This Christmas Eve we will have two services. At 7pm we will celebrate a Love Feast in the fellowship hall and at 11pm we’ll have our traditional Candlelight and Communion service in the sanctuary. Both services welcome people of all ages!
The Love Feast has its most recent roots in the Moravian and Wesleyan traditions, but its deeper roots reach all the way back to the many examples of table fellowship we find in the New Testament. A Love Feast is not The Lord’s Supper– it is a simple communal meal, usually consisting of sweet bread and coffee, shared together in worship with singing and prayer.
Our Love Feast will be casual worship in a circle in the fellowship hall. We’ll sing carols, share sweet rolls and hot chocolate, and tell the story of Christmas, then we’ll light candles together before going back out into the world. This is worship rooted in intimate community, designed for us to be able to see and hear the people with whom we’re worshiping, all while sharing a simple meal together.
The Candlelight and Communion service is a more traditional time of worship with organ music and candelabras. We’ll have homily from the pulpit and celebrate the Lord’s Supper before lighting candles and singing Silent Night.
Whether it’s at 7pm or 11pm, we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord with you on Christmas Eve at FPC!