“Christmas with Music Ministry” By Lisa Bond, Minister of Music
Sunday, December 11 at 8:30 and 10 a.m.: Choral Music Worship
Thanks be to God for the gift of Advent and Christmas music! Today, December 11, at both the 8:30 and 10 a.m. worship services, Kenilworth Union Church’s Chancel Choir and full brass/percussion orchestra will be offering Behold New Joy, Ancient Carols of Christmas. Originally commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale in collaboration with composer Shawn Kirchner, this unique collection of Advent and Christmas songs includes familiar melodies such as On This Day Earth Shall Ring and In Dulci Jubilo. All are warmly invited to worship, listen, and sing with us, Choral Music Sunday. Let’s pack the pews and bring a friend to experience the JOY of the season. To God be the glory!
Sunday, December 18 at 8:30 and 10 a.m.: Lessons and Carols Worship
The Kenilworth Union Church Lessons and Carols tradition will resume December 18, worship that includes several instrumentalists as well as anthems and carols with congregation, Chancel Choir, Adult Bell Choir, KUC Youth Choir, Rejoice Singers, Cherub Choir (10 a.m. only). And of course, Night of Silence will be offered with choir alumni and congregation. (Bring your tissues!) Between songs, our ministers will be offering scripture that tells the story of Jesus’ birth. The Lessons and Carols worship tends to be very crowded. Attendance at the 8:30 a.m. service is highly encouraged. Mark your calendar and bring your singing voices!
Saturday, December 24 at 3, 6, and 9 p.m.: Traditional Candlelight Worship
Led by the Chancel Choir, Eun Joo Ju at the organ, and brass instrumentalists.