Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM CST
Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST

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Camp McDowell 
105 Delong Road
Nauvoo, AL 35578

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Camp McDowell 
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The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 

Joins us for our first ever Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service at Camp McDowell! 

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship in which there is a blend of scripture reading and choral arrangements.  The service will be a bridge from the contemplative season of Advent to the joyful season of Christmas. The service is an Anglican tradition celebrated around the world. 


Tickets ($25 per person) will allow attendees the opportunity to experience the Lessons and Carols service featuring the choir of All Saints Episcopal Church from Homewood, Alabama,  followed by a Camp McDowell Christmas meal in Doug Carpenter Hall.  Childcare will be provided at extra cost during the service. 

Date: Saturday, December 21st
Location: The Chapel of St. Francis at Camp McDowell
Time: Doors open at 2:30 p.m.; Program begins at 3:00 pm


Spend the night in one of our Parsley Commons Lodges at a discounted rate of $65 per room! Enjoy a hot breakfast on Sunday in Doug Carpenter Hall before heading back to St. Francis for a special 9 a.m. Sunday Service from Camp McDowell's Executive Director, the Rev. Corey Jones. 

Once a reservation is made we can not make any changes. To make edits, the reservation will need to be canceled, refunded, and a new reservation made. Standard processing fees apply at registration. 

We hope you, your family, and friends will join us for this unique and beautiful celebration this Advent season!