First United Methodist Church of Austin invites you to worship with us on Christmas Eve. Five services provide flexibility for all ages and stages of life. Our 12:00 p.m. service is ideal for those who wish to celebrate early. Our 4:00 p.m. family service is a wonderful way for families with young children to worship together. The candlelight services at 6:00, 8:00, and 11:00 p.m. feature carols, Scripture, Holy Communion, and the candle lighting to celebrate Christ’s birth.
Christmas Eve Noon Service
12:00 p.m. Noon, Murchison Chapel
For those who are ready to celebrate the birth of Christ early in the day, this traditional service features carols, Scripture reading, and Holy Communion. This service is for those who wish to celebrate early and for those whose plans make it impossible to participate in our later services.
Christmas Eve Family Service
4:00 p.m.*, Sanctuary
For the young and young at heart, this 45-minute service is a wonderful way for families with young children to worship together and enjoy the holiness and excitement of the Christ child’s arrival. Experience the traditions of Christmas carols, the Nativity story, Holy Communion, and a candlelit Silent Night. Toward the end of the service, the children are invited to enjoy a special treat in Wesley Hall while parents experience time for quiet reflection.
Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion
6:00*, 8:00* & 11:00 p.m., Sanctuary
These traditional services will feature carols, Scripture, Holy Communion, and candle lighting to celebrate Christ’s birth.
*Childcare is provided during the 4:00 p.m. Family Service and 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Candlelight Services. Drop off in the Education Building Room 103 for infants and Room 104 for toddlers through Pre-K.