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Christmas Eve in Concord at TriCon
Christmas in Concord begins at Trinitarian Congregational Church on Monday, December 24, with four Christmas Eve services to which the public is welcome. The 4:00 p.m. service starts with a carol sing and is especially designed for families and young children; it incorporates a Christmas tableau along with the story of the Nativity as written by Tomie de Paola. At 6:00 p.m., the community will gather for a living creche featuring middle school children; beginning with a carol sing, the Christmas story will be read from the prophets and gospel writers with the light of Christ being lighted on the Advent wreath. At 8:00 p.m., there will be a traditional service of lessons and carols in a candlelit sanctuary; special music by the senior choir will be featured as part of the prelude to the service. This service provides a reflective and tranquil setting to gather with friends and neighbors in the community. At 11:00 p.m., a service of Word and Sacrament will be celebrated, complemented by a brass group and carol singing. The Rev. Dr. John Lombard, Senior Minister, will offer a reflection on "Bethlehem Now." The observance of communion will be followed by the traditional lighting of individual candles at midnight.
The public is cordially welcome to all services. Trinitarian Congregational Church is an ecumenical community of faith in the tradition of the United Church of Christ and is an Open and Affirming Congregation. The church building if fully accessible. For more information, call 978-369-4837.
More About Trinitarian Congregational Church
This parish is a denomination of the United Church of Christ. The congregation is led by Reverend Dr. John Lombard, who has been a minister at the church for 17 years.
Every Sunday (with occasional exceptions) there is a 10am service in the sanctuary, with communion being celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Please check the church's calendar here for specific details.
During the service, children in pre-school to grade eight attend church school from the Sunday after Labor Day through mid-June. Throughout the year, there are three or four Family Worship Services when school-age children are invited to worship with their families. Nursery care is available during most services.
The church participates in several missions throughout the year and welcomes its congregation to join the Fellowship, which plans the church's celebrations and events. There's a youth group as well as musical opportunities for members of the congregation.
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