Advent at Ravensworth


Advent 2018

Join us during the season of Advent, a time to gather with family, friends, and loved ones, as we prepare anew for the coming of the Christ Child. Sunday morning worship services begin at 11:00 a.m., and will include lighting of the Advent Wreath candles each Sunday, as well as music and hymns for the season.

schedule of advent events and special worship services:

All events will take place at RBC, 5100 Ravensworth Road, unless otherwise noted. If childcare is needed for ages Kindergarten and younger, contact the church office, 703-941-4113, or

  • Advent Devotionals available at RBC. Contact the church office. This year’s devotional is titled Draw Near, created by “A Sanctified Art.”

  • Saturday, December 1, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., All-Ages Advent Fellowship: featuring caroling, wreath-making, Advent bingo, crafts, and breakfast for dinner. AND a hot chocolate bar!

  • Sunday, December 2, 3:00 p.m.:RBC Concert Series-The Main Street Chamber Players. Click here for flyer and find details here on our web site.

  • Sunday, December 16, 3:00 p.m. The RBC Choir & Friends, directed by Rev. Phil Carpenter, present “Glory to the Lord,” a Christmas Cantata by Fettke. Invite friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy our special Christmas program, with a reception following. You can find details here on our web site.

  • Special Worship Services: 

    • Friday, December 21, 7:00 p.m., RBC Blue Christmas (Longest Night) Service: You are invited to share in a service recognizing that grief and sorrow exist in the midst of Christmas trees, beautiful lights, and joyful music. On the longest night of the year, we want to acknowledge the darkness and offer comfort to all for whom the holidays are shadowed by sadness.

    • Monday, December 24, 4:30 p.m., Christmas Eve Service: Christmas Eve Service for all ages, with lessons, carols, and candle lighting.