Worship on Sundays at 11:00am

Dr. Michael B. Brown preaching

*Special music for Advent begins at 10:45am.
Generously underwritten by Lynda Packard in loving memory of George Packard (1965-2017) whose wonderful singing talent and love of music lives on in his children Daniel and Anne.

December 3*
Rev. J. Elise Brown, Ph.D.
"Life from a Stump"
Isaiah 11:1-9

December 10*
"Company’s Coming"
Revelation 3:20-22

December 17
"The Host and Hostess Gifts"
Psalm 126; Luke 1:46-50

December 24*
"A Light Shines in the Darkness"
John 1:1-5

December 31
Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton
"Full of Grace and Truth"
John 1:1-14,16-18
Holy Communion

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24
4:00pm Merry Christmas, NYC!
Celebrate the season with a playful heart at this family-friendly service. Led by Daryl Paul Lobban and Jessica Scovel. Followed by a birthday party for Jesus.

6:30 & 8:30pm O Holy Night Luke 2:1–20
Meditation by Dr. Michael B. Brown. Holy Communion celebrated at 8:30pm service. Music prelude with The Marble Choir and brass ensemble at 6:10 and 8:10pm. (6:30pm service will be Live Streamed.)

Sister Carol Perry's Advent Video Devotional

Beyond the Christmas Card. Sr. Carol helps us lift the characters of Advent out of our Christmas cards and into real life. Each video includes a brief message that ends with a thoughtful practice for the week. New video posted Sundays, December 3, 10 & 17 at youtube.com/marblechurch.

Marble Women’s Ministry Advent Blog

Don’t miss the MWM Advent Blog now live at MarbleWomen.com. The Marble Women’s Ministry Leadership Team and some wonderful guests share their prayers, thoughts, favorite memories and gifts through a daily Advent blog. The team wants to renew the hope of the expectant birth of Christ. Come share our prayerful and creative journey to Christmas.

Special Events

Marble Artisans’ Boutique
Sunday, December 3 – 12:15-2:00pm
Marble Loft (274 Fifth Ave)
Support some of Marble’s talented artists and do your Christmas shopping from a selection of their hand-crafted gifts. Proceeds from artisans’ rental fees go to Housing+Solutions.

Thistle Farms and Bake Sale
Sunday, December 10 – 12:15-2:00pm
Marble Loft (274 Fifth Ave)
Support the work of Thistle Farms by purchasing bath, body products and candles made by the women survivors, plus enjoy treats from our Bake Sale – all gifts that “give back”. Bake Sale proceeds will go to Housing+Solutions.

Annual Christmas Concert: O Wondrous Mystery
Sunday, December 10 – 2:30pm
Sanctuary
Encounter the mystery of this sacred season with The Marble Choir, Festival of Voices, and Chamber Orchestra directed by Kenneth Dake. Inspirational readings and dance add to this journey toward the true meaning of Advent and Christmas. Invite your friends!

Go inside the music of this year's concert with this video by Director of Music Kenneth Dake.

Tickets: $60 reserved seat (advance purchase only). $35 general admission; $25 student/seniors. $5 discount for advance purchase (does not apply to reserved seats).

Eventbrite - O Wondrous Mystery

Order tickets online here or by contact Derek Weagle. Advance pricing ends ­3:00pm, Thursday, December 7.

Christmas Brunch
Sunday, December 17 – 12:15pm
Marble Loft (274 Fifth Ave)
Enjoy warm fellowship and a delicious meal, plus music of the season. $20, adults; $10, children. No reservations necessary.

CYF Christmas Show and Carol Sing
Sunday, December 17 – 1:30pm
Sanctuary
See Christmas through the eyes of the children and youth at Marble and lend your voice as we all sing carols of the season! Led by Jessica Scovel, Daryl Paul Lobban, Michael Finke, and Karie Brown. All welcome. Free.

Bible Study and WeWo

Rev. Barbara Crafton’s Advent Bible Study: Watching for the Christ with George Frederick Handel
Sundays, December 3, 10, 17 & 24 – 10:00am
Labyrinth Room
Every word of our most beloved choral composition is taken straight from the King James Bible. Let’s listen and learn.

December 3 – Isaiah 7 (Behold, a virgin shall conceive)
December 10 – John 1:29 (Behold the Lamb of God)
December 17 – Job and Paul (I know that my Redeemer liveth)
December 24 – (Rejoice greatly, Oh daughter of Zion!)

Please note: No Bible Study on December 31.

WeWo: Wednesday Worship
Wednesdays – 6:15pm
Marble Loft (274 Fifth Ave)
In this busy season, give yourself the gift of one hour of spiritual renewal at our informal and Spirit-­led mid-week service.

December 6 – Rev. Kirsty DePree (Holy Communion)
December 13 – Dr. Michael B. Brown
December 20 – Rev. J. Elise Brown, Ph. D.

Please note, no WeWo December 27; returns January 3.