Christmas & Advent
The Season of Advent and Christmas are very special times of the year at Knox-Metropolitan. Our sanctuary gets decorated, we play host to several concerts and special events, and during worship we offer prayers for Hope, Peace, Joy & Love. Then on Christmas Eve Knox-Met holds three services full of meaning, story and tradition.
The exact dates may change from year to year, but below lays out some of Knox-Met’s programs throughout December. You can also check our Events page for more information or other special programming.
Sunday Mornings: Throughout Advent (which starts 4 Sundays before Christmas) we will share communion, share in a Children’s Sunday, enjoy familiar music through Lessons and Carols, and through it all prepare ourselves for Christmas
Special Events: Since 1940 Knox-Met has played host to the Rotary Carol Festival. This typically takes place during the first week in December. The Regina Symphony Orchestra performs Handel’s Messiah during the month. Several other groups—the Regina Philharmonic, Queen City Brass, Per Sonatori, Halcyon Chamber Choir hold wonderful concerts, full of music and tradition in the Knox-Met sanctuary.
Longest Night of the Year Service: A chance to embrace complicated feelings that may arise at this time of year like grief, loss, and loneliness. This simple service of music, candles, prayers and silence is an important space to honour the emotional paradoxes within our own hearts.
Christmas Eve: On December 24 there are three opportunities to worship with Knox-Met.
Follow Yonder Star: A Pop-Up Christmas Pageant– 4:30 PM: The servicetakes place off-site at the Artesian on 13th. Fun for all ages, but especially engaging for children – music, candles (with batteries), an inclusive version of the traditional nativity story that full of festive spirit with a high potential for hilarity, followed by refreshments (the bar is open throughout), this may be just what your family is looking for – a chance to slow down and embrace Christmas in community.
Family Christmas Eve Service – 7:00 PM, at Knox-Metropolitan: Slightly more traditional, but still geared at children and youth. Well known carols (including Silent Night by candle), and participatory storytelling! Our Family Service will leave you feeling the Christmas spirit.
Service of Carols and Angels – 10:30 PM at Knox-Metropolitan: beloved carols, candle light, communion and calm, guest musicians and the Knox-Met choir lift our spirits each year in this popular Christmas Tradition for so many people.