Christmas Eve Service 2017

We invite everyone to join us on Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24) at 5pm or 7pm as we join to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. There will be no morning service at our Attride site on Sunday, December 24.

Whether you have celebrated Christmas all your life – or this is your very first Christmas celebration – we want you to feel welcome to join us. There is no need to dress up in fancy clothes – just wear what you are comfortable in.

The Nativity Story

The majority of the evening will revolve around a creative telling of the events of the first Christmas, when Jesus Christ was born to the virgin Mary and her husband Joseph.

The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger. (Luke 2:11-12)

For some, this may be the first time you have had the opportunity to hear this story, and our hope is that we can share the story with you in a creative and meaningful way. For other people this is a familiar story, and we hope that you leave the evening with a fresh insight into the events and meaning of the first Christmas.

What to Expect

The evening will include a creative telling of the Nativity Story. There will be time to enjoy the traditional carols of Christmas accompanied by a live band. A highlight for many people comes at the end of the evening when everyone in attendance lights a candle and the warm glow fills the room.

Although we do provide people with an opportunity to give financially towards a community project – there is no expectation or obligation that our guests contribute towards this project. This year the money collected will be split between three projects: International Relief Supplies, Sponsoring a Refugee Family, and Building Leaders 4 Peace – bringing peace camps to war torn countries.

The Christmas Eve Service will run just over one hour. Because our gathering is appropriate for all ages, we do not provide childcare or specific children’s programing during the service.