Advent & Christmas

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, First Church has precautionary measures in place for everyone who visits our building in person.

Christmas Eve Services
Friday, December 24

Celebrate Worship, 5pm
Ideally suited for families with young children who are looking to celebrate in ways that appeal both to those who are young in age and young at heart Worship will be led by our ministers and jazz pianist, Dave Aberth, together with our Celebrate musicians. Join us in person or visit www.bit.ly/First-Church-YouTube to join worship virtually or view at a later time.

Service of Lessons and Carols, 8pm
This traditional service of the birth narrative will hail Christ’s arrival accompanied by majestic music to lift our spirits as we listen and sing carols. The service will be led by our ministers and our Organist and Choir Director, Julie Lehman. Worship will conclude with Silent Night by candle light. Join us in person or visit www.bit.ly/First-Church-YouTube to join worship virtually or view at a later time.

Carols, Candles, and Communion, 11pm
This late night service offers a more reflective opportunity for worship with communion, candle lighting, and carols accompanied by contemplative music from Julie Lehman and the sounds of O Holy Night. An ideal service for anyone who is looking to round out a busy festive season or who tries to avoid holiday hype. Join us in person or visit www.bit.ly/First-Church-YouTube to join worship virtually or view at a later time.

Carol Sing Sunday
Sunday, December 26, 2021, 9am breakfast, 11am worship

Wear your ugly sweaters or pajamas! This Sunday we’ll be holding only one worship service at 11am — a relaxed and informal opportunity to gather and sing carols together. Instead of our first Celebrate service at 9am, we’ll be hosting a community breakfast in Fellowship Hall starting at 9am with food service between 9:30 and 10:30am. The service will stream live to our YouTube channel and be available there for later viewing.

Epiphany & Communion Sunday
Sunday, January 2

Welcome in the New Year with the revelation of the power and purpose of the Christ-child who we remember was revealed to the world on Epiphany Sunday. Visit www.bit.ly/First-Church-YouTube to join worship.