You're invited to make sharing a service with the whole Church a part of your Christmas Eve tradition, and perhaps be inspired to host similar events in your own parishes in years to come. As with the Holy Week services earlier in the year, those who cannot make it to a local parish for Christmas Eve worship can join either or both of the following programs (Christmas Eve 2019 services will be available December 24):
A fun-for-all-ages retelling of the Christmas story with the St. Michael’s congregation. Featuring favorite hymns, traditional readings and carols, and a live pony and donkey! Join us in watching and share your own memories and traditions from your local parishes.
Join us for a traditional Christmas Eve service at the foot of the Grand Tetons in the historic and rustic Chapel of the Transfiguration. The Rev. Jimmy Bartz and the congregation of St. John’s Episcopal Church in nearby Jackson Hole lead us in evening worship, celebrating the coming of Christ among us.
Get notified when these services are live using Facebook Premiere
In addition to being available on this page, both Christmas Eve services will stream from The Episcopal Church Facebook page on December 24.
Facebook Premiere, a new feature available through Facebook Watch, gives viewers the opportunity to "subscribe" to upcoming programs before their air date. Subscribers will receive a reminder shortly (about 20 minutes) before the program airs, and will be able to comment and share their viewing experience with others around the world.
Airing times on December 24:
"Tots and Toddlers" Christmas Pageant - 3:00 p.m. EST - Facebook Premiere link available here.
Twilight Christmas Eve Service - 7:00 p.m. EST - Facebook Premiere link available here.
Both services will be available for on-demand viewing on this page and The Episcopal Church Facebook page following the premiere events.