Celebrate at One of 5 Christmas Eve Services
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church and Christians around the world celebrate Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24. Welcome the Christ Child, Jesus: Emmanuel (or Immanuel) or God with Us at one of 5 Christmas Eve services!
One Modern Service at 6 pm (Plus One on December 23)
At 6 pm, the Ignite team offers a modern Christmas Eve Candlelight service in the chapel. Ignite had an identical Christmas Eve service on Sunday, December 23, at 6 pm in the chapel. Worship is led by a worship team and band and features contemporary Christmas carols.
For more information about Ignite, email Pastor Christoper Wurpts.
Afternoon Service at 3 pm
At 3 pm in the sanctuary, we offer a Family Service, which includes a Blessing of the Babies. Bring your nativity set’s baby Jesus for a special blessing. We’ll also bless your own babies if you so desire. Music includes soloists, carols, and piano pieces by Dr. Andria Fennig and Dr. Ashley Strawser, the Dueling Divas, who have produced Noel, a Christmas CD of well-loved and recognized Christmas songs, arranged for piano/four hands. Listen to selections and buy online at CDBaby. This is a perfect service for those with evening plans, those who don’t like to drive at night, those with small children, or anyone who wants to start their festivities with a worship celebration.
Three Traditional Candlelight Services in the Sanctuary
Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve services are at 5, 7 and 9 pm. All are in the sanctuary.
At the 5 and 7 pm services, children’s, youth and adult vocal and handbell choirs perform, accompanied by strings, organ, piano, and other instruments. The children sing at 5 pm and the youth sing and ring (handbells) at 7 pm.
The 9 pm service features soloists and Christmas carols, as well as communion and candlelight. Childcare is available at all services except 9 pm.
Join us as we welcome the Christ child, Jesus, the hope of the world.
Please note: The church office will be closed Christmas Day through New Year’s Day, January 1, 2019. We will have worship at 9:30 and 11 am Sunday, December 30, 2018.