Christmas Eve WorshipBack to Events List
- December 24, 2017
- 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Location: Sanctuary & Grand Hall
Join us for one of our four services as we celebrate the birth of Jesus! Please note there will be no morning Sunday School classes on Christmas Eve.
3pm | Children & Family Service
5pm | Contemporary Service
7pm | Traditional Service led by Sanctuary Singers
9pm | Traditional Service led by Chancel Choir
Please note there is no 11pm service this year.
Each year, the Christmas Eve offering has been designated for one of our mission partners. This year, recognizing the great need that still exists in our city following Hurricane Harvey, the offerings taken during the Christmas Eve services will bless two of our partners doing great work after Hurricane Harvey – Attack Poverty and Agape Property Repair Team.
The Agape Property Repair Team (a ministry of Agape Development) trains, employs, and disciples ex-offenders from our community. These brothers in Christ are growing in their faith and providing for their families. For as long as funding is available, the Agape Property Repair Team will redirect their efforts to assist with Harvey relief, recovery, and development. Attack Poverty is a global organization that serves locally, adopting pockets of poverty and launching what they call 'Friends Initiatives'. These initiatives are long-term commitments that require mutual relationships and collaborative efforts with local organizations, churches, residents, and stakeholders committed to community transformation. Attack Poverty’s Friends of Northside initiative was launched prior to Harvey where their vision is to build relationships and tangibly respond to the needs of the Northside community. As a part of this effort, Friends of Northside is organizing a monthly rotation of opportunities including a once-a-month "needs assessment" and prayer walk the first Saturday of the month, as well as a once-a-month revitalization project on the third Saturday of the month. Showing the love of Christ in the Northside community will require consistency, patience, and people with many different skills and gifts.
As we celebrate and reflect on the birth of Jesus and enjoy our many blessings, may we not forget all those who are still rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey. For more information, see their websites: http://www.attackpoverty.org and Agape Development . Please consider a generous gift to the Christmas Eve offerings and bless the vital work of these ministries. All loose plate offerings and designated checks will be directed to this special offering. Checks should be made out to FPC with a notation of “Christmas Eve”.