Children & Family Christmas Eve Service
December 24, 2023 at 4:30 PM
Sing With Us!
All children and youth are invited to join us in leading the musical worship
for our Christmas Eve Service.
Both services will be hybrid services, with Grade 9-12 youth singing in person at
BOTH services and K-8 kids singing virtually.
Scroll down to find info on music opportunities for each group.
Please contact us with any questions!
Virtual Choir Christmas Carols
Pre-K - Grade 8
Open to ALL kids and youth from Pre-K - Grade 8.
We'd love to have your videos by December 8th.
Please reach out if you need more time!
Pre-K - Grade 1 Song
A People Who Walk in Darkness
Sing along a few times to practice, then follow the instructions on the pdf below to record yourself for the choir.
Grades 3 - 8 Song
Glory to God
All singers will sing melody for their video recording.
We'd love to add harmony to the choir! Singers may record themselves a second time using the Low or High Harmony recordings below.
Only the Melody videos will be used for the choir, harmony audio will be added without video (so don't worry about visual performance!)
The songs below will be performed live at both the
4 PM & 6 PM services on Dec 24.
Please take note of rehearsals! You may not be required to be at every rehearsal
but please book the time off to be available as needed.
Sundays December 12 AND 19 during the 9 AM service / ANNEX
Monday, December 20, 7 PM / SANCTUARY
Thursday, December 23, 4-5:30PM / SANCTUARY (NEW TIME!)
Friday, December 24, 2:30 PM Sound Check / SANCTUARY
Be sure to print out charts and lyrics for your assigned songs.
Please bring a binder with your own charts to rehearsals and come to rehearsals having learned the arrangements below. Instrumentalists, it is important to practice with a metronome! Take note of metronome markings and reach out with any questions.
Angels We Have
Heard On High
Play an Instrumental Prelude
Children and youth who are taking instrumental lessons are invited to submit a video of themselves playing a sacred Christmas carol (please no Santa songs!).
This carol will be used as the prelude/postlude for the Christmas Eve Service.
If you're interested or have any questions please contact Jodi.
Please submit videos by Friday, December 17th.
Lighting of the Advent Candle Song
For singers that have been asked to sing the Advent song, find your verse and follow the recording instructions below. If possible, record yourselves with the corresponding number of candles lit.
VERSE 1:TBD (1 candle lit)
VERSE 2: Nicki (2 candles lit)
VERSE 3: Charissa (3 candles lit)
VERSE 4: Valerie (4 candles lit)
Video Recording Instructions
Print out lyrics, if desired, and listen to the recording of the song below. Sing along!
When you are ready to record, listen to the recording using headphones so that the music of the recording is not heard in the room.
On a separate device (phone or tablet) take a video of your child singing.
Be sure to use Landscape mode and 1080p format (very important!) and have your child's shoulders and upper torso visible in the video.
Have your child stand to sing.
If you're using lyrics (attached below), position words above and behind the camera so your child is looking up.
Don't worry about perfection! Some things can be edited and some things don't need to be edited. We are happy to see and hear children singing joyfully!
We'd love to have your videos by Wednesday, December 8th.
If you need more time, please reach out to make arrangements!