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Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
December 24, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online: 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a simple, traditional multigenerational Christmas Eve service of song, candlelight, and stories in our First Church Sanctuary.
Online at 5:00 p.m.
Livestreamed from the sanctuary.
To enjoy the service:
- Set up your candle to light during “Silent Night.”
- Here is the livestream link.
- Here is the Order of Service.
- The recording will also be available at any time after 5:00 at this same link on our YouTube channel.
Christmas Kits: To help you bring the sanctuary into your candlelit home, you may request from the church office a Christmas kit containing candles to hold and orders of service. If you are not able to come to the door of the church to pick up your Christmas kit and would like a Christmas kit delivered to your home by our Pastoral Care Provider “elves,” please contact PCP Coordinator Jane Dorweiler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-839-3053 by Sunday, December 19.
In-Person in the Sanctuary: 3:30, 5:00 & 6:30 p.m.
Services are full. Please join the online service at 5:00 (see link above).
Limited reserved seating only: To be COVID-safe, we are limiting each service to 100 people by reservation only.
Reservations are now full. The waiting list is now closed.
Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours is required and will be checked at the door.
Other COVID Safety: Masking and distancing 6 feet between households is required. There will not be a reception, although you can greet your friends in the Leenhouts Common Room after each service.
Timing: Doors will open 30 minutes prior to service start time. Please come early so we can easily check everyone in. We will hold your reservation for 5 minutes after start time.
Parking: Lincoln School for the Arts, one block west of the church.
Families: The whole family is welcome in all services. Childcare will not be available. Children ages 5 and under are welcome although not vaccinated.
Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister
Rev. Dena McPhetres, Associate Minister
Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education
Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director
Christmas Eve Offering Recipients:
We give away our entire Christmas Eve offering every year. This year, you can support one or both of these worthy organizations: Interchange Food Pantry our neighborhood food pantry and Repairers of the Breach refuge and resource center for homeless adults.
If you are joining us online, use this secure giving link and we’ll forward your contribution to the organizations.
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is a progressive church for spiritual community, social justice, and intellectual freedom. Visitors to First Church are always welcome!