Let’s light up the cold winter night with the light of Christ!

Metanoia Church will gather in the lower parking lot of Bethel Baptist Church (4261 Montgomery Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043) for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Thursday, December 24, 4:00pm – 4:30pm. We will sing familiar Christmas songs about Christ, read the story of Jesus’s birth in the Gospel of Luke, and worship our Lord together! (See additional details below.)

Live stream

To help folks joining from home feel connected, we will include in-person worshippers in the live stream video. As such, we will not broadcast the service on YouTube, but via Zoom. Metanoia Partners and regular attenders will receive Zoom call in credentials via email.

Rain date

In the event of an unfavorable weather forecast for Christmas Eve, we will hold a Christmas “Eve Eve” Service on Wednesday, December 23, 4:00pm – 4:30pm. A decision will be made and communicated over email no later than Wednesday morning, December 23.

Additional details

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so that you are ready when we begin at 4:00pm.
  • BYOCandles and lighters/matches. Consider bringing a flashlight if you choose stand in the field during worship.
  • Masks must be worn at all times, physical distancing required.
  • Dress appropriately for spending 30-40 minutes outside.
  • Please park in the upper parking lot and walk down to the lower parking lot.
  • Additional health and safety policies for outdoor worship apply.