Advent and Christmas at
Fourth Presbyterian Church


Christmas Worship
Streaming Video on Christmas Eve

“Longest Night” Service
Parking on Christmas Eve and Day
Advent and Christmas Devotions


“Longest Night” Service

Also known as a “Blue Christmas” service, this worship opportunity acknowledges that grief, loss, struggles, and darkness can make it difficult to share in the traditional joyous celebrations of Christmas. This year's service will be held on Wednesday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Buchanan Chapel.

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Advent and Christmas Devotions

As we await the coming of the Messiah, we remember that the season of Advent is not simply about readying ourselves for the observances of Christmas but about setting aside time to prepare our hearts and lives to receive the gift that comes to us in the stable.

On this Advent journey, we invite you to join with us in using our Advent devotions, which are written by members and staff of Fourth Church.

Daily devotions are also available via email (sign up by clicking on “Get Email Updates” at the upper left or send addresses to devotions@fourthchurch.org).

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Christmas Worship

• Four Candlelight Services on Christmas Eve
On Christmas Eve—Saturday, December 24, 2016—we gather for four candlelight services:

       4:00 p.m. Children’s Pageant
       6:00 p.m. Family Service
       8:30 p.m. Service of Lessons and Carols
       11:00 p.m. Service of Lessons and Carols


Christmas Day
On Christmas Day—Sunday, December 25, 2016—we worship at 11:00 a.m. A congregational Christmas dinner takes place at 12:15 p.m. in Anderson Hall. Register—cash or check only—online here.

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Streaming Video on Christmas Eve

Those who are unable to join us for worship this Christmas are invited to view the 8:30 p.m. service online at www.bit.ly/FPCworship, where the video will be available online both live and afterwards. Please note that in order to view the service, you will need to have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer. You can download it for free.

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Parking on Christmas Eve and Day

For those entering the 900 garage before 5:00 p.m. on December 24, discounted parking will cost $17, which is the holiday rate.

A $17 parking voucher for that discount will need to be purchased at Fourth Church on Christmas Eve—cash or check only—and will be available before and after the Children's Pageant that day. Those entering the garage after 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve will be able to park for the current $8 evening rate with a green voucher available at the church.

There will be no discounted parking at the Hancock garage that day.

Parking on Christmas Day will be at the usual Sunday parking rates.

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