Advent 2023

How Does A Weary World Rejoice?


Advent at Myers Park Baptist Church will be filled with stories of waiting, traversing through difficulties, and finding our joy in the midst of whatever is happening in life. We will have several special services, including,

The service of Lament and Loss on December 3 at 4:00 pm. This is a space for all who have lost loved ones and need to gather as a community to remember and support one another.

On December 10, we will be joined by the Carolina Social Club as they lead us in a Jazz Advent Service.

On December 17, we will celebrate Advent through our time-honored Lessons and Carols service. This service will feature music and readings that tell the Advent and Christmas story. The program is varied and will include everything from Handel to contemporary anthems, gospel, and traditional carols.

Also, join us on Christmas Eve at 10:00 am for our regular Sunday morning service. And of course, the highlight of the season will be our traditional 6:00 Christmas Eve service, featuring special guest musicians, as well as communion and the traditional candle lighting whilst singing Silent Night.

Spiritual Growth

And so, this Advent, we will hold space for our weariness and our joy. We will seek a 'thrill of hope' in our hurting world. We will welcome joy—even if, like the prophet Isaiah, we cry out for comfort (Isaiah 40:1). In this weary world, may we find many ways to rejoice. -Sanctified Art

Amidst violence, poverty, political tensions, grief, trauma, and so much more, join us as we explore Luke’s Gospel in hopes of finding joy while having space for grief. Mark these dates on your calendar:

Sunday, November 19 - January 21 | Sunday Spiritual Growth Classes (Reading in Community, Exploring Spiritual Togetherness, Help My Unbelief) will be on pause. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Sunday, November 26 - December 10 | Palestine/Israel Special with Rev. Dr. Ben Boswell

Wednesday, November 29 | Adult Advent Spiritual Growth Special: “How Does a Weary World Rejoice?”

Sunday, January 21 | 2024 Sunday Spiritual Growth Kickoff