"Merry Covid Christmas!" This Advent and Christmas season will look and feel quite different from the seasons of the past. But we're not about to let Covid get us down at this most wonderful time of year! Join Armour Heights Church as we celebrate the season of Advent and Christmas in ways that are sure to bring some joy, warmth, and merriment to your days.
Come be a part of our special interactive online programming throughout November and December and celebrate the season with a variety of events that include food, crafts, music, movement, Christmas stories, and more! Be sure to check it all out, mark your calendars, and stay connected. You won't want to miss it!
One of the traditions that we do throughout Advent is light a candle each Sunday. These candles light our way as we journey toward Bethlehem and the birth of Christ. Each candle represents something specific: hope, peace, joy, and love. A traditional way of displaying those candles is in an Advent Wreath.
Typically we are able to gather together on Sundays throughout Advent to light those candles, reflect on how God is preparing us to hear the Good News, and pray. But this year Advent looks a little different, so we'll bring the Advent Wreath tradition right into our homes!
Rev. Rebecca will lead an online session teaching participants how to make their own Advent Wreath. This wreath will use real evergreen boughs that can be watered so that your wreath stays fresh and green right through until Epiphany (January 6). Each household will also receive an Advent devotion booklet to help guide them through the Advent journey. This is an intergenerational event, so everyone of all ages is invited to join in!
How to participate
Date: Saturday, November 28 (the day before Advent begins!)
Where: On Zoom (link will be provided)
If you would like to gather your own materials to make your wreath or didn't have a chance to register obtaining materials through the church, no problem! Click the button below, or CLICK HERE for everything you will need to participate. Whether you live close by or out of town, all are welcome!
If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Rebecca at email@example.com.
Take some time this season to ground yourself and realign your body, mind and spirit. Join Erin for a gentle one-hour yoga practice at 10:00am, Saturday November 28, December 5, 12, and 19 via ZOOM. Whether you are new to yoga or have a regular yoga practice, all are welcome!
If you have any questions, contact Erin Stone: firstname.lastname@example.org. 416-485-4000, or, click the button below for everything you will need including the zoom link.
The version you've grown up learning is not necessarily the story we get in our gospel accounts. What are these stories really trying to communicate? What background knowledge and understanding are necessary to really understand their radical message? Why not prepare for Christmas by learning the true story of Christmas? Join us for a two-part study of the Christmas story on Wednesdays, December 9 and 16, 7:15pm. Stay tuned for ZOOM details.
Join us on Thursday December 10th at 7:30pm for our first ever "virtual" Open Mic via Zoom! This will be an open opportunity for folks to gather together and celebrate the season by listening to, or maybe even performing in our "Open Mic". Performers will have the opportunity to offer a song, a poem, a story, a joke, or anything that works via Zoom! We will even have the opportunity to listen to or participate in our very own "Christmas sing-a-long" at the beginning and end of the evening! More details to come, but if you have any questions, please contact Erin Stone: email@example.com, 416-485-4000.
We hope you will mark your calendar and join us for this merry event!
Join us live, December 18 at 7:30pm online via YouTube as we celebrate the celebrate the season in song with a special concert featuring Music Director Bruce Nasmith, soloists Anna Bateman, Erin Stone, Elias Theocharidis, Christopher Tanaka-Mann and special guest, Rev. Rebecca Jess. Listen to and sing along to your favourite Christmas music and traditional carols in this one-hour musical event followed by a ZOOM reception with the performers. Any donations received from this concert will go towards enhancing and supporting our online ministry. CLICK HERE or the button below to make an online donation via CanadaHelps.org using the fund "Merry Covid Christmas". Come and hear the playing of the merry organ and sweet singing of the choir!
CLICK HERE for everything you need to bake these Christmas Biscotti. Be sure to also check our special "recipe exchange" page from our baking participants by clicking on the button below! If you have any questions, contact Erin Stone: firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-485-4000. Cheers!