Christmas Eve at United Church

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4:00 – 4:45 pm  Outdoor Living Nativity
(in front of the church)
Costumed people and live animals portray the night of Jesus’ birth in a stable.

10881658_415471825269268_5706667261232754415_n5:00 pm Children’s Participatory Pageant 

(sanctuary–music starts at 4:45 pm)

A Brand New Original Nativity   Rev. Dr. Linda D. Even
There are no rehearsals and every child who comes to worship can choose the part they will play—cow, angel, sheep, shepherd, king or queen—and join in the tableau.  Invite friends and families with young children to attend this delightful high energy service.  Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus (and this year, his cousin John and Elizabeth) will be eagerly waiting to see who comes, as we sing familiar carols and create a Brand New Original Nativity.

Traditional Christmas Carols  Euphonium Ensemble; Dr. James T. Spencer, Director
Angels from the Realms of Glory”
“Ding! Dong! Merrily on High!”   Euphonium Ensemble
“Joseph’s Song”   by Michael Card    Sung and played by John Price
“O Little Town of Bethlehem”
“Away in a Manger”
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
“Angels We Have Heard on High”
“We Three Kings”
“Go Tell It on the Mountain”
“Joy to the World”
Christmas Fantasy”   Euphonium Ensemble

choir by candlelight9:00 pm  Traditional Candlelight Service with the UCF Choir
(sanctuary–music starts at 8:45 pm)

Christmas Reflection   “Son Flare”   Rev. Dr. Linda D. Even

“Christmas Fantasy”  The Spencer Family Players
“I Saw a Maiden”   UCF Choir; Jared Shepard, Director
“Carols Around (and A Round)”   UCF Choir
“O Come, All Ye Faithful”
“The First Noel, the Angel Did Say”
“Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”    J. S. Bach   UCF Choir
“Away in a Manger”
“What Child is This (Greensleeves)”
“O Holy Night”   UCF Choir
“Silent Night, Holy Night”
“Joy to the World”
In Dulci Jubilo”    J. S. Bach