More Information on Upcoming Events
Thursday, December 1
Yorkminster is hosting a blood drive following safety protocols set up by the Red Cross. Please remember when you give blood you give the gift of life to someone in need. We always need help with set up, take down and sign in. Baked goodies are a plus. You may go online through the Red Cross to sign up for your appointment with Rapid Pass. This will expedite your sign in when you arrive. If you are not comfortable with using the online sign in just come in and we will be glad to help you. Blood counts are very low, the Red Cross needs your help desperately. Walk-ins are not necessarily taken but, exceptions have been made. It is up to the Supervisor of the Drive. If you can help, contact Patti Moore at 757-272-6698 or by email.
Service of Comfort and Hope
Sunday, December 4
The Christmas season is almost here, and for many of us it can be a struggle. Those who are experiencing loss – whether through the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage or other important relationship, job troubles, illness, or other difficulties may find it a lonely and painful time. Please know you are not alone. The Service of Comfort and Hope is a short service of quiet reassurance and peace that acknowledges our struggles while recognizing God’s presence. This service is presented by the Stephen Ministers of Yorkminster Presbyterian Church and Zion Methodist Church. It is available in person and online.
Saturday, December 10
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before helping clean up church grounds. Contact Doug Rutledge if you are willing to help prepare breakfast.
Help get the Yorkminster campus looking food for Christmas. Major jobs will be cleaning out the gutters, raking leaves and pruning shrubs. Please bring your truck, gloves and lawn tools. Contact Steve Mitchell for more information.
Songs of Hope - A Christmas Concert of Worship
Sunday, December 11
This year’s Christmas musical is entitled “Songs of Hope.” Hope is in the birth of our Lord as we worship together. We will celebrate the season with our Yorkminster Chancel Choir, soloists, Adult Ensemble, Cheerful Chimers Children’s bells, Carillon Ringers Handbells, a 25 piece orchestra, and an inspirational narration of the life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, narrated by Tony Gabriele.
The program will open with the orchestra presenting the Dvorak “Carnival Overture,” an exciting, fast paced piece that challenges each performer and will be enjoyable and impressive for the congregation. The remainder of the musical will focus on the birth of our Lord with scripture readings, choir anthems and soloists.
Please invite your friends to join us in celebrating Christ’s birth and this wonderful time of the year. This service will also be available online.
Church-wide Christmas Caroling
Sunday, December 18
Do you want to sing your favorite Christmas carols and have fun, fellowship and food all during the same event? The Church-Wide Christmas Caroling is your event. We will gather at the church at 3:00 p.m. and drive to various locations. We will enjoy pizza at the church when we are finished caroling. Please contact Diane Short if you plan to attend or if you know someone who would enjoy a visit from carolers.
Saturday, December 24
An interactive experience aimed at younger children and their families.
A wonderful, traditional service with choir, handbells, communion and our beloved finale of collectively singing "Silent Night" by candlelight.
In-person / Live Stream
Monday, January 23
Yorkminster's ministry for older adults will meet in Covenant Hall for a program and lunch. Please bring a bagged lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Please contact Ginger Shriver with ideas for future programs.