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Services: Online
Office: 3677 Park Ave
Ellicott City, Maryland

Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve at Channing Memorial Church usually includes a retelling of the story of Christ’s birth as told from the Book of Luke in the New Testament, along with a secular Christmas story, for instance, O. Henry’s Gift of the Magi.  Traditional carols are sung throughout, and the service closes with a group candle lighting and the singing of Silent Night, Holy Night.  Before going on our merry ways, we partake of a cookie potluck.

When Christmas Day has fallen on a Sunday, we have done various things, including lay-led, story-based services, singing-based services, and even no services at all.