Church News: HRV Christian announces advent schedule

Advent Concerts continue

Hood River Valley Christian has announced its advent and Christmas schedule, as follows:

Sunday, Dec. 3 — First Sunday of Advent, “Hope.” Carol singing, 10:15 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 10 — Second Sunday of Advent, “Peace.” Carol Singing, 10:15 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.; Christmas ham dinner, 11:45 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17 — Third Sunday of Advent, “Joy.” Carol singing, 10:15 a.m.; children and youth Christmas play, 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21 — Longest night service, 7 p.m. Includes silence, prayers and candle lighting.

Sunday, Dec. 24 — Fourth Sunday in Advent, “Love.” Carol singing, 10:15 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. Christmas Eve service for all ages, 7:30 p.m. with candlelight, carols, communion and choir.

Advent Concerts continue

The three-week Advent Concert Series at Riverside Community Church continues Dec. 8 and Dec. 15. All concerts start at noon and are free.

The Dec. 8 concert features the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir from Hood River Valley High School, directed by Dan Kenealy.

On Dec. 15 the series concludes with the band Threeform, featuring pianist Tim Mayer, Kit Garoutte on guitar, Paul Thompson on bass, Mike Grodner on drums, and Lynn Thomas, vocals. Look for jazz renditions of favorite Christmas songs. Mayer said, “We like all forms of music, as long as it grooves.”

Concerts are in the church sanctuary, known for excellent acoustics and home to a Baldwin grand piano and 1969 pipe organ, and one of the main music and meeting venues in the community.

Send church news items to Trisha Walker,, or call 541-386-1214 ext. 107.

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