Christmas and Advent Services

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  1. tenor

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    Other than the "regular" Sunday morning service, what "special" (I don't like this word used here - all worship is special) Christmas and Advent services will you be doing?

    We will have:
    Children's Choir musical/program

    Adult Choir choral presentation - collection of anthems with narration of the Christmas story ending with "passing the light of Christ"

    A service with a One-Act play entitled "Nativity on the Square" Being the centerpiece (Carol singing, of course)

    A tradiotional children's nativity play by our church's daycare center children

    Christmas Eve communion service

    PLease don't turn this into a "should we celebrate Christmas at all" debate. Feel free, though, to say "We don't celebrate Christmas."

    Thanks,
    Tim
     
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    We'll do a Christmas Eve service (well, services) that have a communion element but nothing more outside of that.

    We don't do Christmas pagents or anything like that, they are fine by me just not for our church. :)
     
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    Children's play, Advent, Christmas Carolling...
     
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    We do the four Sunday nights of Advent: children's choirs, instrumental ensembles, vocal soloists and ensembles (from adult choir), and a Hanging of the Green service which includes the congregational singing carols. We have a Christmas Eve service based on the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. And, there is a program at Christmas dinner on the last Wednesday that we have activities, usually a couple of weeks before Christmas. For the Sunday morning services, we light an Advent Wreath, and the choir processes with banners. With a couple of exceptions, it is the only time we process.

    Tim Reynolds
     
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    T'd love to do Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, but mu pastor prefers a come and go commuion service.

    I really miss singing together on Christmas Eve. I also have a cou0ple of reservations for celebrating the Lord's Supper on CHristmas Eve. The main one being, Christmas Eve services are the most attended by non-churched people (yes it is because of the warm fuzzy and being home with family, that's another discussion) attend church. They come and we do something in which they cannot participate. This is agreat time to presnet the Christmas story and link it with Calvary and the resurrection. Just my 2 cents worth
     
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    Since the word "Christmas" ain't in the King James Bible, we don't celebrate it!
    And we sure don't celebrate it after we all O.D.'ed on "A Rood Awakening" where he told us that we're celebrating a Pagan holiday. Sure, most of the modern corruptions/translations might say "Christmas", but the.... :laugh:

    Just kidding!!! It's Friday! I gotta' let off some steam. Here's my real answer:

    Always a children's singing program. Nothing on Christmas Eve, though. If Christmas falls on a Sunday morning, we still have services and to my surprise, we're PACKED!
     
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    We just contiue to worship the Lord each Lord's Day.
     
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    I have been in churches that have had

    Children's musicals/dramas

    Adult musicals and dramas

    Traditional Advent readings

    Extremely non traditional Advent Readings

    Christmas eve services

    Christmas day services

    Et Al, al the more.
     
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    We hold a Christmas program which is speaches from the little ones and a play done by the older kids. I love watching the littles ones say their speeches from memory (or imagination).
     
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    Man, the BB is like department stores now...immediately after Labor Day it's time for Christmas :laugh:

    PLEASE...can we at least wait until AFTER Thanksgiving to discuss Christmas?
     
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    Is Valentine's day for Christians?:laugh: :wavey:

    There are you happy?

    Seriously, no one answer this question until after Christmas....
    I am just giving webdog a hard time!
     
  12. tenor

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    As a minister of music, I begin thinking of Christmas about May or June and begin "living" Christmas about August. Also, we publish all of Christmas and Advent services in a devotional guide so I need all service ready by early October.
     
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    Tell the women that. They are already planning their Christmas swap meet.
     
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    We do a children's musical; adult musical; youth musical; and a Christmas Eve communion service.

    My favorite Christmas service? We did a youth musical years ago...a drama set in 16th-century England. We brought in a drama coach for accents, even. The drama was written by one of our own, and most of the music were arranged in-house. Most fun we've had in a while. We had to do it 2 nights to get everyone in.
     

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