Q: What is Christmas Eve Candlelight?
Our annual Candlelight Service is a family friendly, 65 minute service that reminds us of why we are celebrating Christmas. The service will include 7 Christmas songs, a message titled Jesus: Born to Bring Peace, communion, offering, and a candle lighting experience that will create memories for your family. Each person in your family will receive a candle as you arrive for the service.
Q: What type of message will I hear?
A message from one of our Pastors is typically around 30 minutes long and constructed to deliver biblical truths to your life today. Our Lead Pastor, Darin Mirante will be delivering the message. To give you a better idea of what to expect, you can watch a message from previous weekends HERE.
Q: Can my children join me in the Candlelight Service?
Yes! We actually encourage you to bring all of your family into the services with you! We will be offering free childcare for children Birth-Pre-K at both campuses and every service except 11:00 PM at Burlington. For those little ones we offer safe and engaging environments with background checked volunteers that will care for your child just as you would. If you're a first time guest and you'd like to take advantage of the free childcare, to save time, we encourage you to "Pre-Register" your child by planning your first visit HERE.
Q: Are all of the services the same?
Yes! Whether you choose to attend Burlington or Union, the 9:30am, 11:15am, 3:00pm, 5:00pm or 11:00pm* each service will be the same. *11:00pm service is at the Burlington Campus only.
Q: What should I wear?
We encourage you to wear what you feel comfortable in. You'll see some wearing jeans and a t-shirt and others will dress more formally.
Q: Where do I park?
Both locations have parking that surrounds the building. We also have multiple handicap spots available near the main entrances. If you're a first time guest to First Church we encourage you to park in the "Guest Parking" these spots are close to the entrances and available just for you. To reserve one of these spots, let us know you're coming by Planning Your First Visit.
Q: Are there large crowds?
We offer 5 additional services during Christmas Eve Candlelight because these are times that we see our largest crowds. But there is always room for more! Our Worship Room at Burlington can seat nearly 1,000 people and Union can seat 300. We do encourage you to arrive around 15 minutes prior to the service start times.
If you have more questions feel free to contact our Outreach Pastor, Brian Heckberemail@example.com