Christmas Eve 2016
Each of the three services on Christmas Eve will be unique:
At the 4:00 pm service, we’ll begin outside with a live nativity. We’ll welcome Farmer Mary from Winterpast Farm in Wake Forest who will be bringing a ram, some goats, and maybe even a sheep or two. BaBa the Ram is featured in the photo! Arrive about 3:30 so that you can interact with the animals. Children will be invited to wear a simple costume as we tell the story of the birth of Christ. Following the nativity story, we’ll follow Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus into the Sanctuary where we’ll sing more carols, celebrate Holy Communion, and conclude the service with candle lighting and the singing of “Silent Night.”
The 7:00pm contemporary worship service will be held in Kepley Hall. The Christmas Gospel will be shared through readings, familiar carols, and by more recent contributions to the repertoire of Christmas music led by the Crossing musicians. The service will include the celebration of Holy Communion and will conclude with candle lighting and the singing of “Silent Night.”
The 9:00pm traditional worship service will be held in the Sanctuary. The Christmas Gospel will include many of the most revered sacred hymns and carols celebrating our Savior’s birth. With music led from the organ, seasonal choral anthems will be offered by Voices of Praise Adult Choir. The service will include the celebration of Holy Communion and will conclude with candle lighting and the singing of “Silent Night.”
YOU, your family, your friends—
are invited to worship and experience the ageless Christmas message
at one of the worship services on December 24th .