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Traditional Christmas Eve Service Set At First United Church Of Fulton

FULTON, NY – Christmas Eve worship will be held on December 24 at 7 p.m. at the First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St.

This traditional service of ‘Lessons, Carols and Candlelight’ will include the Christmas story from Scripture, the singing of lovely carols and candlelight shared in a large circle at the close of the service.

The Chancel Choir, directed by Burton Phillips, will bring the anthem, “Jesu, My Son,”  a Chilean lullaby carol translated and arranged by Mary E. Caldwell.

Ella Hicks will be the soloist for the carol.

“Little Drummer Boy.”  The United Voices Quartet will perform “Jesus, What a Wonderful Child,” a traditional spiritual arranged by Rollo Dilworth.

Scripture readers will include Roxanne Seeber, Barbara Hubbard and Alan De Line.

Children will light the Christ Candle within the Advent Wreath.

Burton Phillips will bring us “O Holy Night” during the Offertory and he will also assist in German for the singing of “Silent Night.”

Colleen Ingersoll will serve as the guest organist.

On December 30, during the 11a.m. worship hour, the singing of Christmas carols will be a major feature of the service, especially those carols that have not been sung during the regular season of Advent and Christmas.

A fellowship time will follow the morning service.

First United Church is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA and the Presbyterian Church (USA).

The congregation is active in the greater Fulton community through the Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches and many other avenues of sharing.

The facility offers hearing assistance and it is accessible to those who are physically handicapped.

For further information about the Christmas season, call Rev. David Nethercott at First United Church (592-2707) / ([email protected]).