Christmas Eve Services

Nowhere are church and home, heaven and earth so wedded together as on Christmas Eve.

We look forward to greeting you and worshiping with you on this most Holy Night.

Christmas Eve Services: December 24

German Language Service
3:00 p.m.
In the Sanctuary and Online

Auch dieses Jahr wollen wir gemeinsam das Licht feiern, das mit der Geburt Jesu in die Welt kam. Dazu laden wir Sie herzlich zu einem festlichen Gottesdienst unter der Leitung von Oberkirchenrat Frank Kopania ein. Wir freuen uns auf Sie!

Again this year we would like to celebrate together the light that Jesus’ birth brought into the world. The German Ministry Miami would like to invite you to this Christmas Eve church service led by the Reverend Frank Kopania. We look forward to welcoming you!

Family Service
5:00 p.m.
In the Sanctuary and Online

Presents are under the tree. Christmas treats are plentiful. Sparking lights are everywhere, and the kids can barely contain their excitement. Join us for this special family service, where our children can move, jump, be joyful and celebrate. No sitting still here and no stern “hush” required. This inspiring and joyous program concludes with the church aglow as every child and adult breaks open their shiny glow stick to light the evening darkness. The youth handbell choir will also ring in the holy announcement that Jesus is born.

Just pure Christmas spirit as we celebrate the good news that Jesus is born again in our hearts. Following the service, everyone is invited to the courtyard for a live nativity scene with a petting zoo and lots of Christmas cookies.

Outdoor Candlelight Service
8:00 p.m.
Outside, in Front of the Sanctuary

Come and experience the night sky as we sit between the beauty of a festively-lighted Biltmore Hotel and the grandeur of the church and its glowing tower. This informal, outdoor service will have the joyous music of a brass quintet, the telling of the nativity story, lots of familiar Christmas carols, and the traditional ending of each person holding a lighted candle raised high as we sing together “Silent Night.”

Candlelight Service
11:00 p.m.
In the Sanctuary and Online

Our Christmas Eve worship has become a tradition, not only for our own church family, but for many in our community. Be with us as the glow of luminaries around the church lights the way to a glorious celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ in our beautifully decorated, historic sanctuary. Experience spirit-filled worship, the singing of festive carols, moving choral and instrumental music, the telling of the nativity story through scripture and poetry, and, of course, the traditional lighting of candles during the singing of “Silent Night.”

Luminaries outside our Sanctuary