Christmas Eve at National Presbyterian Church
Monday, December 24
5:00 p.m. // Family Nativity Service
Kids, teens, and adults bring the Bible’s nativity story to life in this music-filled narrated reenactment. Families of all ages are invited! Childcare is also available for infants through age 4.
8:00 p.m. // Candlelight and Communion Worship
Carols will be sung and Communion will be served as we celebrate the birth of our Lord.
10:00 p.m. // Candlelight Worship
This beautiful evening candlelight service reverently ushers in Jesus’ birth.
Events this Advent
Advent Family Night
Sunday, December 2, 4:30–6 p.m., Chapel and Stone Hall
Families are invited for an evening of family worship, Christmas crafts, and pizza dinner! We will begin with worship in the Chapel and then move to Stone Hall for dinner and crafts. $5/person or $25/family max. RSVP to reserve your Advent wreath craft. Help set up, or lead a craft for families! Contact Cate McCrory to volunteer.
Advent Vespers Service
Wednesday, December 5, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Our Advent Vespers service helps us prepare for the season. We’ll sing Advent and Christmas carols, receive Communion, be inspired by our choir, and follow the themes of “Jesus, Son of David” from the Old Testament into the New Testament. Please consider making this service a part of your spiritual preparation for Christmas as the busyness of the season picks up steam.
Handel’s “Messiah” Concert
Sunday, December 9, 5:00 p.m.
Make plans to bring your family and friends to NPC Festival Choir, Soloists & Orchestra’s performance of Handel’s beloved masterpiece. No tickets are required; an offering will be received. Childcare (age 4 and under) available with RSVP to: Childcare@NationalPres.org.
Mission Gifts for Christmas
Sundays, December 9 & 16, Stone Hall
The seasonal emphasis on gratitude reminds us that God has given us gifts in abundance. Mission Gifts for Christmas provides an opportunity to give to organizations serving those in need in honor of a friend, family member, teacher, or coworker. Visit the market or shop online!
Sunday, December 16
Special music in the 9 & 11 a.m. Sanctuary services, and a candlelight creche in the Jones Hall 11 a.m. service.
Sunday, December 23
ONE service at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary with the Christmas story told for the young and the young at heart.
Sunday, December 30
ONE service at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary.