We are an open and affirming congregation and welcome the full participation of all people in our worship, service, and fellowship.
Music This Evening: Congregational Singing interspersed with Soloists, Choirs, and Instrumental Pieces between parts of our worship.
Pieces include familiar Christmas Carols, Spiritual “Rise Up and Follow“, music from Martin’s “Morning Star”. and “O Holy Night” by Adolphe Adam.
Joshua Feltman, Organist and Pianist
David Kohls, Guitarist
Hillcrest Chancel and Extended Choirs
Mira Kren and Robynn Tarvins, Vocal Soloists
Scripture in the Pageant: “Joy to the World”
Act 1 The Best Christmas Ever?
Act 2 How Can This Be?
Act 3 The Messiah?
Act 4 Come Look At This!
Act 5 The Best Part
White Offering Gifts
An offering of white wrapped gifts of baby clothes placed in the manager at the front of the sanctuary. These 3 month-12 month items are given through Hillcrest’s Layette Program to babies in need by Contra Costa County Public Health Nurses. As we honor Jesus’ birth, let us all plan on placing an item in the manger for a baby in need, just as Jesus must have been so many years ago.
Christmas Reflection and Prayer
Rev Dr Fred Weidmann, Sr. Minister, Preaching
Follow the Light Send Forth
Continuing to Christmas Eve tradition, we exit with music following the Christ Candle and light individual candles while gathering on the patio to sing “Silent Night” together and receive a Christmas Blessing.