We are celebrating Jesus in a family friendly way on Sunday, December 23rd. The Grove’s annual Christmas celebration on Christmas Eve Eve will take on a new approach this year offering two identical services at 10:30am and 6:30pm. Make plans to join us at whichever service works best for you and bring along your family and friends. Seats will fill up fast, so be sure to arrive early. Plus, you do not want to miss the opening song of our service. Each service will include…
- Great music with modern versions of Christmas favorites
- Practical yet Jesus-centered Christmas message
- Candle lighting
- Special “kids’ time” during the service where kids can receive a small gift. Childcare will be available for nursery-PreK.
- Come early starting at 10:00am or 6:00pm for coffee, hot chocolate, and doughnuts. You can also capture a family memory with a fun, family photo in one of our Christmas photo booths!
What is an Ugly Sweater Kind of Christmas?
The perspectives on ugly Christmas sweaters has definitely switched over the years. What used to be a less than desirable gift to receive at Christmas has now been re-purposed and is something many people actually want to have. These sweaters tell stories and reveal things about the people who wear them.
This December, we’re having an Ugly Sweater Kind of Christmas. Buried beneath the familiar parts of the Christmas story is the true story of how ugliness finds purpose. We all have parts of our story that we wish were different, but the good news of Christmas is that how you started, what you’ve done, or where you are doesn’t have to be how you continue. Jesus came to redeem the ugliness and renew our identity!
What about Childcare at the Eve Eve Service?
- We will provide childcare for Nursery-PreK. Please arrive early to check-in your kids into our nursery or PreK areas.
- Elementary age kids will join their parents during the service. We believe this service will be engaging for elementary age kids, and by keeping them in the service with their parents, it can further encourage conversations at home as a family about the real meaning of Christmas.
- During the service, all elementary-age kids will get a surprise that will help them remember that Jesus is the greatest gift any of us could ever receive.