Advent is an important season for us. Amidst the chaos and confusion in our world, we take time to be still, be quiet, and wait for Jesus.

Join us at Trinity for an Advent that really matters! 

What is Advent?

Advent is celebrated during the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. It is a period of waiting and preparation for the coming of Jesus as newborn king.

Advent Schedule


Worship at Trinity during Advent: Sundays, December 2, 9, 16, and 23

8:15 AM           Traditional

9:30 AM           Modern Worship

11:00 AM         Traditional

Advent Events

  • Friday, November 30:     Prepare your Home for Advent  from 6-7 PM
    A Special Time for Families with Children  (RSVP requested)

  • Sunday, December 9: Lessons & Carols  7:00 PM
    Recalling the story of Christmas through scripture, hymns and choral anthems
    Dessert reception to follow

  • Tuesday, December 11: Pub Theology: (Carols & Craft Ales at Ardent) 6:30 PM
    Singing and exploring the meanings of our favorite Christmas songs

  • Thursday, December 13: Young At Heart: Mayberry Christmas

  • Friday, December 14: Youth Winter Lock-In
    All night gathering for middle and high school youth

  • Sunday, December 16:  Children’s Pageant  4:00 PM
    A children-led telling of the Christmas story

  • Thursday, December 20: Longest Night Service 7:00 PM
    Solstice Soul care for all who are weary and heavy laden


Advent Offering

This year, our Advent offering will be given to United Methodist Family Services (UMFS). The staff at UMFS works with high-risk children and families across Virginia. Our financial support allows UMFS to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families. During worship services on December 2, 9, and 16, we will have the opportunity to learn a bit more about the many ways UMFS transforms people. Please prayerfully consider becoming an “unwavering champion,” donate to UMFS.

Will you consider giving to United Methodist Family Services this Advent? Information can be found in the pews at Trinity, or you can give online at https://trinityumc.net/give/ 
     *When you give online, please be sure to choose “Advent Offering for UMFS” from the dropdown menu.

Advent Devotional

Are you looking for a way to connect to the season of Advent in a meaningful way? This year Trinity is  once again offering our Advent Devotional in digital format. Sign up to receive a daily email or text message devotion prepared to help you reflect on this important season. Don’t miss this opportunity to slow down during what can be the busiest time of the year to reflect on the God who gave us the ultimate gift–his son, born in a manager. 

Visit our Advent Devotional Page

Sign up for the Advent Devotional via text message:

To sign up for the daily Advent Devotional via text message, either click here or text @trinityadv to the number 81010.

Sign up for the Advent Devotional via email:

To sign up for the daily Advent Devotional via email, please fill out the form below.  Be sure to check the Advent Devotional box!


Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24

  • Family Casual Service 4:00 PM
    • An interactive experience of the Christmas story for family and friends
  • Modern Candlelight 6:00 PM
    • Christmas story, communion, carols with full band
  • Traditional Candlelight 8:30 & 11:00 PM
    • Christmas Story, communion, and carols
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