All are welcome to inclusive Christmas worship at Wayzata Community Church!
Tuesday, December 24
We will offer complimentary parking for the 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve services. Drive up to the front portico of the church and parking attendants will be available to park your car.
Build Your Own Nativity Children’s Service
10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Families, come and enjoy a fun way to participate in the telling of the Nativity story! Kids are invited to wear their own costumes, or you may choose one from our costume box. Sheep, shepherds, cows, angels— you can be whatever you would like! As we tell the story of Jesus’ birth— from the shepherds tending their sheep in the fields watching the bright star of Bethlehem, to the cows in the stable waiting for Jesus to be born, to the many flocks of angels celebrating the great news, and even a few super heroes for good measure— are all invited to be in the story! This service is tailor-made especially for kids. And middle school and high school kids are always welcome to help!
The service starts at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary, but get here a little earlier so you can put on your costumes, adjust your angel halos and king’s crowns, and get ready to be part of the story! There is not a more delightful way to start your Christmas celebration on December 24! Everyone is welcome to the Christmas Nativity at Wayzata Community Church.
Christmas in Wakefield Chapel
10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
A traditional service with organist, soloist, and a Christmas message from Rev. Dr. John F. Ross.
Candlelight Family Christmas* •
1:00 p.m. (special needs friendly service), 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., Sanctuary
This wonderful experience for all ages includes music by our contemporary music team, a special Children‘s Choir and Youth Ensemble, Christmas carols, a special moment for children, and a Christmas message from Rev. Dr. John F. Ross.
*Childcare available for ages Birth-PreK
Festival Christmas Eve
9:00 p.m., Sanctuary
With fanfare and joy we hear Lessons and Carols in festive music from the Chancel Choir and the Lake Minnetonka String Quartet, and a Christmas message from Rev. Dr. John F. Ross.
11:00 p.m., Sanctuary
A joyous and contemplative welcome of the midnight hour and the beginning of Christmas Day. We will hear a meditation by Rev. Dr. John F. Ross and share communion around the table. Moving music will guide us into a time of reflection.
Wednesday, December 25
10:00 a.m. in the Wakefield Chapel
Come as you are on Christmas morning for warm, welcoming, and joyous Christmas Day worship. Hear Rev. Lindy Purdy’s heartwarming Christmas story and uplifting music, including all your favorite carols. Join in a Christmas carol sing-along, and Christmas cookies in the Colonnade.