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.

Greening of the Church

When: Friday, November 30 @ 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!

Giving Tree & Christmas sponsorships

When: Sunday, November 25 – Sunday, December 16
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.

Advent Craft Fair

When: Sunday, December 2 @ 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.

Messiah Sing-Along

When: Sunday, December 2 @ 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.

Women’s Society Cookie Packing

When: Sunday, December 9 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.

Blue Christmas Service

When:  Monday, December 10 @ 7:00pm
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.

A Joyful Christmas Music Celebration

When:  Sunday, December 16, 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.

Ephraim’s Story Christmas Pageant

When: Sunday, December 23 @ 10:00am
Where: Briarcliff Congregational Church Sanctuary

A new story to welcome our Savior into the world, told through the eyes of Ephraim. The children of BCC will offer us a new look at the story of Jesus’ birth. Bring your family and friends to this beautiful and interactive telling of the nativity through puppetry, dance, and song.

Christmas Eve

When: Monday, December 24, 5:00pm and 10:00pm

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

Where: Briarcliff Congregational Church Sanctuary

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