Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service RSVPs

Imagine that you were hosting Christmas this year (some of you know this all too well!). However, you had no idea how many people were coming. You weren’t sure how many plates to set for dinner or how many gifts to buy. You knew that you would already know some of the people when they arrived, but you maybe had never met others. How would you prepare? How would you know? It would, of course, be very challenging. On the other hand, if simply by asking “Are you coming? And if so, what time and how many people are coming with you?” you would have a much easier time planning. Yes?

This is EXACTLY what we’d like your help with this Christmas! We want Calvary to be a wonderfully inviting place for those who have come here for years as well as for those who are just visiting, especially around Christmas.

Here’s how you can help!

MAKE PLANS for your Christmas Eve (easier said than done, we know!). It is, of course, our hope that worship is your highest priority when it comes to Christmas – whether you do that in your home, with us, or while visiting family or friends.

RSVP for the Candlelight Service you plan to attend by signing up on this page. Make sure the number you choose represents one for each person who will need a seat in your group. If you change your plans or change your mind, simply contact Connie Edwards (cedwards@calvaryefc.org) and she can make any needed changes through December 22.

MAKE SPACE for visitors and friends. As people state their intentions through RSVPs, think like a host in your home and be aware of the needs. If you see that one service appears to be quite full, and you could attend another to make room, that would be greatly appreciated! (Just be sure to email Connie Edwards cedwards@calvaryefc.org to make any changes.)

CONSIDER SERVING at one or more of the services which you and your family are not attending. If you are willing to serve, please contact the following individuals

  • Worship or hospitality:  Dan Limkeman, dlimkeman@calvaryefc.org
  • Greeters/welcome team: Tim Nelson, tnelson@calvaryefc.org
  • Ushering: Eric Andringa
  • Childcare: Amy Bowers, abowers@calvaryefc.org
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Christmas Eve Candlelight Services RSVP

In an attempt to even out the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service attendance and leave room for visitors, we are asking all regular attendee families to RSVP.

Please refer to the live graphic of current RSVP totals for each service when considering which service to attend and fill out your RSVP below.

If you have any questions, please contact Connie Edwards at 282-4612 or cedwards@calvaryefc.org. Thanks!

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Note: If your plans change through December 22nd (after that, we'll call it close enough) please contact Connie Edwards at cedwards@calvaryefc.org or 282-4612.

Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship Service

As Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, there will also be regular Sunday worship at 9:00 a.m. at Calvary celebrating the fourth Sunday in Advent. The morning service is a different service entirely from the options at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00.  We encourage you to worship with us at 9:00 a.m. as well. (No 10:30 service this Sunday.)

Candlelight Service RSVP FAQs

  • Do they cost anything? +

    No, they are simply a communication tool.
  • Will I have to show them at the door to get in? +

    No, you will not. It simply helps us to be able to plan well to know who is planning to go when. Again, they are for communication.
  • Will my RSVP guarantee me a seat? +

    Sorry, but no. We hope to be able to accommodate everyone who comes, but since we won’t know the intentions of visitors, it won’t be possible to guarantee a spot. However, we feel that if the whole church body works and communicates together, that will help us avoid needing to turn anyone away. But to be safe, come between 15 and 30 minutes before the service begins!
  • What will visitors do who didn’t RSVP? +

    This is an internal communication strategy in order to accommodate our visitors, so no worries. We have fewer RSVP spots than seats in the sanctuary precisely to accommodate visitors to the best of our ability.
  • When should I arrive for the service? +

    Between 15 and 30 minutes before the service begins.
  • Will childcare be provided? +

    Yes, we will have programming available for children who are infants through preschool-age. Children Kindergarten and above are asked to attend services with their family. But as always at Calvary, children of any age are welcome to be a part of the services.
  • What about those who are not regular attenders or are walk-ins? +

    Yes, exactly! This is precisely why we are doing this! Our “maximum” number for each service by RSVP is fewer than our actual seating capacity, specifically to leave room for visitors who have no direct connection to Calvary on a regular basis. Please be sure to include and RSVP for anyone who is attending the service with you or your family to help our numbers be as accurate as possible.
  • Are all the services the same? +

    The Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 are identical, yes.

    As Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, there will also be regular Sunday worship at 9:00 a.m. at Calvary celebrating the fourth Sunday in Advent. The morning service is a different service entirely from the options at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00. We encourage you to worship with us at 9:00 a.m. as well. (No 10:30 service this
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