Worship and celebrate with us in this season of anticipation and joy: scroll down to learn about our traditional Advent and Christmas Eve services, music, and activities.
Christmas Eve Services – Traditional Service at 8:00 pm on Livestream. Click here to join.
Zoom Online Family Christmas Eve Service and Christmas Pageant at 4:00 pm
This year for the family service only we will be on Zoom! Watch church email for details. All are welcome to this child-oriented service with a lively reading of the text and joyful hymns.
Children and youth traditionally lead the worship during the telling of the Christmas Story in the Pageant. All children and youth are welcome to participate and wear costumes – angels, shepherds or other!
Livestream Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
Traditional Christmas service with section leaders and music.
Live Online Traditional Christmas Eve Service with Prelude Music:
8:00 pm Worship Service; Prelude Music Begins at 7:30
Traditional candlelight Service on line, live at 8:00pm and available on our BHPC website all evening afterwards. Favorite carols, special music, David preaching, and Silent Night sung by candlelight. Have a candle at home to light during the service. John 1: 14-18, David preaching, “The Word Became Flesh.” Click here for service on Christmas Eve.
Service followed by 9:00 pm Fellowship on Zoom. Join your church family by Zoom after worship to connect with friends: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81614022131
Sunday after Christmas, December 27 – one service at 10:30 am, no Adult Education.
Sunday Worship During Advent: Online Services at 10:30 am, click here for details
Advent is the season when we prepare our hearts for the arrival of God’s son at Christmas through prayer, worship, song, and scripture. During Sundays in Advent, families (of all different types) lead the congregation in reading an Advent text and lighting the Advent candle. During Advent, Pastor David Gray will preach a Sermon Series, click here for more details.
Special Services in Advent
Family Sunday Advent Worship
Join DCE Matt Nabinger and Pastor David for a 20-30 minute Family worship service of scripture, favorite Christmas carols, prayer, message and fun, each Sunday of Advent. 9:30am over Zoom – see church email for details or email David Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Advent Devotion
Join David for a brief prayerful devotion at 12:00 noon in the Sanctuary each weekday of Advent (Nov 30 – Dec 23). We’ll be using technology again this year to aid us. You can call in from your desk or from home to our line and listen to the prayer and devotion. Call 712-451-1098 and enter access code: 413906. Please mute your phone as you call in.
A Festival of Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 20, 10:30 a.m. Worship. Join us for a service of lessons and carols helping tell the fullness of the Christmas story. Hear special carols, poignant lessons, and beautiful singing.
Blue Christmas Service
Christmas can be a wonderful time of year, but also a challenging one. Especially this year. All around us we hear, “Joy to the World!” But what if we don’t feel like celebrating? For many of us, Christmas can be a hard time, either because we have had a death in our family, a loss of a loved one or a broken relationship, an emotional or work challenge, concern for the future, reflections on Covid, thoughts on the election, or because of painful memories of Christmases past. Join us on line for prayer, word, candle lighting, meditation and music as we acknowledge the pain and sadness that many us experience this time of year even as we move towards hope for the future.
Additional Activities During the Holidays
Click here to learn about our Angel Gift Tree and Alternate Giving programs.
Online Christmas Potluck Brunch & Caroling: On December 13 at 11:30 am, we will have our annual Christmas Potluck Brunch & Caroling on Zoom! See church email for information or contact David Gray at email@example.com
Watch this space for upcoming activities!
Fair Trade Sales:
Olive Oil will also be sold to support the Tent of Nations. All items will be available outdoors this year. Watch church email for details.