top of page

Holiday Traditions

 Advent activities at St. Barnabas and in our Community that will fill your lives with the joyous spirit of the season.


The Joyful Poetry of Advent:
E.E. Cummings

9 a.m. Reflection Group
Sundays, December 3, 10, 17

Join us as we prepare our hearts for Advent through reading and reflecting on the poetry of E.E. Cummings and the Advent lessons. Poetry can help tune our ears and eyes so we can discover the beauty and joy of this holy season. 


Please join author and new member, Kendra Lacy, on Saturday, December 2nd, from 9-11 a.m. for an Advent Quiet Day. Using Lacy's devotional, Quiet Days:Reflections During the Advent Season, will take a contemplative, self-led, journey as they delve into the story of Jesus' birth. Focusing on themes such as Light, Mothers, No Room at the Inn, and others, participants will turn inward, revisiting the Christmases of their pasts and their feelings during this season of preparation to welcome Christ, the Light of the World. Register here.

Prepare Your Heart

Ways to reflect this Advent season.

Holiday Traditions, Celebrations and Events

December 3 -  Advent Party and Greening of the Church

                        following 10 a.m. Service | St. Barnabas

                        Advent Fire and Evening Song - Evening Prayer and Song at                          5:00 p.m., Dinner and Conversation at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. RSVP.

December 4 -  Women's Christmas Party | 7 p.m. | Amy Rosenberg's Home

December 10 -  St. Nicholas Sunday and Pageant | 10 a.m Service

December 17 - Adopt-A-Family (FSNH) In-Gathering | 9 a.m.

December 17 - Lessons and Carols Service | 4:00 p.m.


Holiday Concerts

December 3 - BAMSO Concert | 7 p.m. | Summit City Church


December 9 - New Horizons Band Holiday Concert | 2 p.m. | St. Barnabas

December 11 & 12 - Sycamore Community Singers | 7:30 p.m.

                                  Sycamore Presbyterian | Buy tickets here.

December 18 - Michael Chertock and Friends | 7 p.m

                         Sycamore Presbyterian Church



December 3

A short, informal worship service to gather around the campfire, sing in the darkness, as we await the coming of Christ. Pot-luck dinner and community time to follow.


5 p.m.

Evening Prayer and Song


5:30-6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Conversation

RSVP here.


December 17

4:00 p.m.

Reflect on the Christmas story with seasonal music and carols, featuring our adult, youth, and handbell choirs.

Childcare available


December 24

2 p.m. 

Family Service

& Christmas Pageant

with Youth Choir

4 p.m. 

Family Service

& Christmas Pageant

with Bell Choir

8:30 p.m.

Christmas Eve Carol Sing

9 p.m.

Candlelight Service

with Adult Choir

Special Services

bottom of page