Christmas Eve Services
4pm & 9pm
In-person & Online
WHAT TO EXPECT
If attending in person, upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by our team who are here to help make you feel at home. If you have any questions, look for an individual wearing a name badge. Out of an abundance of caution, we are masking for in-person services. Both of our services will be live-streamed and follow a similar form but vary in their tone.
4:00pm | Exuberant
The service will last approximately an hour. It will include familiar Christmas carols, readings from the Bible, and a sermon lasting about 15-20 min. The music will be led by a full team of people and be more upbeat. There will also be activity bags for kids containing different elements they’ll be invited to use throughout the service and sermon. At the conclusion of the service, we will sing Silent Night and pass candlelight.
9:00pm | Reflective
The service will last approximately an hour. It will include familiar Christmas carols, readings from the Bible, and a sermon lasting about 15-20 min. The music will be led by a smaller ensemble and be more calm. There will also be activity bags for kids containing self-directed activities. At the conclusion of the service, we will sing Silent Night and pass candlelight.
If you’ll be participating from home, we encourage you to gather candles and a bell or other “instrument” to follow along in the service with us.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
At Newport, we have a high value of worshipping together as a whole body and that includes our kids and our youth. All ages are invited to participate in either of our services; however, the 4pm service is specifically designed with kids in mind. There will be activity bags for our younger guests at both services. We have worked hard at creating a worship experience that is engaging for all generations and want you to be able to worship as a family.
On Sundays other than Christmas Eve, we have an environment especially for kids in preschool up to 5th grade during the sermon.
Find out more about our kids and youth ministries:
For Your Family >
HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
We want you to be comfortable and come just as you are. On Christmas Eve, many people decide to dress up a bit to take pictures with friends and family.
OUR CHRISTMAS PROJECT
KidREACH & Vision House
During the Advent season (the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas), we will have two giving trees setup in the lobby of the church. If you would like to participate, but are unable to pick up a tag at the building, visit the websites of either of these vital organizations and donate online.
To serve students with the greatest need, the KidREACH program receives referrals from the local elementary school, interviews interested parents, and carefully matches them with our volunteer tutors. We will be providing two $25 gift cards for each child in our KidREACH families.
For more information about KidREACH, visit their website: KidREACH >
Vision House is a Christian agency that provides a transitional home for mothers and children who have been homeless. We are supporting our partner organization with grocery, drug store or gas cards and also Walmart, Target or Fred Meyer cards to enable the Moms to buy gifts for their children.
For more information about Vision House, visit their website: Vision House >
We can’t wait to see you and your family! Merry Christmas!