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Christmas at First

Christmas at First

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

Friday, December 24
Celebrate the birth of our Savior with family and friends at one of our four services in person or online! No pre-registration for in-person seating; please come early as we will be seating on a first-come-first-serve basis.

2:30 PM: Communion Service
5:00 PM: Family Service
7:30 & 10:00 PM: Candlelight Services

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2:30 pm Communion Service

  • Communion will be distributed by each person coming forward via the center aisle to receive the elements. You will then return to your pew via the side aisles. Once seated, you will be directed by the pastor(s) to take the elements when everyone has received them.
  • At the conclusion of the service, ushers will dismiss each row individually. We ask that you exit via the Sanctuary doors on to Alamo Street, returning to your car via the sidewalks on either side of the church. If you need additional assistance, an usher will be happy to escort you through the facility utilizing the elevators.

5:00 pm Family Service

  • Children will receive a Christmas light when they enter the Sanctuary or Westminster Hall for the  service. We ask that you keep the flashlights turned off until instructed by the pastor to turn them on at the end of the service. You are invited to take those lights home at the end of the service.
  • Please note: unlike previous years, the children will not be invited to come forward for the children’s sermon but rather remain in their seats with their families for the entirety of the service.

7:30 & 10:00 pm Candlelight Services

  • This service will conclude with a candlelight recessional on to Alamo Street for the benediction. Ushers will dismiss each row beginning with the back of the Sanctuary or Westminster Hall. Please take all your belongings with you. When you are leaving, please maintain a safe distance with other attendees, including the time you are standing outside for the benediction.