December 24th Candlelight Service

20 December 2021


Please join us for our Candlelight Service, December 24th at 5:30pm and 7pm.

For Worship service inside the building.

  • Ticketing is mandatory (reserve your free ticket on our Eventbrite page) Click Here.
    • All tickets for both Candlelight Services have been reserved, so please join us on zoom
  • Masks are mandatory (and for sale if people forget)
  • Proof of vaccination is mandatory, but a photo of your vaccination card is acceptable. Using is also acceptable.
Both the 5:30 pm and the 7pm worship service will be live-streamed over zoom.
 The zoom link is on the front page of the website.

Order of Service

  • Prelude: "Austrian Bell Song" by David Owens-Lupu (The 19th century sleigh bells are on loan graciously from Ruth Ohlsen and Patty Horton, Robbie Owens, KC Capener, and David Owens-Lupu) - First Unitarian Bell Ringers
  • Welcome/Chalice Lighting: Rev. Ian White Maher
  • Reading "Luke 2: 1-20": Amanda Esko
  • Organ Music: TBD
  • Homily: Rev. Monica Dobbins
  • The Appalachian Christmas Carol - David Owens-Lupu, piano and ensemble
    • Grace Esko, Rosie Lander, Wylie Lander, Iris Lander
  • Homily "There was a knock": Rev. Ian White Maher
  • "Snow on Fujiyama" by David Owens-Lupu - First Unitarian Bell Ringers
  • Closing Words: Rev. Ian White Maher
  • Recessional: "Silent Night" - First Unitarian Bell Ringers

Thank you to the First Unitarian Bell Ringers: Dylan Pocock, Ron and Ann Mildenhall, Emma Ferguson, Holly and B Stuart, Michele Page, Jessica French, Judy Lord, Marti Major

A special thanks to John Major for his help with the bell choir, Tristan Moore for his technical expertise, and to Stefanie Park for the gracious gift she gives managing the front office.


Silent Night
Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright
round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy Infant, so tender and mild,
sleep in heavenly peace,
sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar,
heav’nly hosts sing, Alleluia!
Christ, the Savior, is born! 
Christ, the Savior, is born!
Silent night, holy night!
Son of God, love’s pure light
radiant beams from thy holy face
with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.