Christmas Eve services close to home

Christmas Eve always feels like the most sacred part of the season. Maybe it’s because everything goes quiet that evening, as we anticipate Christmas morning. Or in my case, it could be because Christmas Eve services are a family tradition.

If you’re looking for one in our neighborhood, they’re pretty easy to find. Kessler Park United Methodist, for example, is hosting a youth living nativity from 4-6 p.m., a children’s service at 5 p.m., a traditional candlelight service at 7 p.m., and a candlelight communion service at 11 p.m. (I always love the 11 p.m. services of midnight Mass — you can go to bed and dream of Christmas carols.)

Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff is having a 7 p.m. service with music, and gingerbread and wassail communion. (That sounds so much tastier than stale bread and sour wine, not to knock the holy elements.)

To attend a service in one of our neighborhood’s oldest sanctuaries, head to Cliff Temple Baptist at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

This is just a quick overview; I’m sure I’m missing many others. Please add your church’s Christmas Eve activities in the comments.


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