All are welcome to the First Parish candlelight services at 5 and 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24th.
At the 5:00 pm family service, come for carols and candlelight, Children’s Choir, and a new twist on the telling of the Christmas story. The children’s choir will sing music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The congregation will be invited to sing beloved traditional Christmas carols during the service. There will be two boy soprano soloists, a group of high school musicians from the church will sing a calypso carol, and there will be jazz Christmas music for the centering and postlude.
At 7:00 pm, Rev. Anne Mason will deliver a Christmas Homily and the Sanctuary Choir will sing Christmas carols by John Rutter. The congregation will be invited to sing beloved traditional Christmas carols during the candlelight service. Elizabeth Walsh, Julia Jaffe, and Jamie Willis will sing solos with accompaniment of harp, flute, horn, clarinet, and piano. Martha Moor will be the guest harpist, and we will end with our traditional singing of Silent Night while lighting our candles of hope.