Christmas at First Presbyterian Church, Georgetown, Texas

Join us this Christmas season to have great time together, hear the Christmas story and delight in music you won’t soon forget. From services designed to engage children to hearing the Gospel told by choir and orchestra to a traditional candle lit service with communion, there’s something for everyone at FPC Georgetown.

Handel’s Messiah

Dec. 10 | 8:30 & 11:00 AM
Worship Center/Fellowship Hall

Join us for Part One of Handel’s Messiah at First Presbyterian Church in Georgetown, presented by the FPC Cantata Chorus & Orchestra. This will be held during our Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 11:00 am in the FPC Worship Center. No tickets are required to attend! We hope you will join us for this timeless masterpiece that is sure to stir your soul.

Philip Smith & Susan Isenhour, conductors
Julia Taylor, soprano
Katherine Altobello, mezzo-soprano
Cris Luna, tenor
Philip Smith, baritone

(Entire Oratorio in Concerts – June 1 & 2, 2024 @ 7:00 PM)

Christmas Eve Worship Services

Dec. 24 | 5:30 PM | Family Service
Worship Center/Fellowship Hall

Join us for an informal and family-friendly service to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  A Birthday party for Jesus will follow in the Gathering Place. Children of all ages are welcome to attend. This service will be held in our Worship Center, which uses the 7th Street entrance.

Dec. 24 | 7:00 PM | Service with Choir
Worship Center/Fellowship Hall

Worship service with full choir. The service concludes with a traditional candlelight version of Silent Night. You are also welcome to attend this service virtually from our worship page. This service will be held in our Worship Center, which uses the 7th Street entrance.

Dec. 24 | 10:30  PM | Candlelight Service
Historic Sanctuary

Traditional worship service held in our historic sanctuary and includes carols and communion. The service will conclude with a candlelight version of Silent Night.

Childcare will not be offered during the Christmas Eve services, though all are welcome in worship. 

Christmas Livestream Worship

Whether near or far, you can join us for worship this Christmas Eve via livestream.

Dec. 24 | 7 PM | Candlelight & Carols
Watch Live Here

Join Us Christmas Eve!

What to expect in Candlelight Services

Candlelight symbolizes the Light of the World who was born in and into darkness. The birth of a single child brought light to the world, much as a single candle brings light to a room.

In our candlelight services, the flame from the Christ Candle is used to light candles which in turn light others as we sing Silent Night. The lights dim and the room is brightened by the candles as the light of Christ spreads through the entire room.

Candle to candle and person to person the light shines.

Join us for a Christmas Eve Service at First Presbyterian Church Georgetown, Texas. 703 S. Church Street, Georgetown, Texas 78626.

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The Word Became Flesh

An excerpt from the Companion to the Book of Common Worship (Geneva Press, 2003, 92-93)

What is “Christmas”? It is three words: God in flesh; or four syllables: in-car-na-tion. The Gospel according to John (1:14) tells us, “The Word became flesh and lived among us, … full of grace and truth.” Christmas proclaims that God has come in flesh, has come “to save us all from Satan’s power.” Christmas celebrates far more than a birthday; Christmas acclaims the advent of messianic salvation. Christ was sent among us in order to save us. …

What we pay homage to at Christmas, therefore, is that the ultimate fulfillment of God’s saving purpose begins with the birth of Jesus, the messianic Savior. God’s only Son is born among us in order to save the world. This is the message of Christmas.

From the beginning of time, God’s saving purpose has been at work. God has raised up the seed of Abraham, including Moses and Gideon and Samson and John the Baptist. Through all these generations, God has been faithfully at work raising persons to bring us the Davidic Messiah, the messianic King, the Son of the Most High who will ascend the throne of David. Through all of human history, God has been bringing forth Jesus Christ. Now through the birth of the Savior, God’s purpose will be fulfilled. God has acted to save God’s people. The Christ child is born for the saving of the world.