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.

Special Music

Sunday, December 13, 2020, 11 am // Sanctuary
Special Music will highlight our 11:00am Sanctuary service.

MorningSong Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 20, 2020, 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 20, 2020
We will be re-broadcasting our 2019 Moravian Love Feast, with a special introduction from Ginger Shuler.

Christmas Eve Services

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Candlelight Service - Sanctuary

11:00 am
For those that may have evening plans, please join us for this very special worship service on Christmas Eve Morning in the Sanctuary.

Family Service - FLC Gym

4:00 pm
Come to our Family Christmas Eve service in the FLC Gym. Instead of dressing as your favorite angel or animal, this year we ask you to make an ornament with your favorite Bible story from this year’s Family Advent celebration. There will be time throughout the service for your family to bring the ornament forward to fill our tree. Use your creativity and share your favorite story!

Candlelight Services - Sanctuary

7:30 pm
A tradition in our church. A special message will be delivered and the service will conclude with the Sanctuary bathed in candlelight.

Messiah Rebroadcast

11:00 pm
This online-only worship service will feature recordings from the 2019 Messiah Worship Service, set within the context of a new worship service for Christmas Eve night. Stay up late to welcome Christmas, or set aside some time on Christmas Day for special time of worship.