Abilene First UMC will have two worship services on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2014). The first will be at 5 pm and the second at 11 pm. I (John) will be preaching on Luke 2.1-20. Communion by intinction (dipping the bread in the cup) will be celebrated at both services, and both services will conclude with the congregation singing Silent Night by candlelight.
There will be special music at both services. At the early service, a quartet of Ben and Jordan Luty and Carly and Mary Graefe will sing Breath of Heaven and Lori Mitchell will sing O Holy Night. At the late service there will be a duet of Mary, Did You Know? by Maggie Hoffman and Melissa Ford and a choral performance of Long Time Ago.