CHRISTMAS EVE 
AT FEDERATED

 

Federated Church offers four festive and inspirational candlelighting worship services

on Christmas Eve.  Each service has a different ambiance and music.

 

The earlier services fill up so plan to arrive early for seating.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE TIMES

4:00

6:00

8:30 

11:00

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Time to first Christmas Eve service.

SERVICE DETAILS

 

 

4:00 pm—Candlelighting Lessons & Carols Family Service 

Hear the story of Jesus’ birth through the familiar words of scripture and the sounds of favorite carols.

Childcare available downstairs in Room 20 for Nursery and Preschool aged children

Led by Rev. Mark Simone

Children’s Choir sings 

 

6:00 pm—Candlelighting Service

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaches

RISE to Shine Band performs

Childcare available downstairs in Room 20 for Nursery and Preschool aged children

(Pre-service music begins 30 minutes prior to service)

 

8:30 pm—Candlelighting Service

Rev. Hamilton Throckmorton preaches

Choir sings

(Pre-service music begins 30 minutes prior to service)

 

11:00 pm—Candlelighting Service

Intimate Chapel service

Rev. Mark Simone preaches

Music by soloists

(Pre-service music begins 20 minutes prior to service)

CHRISTMAS EVE OFFERING

 

The Mission and Service Commission recently received 17 applications from a wide variety of health and human services and social service agencies for our Christmas Eve offering. After a period of discernment the commission chose to support St. Paul’s Community Church for the 2019 Christmas Eve offering.

 

Federated Church has had a “sister church” relationship with St. Paul’s Church for over 55 years. St. Paul’s Church has survived and thrived through many challenges throughout its history. Although St. Paul’s had some major renovations completed in the past five years, the church building is still in need of several repairs. Our Christmas Eve offering this year will help St. Paul’s Church continue their redemptive ministries with many of God’s children in crisis by making urgently needed improvements to their building. 60 years of daily use takes a toll. Ultimately, if repairs and renovations are not made, the continued building degradation will result in a space that can no longer provide a safe, healthy environment. Without this building, nearly all of St. Paul’s health, human and social programs and services they offer will be eliminated.

 

The Mission and Service Commission enthusiastically supports this project. Please prayerfully consider joining the commission with your generous financial support of the Christmas Eve offering this year. All non-pledge donations at any of the four Christmas Eve services will be presented to St. Paul’s. If you have questions, please contact members of the Mission and Service Commission (listed on p.4).

 

One of the highlights of the Christmas season at Federated Church is our Christmas Eve offering. We ask you to join the effort to redeem lives through the ministry of St. Paul’s Community Church.