Christmas at ZPC

Advent (literally "arrival") has been observed for centuries as a time to contemplate Jesus' birth. It can also be a time of contrasting emotions. We are eager, yet frazzled; sentimental, yet indifferent. Our hope can be mingled with dread, our anticipation with dispair. 

Yet we know that Advent marks something momentous: God's coming into our midst. That coming is not just something that happens in the past. It is a recurring possibility here and now.

*adapted from Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas


Join us at ZPC for these Advent and Christmas events as we await and celebrate together the coming of Jesus.

Christmas Book Study [Sundays Nov 10-Dec 15]

Christmas Book Study
Sundays | November 10-December 15 | 10:30 am

Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.
-Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol

We will read and discuss Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol together during this 6 week class and look at it through the lens of the bible.

Worship Services [Sunday mornings in December]


Sunday Worship Services in Advent
December 1, 8, 15, and 22 | 9 am or 10:30 am

Join us in the ZPC Sanctuary each Sunday morning during Advent as we await and celebrate together the coming of Jesus.

Free Movie Night [Sunday, December 8]

Let's go to the movies!
Sunday, December 8 | 4-6 pm | Gym and Sanctuary

Bring the whole family to ZPC for movie night. Choose from two versions of A Christmas Carol: Muppets Christmas Carol, for kids of all ages in the Gym, or a classic version in the Sanctuary for adults.

ZPC Christmas Concert [Sunday, December 14]

2019 ZPC Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 14 | 7-8 pm

ZPC choirs along with David Ackerman and other special guests come together for an inspiring evening of Christmas music promising something for the whole family.

Jesus Jam Family Christmas Service [Sunday, December 22]

2019 Jesus Jam
Sunday, December 22 | 6-7 pm | ZPC Gym

Jesus Jam is a family friendly service where we’ll have a jammin’ good time as we celebrate Jesus’ birth! Fun for kids of all ages. Doors to the ZPC Gym open at 5:30 pm. The service starts at 6 pm. 

Christmas Eve [Tuesday, December 24]

2019 Christmas Eve Services
Tuesday, December 24 | 7, 9, & 11 pm | ZPC Sanctuary

These services will feature Christmas music, scripture, candlelight, carols, and a relevant. The 11 pm service adds the element of communion. Childcare is available at the 7 pm service only.