Thursday, December 24, Everlasting Light: A Christmas Eve Service

Join us this Christmas Eve for an evening of fellowship and worship. We celebrate the hope and light of the Christmas season with a service of lessons, carols, and candle lighting. You are invited to have a candle near you to light during the service.

  • We will host a virtual “Ciders & Cookies in Community” on Zoom from 5-5:30PM followed by a watch party of our pre-recorded Christmas Eve service beginning at 5:30PM. To join “Ciders & Cookies” and/or the Zoom watch party, go to our usual Sunday morning worship Zoom link: OR dial (929) 436-2866 and enter Meeting ID: 912 5350 4912, Passcode: 37861.
  • View or download the Christmas Eve program here:
  • The service will also be viewable on our UCM YouTube Channel as well as our Facebook page at 5:30PM on Christmas Eve. The full worship video will remain on those web pages for your viewing at a later time if you wish.
  • 100% of donations designated for the Christmas Eve Offering will go to Good Samaritan Haven. Donate online or mail a check to the church with “Christmas Eve Offering” in the memo line of your check. 130 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602.
Donations made in conjunction with our Christmas Eve service will benefit Good Samaritan Haven, central Vermont’s homeless shelter. Since Covid, we have scrambled to keep everyone safe. Besides providing a bed, food, and basic services, we also now help our guests navigate a pandemic world. Currently, we assist over 300 individuals experiencing homelessness — our highest caseload in our 35 year history. Most of our guests are in motel rooms supported by the state. More are housed in our main shelter in Barre and some transitional housing in Montpelier. In November we opened the Christ Church warming shelter in Montpelier, providing a safe alternative for those living outside. In motels, shelters on the streets, we work to keep our homeless neighbors safe.