Advent and Christmas Eve 2017

Christmas Eve Worship Services

Sunday, December 24, 2017

10:30 a.m. Worship Service
All are welcome to our traditional morning worship service.

4:00 p.m. Family Worship
Families are invited to enter into the holiness of Jesus’ birth with carols, candlelight, and special music.

6:00 p.m. “Sounds of the Season”
Free concert featuring local and guest musicians.

7:30 p.m. Traditional Worship Service
A service of scripture, carols, and candlelight featuring Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon.

8:45 p.m. Open House Celebration
Everyone is invited to an Open House Celebration in Fellowship Hall with a light supper. Please bring a plate of cookies to share. Come, enjoy the evening and continue the mystery and wonder of that holy night. All are welcome.

11:00 p.m. Candlelight Service
Candlelight Service with scripture, carols, and communion.

 

What do the candles in our Advent wreath mean?

During each Sunday of the Advent season, we focus on one of the four virtues Jesus brings us: Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. The Christ candle is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day reminding Christians that Jesus is the light of the world. The wreath continually reminds us of whom we are called to be as followers of Jesus.

HOPE – December 3 First Sunday of Advent, Purple Candle
LOVE – December 10 Second Sunday of Advent, Purple Candle
JOY – December 17 Third Sunday of Advent, Pink Candle
PEACE – December 24 Fourth Sunday of Advent, Purple Candle
Celebrating the Coming of the Christ Child – December 24 Christmas Eve, White Candle in Center of Wreath