Christmas at San marino community church

The Holidays are upon us! To see the various offering that we offer, please scroll down. 

  • THIS SUNDAY! Christmas extravaganza | sunday, december 4

    starting at 3:30 P.M. | free event for the whole community

    Join us on the second Sunday of Advent, December 4, for a Christmas Celebration like no other! Our annual events, including the Mission Market, Christmas Concert, and Family Advent Workshop will be taking place in the afternoon, followed by the Courtyard Tree Lighting with music by Willow Stephens and a very festive Sunday Supper. To learn more about these offerings, see below! 

  • Christmas mission market | November 20 - December 11

    We are back in-person & online! 

    Christmas Mission Market alternative gifts will be available for purchase in the Church CourtyardYou will have the opportunity to purchase a wide array of meaningful alternative gifts that benefit SMCC’s mission partners and friends. You can also obtain gift cards in printed and/or electronic forms.

    On December 4, Representatives from the various mission agencies will be here at SMCC to greet you and provide information about their services. Be prepared to pay for any physical items with cash or a check. 

    To view or download this year's Order Form, click here

    If you would like to shop our Virtual Store by filling out the form online, click here

    Questions? You can send the Mission Team an email by clicking here

  • annual Christmas Concert: Handel's Messiah

    sunday, december 4 | sanctuary | 4:00 P.M.

    After you've had a chance to do some purposeful holiday shopping, Our Director of Traditional Worship Dr. Peter Green and the Community Church Choir, along with Soloists and an Orchestra will perform Handel's Messiah as well as several beloved Christmas Carols in the Sanctuary at 4:00 P.M. The Mission Market will remain open during this time. 

  • family advent worshop

    sunday, december 4 | fellowship hall | 4:00 P.m.

    During the Concert, we will also be offering an Advent Workshop for families and children hosted by the Children's Ministries and SMCC Nursery School. If you would like to attend, please click here to register. Suggested donation is $20 for Individuals & $30 for Families. 

    Any questions can be directed to Director of Children's Ministries, Natalie MacMillan.

  • courtyard tree lighting & sunday supper

    sunday, december 4 | church courtyard | 5:30 P.M.

    Following the Concert and Advent Workshop, Willow Stephens will lead us in Carols as we light the Courtyard Tree. Once lit, we invite all to stay for our monthly Sunday Supper featuring grilled brats, hot cider & cocoa, roasted chestnuts, and a Christmas Cookie Exchange. We invite you to bring your favorite holiday cookies to share! 

  • Advent series 2022: wonder. Healing. Joy. Justice

    kicks off on sunday, november 20

    Our annual Advent Devotional, accompanying our Advent Sermon Series, is available now! Printed copies can be picked up in the Courtyard or Church Office or you can download a digital copy to enjoy on the device of your choice!

    To download a copy of the Advent Devotional, click here.

  • Advent Devotional: daily podcast

    To accompany our Advent Devotional, this year we have created a Daily Advent Podcast! Each day of Advent, we invite you to read along while listening to our Staff read their devotionals. Look for step-by-step directions for how to listen in next weeks e-blasts.

    More information to come! 

  • christmas giving tree | november 20 & 27, december 4

    sundays in the courtyard between services

    Give the gift of giving! Join our church family in making a real difference in the lives of low-income families with the Christmas Giving Tree. This ministry supports families through Community Church mission partner La Casa de San Gabriel, which has been helping families in need for more than 70 years, including operating a preschool and holding teen support groups.

    Visit our annual Giving Tree in the Courtyard for ornaments representing gifts for boys or girls (valued between $25 and $30) and to contribute cash donations of any amount, used to provide grocery gift cards for Christmas dinners. Cash is the most needed item and can also be mailed to the Church Office with the memo “Giving Tree.” Thank you for being a blessing to others!

    Questions? Email the Giving Tree Team

  • hope in a weary throat | reflection series

    thursdays during advent | church chapel | 7:00 P.m.

    This immersive, candlelit series was specially crafted for our congregation by Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery of the Duke University Chapel, and features musical performances, study & reflection. Led by our Associate Pastor, Rev. Dr. Erik Wiebe. Open to all. 

  • kid's (& Parents!) night out | saturday, december 10

    at the smccns campus | 5:00-8:00 p.m.

    Parents! Enjoy this Christmas season opportunity to get some shopping done, have a date night, or collapse on the couch! Your kids will enjoy a movie, popcorn, and playtime -- all Christmas themed! 

    We encourage children (aged infant - 6th grade) to come in their pajamas! $20/child ($40 max/family)

    To register, please click here

    *Deadline to reserve a space for your child is Saturday, November 28.*

  • Community choir & youth group caroling

    wednesday, december 21 | 6:30 P.M.

    Whether you are a choir member, totally tone deaf, or an avid karaoke singer, come join the Community Church Choir and Youth Group as we carol to our San Marino neighbors! We will meet at the church at 6:30 P.M. and head out around 7:00 P.M. Wear your favorite Christmas sweater and be ready to spread some joy!