Advent and Christmas season are some of the most joyous times in our wider community and at The Briarcliff Congregational Church.
At our church, we celebrate the weeks leading up to Christ’s birth with special events, as well as added elements during our regular Sunday worship including lighting of the Advent wreath candles, representing hope, love, joy, and peace. We prepare the manger week by week, our children and youth sing Christmas carols, and we delight in many more joyous surprises!
Take a moment from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to worship with us during the Advent season.

Giving Tree & Christmas sponsorships

When: Sunday, December 1 – December 15
Where: Parish Hall (Beebe Hall), across the street from the Sanctuary

A long-standing tradition at The Briarcliff Congregational Church as a way to give back to the community during the holiday season. Ornament tags are hung on the tree suggesting particular gifts for families in need. Church members are encouraged to choose ornaments, purchase the specified gift, and return it to church. Each year, gifts are donated to specific organizations. In the past, Briarcliff Congregational Church recipients have included families at For All Seasons, Hope’s Door, Ossining Food Pantry, IFCA, and Ossining Children’s Center.

Messiah Sing-Along

When: Sunday, December 1 @ 3:00pm
Where: The Briarcliff Congregational Church Sanctuary

Join the New Westchester Symphony Orchestra for the annual Messiah sing-along. The two hour Messiah program will include the complete choruses and select arias

Greening of the Church

When: Friday, December 6 @ 7:30pm
Where: Briarcliff Congregational Church Sanctuary

Decorate the church with Christmas decorations and greens. Join us to kick off the Advent season at The Briarcliff Congregational Church!

Advent Craft Fair

When: Sunday, December 8 @ 11:00am, immediately following the Sunday worship service
Where: Parish Hall (Beebe Hall), across the street from the Sanctuary

A family favorite tradition at The Briarcliff Congregational Church! Bring a friend and spend some time making crafts including marshmallow snow people, Christmas ornaments and presents for loved ones. There are crafts appropriate for all ages! A light brunch will be provided.

Blue Christmas Service

When:  Monday, December 9 @ 7:30pm
Where: 
The Briarcliff Congregational Church Sanctuary

The Briarcliff Congregational Church invites you to a quiet holiday service of reflection. This service is an opportunity for folks experiencing loss or grief during this holiday season to step out of the Falalalala frenzy of our culture and enter into the quiet presence of God’s  love. Family, friends, neighbors are all invited, so please spread the word.

Light refreshments will be served in the Eastman Room following the service.

The Christmas Treasure: a pageant

When: Sunday, December 15 @ 10:00am
Where: Briarcliff Congregational Church Sanctuary

When a group of carolers discovers an old treasure chest they find a light that burns with the love of newborn baby. Come and share this wondrous and musical adventure with the children of BCC.

Women’s Society Cookie Packing

When: Sunday, December 15 from 2:00-4:00pm
Where:
In the Eastman Room at the church

Help make festive bags of cookies for members of the church who might appreciate a little extra cheer or attention. Held at the home of a member, it is recommended that you bring three dozen cookies, preferably homemade, to be mix and matched with other cookies and packed into new bundles of Christmas joy.

A Joyful Christmas Music Celebration

When:  Sunday, December 22, 10:00am
Where: 
The Briarcliff Congregational Church Sanctuary

Choirs and soloists will be sharing their talents as we celebrate the season in song. Come celebrate the joy of Christmas through music during the worship service.

Christmas Eve

When:  Tuesday, December 24, 5:00pm and 10:00pm
Where: 
The Briarcliff Congregational Church Sanctuary

We celebrate the joy of Christmas and Christ’s birth with two services both in The Briarcliff Congregational Church Sanctuary.

Upcoming Events

Mon 09

Blue Christmas Service

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 14

The Flame, Storytelling Night

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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