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Moravian Christmas Eve Lovefeast Service
A Moravian Christmas Eve Lovefeast Service
Are you interested in a service that is traditional yet unique? This year at 6:00 pm on Christmas Eve Sudbury United Methodist Church is offering a traditional Moravian Lovefeast to celebrate the birth of Christ. A Lovefeast service combines prayer and scripture with both familiar and unique Moravian hymns and carols. Some of the music is played antiphonally, accompanied by a band of wind instruments. The sharing of a simple meal of apple cider and sugar cookies fosters a spirit of fellowship between congregants. The service concludes with the sanctuary darkened but then illuminated by hundreds of specially decorated beeswax candles as a final hymn is sung.
At 4:00 pm on Christmas Eve, Sudbury UMC will offer a special worship service for families that will include a children’s pageant retelling the birth of Christ. At 8:00 pm, a traditional service of carols, preaching, and Holy Communion will conclude with a candlelit rendition of “Silent Night.”
Sudbury United Methodist Church is located at 251 Old Sudbury Road in Sudbury, MA. All are welcome to come and experience these special Christmas Eve services. For more information about the church visit the website at www.sudbury-umc.org.