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Sun, Dec 17


West Raleigh Courtyard

Live Nativity and Outdoor Worship

Enjoy a morning with live nativity animals, food and casual outdoor worship.

Live Nativity and Outdoor Worship
Live Nativity and Outdoor Worship

Time & Location

Dec 17, 2023, 10:00 AM

West Raleigh Courtyard, 27 Horne St, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA

About The Event

December 17 is the Sunday for joy! Traditionally the third Sunday in Advent has been called Gaudete, which comes from   the first word of the Latin Mass: “Gaudete in Domino semper,” translating to “Rejoice.”  This year we will practice joy with music, a Live Nativity, and worship in the Courtyard! After worship, those who are interested are invited to enjoy lunch together before taking joy on the road as we go caroling to West Raleigh’s homebound members and friends. 

10:00 AM

Spend time with the nativity animals, eat cookies, drink cocoa & coffee, and enjoy festive music - all in the courtyard!

Music will be provided by Anders Gyllenhaal & friends!

10:30 AM

Interested kids and adults are invited to the costume closet! Will you be an angel, a shepherd, a wise one, or...?

11:00 AM

Interactive Worship in the courtyard

12:00 PM

Boxed lunches from Samia’s Cuisine for a Cause in the Fellowship Hall. Order your meal below by December 13! We will have super kid-friendly options available as well. ORDER LUNCH

1:00 PM

Caroling - We will gather/organize in the Fellowship Hall and then  head out in a handful of groups to make a JOYful noise!

We are organizing Gaudete Sunday using the general time frames listed above so you can pop in and out and participate in ways that make sense for you.

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