Christmas Eve

We are grateful to be together in person this Christmas Eve! Even if you aren't able to join us in person, we invite you to join us in spirit via the Live Stream at 7 pm, Thursday, December 24 for our traditional candlelight Christmas Eve service. While we continue to work toward the new normal, we look forward to "being" with you for this most beloved service celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ with peace, prayer, candlelight, and "Silent Night".

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Register for Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve Registration

REGISTRATION GOES LIVE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 5

To avoid overcrowding and keep socially distanced, we ask that you pre-register for our Christmas Eve services.

WAYS TO REGISTER:

  • Fill out the form below online.
  • Call the church office at 585-271-1050
  • Fill out a form at the Welcome Desk
     

Christmas Eve Tips from Claus Congregant

Take a quick look at this Christmas Eve video to watch some tips from Claus Congregant, Joe Congregant's cousin. We are beyond happy to be in-person again for Christmas Eve and can't wait to see you! Merry Christmas!

Christmas Worship and Events

Christmas Eve Services

Friday, December 24, In-Person and Livestream

Our goal is to have as many people safely worship on Christmas Eve as possible. To that end, we plan to hold the services listed below on Christmas Eve 2021. With the exception of the pageant, the services will all be very similar (word, candlelight, carols, etc.). For more information on the registration process and decision, click here.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: 

  • 12 pm — Traditional service with carols and candlelight 
  • 3 pm — Christmas Pageant (Livestream ONLY, except for participants' families) 
  • 5 pm — Traditional service with carols and candlelight
  • 7 pm — Traditional service with carols and candlelight
  • 11 pm — Traditional service with carols and candlelight

NOTE: The 3 pm, 5 pm, and 7 pm services will also be LIVESTREAMED. Click here to join the live stream.

Christmas Pageant

Calling All Shepherds and Angels!

We are so excited to say that we will have a Children's Christmas pageant this year on December 24, at 3 pm, livestream only (except for participant's families). Children 4 years old through 5th grade are invited to participate. Costumes with coordinating masks will be provided. Your child must be able to attend the following 4 rehearsals:

  • Sunday, December 5, 11 am–12 pm
  • Sunday, December 12, 11 am–12 pm
  • Sunday, December 19, 11 am–12 pm
  • DATE CHANGE: Thursday, December 23, 5:30–7 pm, Tech Rehearsal in Sanctuary
  • Friday, December 24, 2:30 drop off, 1040 2nd floor, Education Wing

If your child would like to be a part of this fun production click here to complete a registration form by December 1. For questions or more information, contact Paula Dugan at pdugan@asburyfirst.org

Christmas Day Service

Saturday, December 25, 10:15 am, St. Paul's Episcopal Church

A joint service with the Holy Eucharist and carols at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (25 Westminster Road, Rochester, NY).

Visit www.stpaulsec.org for more information.

Joy of Christmas Giving

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If you have any questions about the events or services for the Advent season and for Christmas Eve, please call the church office at 585-271-1050 or email info@asburyfirst.org. Let there be light!