Christmas Eve services to include nativity puppet pageant

Christmas TreeThe Second Congregational Church of Greenwich invites the community to three diverse Christmas Eve worship services that together will offer features ranging from a nativity puppet pageant, to choral singing, to reflections to candle lighting.

“Christmas Eve in Greenwich is such a beautiful time,” said the Rev. Maxwell Grant, Senior Minister. “Our services provide three very different kinds of opportunities to celebrate the season.”

The first Christmas Eve event is the family service, taking place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

More than a dozen life-size puppets made by church members will enact the nativity story, accompanied by inspirational music performed by the church’s Youth Choir. Optional child care for infants and toddlers will be available.

Then from 8 to 9 p.m. the festival service will be held. The Chancel Choir, with brass accompaniment, will lead a service with carols, candle lighting and a brief pastoral reflection on “Keeping Christmas After All.” A choral prelude will begin at 7:45 p.m.

Finally, from 11:15 p.m. to midnight, a reflective service will take place. This quiet, meditative service in a darkened sanctuary will include Communion, candle lighting, carols and a brief sermon. It will close with the singing of Silent Night under the night sky.

For more information, contact Gloria LaDestro at 203-869-9311, ext. 120 or [email protected]

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