christmas eve candlelight worship

Peace and joy. A star and a manger. You're invited to join us as we gather together to experience the real gift of Christmas at our candlelight and communion services on Sunday, December 24.


3:00 p.m.  Children-Focused in Sanctuary

5:00 p.m.  Contemporary in Family Life Center

7:00 p.m.  Traditional in Sanctuary

11:00 p.m.  Traditional in Sanctuary



christmas calendar

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3


HANGING OF THE GREENS WORSHIP AND GATHERING, 6:15 P.M., SANCTUARY

All are welcome to our Hanging of the Greens worship service this Sunday, December 3, to learn more about the significance of the colors of Christmas and the Chrismons that decorate our trees. Following worship, gather for a soup dinner, craft time for children and to help decorate the church campus. (Please note that because of this event, Youth will not meet this Sunday.) All families are invited to bring an ornament to place on the tree in the Atrium. 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10


ENCOUNTER CHRISTMAS, 10:50 A.M., FAMILY LIFE CENTER

The Encounter worship service on Sunday, December 10, will feature voices, guitars, handbells, trombones, drums, melodicas, cellos, dulcimers and pianos playing traditional Christmas folk songs alongside contemporary tunes. There will also be a time of acoustic Christmas caroling. 


BLUE CHRISTMAS WORSHIP, 7:00 P.M., SANCTUARY

Are the holidays a difficult time for you? If so, you are invited to our Blue Christmas worship service on Sunday, December 10, a special time of prayer, songs of grace and comfort, candles and healing. This service is for those who are grieving, have lost a loved one, are dealing with depression or other issues that make this a less than “merry” time of year. Come, find a quiet place with others who understand to spend a meaningful moment with God. 


YOUTH ANGELS FOR MISSION ARLINGTON, 6:00 P.M.

Our youth in 7th-12th grade will shop for needed items to those served by Mission Arlington.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15


EMMAUS COMMUNITIES CHRISTMAS GATHERING

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 7:00 P.M.

St. Barnabas is hosting the Arlington-MidCities and Fort Worth Emmaus Communities Christmas Gathering at our church this year. The evening will begin with a Christmas sing-along in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. followed by a time of worship. After worship, all will gather for food and community time in the Family Life Center. Everyone is invited to attend! If you've never been on a Walk to Emmaus and are curious about this unique retreat, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about it.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16


CHRISTMAS CAROLING, 10:00 A.M.

Our church family is invited to join our youth and children's choirs as they visit four area senior living facilities to spread holiday cheer through the singing of Christmas carols. Meet at the church at 10:00 a.m. before heading to the first stop. Following the caroling time, our children and youth (and anyone else!) are invited to go to Arlington Skatium at 12:40 p.m. for rollerskating, returning to the church by 3:00 p.m. The cost for skating is $7 per person plus $2 for skate rental (bring money for snacks).


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17


LESSONS AND CAROLS

8:30 A.M., SANCTUARY

At this service of Lessons and Carols, the congregation are invited to share in the reading of Scripture and the singing of carols.


GOD IS WITH US CANTATA, 9:30 and 11:00 A.M., SANCTUARY

Celebrate the season as our Chancel Choir presents God Is with Us, a compilation of lessons and carols. Through a Scripture narrative and the combination of moving classical music, a Gregorian chant and some of the most loved Christmas carols, this cantata will tell the story of Christmas.


UNITED COMMUNITY CENTER POTLUCK AND CELEBRATION, 5:00 P.M.

This year we are partnering with the Polytechnic United Community Center in Fort Worth for our Angel Tree Outreach. On Sunday, December 17, our church family will host a fun night for the children and parents served by the center, including a potluck dinner, games for the children and a wrapping room for parents. 


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

NO MIDWEEK MEAL, CLASSES OR ACTIVITIES


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24


WORSHIP, 9:30 AND 11:00 A.M.

On Christmas Eve morning, join us for traditional worship at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary or for Encounter worship at 11:00 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Sunday School and Children's Church will meet as usual.


CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT WORSHIP

Celebrate Christmas with us at one of our candlelight and Communion services!


3:00 p.m. Children-Focused in Sanctuary

5:00 p.m. Contemporary in Family Life Center

7:00 p.m. Traditional in Sanctuary

11:00 p.m. Traditional in Sanctuary


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27

NO MIDWEEK MEAL, CLASSES OR ACTIVITIES