Advent and Christmas Worship Schedule

Join us this Advent and Christmas season as we prepare our hearts and lives for the coming birth of the Christ-child.

First Sunday in Advent – Nov. 30th – Community worship at 3:00 PM at St. Andrew’s Church where Pastor Matthew will share about our longing for God and desire to receive Christ’s forgiveness and healing.

Second Sunday in Advent Dec. 7th – Community worship at 3:00 PM. Communion will be served.

Third Sunday in Advent Dec. 14th –  MPC Christmas Carol Service with French Choir at 3:00 PM. We will sing Christmas carols and reflect on the pending birth of Jesus. An extended fellowship time will follow the service in the lobby of St. Andrew’s Church.

Fourth Sunday in Advent – Dec. 21st – Hear the story of the angel Gabriel telling Mary that she is pregnant with the Son of God. Community worship at 3:00 PM. Communion will be served.

Christmas Eve – Dec. 24th – Two worship opportunities to celebrate the birth for Jesus. The Family Service begins at 4:00 PM and caters to families with children. The traditional Christmas Eve service begins at 8:00 PM and includes Holy Communion and candlelight singing.

All worship services are held at St. Andrew’s Church, Voznesensky Pereulok 8, Moscow. Worship services are conducted in English language. Free and secure parking is available. Childcare provided for children under 5 years old.

The Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy is an international, multidenominational Christian ministry serving the English-speaking community of Moscow. The Chaplaincy was established in 1962 by the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. to provide Protestant ministry to the English-speaking diplomatic community.  Today, the Chaplaincy is a dynamic and diverse ecumenical Christian community that nurtures faith in Jesus Christ, seeks God’s justice, and welcomes all people.  MPC is a shared ministry of The United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Reformed Church in America, the American Baptist Churches USA, and the Presbyterian Church (USA), but its membership draws from nearly 30 nations and as many Christian traditions. MPC is a member of the Association of International Churches in Europe and the Middle East and the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia.

For more information, please contact Pastor Matthew Laferty at pastor [at]