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Be part of Christmas Eve (submit by 12/21, 8 p.m.)

Dear friends,

Please read below for a special request to help us with our Christmas Eve service. 

This Christmas Eve, as we continue to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19, we here at Bethel will be celebrating the birth of our savior with an online candlelight Christmas Eve service. Our Christmas Eve worship will feature readings from the nativity story from our Bethel staff, accompanied by special music from our Bethel preschool children, carols led by our Bethel choir, and a Christmas message from Rev. Julie Belman. While it won’t be the same as gathering in our physical space together, we think it will be a really special service, and we hope you will make plans to join us!

There have been so many moments this year where we have acutely felt how much we miss being able to gather as a church family. We anticipate that singing “Silent Night” on Christmas Eve without lifting up candles in our physical sanctuary will be high on that list… so we want YOU to help us pull off a virtual candle-lighting! 

Will you please record a short video of yourself lighting or holding up a candle (real or electric) or lighting your home Advent wreath and send it to by the end of the day on Monday, December 21?  We won’t be using the sound, so you don’t have to say anything—even just a few seconds of video is great. We would love to include as many different candles and homes as possible. 

Thank you for your help!
Pastor Julie Belman