Christmas Events and Special Services

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Christmas Eve Services

Family Christmas Service

5 PM

All are invited to join this family friendly service. St. Mark’s kids are an integral part of this service. 

This service will not be live-streamed. 

Candlelight
(non-traditional)

7 PM

The current is our non-traditional service. Join us for a Christmas candlelight service. 

This service will be live-streamed.

Childcare is available for 5 years and under. 

Candlelight
(traditional)

9 PM

Join us for a traditional service of lessons, carols, and candle lighting on Christmas Eve.  Our pastors, musicians, and readers from the congregation will lead us through the Christmas story on this most sacred night of the year. 

This service will be live-streamed. 

Candlelight & Communion
(traditional)

11 PM

Join us for a traditional service of lessons, carols, candle lighting and communion on Christmas Eve.  Our pastors, musicians, and readers from the congregation will lead us through the Christmas story on this most sacred night of the year. 

This service will not be live-streamed. 

There are multiple opportunities for families and children to serve during each Christmas Eve Service. 

Christmas Day Service

Sunday, 12/25 | 10:30 AM

There will be one worship service on Christmas morning and all ages are welcome! Come as you are (jammies are encouraged!) to this all-church family Sunday as we welcome together the birth of Jesus. There will not be Kidz Church or nursery care available on this day. Come and worship on Christmas with the family! This service will be live-streamed.

Advent Gifts and Devotionals

Enjoy spending a couple of minutes each day of Advent with a short scripture reading and reflection to find hope in the promise of Christmas.
Devotionals (for adults and families!) and peace coins are available inside the church entrance (Door #2) or as you walk past the Café area tables.

Advent Studies begin November 18, 27, 30

Underdogs and Outsiders Advent study meets on Wednesday mornings.

Almost Christmas Advent study meets on Sunday evenings.

The Women of Christmas Advent study meets on Friday mornings.

Ways to Serve this Advent Season

Advent and Christmas Eve Opportunities

There are multiple opportunities for families and children to serve at St. Mark’s during the Christmas season!

Holiday Assistance – Mission Opportunities

Angel Tree
Tree of Lights Campaign
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Adopt a Family for Christmas 2022

Would you or your small group like to sponsor a family in need this holiday season? For the fourth year in a row, St. Mark’s is partnering with James Russel Lowell, in the IPS School District, to “Adopt a Family”: provide children’s toy/clothing gifts, and non-perishable food for the family in need; then deliver the gifts to the family the week of December 5. If interested, please contact Stephanie Cohen at scohen@stmarkscarmel.org or 317-846-4912.

Sponsor a Poinsettia

Help decorate St. Mark’s for the holidays by sponsoring a poinsettia.
All are invited to sponsor poinsettias In Honor Of, In Celebration Of, or In Memory Of special persons or groups in your life.
Click here to sponsor a poinsettia.