Chrismon Trees in the Perrin Room

Chrismon Symbolism

Chrismons are ornaments made from Christian symbols (a contraction for “Christ monograms”) that were first used by Frances Spencer and the women of the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, VA in 1957. Greek monograms for Christ “Chi-Rho” and other crosses decorated the first Chrismon tree. Over the years other designs and symbols reflecting Jesus’ life, ministry, and teachings were added. Chrismon ornaments are traditionally made in white and gold to symbolize the purity and majesty of the Son of God. Click the button below to learn what each Chrismon means.

We Need Your Help!

Many of our existing Chrismons are deteriorating with age. The Sanctuary Guild requests that families bring in a white and/or gold ornament that represents one of the “Christ monograms" (no more than 5 inches in height and width). We will collect them in big baskets during the first 3 weeks of November. The Guild will decorate the trees the first week of Advent.


Chancel Choir

Sunday, December 12, 2021, 8:45 & 11 am // Sanctuary
Our Chancel Choir will be joined by strings and percussion in celebrating the gift of Christmas.


MorningSong Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 19, 2021, 8:45 / Fogartie Hall
The MorningSong Music Team will lead the congregation in carols of the Advent and Christmas seasons.


The Moravian Love Feast

Sunday, December 19, 2021 5:00 pm / Sanctuary
Celebrate the season in a service inspired by our brothers and sisters from the Moravian tradition. Moravian Christmas hymns are supplemented by music from the First Presbyterian Church Chamber Singers and guest instrumentalists.


Christmas Eve Services

Friday, December 24, 2021

Family Service

4:00 pm
Come all you angels, shepherds, and kings, and join us on Christmas Eve for our children's nativity pageant. Any child may come dressed as the part he or she wants to play.

Candlelight Services

7:00 and 11:00 pm
A tradition in our church, these services feature music by The Christmas Eve Choir. A special message will be delivered and the services will conclude with the Sanctuary bathed in candlelight.

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