Idlewild Presbyterian Church invites you to gather with us as we celebrate the Nativity of the Christ Child. 

Join us for Christmas Eve services! All three services are held in the Sanctuary. Nursery care is available for the 3:00 and 5:00 services -- children are always welcome in worship! 

3:00 p.m. Child-Led Christmas Eve Service

Not just for children! Children lead this short, cheerful service. The children’s choir will be singing. Angel and shepherd head pieces will be provided for children, or they can wear their own from home. Nursery care is available for the youngest -- but children are always welcome in worship.

5:00 p.m. Traditional Lessons and Carols

A beautiful service of carols, choir anthems, and scripture readings, ending with candle-lighting. Nursery care will be available - but children are always welcome in worship.

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols tells the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus. Nine short scriptural readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels are interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choral music. The service is preceded at 4:25 by a prelude of music played by stringed instruments.

10:00 p.m. Candle-lighting Communion Service


Led by youth and clergy. Communion is served and candles are lit at midnight. Nursery care not available. Children are welcome in the service.


   All three services will be livestreamed. 



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