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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 24, 2020 | 5:00 pm
Join us online for a simple, traditional multigenerational Christmas Eve service of carols, candlelight, and stories, told and sung from our First Church sanctuary. Instead of gathering in the sanctuary by candlelight, we will bring the sanctuary into your candlelit homes. Our voices will sing out and lights will flicker all across the city.
This year, Christmas Eve will be different, and we invite you to prepare for it by picking up a Christmas Kit from church on three dates, setting up your space at home for beauty by candlelight during the service. If you did not pick up a Christmas kit, consider having a candle nearby to light during the singing of “Silent Night.”
To enjoy the service:
- Your candle to light.
- Here is an order of service. Clickable link to the livestream is on the first page.
- We will also share lyrics to carols on the screen.
- The livestream link: Bit.ly/XmasEveService
- If you can’t join us at 5:00 p.m., the recording will be available at any time at this same link on our YouTube channel.
Virtual Holiday Reception following the service, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Hosted by the Membership Team.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86140510480, Meeting ID: 861 4051 0480
Or Dial: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago), Meeting ID: 861 4051 0480
Christmas Eve Offering Recipients: We give away our entire Christmas Eve offering every year. This year, use this link to give to one or both of these worthy organizations: Interchange Food Pantry our neighborhood food pantry and The Cathedral Center shelter for women and families.
The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom
The Rev. Dena McPhetres
The Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education
Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director and the Holiday Choir
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is a progressive church for spiritual community, social justice, and intellectual freedom. Visitors to First Church are always welcome!