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Christmas Eve Services
December 24, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Monday, December 24, 2018
First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth
800 W. 5th Street | Fort Worth, TX 76102
Holy Communion served at all services
Noon Candlelight Service
Noon – 1:00 pm | Sanctuary | Rev. Lance Marshall
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
4:15 – 4:45 pm | Christmas music
6:15 – 6:45 & 8:15 – 8:45 pm | Cellist Dace Sultanov
10:15 – 10:45 pm | Christmas music | Wesley Hall
Arrive early before our evening 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 doors to open, 20 minutes prior to each service. Take pictures with family and friends with our special Silent Night photo backdrop to share on social media! #FUMCFWChristmas
3:00 – 10:30 pm | 5th Street
Complimentary Valet Parking Assistance will be available from 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 the 3:30, 5:00, 7:00, and 9:00 pm services. The Sanctuary doors will open 20 minutes prior to each service.