Come celebrate Christmas in the heart of the city. We've been celebrating the birth of Jesus for more than a century at the corner of North Avenue and Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta. We want you to join us this year! From our annual Advent Musical and Festival where our children tell the story of Christ's entrance into the world, to the 20th (free!) Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert, to our classic Lessons and Carols, to A Broken-Hearted Christmas—a service for those experiencing loss, sadness, or loneliness in this season, to any of our four Christmas Eve worship services, come experience Christmas in a way you'll never forget.
Christmas Eve Worship Services
Sunday, December 24, 2017
3 PM FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE
5 PM FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE
These unique services are designed especially for families with children. With interactive elements, great story-telling, and the lighting of candles, kick-off your Christmas celebrations at one of these two family-friendly services in the Broyles Ministry Center.
7 PM ACOUSTIC WORSHIP SERVICE
Come worship at this reflective service in the Broyles Ministry Center that leads us through the joy of a Savior’s coming, and the magnitude of that gift. The service offers space to begin processing what that good news really means for us.
11 PM CHRISTMAS COMMUNION SERVICE
Usher in Christmas Day at this beautiful service as we quietly reflect on the entrance of Jesus Christ into the world.
Music will begin at 10:45 p.m. in the Broyles Ministry Center.
All Christmas Eve services conclude with the lighting of candles.
Sunday, December 3
First Sunday in Advent (Worship at 9 AM & 11 AM)
Advent Musical & Festival (4 -7 PM)
Join us for our Children’s Choirs Christmas Musical and stay for a time of fellowship and fun as we celebrate the Advent season with gift making centers, dinner, and more! This is a great opportunity to invite your friends! Dinner is $5 per person with a $20 family max.
Tuesday, December 5
20th Annual Free Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert (11:45 AM at First Presbyterian)
As our facilities are currently under construction, please join us at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta (located in Midtown just 1.5 miles north on Peachtree) for the 20th annual Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra offers a free gift of Christmas music to the Atlanta community. This one-hour lunchtime concert and sing-along is a wonderful way to get in the Christmas spirit with music performed by world class musicians! Doors will open at 11:15 a.m. Tickets are not required (but space will fill up quickly!). For groups of 8 or more, please make a reservation here.
Sunday, December 10
Second Sunday in Advent (Worship at 9 AM & 11 AM)
Youth Caroling & Christmas Party (2 PM)
NAPCYouth spend the afternoon caroling at a local nursing home. Then they will return to The Underground at the church for their annual Christmas party.
A Broken-Hearted Christmas (5:45 PM)
The service is for all those who find Christmas to be that difficult mix of joy and sorrow, loneliness and longing. Come find a space to grieve—what has been lost, what has never come into fruition, what is broken, what is unfulfilled, what is a source of fear, the bleak midwinter in the midst of the “very merry.”
Tuesday, December 12
Christmas Communion Service (11 AM)
Come celebrate Christmas with us at the mid-week service. Together we will celebrate Jesus' birth and take communion. Stay after to enjoy light refreshments.
Saturday, December 16
First Serve with Pride for Parents
Following our Toy Drive for Pride for Parents with NAPC Mission Partner FCS to benefit families in South Atlanta, you can also be a part of the parents’ shopping experience at our First Serve opportunity on December 16. We need 24 volunteers to help sorting and pricing toys, assisting shoppers, and gift wrapping. See more and register here.
Sunday, December 17
Lessons & Carols (9 AM & 11 AM)
Come hear the Christmas story told through scripture and song at Lessons and Carols—a special annual worship service that celebrates the birth of Jesus told through short readings from the Bible interspersed with Christmas anthems and carols lead by North Avenue choirs. Come enjoy this holiday favorite at 9 or 11 a.m. in the BMC.
(No Sunday School; No Evening Service)
Sunday, December 24
Fourth Sunday in Advent (Worship at 11 AM)
(No Sunday School)
3 PM Family Christmas Eve Service
5 PM Family Christmas Eve Service
7 PM Acoustic Christmas Communion Service
11 PM Candlelight Christmas Communion Service