Celebrate Christmas at Christ Church
CHRISTMAS EVE MORNING
6am | runners chapel | west circle drive
Pastor Brett Opalinski leads 20 minutes of devotions, outside under the awning, before runners, walkers and cyclists head out to participate.
10am | combined service | fort lauderdale sanctuary
The fourth Sunday of Advent falls on Christmas Eve, December 24. We'll start the day with a united worship service.
CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE
5pm | traditional service | fort lauderdale sanctuary
Rejoice in the Christmas story from scripture, and celebrate with beautiful music including a string quartet, all lead by Chuck Stanley, Director of Music Ministry. The Christmas Eve message will be given by Pastor Brett Opalinski. For the children, busy bags and glow sticks will be available and the nursery will be open.
5pm | praise family service | fort lauderdale gym
Families with elementary school children will be right at home in this service. There’ll be kids’ bulletins, singing Happy Birthday to Jesus, birthday cupcakes, a message by Pastor Monique McBride and a mix of contemporary music and Christmas carols by the praise band. This service is especially kid-friendly because when adults light candles, children break out their glow sticks. The nursery is open.
7pm | traditional service with lessons & carols | fort lauderdale sanctuary
The Christmas story is shared through word and music, with carols led by the Chancel Choir and a string quartet. This service includes a children’s message by Pastor Monique McBride and the Christmas Eve message by Pastor Brett Opalinski. There will be busy bags with glow sticks for the children to light when the adults light candles. The nursery is open.
8:30pm | traditional communion service | pompano beach chapel
In the intimate setting of the historic chapel on the Pompano Beach Campus, the Christmas story is shared through scripture and the Christmas Eve message by Pastor Josh Beaty. The sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated. Children are welcome, and there will be busy bags with glow sticks for them to light when adults light candles.
9pm | praise service | fort lauderdale gym
This casual service will make you feel like you’re in a coffeehouse on a chilly evening. Praise Worship Leader Abbey Loren and other praise musicians will lead favorite classic carols, as well as a few modern spins on the Christmas hymns we know and love. Pastor Brett Opalinski will deliver the Christmas Eve message. There will be busy bags with glow sticks for the children to light when the adults light candles.
10:30pm | celebration singers mini-concert | fort lauderdale sanctuary
The Celebration Singers, a Christ Church vocal ensemble, will provide a half-hour concert of carols and seasonal music.
11pm | traditional communion service | fort lauderdale sanctuary
The Christmas story is shared through words and music, with carols led by the Chancel Choir and a string quartet, and the sharing of Holy Communion. Pastor Josh Beaty will give the Christmas Eve message. There will be busy bags with glow sticks for the children to light when the adults light candles.
Child care for infants and toddlers is available for 5pm and 7pm services. The nursery is located in the building just east of the Fort Lauderdale Sanctuary.
Parking space on Christmas Eve is often tight. In addition to the usual Christ Church parking areas, we have secured permission for worshipers to park in the Coastal Towers garage this year. Coastal Towers in the high rise office building situated on the SE Corner of Commercial Blvd. and Federal Highway (US 1), directly west of and adjacent to Christ Church field.
NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND
saturday and sunday | december 30 and 31, 2017
With one exception, all regular worship services will be held. The exception is that on Sunday, December 31, there will not be a Love in Action Pompano Beach shared meal, or the 3:16pm worship service in the Pompano Beach Chapel. Click here for the complete list of services.