SPECIAL SERVICES & EVENTS
Sunday, December 1, at 5:00 p.m.
An Advent Service of Lessons & Carols
Join us at 5:00 p.m. for this popular annual service featuring the Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County, and the St. John’s adult choir. Advent Lessons & Carols is an atmospheric sequence of traditional readings and Advent carols with congregational hymns. Join in a centuries-old journey from twilight to light as the historic church on the Point begins in near-darkness and progresses in stages to full light along with the music. Directed by Peter Stoltzfus Berton; area clergy and civic officials participating. Free-will offering. Incense-free and child-friendly for ages 5 and up. Special guest readers Founder of the Newport Housing Hotline Jimmy Winters, McBean Trust Chairman Donald Christ, and MLK Center Executive Director Heather Strout, among others. A Christmas in Newport event.
Tuesday, December 3, at 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Tree Lighting and Point Party
Hosted by The Point Association, the revelry starts with the traditional tree lighting and ceremonies including local dignitaries at Storer Park. Then, the Christmas cheer moves indoors to the Guild Hall for a festive party, with the St. John’s Adult Choir and the Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County leading carols, including the local carol “Christmas on the Point.”
Wednesday, December 11, at 7:00 p.m.
Christmas on the Point (incense-free!)
The Professional Choristers, along with the Adult Choir and guest soloists, will perform the sixth annual Christmas on the Point concert, a merry affair featuring organ music, choir and instrumental selections and congregational caroling along with a traditional reading by Fr. Humphrey of the Christmas Story. With special lighting and decoration, St. John’s comes alive with choirs, harp and vintage 1894 organ. Suggested donation $15, $10 seniors/students, children ages 5-12 free. A Christmas in Newport event.
Christmas Eve services at 5 & 10 p.m.
The Professional Choristers and the Adult Choir of The Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist will sing during candlelit Christmas Eve services at Zabriskie Memorial Church, Washington and Willow streets. The Choristers will perform at the incense-free family service at 5 p.m., while the 10 p.m. service features the Adult Choir and all the trimmings. A Christmas in Newport event.