There are many Richmond Hill churches that welcome everyone to their services, particularly on the weeks coming up to Christmas.
The four Sundays before Christmas are the season of Advent. In 2023 this would be December 3, 10, 17 and 24.
The church services include a lighting of candles and hymns.
Each church celebrates a little differently. There are 4 themes for each week of Advent:Hope–Love–Joy–Peace.
There are also special Christmas eve and Christams Day services.
These churches have specifically let OnRichmondhill.com know that everyone is welcome.
Richmond Hill United Church Sunday services at 10:30 am
- Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Advent theme "Sing Noel" - the stories behind the carols we sing.
- Sunday, Dec. 10 - Carols by Candlelight at 7 pm
- Sunday Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve at 10.30 am. PLUS Christmas Eve Communion Service at 8 pm. Service for all ages;
Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Sunday services at 10:30 am
- Sunday, Dec. 3 - Communion Sunday – Sacrement of the Lord’s Supper during worship service – First Sunday of Advent – “Hope”
- Sunday, Dec. 10 - Second Sunday of Advent – “Peace”
- Sunday, Dec. 17 - Third Sunday of Advent – Choir’s Christmas Presentation – “Joy”
- Sunday, Dec. 24 - Fourth Sunday of Advent – “Love; PLUS Christmas Eve Service of Music and Carols at 7:30 p.m. – “Lighting the Christ Candle”
- Monday, Dec. 25 - Christmas Day Service at 10:30 a.m. with Communion – Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
St. Matthew's United Church Sunday services at 10:30 am
- Sunday Dec. 3 - Advent 1 - Communion
- Sunday Dec. 10 - Advent 2 - White Gift
- Sunday Dec. 17 - Advent 3 - Carol Service
- Sunday Dec. 24 - Advent 4 - PLUS Christmas Eve Service with Communion at 7 pm
Temperanceville United Church Sunday Services at 9:30 am
- Sunday, Dec. 3 - Hope
- Sunday, Dec. 10 - Peace, with Communion
- Sunday, Dec. 17 - Joy, with Sunday School Christmas Pageant; Christmas Calm with harp and violin 7:30 – 8:30 pm
- Sunday, Dec. 24 - Love; Christmas Eve Candlelit Silent Night at 7 pm
Emmanuel Anglican Church Sunday Services at 10 am
- Sunday, Dec. 3 – Advent 1 Lighting the Hope candle,Holy Eucharist, Blue Christmas
- Sunday, Dec. 10 – Advent 2, Lighting the Peace candle,Baptism, Holy Eucharist
- Sunday. Dec. 17 – Advent 3, Lighting the Joy candle, Service of Lessons and song
- Sunday, Dec. 24 - Advent 4, Lighting the Love candle, Holy Eucharist; PLUS Christmas Eve, Lighting the Christmas candle, Holy Eucharist, Sharing the Light at 7 pm
- Monday, Dec. 25 – 10 am, Lighting the Christmas candle, Family Communion
St. Mary's Anglican Church Sunday Services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
- Sunday, Dec. 3 - Advent 1
- Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Candlelight - 7 p.m.
- Sunday, Dec. 10 - Advent 2
- Wednesday, Dec. 13 - Candlelight at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, Dec. 17 - Advent 3
- Wednesday, Dec. 20 - Candlelight (Blue Christmas) 7 p.m.
- Sunday, Dec. 24 - Advent 4, Festival of Lessons and Carols (no Eucharist) PLUS Christmas Eve Early Service (Eucharist) 4 p.m.; Service (Eucharist) - 8 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 25 - Christmas Day at 10 a.m. (Eucharist)
Summit Community Church Sunday services at 10 am.
- Sunday, Nov.26 - Advent Week 1: HOPE
- Sunday, Dec 3 - Communion Sunday & Advent Week 2: LOVE
- Sunday, Dec 10 - Advent Week 3: JOY
- Sunday, Dec 17 - Advent Week 4: PEACE
- Sunday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve service at 10 am; PLUS Candlelight Service & Advent: CHRIST 4:30 pm
Grace Baptist Church Sunday services at 9 & 11 am
- Sunday, Dec 3 - Immanuel Is Worth More Than All the Stuff
- Sunday, Dec 10 – Immanuel Means God’s Grace Can Flow Through Us
- Sunday, Dec 17 – Immanuel Means We’re Secure in the Battle
- Sunday, Dec 24 – Immanuel Means God Has Moved In PLUS 1 hour Family Friendly Candlelight Service from 7 – 8 pm.
- Sunday, Dec 24 - Christmas Eve - 5:00 pm Children’s Mass; 10:00 pm Mass; 12:00 am Midnight Mass
- Monday, Dec 25 - Christmas Day - 8:00 am Mass; 9:30 am Italian Mass; 11:00 am Mass; 12:30 pm Mass; 4:30 pm Mass
Light On The Hill Community Church Sunday services at 10 am & 12 pm for Mandarin services
- Sunday, Dec 10 – 10 am A spirit-led, music-filled, relaxed, joyful, contemporary family worship. 12 pm Mandarin service is about learning God’s word together. Lunch to follow
- Saturday, Dec 16 - 2 to 4 pm RISE 'N SHINE FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY Music, Carols, Storytelling, Free Play, ChristmasCraft time and fun food for all. RSVP at [email protected]
- Sunday, Dec 17 – A spirit-led, music-filled, relaxed, joyful, contemporary family worship. 12 pm Mandarin service is about learning God’s word together. Lunch to follow
- Sunday, Dec 24 - 11 am A spirit-led, music-filled, relaxed, joyful, and authentic 75 minute contemporary family worship gathering and Carol Sing for all ages. In English, Farsi and Mandarin