Christmas Eve Services
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Fourth in the series First Light | Luke 2:1-20
Holy Communion served at all services
Midday Candlelight Service
11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
Offering the same special First Church Christmas Eve worship traditions as our 7:00, 9:00, and 11:00 pm evening services, including communion, candlelight, and special music, this midday service provides an earlier alternative to our evening services.
Family Candlelight Services
3:30 & 5:00 pm | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster & Mister Mark Burrows
Come join us for an evening filled with all our cherished traditions — candlelight, Christmas carols, Communion, and the wondrous story of Jesus’ birth. We’ll also have our kid-favorite Christmas Eve puppet show.
Traditional Candlelight Services
7:00, 9:00 & 11:00 pm | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster
The traditions of Christmas and the beauty of this night are enhanced by uplifting music and proclamation of the Word, celebrating Holy Communion, singing carols, and lighting candles. The Sanctuary doors will open 20 minutes prior to each service, and special music will be performed by First Church Brass and our own Peggy Graff on organ.
Christmas Eve Connections
10:15 – 11:00 am
2:45 – 3:15 pm & 4:15 – 4:45 pm
6:15 – 6:45 & 8:15 – 8:45 pm | Cellist Dace Sultanov
10:15 – 10:45 pm
Arrive early before the Christmas Eve services to get a good parking place, visit with your friends, and beat the rush! Join us in Wesley Hall for refreshments and beautiful music while waiting for the Sanctuary to open. The doors will open 20 minutes prior to each service.
Complimentary Valet Parking Assistance will be available from 10:30 – 11:00 am and 3:00 – 10:30 pm for anyone with mobility issues. Just turn into the Justin Building lot from 7th Street, and then come straight through to 5th Street where you’ll find the Valet Parking stand. You can drop your car off and take the ramp straight into the Sanctuary for all services. The doors will open 20 minutes prior to each service.