Christmas Eve Worship


We know you will be blessed as you set aside time for worship this Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day. To help make that possible, we present two online worship opportunities, each informed first and foremost by our Savior taking on flesh through His coming to earth. With the beautiful Grace sanctuary in the background, you’ll find the familiar and the new to inspire your faith.

One small blessing in offering Christmas Eve worship online is that we may all find the time that works for us as we all celebrate in different times and rhythms. Whether it’s a morning devotional or in the reverence of the midnight hour, we can all worship “together.”  You can also “share” these services with family and friends near and far. We pray you will be blessed and feel connected through these very special offerings:


Christmas Eve Service*
A heart-warming worship offering with many of the familiar faces and traditions of Christmas Eve at Grace - organ-led carols, scripture-story re-told by children,  music from the worship team and handbells, Christmas sermon, and a candle-lit Silent Night.

Lessons and Carols Service*
The ancient re-telling of the Redemption Story through readings with carols music by members of the Chancel Choir, bells and instrumentalists, filled with the awe and joy of the age-old traditional unfolding of the story. 

To find all of these worship services, simply refer to www.peopleofgrace.org or to our Facebook page, Grace United Methodist Church of Naperville. 


NEW! Journey to the Manger Luminary Drive-Thru on Christmas Eve

Come enjoy a sense of holiness, peace, and hope that wraps us in love during the lighting of candles in a new way at the “Journey to the Manger” Luminary Drive-thru on Christmas Eve from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Grace! The Grace property will be transformed into a pilgrimage of light that takes us on the journey of Mary and Joseph, through the darkness of night and into the light of God’s greatest gift. You will be able to participate from your car as you enter the lower parking lot, with guided music and messages, and make your way to the manger. From there you can take the light of Christ with you to share with the world. 

* at the time of this printing, restrictions are evolving which may affect the level of participation of specific musicians. We plan to engage everyone possible and are determined above all to offer inspiring worship broadcasts. The “who” and “how” could evolve over the coming days, but we will be there for you to guide in worship using all the resources available to us.