You’re invited to worship with us this Christmas Eve! We will offer 3 worship opportunities that evening:
4:00 pm Family Service
A worship experience intended especially for children and their families, giving us the opportunity to watch the nativity story unfold before our very eyes. The Junior and Children’s Choirs will help lead worship. (Service will also be available via livestream)
7:00 pm Candlelight Service
A traditional and festive time of worship, with music led by the Youth Choir. (Service will also be available via livestream)
9:00 pm Candlelight Service
A traditional and festive time of worship, with music led by the Chancel Choir. (With the exception of music, this service will be identical to the 7 pm service. This service will not be livestreamed.)
At all three services, we will maintain our COVID protocols – masks will be required, and we will refrain from physical contact during the passing of the peace. Our 7 pm and 9 pm services will include the lighting of individual candles, and we have a plan to safely extinguish those candles with small candle snuffers at the end of worship, allowing us to keep our masks on. (The 4 pm service will use LED candles.)
We will also receive our traditional Christmas Eve offering at these services. A portion of the offering will support:
- The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund, which gives scholarship awards to Chapel Hill high school students whose character and activities exemplify Dr. King’s legacy of community building. Awards are given by a university/community foundation.
- The Pastors’ Discretionary Fund, which provides assistance to individuals and families in crisis, usually in collaboration with other local helping agencies.