Christmastime at Bethany

Advent & Christmas Eve at Bethany

The Advent season invites us to prepare for the Christmas celebration. It is a beautiful time at Bethany! The light grows brighter throughout the season reminding us that we are a people of hope. Our Advent series, Jesus: Prince of Peace, begins December 3rd and culminates as we celebrate his birth on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve services are as follows:

11 am Family. This is our family service and will be led by our children. They are hard at work even now rehearsing a special Christmas pageant, learning to play a Christmas carol or two on the handbells, and practicing scripture readings and prayers. We will sing Christmas carols together and have a child-friendly candle-lighting.

4 PM Traditional. This service is known for a variety of music offerings. It will not only feature the Chancel Choir, but also includes handbell selections, special vocalists, violin, cello, and organ. We will also celebrate with our traditional “O Holy Night”, an uplifting rendition of “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and candlelighting to “Silent Night”.

7 pm Contemporary. This service features our Praise Band and a more contemporary style to the service overall with a higher energy. Christmas Eve usually has more traditional elements in general with the Lighting of the Christ candle and the Christmas blessing and those will be included in this service as well as the closing with Silent night and candle lighting.

11pm Traditional. This is a traditional service with scripture, carols, music, communion, and candle lighting.

Please join us, in person or online!