Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25
11 a.m. Christmas Day Communion

IN-PERSON ONLY
A quiet service with the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The service will end by noon.

Christmas Sunday, Dec. 26
11 a.m. Worship Service

In-Person and Online
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New Year's Eve, Friday, Dec. 31
11:15 p.m. Watch Night Service

In-Person and Online
A watchnight service is a late-night Christian church service. It is held late on New Year's Eve and ends just after midnight. This provides the opportunity for Christians to review the year that has passed and make confession, and then prepare for the year ahead by making new commitments.


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