Christmas During COVID

The way we celebrate Christmas will be different from other years. We’ll be in our homes instead of at church, with only those we live with rather than additional family or friends – but Christmas Eve worship can still be meaningful and engaging for people of all ages.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the birth of Christ in these ways:

4:30 pm Christmas Eve Worship

Our most interactive service of the season, the “early” service will include tangible ways to participate in worship at home: moving the pieces of a nativity set, writing or drawing, lighting candles, and of course, singing carols. We’ll tell the story of creation, of God’s promised peaceful kingdom, and how this comes to be in the birth of Jesus. This is a great service for folks who prefer to spend the later part of the evening visiting with loved ones online or going to bed early – and particularly wonderful for children.

10:30 pm Christmas Eve Worship

Later on Christmas Eve, we will worship together with our favorite carols, by lighting candles and singing Silent Night, and hearing the age-old story of God’s love made manifest in a baby in Bethlehem. A wonderful service for night owls, singing favorite Christmas hymns, and connecting to the traditions of those who have gone before us.

9:45am Christmas Day Worship

Spend a moment on Christmas morning centering yourself with the light shining the darkness. We may spend Christmas day physically alone, but we are together in spirit, united in Christ. Connect with God and with God’s people, and enjoy your coffee at the same time.

To connect with any of these services, join us on Facebook Live or sign up for our newsletter to receive log-in information for Zoom.

Finally, if you’re looking for a little Christmas cheer, why not visit our Christmas tree? On the corner of Church St and Waite St, everyone is welcome to bring an ornament or two to make a festive decoration for our neighborhood – though we recommend hardy ornaments and those you’re okay parting with, in case the winter weather does them harm.

No matter where you are, who you’re spending Christmas with, we are one body in Christ, gathered in spirit. You are more than welcome here.

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