Tis the Season! Tis the season when Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and what better way than through a traditional service of lessons and carols? Come to this festive service, comprised of the stories and songs of Christmas, on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
The Service of Lessons and Carols was first held on Christmas Eve 1918 at King’s College in Cambridge, England. Since then, it has been celebrated throughout the world, sometimes still on Christmas Eve, otherwise sometime during the season of Advent, the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. While the backbone of the service, the lessons, has remained virtually unchanged, there is much beautiful and moving Christmas music to choose from when organizing such a service.
This Sunday’s service at First United Methodist Church will feature the beautiful pipe organ and a brass ensemble. While there will be many songs for the congregation to sing, also included will be some beautiful solos and ensembles. In addition to the organ and brass ensembles, musical accompaniments will include piano, cello, and guitar.
Come and join in the celebration of the beginning of Advent through music and the sharing of traditional Christmas biblical stories. All are invited to attend.