2019 Advent By Candlelight

      This year we are blessed to be able to hold this event in both Disciples Hall and the Courtyard.  The Courtyard will have a screened in area with heat and light so it will be pleasant and comfortable.

Registration for ABC Attendees or Table Hostesses opens Sunday, September 29th in the Narthex.  

We look forward to worshiping God in this special way.

What is a Table Hostess?

As a table hostess, you will decorate and furnish one of the round tables in Disciple’s Hall or the Courtyard for the Advent by Candlelight Tea. Using your personal china or Christmas dinnerware, clear glasses, silverware, and your collection of Advent and Christmas decorations, you will set a table in your own unique, creative, and beautiful way.

Of course, a few candles are a must!

White cloth tablecloths will be provided by the church. You may layer other smaller different-colored tablecloths on top, add a table runner, or keep the white background and add color with your decorations. Be creative and make it elegant and festive. Tables will accommodate 7 ladies comfortably, including the hostess and six guests. 

During the tea, you will sit at your table and act as hostess to the guests seated there. Seats are reserved and assigned, and we will make sure that guests you have personally invited are at your table until it is filled. If you host a table that is open to others, we will assign ladies. In the event of last-minute cancellations, you may have an empty chair at your table, but we will do our best to fill it with guests from the waiting list.

The Table Hostess Coordinators are Darlene Maxwell and Jan Runko. Please contact them (see below) to register as a hostess. They will provide you with information on candle safety as well as tips on safeguarding china against chipping, and other questions you may have.


Thank you for volunteering to host a table for Advent by Candlelight. You will have a great time! The tables will look fabulous, we will enjoy fellowship with our sisters in Christ, and our Lord will be honored as we focus on Him this Advent season.


Bonnie Arndt 

ABC Coordinator

           To Register as a Table Hostess, contact: Darlene Maxwell, Text 904-307-9078, darbill1@bellsouth.net or Jan Runko, Text 516-761-4122, jaleschus@msn.com