Advent at IPC


  • Sunday

    Join us in worship during Advent for the “Home for the Holidays" sermon series.

    Sunday Morning Worship:
    8:45 am & 11 am (Sanctuary)

    Sunday Evening Worship:
    5 pm (Table Service in Highland Hall)

    Christmas Eve:
    11 am, 4 pm & 6 pm (Sanctuary)


  • Weekly Worship Service
    Worship with us on Dec. 6, 13, and 20 followed by a light lunch in the Great Hall.

    Please register and pre-pay for lunch each Tuesday by noon.
    Lunch Reservations»


  • Receive a new reading daily via email to journey through the Advent season with IPC.


Classes meet weekly at 10 am during Advent. No Sunday School on Dec. 24 

  • Adult Special Programming
    Adult Special Programming
    • Dec. 3: Dr. Jeff Leonard (Highland Hall)
    • Dec. 10: Adult Carol Sing (Great Hall)
    • Dec. 17: Storyteller Dolores Hydock (Highland Hall)
  • Youth Sunday School
    Youth Sunday School

    7th-12th graders

    • Dec 3 & 10: Sunday School in Room 101
    • Dec. 17: Join Adult Classes in Highland Hall
  • Children Sunday School Classes
    Children Sunday School Classes

    Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

    • Toddler Atrium (ages 2)
    • Atrium Level I (ages 3-5K)
    • Atrium Level 2 (grades 1-3)
    • Atrium Level 3 (grades 4-6)


Discover all the ways you can gather with your church family to prepare for Christmas.

Thursday, November 30, 2023
11:00 am12:30 pm
Great Hall

Get ready for the holiday season and attend the annual IPC Presbyterian Women’s Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, November 30
in the Great Hall at 11 a.m. We welcome decorator, textile designer, and photo stylist, Heather Chadduck Hillegas, as our 2023 guest speaker. Join us as she shares about her time as "Designer in Residence" when she reimagined the interior of the historic Nelson-Galt House, which is the oldest residential dwelling located in Colonial Williamsburg and dates back to 1695. She will share about holidays in Williamsburg and her decorative choices throughout the historic home.

Saturday, December 2, 2023
9:00 am12:00 pm
Highland Hall

Join us for this IPC Advent Tradition on December 2 in Highland Hall. Drop by from 9 am to 12 pm for snacks, fellowship, Advent crafts, and more to enjoy for all ages. Christmas pj's encouraged and volunteers are needed!
Bring your own greenery! Advent wreaths will be distributed this year at the Advent Workshop. If you are not able to attend and would like a wreath, please contact Maegan McRoberts.

Sunday, December 3, 2023
10:00 am10:50 am
Highland Hall

Join us during the Adult Sunday School hour for Dr. Jeff Leonard's special Advent program on The Magnificat: Mary's Song of Reversals.

Sunday, December 3, 2023
11:00 am12:15 pm
Pick-up will be in G20

All children grades K5-6th are invited to sing in the Children’s Nativity Choir on December 24th at our Family Nativity Service. Rehearsals will be during the 11 am service during Advent (Dec. 3, 10 & 17). Children will follow the Miss Beth and the acolyte out before the sermon. Pick-up will be in G20 at the end of the service.
*You MUST attend rehearsal during December to sing on Christmas Eve.

Return gifts to RM 212 by Wednedsay, Dec. 6

Help spread Christmas cheer for Children's Fresh Air Farm Summer Learning students by selecting an Angel Tree student or family! Students are grouped with siblings in the same household who also attend Hayes, so you are able to select an individual child or all children in a household. All Gifts Due: Wednesday, December 6. Please bring unwrapped gifts to Becky Wright's Office at IPC, #212 labeled with the child's name and code (e.g., Child 1a: NAME)

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
12:00 pm1:00 pm

Please join us for the season of Advent! During Advent, join us for a noonday Chapel Service each Wednesday (December 6, 13, and 20) followed by a light lunch in the Great Hall. The menu will be Soup and Sandwich provided by Kim's kitchen. Weekly reservation deadline is Tuesday at 12pm.

Honor and remember loved ones by making an Advent flower donation in their names. Your contribution provides for fresh flowers and greenery throughout the church during the Advent and Christmas Holiday season. The names of all those remembered and honored are included in our special Christmas Eve worship bulletin. The deadline to contribute is Monday, December 7.


  • Celebrate the season with IPC. We invite you to discover all the ways you can gather with us to prepare for Christmas.

  • Delve into service opportunities and Christmas gift ideas that make a difference at our church and in our community.

  • Learn about our events and find details each week in the congregational eUpdate newsletter sent on Thursday evenings. Please add or update your contact information.


Sunday, December 24, 2023
11:00 am
IPC Sanctuary

A Celebration of the Nativity of our Lord

With Christmas Eve falling on Sunday this year, join IPC for the Nativity Choir service at 11 am instead of the traditional noon start. All children are invited to the front of the Sanctuary during this family-friendly service.

IPC's Traditional Christmas Eve Service

Join us for one of IPC's beautiful, candlelit services that include music and scripture readings.

Childcare is available for all Christmas Eve services