Advent & Christmas Eve at FirstChurch

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sunday, Dec. 3
Our children’s choirs (Carol, Cantate, Counterpoint, Orff & Steeple Ringers) and the Chancel Choir will provide music for our 11 a.m. Advent worship service. Sermon delivered by Rev. JoNell Lindh at 8:45 a.m. and Dr. Andy Stoker at 11 a.m.

FirstGifts Christmas Market will offer alternative Christmas gift options supporting 15 local and global missions from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Fiedler Atrium.

Sunday, Dec. 10
Variations Youth Choir, Carillon Ringers and the Chancel Choir will provide music for our 11:00 a.m. Advent worship service. Sermon delivered by Rev. Evan Jones at 8:45 a.m. and Rev. Ann Willet at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12
Christmas Service of Healing and Hope

For most folks the Christmas Season is an exciting and much anticipated time of the year. But for some of us it can bring feelings of sadness, or loneliness, or emptiness. The Christmas Service of Healing and Hope is designed to offer a peaceful time of quiet meditation with beautiful harp music, lighting of candles, prayer time, and words of understanding and hope. Christmas comes for everyone. Please join us at 6 p.m. in Crossroads Center. Led by Rev. JoNell Lindh. Childcare will be available.

Sunday, Dec. 17
All-Church Breakfast & Lessons and Carols

Sermon delivered by Rev. Holly Bandel at 8:45 a.m.

Food and fellowship in Fiedler Atrium from 9:30 – 11 a.m. We’re making breakfast! Come enjoy pancakes and other goodies made by members. There will also be a model train display, a play area for kids, FirstGifts mini-market and professional photos. Bring your family and friends!

No 2nd floor FirstKids Sunday school classes. 1st floor Nursery care provided.

The Chancel Choir and Alleluya Ringers will present A Service of Lessons and Carols during the 11 a.m. Advent worship service.

Sunday, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Services

11 a.m. – NEW TIME! Our traditional, family-oriented Christmas Eve service including Children at the Manger and candlelight. Streaming live on

7:30 p.m. – This joyful celebration of the coming of the Christ Child in Crossroads Center will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion and will conclude with the lighting of candles while singing Silent Night.  Dr. Andy Stoker will share the message “In His Presence”. This 45-minute service will feature music by Henry Haas, violinist and Carrie Chavarria, pianist.

9:30 p.m. – This Traditional Candlelight Service features music by the Christmas Eve Choir and concludes with the lighting of candles and the singing of Silent Night (also streaming live on and telecast in HD at 11:35 p.m. on WFAA-TV, Channel 8). Dr. Andy Stoker will share the message “All I Want for Christmas”.

Childcare will be available on Christmas Eve from 7:15 – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 31
One worship service at 10 a.m.

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