Christmas and Advent

The Christmas and Advent season is a wonderful time at FPC Pensacola. See below for a list of events scheduled for December 2018. For more information, email

December 2018 Events

Sunday, Dec. 2

Worship Service at 10 a.m.:
- Sermon: “The Kingdom of God is Near” - Robert Thomas Quiring
- Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, Luke 21:25-36
- Choral Anthem: “Advent Message” by Martin How


Sunday, Dec. 9

Worship Service at 10 a.m.:
- Sermon: “John Prepares the Way” – Robert Thomas Quiring
- Scriptures: Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 3:7-18
- Choral Anthem: “O Come, Emanuel” by Elaine Hagenberg
- Cellist: Aleksandra Pereverseva

Christmas Caroling and Chili Supper at 3 p.m.:

- Gather in the Jane C. Noonan Center for caroling
- Return for chili supper around 5:30 p.m.


Sunday, Dec. 16

Worship Service at 10 a.m.:
- Scriptures: Philippians 1:3-10, Luke 3:1-6
- Choral Anthem: “Unto Us a Son Is Born” by Trevor Manor
- Choral Anthem: “MAGNIFICAT” by Kevin Memley
- FPC Sanctuary Choir and Period Brass PLUS!

Congregational Christmas Luncheon:
- 11:15 a.m. in the Jane C. Noonan Center
- $10 for adults, $4 for children, $25 for families with children
- Reservations due by Wednesday, Dec. 12


Sunday, Dec. 23

Worship Service at 10 a.m.:
- Sermon by John Kupar
- Scriptures: Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45
- Choral Anthem: “What Sweeter Music” by John Rutter


Monday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Candle Lighting and Communion Service at 5:30 p.m.:
- Sermon: “Good News of Great Joy” – Robert Thomas Quiring
- Scriptures: Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-20
- Choral Anthem: “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Michael John Trotta
- Oboe: Tina Nutt
- Presentation of the Christ Candle: FPC Youth


Thursday, Dec. 27

Christmas Open House:
- Chance for the public to visit the decorated sanctuary and parlor
- Members available to greet and guide
- Churches participating: First Presbyterian, First United Methodist, Allen Chapel AME, First Baptist, Temple Beth-El, Christ Episcopal, St. Michael’s Catholic, Immanuel Lutheran


Sunday, Dec. 30

Worship Service at 10 a.m.:
- Lessons and Carols
- Choral Anthem: “Cold December Flies Away”