When we do a Christmas Eve service, we like to keep things quiet and worshipful. We dim the lighting and use lots of candles. We prefer to use simple accompaniments such as acoustic guitar and piano .

Our order of service is as follows:

  • Carol
  • Scripture
  • Prayer
  • Carol
  • Special Music
  • Scripture
  • Carol
  • Special Music
  • Choir (traditionally, “All Is Well”)
  • Carol

The ending of the service has become special and meaningful to us. We empty the pews and the church family forms one large circle around the auditorium. We extinguish all lights and candles but one. In the center of the room, shines one candle, representing the Christ child. We end the service by holding hands and singing a cappella , O Come Let Us Adore Him and Silent Night. Our Pastor closes the service in prayer.

Dave Fox, Pastor of Youth and Music
Berean Baptist Church
Springfield, IL