Christmas at FPC

Sundays of Advent

November 28, December 5, December 12, December 19
8:30am and 11:00am Sanctuary Worship
10:45am Ignite Modern Worship
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During the Sundays of Advent we will focus on the expectation and anticipation of Christ’s birth and celebrate the joy of Christmas together. Each week we will sing familiar carols and light the candles of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love in the Advent wreath. Dr. Richard Gibbons will bring messages from his sermon series entitled, “Come, Let Us Adore Him.” A nursery is provided for all services.

Service of Remembrance

Tuesday, December 7
6:30pm in the Sanctuary

All are invited to this beautiful candlelight service to honor and remember loved ones who will be especially missed during the Christmas season. The service will include Scripture readings with a time of reflection and meditation, the observance of Holy Communion, special seasonal music, and commemorative candle lighting. A nursery is available; please contact Evelyn Penkert for nursery reservations (864.565.0963 or

Christmas@First Concerts
“Come, Let Us Adore Him”

Friday, December 10, at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 11, at 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Come be a part of the joy and anticipation of the birth of our Savior! This popular concert event for all ages features members of the Sanctuary Choir and Ignite Worship team, a full orchestra, our Children’s Choirs, and the Resonate! student ensemble. Audience members are invited to join in singing favorite Christmas carols.

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Christmas Eve Services

Friday, December 24, in the Sanctuary
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2:00pm Afternoon Service
During this traditional service, we will enjoy Scripture readings and special music by choir and instrumentalists that celebrate the birth of Christ. Dr. Gibbons will give a Christmas message.

5:00pm Children’s Service
Bring your little ones and come early for a seat. We’ll sing favorite carols, enjoy special music by the Youth Choir, light the Advent candle, and experience a live nativity. Senior Pastor Dr. Richard Gibbons will give a children’s message and all children in attendance will receive a special gift. A nursery is available.

7:00pm Candlelight Service
Your family will enjoy this service of Scripture readings and carols with wonderful Christmas music. Dr. Gibbons will give a Christmas message. A nursery is available.

11:00pm Watchnight Service
We’ll sing traditional carols and enjoy special music by choir and instrumentalists. Dr. Gibbons will give a Christmas message.