A day of holiday fun together as community
Saturday, December 8
10am-1pm | Activities
1-2pm | Lunch
2-3:30pm | Las Posadas
10am - 1pm
Community Tree Decorating
Add an ornament and a prayer to our Community Christmas Tree outside our front doors on Broadway.
Caroling & Music
Join us in singing Christmas Carols from 11am-12pm, or simply enjoy the various music acts on our front steps from 10am-1pm.
Hot Cocoa & Treats
Get into the winter spirit with warm hot cocoa and sweet winter treats.
Holiday Traditions Share Board
Join us in celebrating the cultural diversity of our church and the Upper West Side. In our community, we have Christmas traditions from a multitude of cultures and places, and celebrate holidays from a variety of faith traditions in December. This is a space for you to share your own holiday traditions, and learn more about the traditions of others.
Children are invited to explore, get creative, and make some festive works of art to take home. We’ll have variety of holiday crafts for kids throughout our sanctuary.
Take a picture with your family, friends, or new friends at our winter wonderland photo booth!
Santa’s Table is a place for everyone in our community to find ornaments and gifts for the holidays. Donated gifts and ornaments will be available at affordable price ranges. Members of our community who come to our Food Pantry the preceding Saturday, December 2 at 10:30pm will get a ticket for a free gift or ornament.
Join us for a multicultural Advent celebration lunch with empanadas, tamales, and more!
The Latino tradition of Las Posadas (literally “The Inns”) reenacts the story of Mary and Joseph searching for a place to stay on Christmas Eve. In the Gospels, Mary and Joseph are turned away at 6 inns before finding the stable where Jesus was born.
This is more than a tradition. Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and many members of our congregation have something in common: they are immigrants. At each inn where Mary and Joseph are turned away, we will share a present-day story of an immigrant in our community.
Come join us in remembering the experience of three immigrants, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus; and praying that the immigrants currently in our midst, too, will find open doors, safety, and be a light to their communities.