DUMMERSTON -- This Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Dummerston Congregational Church is "A New Season in the Key of Jazz," with a Jazz Advent Communion.

The jazz combo consists of church organist Franz Robert on keyboard, Andrew Lohse on bass, Benny Woodard on drums and Moonlight Davis, as vocalist. The combo will lead the congregation in a deeply spiritual service of original arrangements to traditional Advent carols and classical jazz by excellent musicians.

Music includes carols "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence," "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus," and "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear."

The combo will play improvisations and Davis will lead the congregational singing. Instrumental pieces include "Moanin" by Bobby Timmons, "Black Nile" by Wayne Shorter, "Stolen Moments" by Oliver Nelson, "Oleo" by Sonny Rollins, and "Four" by Miles Davis.

On this Sunday of Advent, the Advent wreath will be lit by Krista Goddard and Laurie Thomas. Communion will be served. All who seek to follow Jesus are welcome to share in this sacrament of grace. The Special Offering will be for the Deacons’ Fund, to help Dummerston families in crisis. Prayers for World AIDS Day will be included in the service, this is the year that begins the campaign to "Get to Zero:" zero new infections, zero deaths from AIDS , zero discrimination for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Children begin in worship and then prepare for the Christmas Pageant which will be Dec. 22. Advent Adventures for Tuesdays Dec. 3, 10 and 17 from 3 to 4:30 begin this week. Children ages 3 and up are invited to attend. There is no charge and children are welcome to get off the bus at church or be dropped off at 3 p.m. for snacks, projects, games, and rehearsal for the pageant. All children are welcome to be part of the Christmas pageant with rehearsals on Tuesday afternoons and Sunday mornings during worship. This will be a creative retelling of the old, old story.

Sunday, Dec. 8, will be Greening of the Church after a light lunch following worship, and Lighting the Town Tree and Caroling at 4:30 p.m. on the Common.

The church is located in Dummerston Center and worship is at 9:30 a.m. For more information about this energetic, faithful, friendly and mission-oriented church, contact Pastor Susanna Griefen, 802-257-0544, susanna@griefen.com, or go www.dummerstonchurch.org and Facebook page.