Advent Tryst services will be held in Cherokee on four consecutive Wednesdays in December.
The Advent Tryst will begin on Dec. 2 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church of Cherokee at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Following each Tryst Service, refreshments will be provided by the women from Memorial Presbyterian Church and St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Participating in the services with messages and music are Pastors Ethan Saylor of Memorial Presbyterian Church, Magrey de Vega of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, and Missy Brown of Aurelia. Opal Wharton, Julee Abrahamson and Betty Point will lead the music, and students, Libby Peterson and Mariah Clyde will sing on Dec. 2.
Memorial Presbyterian Church originally began celebrating the Advent Tryst Service nearly 40 years ago. It has become a tradition in Cherokee. In recent years, the Methodist and Presbyterian women have joined together to make this the joyful event it is today.
Donated mittens, scarves and hats will adorn the Christmas tree. Monetary gifts are also appreciated. Julie Paulsen, the Cherokee School nurse, or her representative, will collect all on Dec. 23. After this service, these items will be distributed to area school children.
The Tryst services message is that worship, music, lighting Advent candles, and fellowship help the celebration of Christ's birth expressing Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.
Everyone is invited, In case of inclement weather, check for possible cancellations or call 225-2637 for more information.