Central Missourians Invited to Festival of Lessons and Carols

Central Missourians are invited to join the Westminster College community for its annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, in The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury on campus.

Lessons and Carols is a community workshop service that seeks to celebrate the birth of Jesus through scripture and song.

“As we know all too well, it is so easy to be swept up in the stress and chaotic nature of the holiday season,” says Rev. Jamie Haskins, College Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life at Westminster.  “Our hope is that people will join us for Lessons and Carols and find this time as an opportunity for worshipful meditation and quiet remembrance of the sacredness that grounds us all.”

Patterned after the festival held at Cambridge University in England, the service includes the reading of nine scriptures pertaining to the Christmas story and carol sung and performed by the Westminster College choirs and other area musicians.

A reception will follow the service in the National Churchill Museum.

The event is being hosted by the Office of Spiritual Life.

For additional information, interested parties can contact Rev. Jamie Haskins at 573-592-5262.


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1 Response

  1. Sarah says:

    This annual event is VERY under promoted, it should be a highlight of everyone’s preparation for the Christmas holiday. I wish you would have two services and promote it in Jefferson City and Columbia, just being in the Church is a blessing and celebrating with Scripture and music is a wonderful tradition!!