Christmas Eve Service at 5pm
Online and In Person
Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn
The Wonder of Christmas
The story of Christ’s birth is filled with wonder and mystery. Join us for our special, candlelight Christmas Eve service celebrating the wonder of Christmas. Rumor has it, that Santa might even visit to say hi to Chalice children! This is Rev. Nica’s last service with us before her sabbatical. Join us at 5 pm for this annual classic, with fantastic music, as well as cookies and eggnog after the service.
Prelude – Anthony Concepcion
Carol Medley – Chalice Choir and Congregation
Deck the Halls
Do You Hear What I Hear
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Welcome – Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn & Ayanna Gaines
Opening Hymn – #253 – O Come, All Ye Faithful
Invitation to Worship – Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn
Chalice Lighting – Ayanna Gaines & The Petras Family
Hymn – #237 The First Nowell
Time for All Ages – Sam Dickerson: “The Spirit of Christmas” by Nancy Tillman
12 Days of Christmas – Congregational singalong
Reading – The Work of Christmas by Howard Thurman – Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn
Offering Words – Ayanna Gaines (This week’s offering will benefit the Ministerial Discretionary Fund)
Offering Music – We Need a Little Christmas by Jerry Herman, arranged by Mac Huff – sung by the Chalice Choir
Reading – Luke 2:4-16 – Anne Portereiko
Christmas Prayer – Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn
Meditation Music – Shalom by Dan Forrest; Xander Petras, violin – Anthony/Choir
Homily – The Wonder of Christmas – Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn
Hymn – #245 – Joy to the World
Bringing the Light – Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn
Candlelit Congregational Procession – singing Silent Night – led by Ayanna Gaines and Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn
Outside the Sanctuary after service children of all ages will get to meet Santa!
Please Note: This is the last in person service of 2022.
Christmas Day Service will be an on demand service only. Available after 4am on Christmas Day using the following link:
January 1st will be online only via zoom.
In person services will resume on January 8th at 10 am.