The Christian year is marked by various dates and seasons on the liturgical calendar. At Providence, we prepare ourselves for these Holy days and moments through introspection and study, as well as celebration with each other, through family activities that have become church traditions. In doing so, we become closer to Christ and gain a greater understanding of the impact He has on our daily lives.

Come, and let us show you how in celebrating the seasons of the Christian life you find strength, hope and renewal.

The Season of Advent
Advent Series
Each Wednesday in Advent we gather as part of our Kirk (ancient Scot for “church”) Night program for worship. At these services we prepare our spirits for the coming of the Christ Child through the words of the prophets and through music.

Youth Dinner Theatre
Each year, the Providence Youth Group entertains us with a sumptuous dinner and a live performance featuring a contemporary Christmas message. Proceeds from the dinner theatre go toward a youth mission project and the group’s activity budget.

Live Nativity
A family tradition at Providence, this celebration featuring our smallest members depicts the coming of the Christ Child and is followed by an annual Holiday Drop-In.

Caroling Just before Christmas
Providence members gather for an old-fashioned caroling through the local neighborhood and to the Presbyterian Home, spreading good cheer and a message of light wherever they go.

The Season of Lent
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
A new tradition at Providence, this fun family feast signifies the coming of the Lenten season. Shrove Tuesday is held the night before Ash Wednesday, with proceeds benefiting our Child Development Center.

Ash Wednesday
The official start of the Season of Lent. On this day, the faithful gather to receive the ashes which remind us of our mortality and dependence upon God.

Lenten Series
Our Lenten worship series is held on Wednesdays during Kirk Night. Through scripture, music and prayer we acknowledge our need for God’s forgiveness and prepare ourselves for the glory of the risen Christ at Easter.

Maundy Thursday
The Thursday before Easter, the day we remember Christ gathering his disciples in the Upper Room. It was here that he gave them, and through them — us, the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.

Tenebrae
The service of light celebrated on Good Friday. In this contemplative time of worship, the scripture passages of the crucifixion are read as candles are extinguished, leaving only the Christ Candle burning in a darkened world.

Easter Sunday
With Communion at both the sunrise and 11:00 am services, we celebrate Christ’s victory over sin and death. The Day of Resurrection is greeted with joy and thanksgiving by the community through liturgy, music, a church family breakfast, and professions of faith by the Confirmation Class.

A time for families, friends and fellowship
Other occasions at Providence bring our family of faith together to share the joys of Christian fellowship and personal development.

VBS
We dive into summer with an intergenerational Vacation Bible School. Games, food and fun are shared by the entire church as we learn more about God and His Christ in a casual and festive format.

Pine Island Picnic
This annual event caps off the summer season as we meet on a Sunday evening at Pine Island for a covered dish supper, volleyball, swimming and boating.

Family Retreat
Fall brings us back together with a focus on the family. Adults participate in a topical speaker series, while children enjoy learning more about God’s Word through a themed curriculum. Along the way, there’s lots of food and fun.

Autumnfest
This Providence tradition is sponsored by the Youth Group to help kids of all ages celebrate Halloween in a safe, family centered environment, with plenty of games and friendly ghouls.

Fall Pig-Pickin’
Fall can’t come and go without gathering the church family for a Low Country Pig Pickin’. We cook all night, eat all day, and watch a lot of football along the way.

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