“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory,
the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
FPC's Live Nativity 2017
For over twenty years, FPC has shared the majestic scene of Christ’s birth with our surrounding communities. Thousands of visitors have come to see this scene and blessed display, complete with cast members, bonfires with shepherds and sheep, and the spirit of the Lord Himself. The Live Nativity is FPC’s largest annual outreach and fellowship event. This year's Live Nativity, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Christmas 2017 Worship Schedule
4th Sunday in Advent Worship Service—Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 9:30am
Children’s Nativity Service—Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 4:00pm
Welcome to a narrated nativity story enacted by children. You may bring an unwrapped “birthday gift for the Baby Jesus” (diapers, formula, clothes, toys, etc.), which will be shared with needy families. Cupcakes to celebrate the birth of Jesus will be served in Fellowship Hall after the service. (Childcare is not provided.)
Christmas Eve Worship Services—Sunday, December 24, 2017
Celebration Service with Contemporary Music, 6:00pm—Celebrate Christmas with music provided by the First Praise band and Praise Singers. This service is offered for those who wish to lift up Christ and praise Him in contemporary voice. (Childcare for ages 0–2 is provided.)
Celebration Service With Traditional Music, 8:00pm—A traditional Christmas celebration with the Adult Choir and Joyful Noise. (Childcare for ages 0–2 is provided.)
Contemplative Communion Service, 10:00pm—A quiet, late-evening service and time for reflection on the meaning of Christmas. An opportunity to “be still, and know the Lord is God.” Communion will be offered to all worshippers. (Childcare is not provided.)
All services conclude with an all-church candle lighting and singing of “Silent Night.” The Chapel is open for prayer thirty minutes before each service. The Sanctuary doors open for regular seating twenty minutes before each service. Those requiring assistance may be seated earlier by an usher. Christmas treats are served after the 6:00 and 8:00pm services. Donated baked goods are appreciated.