West End United Methodist Church

Family Christmas Eve Service

People of all ages are invited to participate in our Family Christmas Eve Worship Service on December 24 at 4 p.m. This service will be a special celebration of the coming of Christ where our children will be leading all of us in worship. Older elementary children will read the scripture and tell the Christmas story with any children who want to dress in costume to provide a visual image of the scripture.  Children can choose to be a shepherd, a Wise One, one of the animals, or an angel.

Children, who wish to dress in costumes, should come to the 4th floor theater between 3:15 and 3:45 PM to choose their costume. Costumes will be laid out on tables or hanging on clothing racks by category.  Children will sit with their families until it is time to come forward to the chancel area for the Proclamation of the Word.  All children in costume or not will be invited to come forward.

After the story and a brief children’s sermon, children will return to their seats for the rest of the service.  Families are encouraged to stay in the sanctuary (kids in costume and all) for Holy Communion.  Following the service, costumes should be returned to the 4th floor theater.