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Advent Season Events

At Asbury First, our Advent events and services are held to remind us of the “Reason for the Season”.

Christmas Eve Services

Join us for a variety of uplifting, music-filled services as we celebrate the birth of our savior.

How do you prepare for the season of light?

Asbury First celebrates the season of Advent in many different ways. The preparation for the coming of Jesus is an important time. It is a time of celebration and joy, a time where we can all come together in fellowship and love. However, the holiday season can easily fill up with busy nothings—we can find ourselves endlessly rushing here and there.

At Asbury First, our events and services are held to remind us of the “Reason for the Season” and to provide a place to connect, slow down, and prepare our hearts for Jesus’ coming.

Please take a look at some of the amazing events, services, and resources on this website. 

Christmas Eve Schedule

Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24

12 noon — Service of Holy Communion

4 pm — Family service with pageant

7 pm — Traditional service

9 pm — Service of Holy Communion

11 pm — Traditional service

Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25

10 am — A joint service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Road, Rochester, NY.

December 29

Sunday, December 29

10 am — Lessons, poetry and carols

New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 31

5–6 pm — A “drop-in” service of meditation and reflection