This Christmas Eve, come explore the deep significance of the Christmas story, its characters and events. Brian Webster will help us discover their critical importance to each of our own personal stories.
Please join us Christmas Eve, Saturday, December, 24th in person at 583 Park Ave @ 63rd Street. The program will begin at 7:30 PM Eastern Time, join us at 7:10 PM for festive Christmas music and a traditional Christmas carol sing-along. You can also join us online at thirdchurchnyc.com.
We will provide live simultaneous Spanish translation for Spanish speakers.
You can watch online at ThirdChurchNYC.com or listen in English via conference phone call: +1 646 558 8656, Meeting ID: 825 1716 6553. See our website for more details.
Bring the kids! Diane Allison will take them on an adventure with a Christmas puppet show and other fun activities. Child care and all activities are free.
Come join her!! Make sheep puppets! Sing carols! Watch the wonderful story of Giddy and her Christmas Eve adventure, based on the true story in the Bible. Everyone welcome!!
You are always welcome at our Sunday services and Sunday School: in English at 11:00 am and Spanish at 1:00 pm, and Wednesday meetings in Spanish at 5:30 pm and in English at 7:30 pm.
You are also welcome to visit our Reading Room from 1 pm – 4 pm, Monday through Friday on the lower level of the Church building.
Please visit ThirdChurchNYC.com to learn more about our church and visit christianscience.com for more information about Christian Science.
Feel free to contact us at 212-838-1870. We hope you will join us!
Christmas Eve Program:
7:10 pm EST:
- Festive organ music by Todd Peters
- Christmas carol sing-along lead by Jenny Lynn Stewart.
- Introduction – Jackie Draper
7:30 pm EST:
- Christmas song “If I Had Been in Bethlehem” – Jenny Lynn Stewart.
- “The Christmas Story is our Story” – Brian Webster
In English and Spanish
We will provide a live simultaneous Spanish translation for Spanish speakers.
This Christmas Eve event will be available to view, share and enjoy immediately after the program.
About Brian Webster
Brian Webster is a devoted Christian Scientist, active church member, and business entrepreneur. He has served his church in many capacities, including First and Second Reader, Sunday school teacher and board member. You may be familiar with his frequent contributions to the Christian Science periodicals and Daily Lifts.
Brian began his professional career as a high school science teacher, then transitioned into the business world where he worked in marketing for a number of years. Over the last 20 years he helped start and manage several small businesses. He is currently Director of Development for Peace Haven Association, a Christian Science care facility in Saint Louis, Missouri that provides practical care for those relying solely on prayer for healing.
Brian and his wife, Celia, live in Ballwin, Missouri, and have two grown children. In his spare time, Brian is an avid biker, tennis player, musician, and outdoorsman.
About Diane W. Allison
Diane Worfolk Allison is a gifted visual storyteller who has several children’s books published by the Christian Science Publishing Society.
“As with all artists, I am captivated by ideas, that reveal the importance and uniqueness of all peoples, especially children. They make demands, these ideas. Some want a poem, some an illustrated story, some a song an essay or a play. with or without puppets. Drawing children is a joy. I must capture their unique spirit beyond what eyes see. Writing and drawing for children is a mission.”
For more information visit: https://www.dianewallison.com/
About Jenny Lynn Stewart
Jenny Lynn Stewart has been Third Church’s soloist for more than 10 years. Jenny grew up in Detroit Michigan. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance from The University of Michigan. Jenny made her Carnegie Hall debut as the soprano soloist in Dvorak’s Requiem. She has toured the United States and the world in such Rodgers and Hammerstein classics as Carousel (Nettie Fowler) and The Sound of Music (The Mother Abbess) with fellow artists including Marie Osmond, John Davidson, and Patrick Cassidy.
About Todd Peters
Todd is happy to serve Third Church as its organist. He has two advanced degrees, one from Indiana University and the other from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Peters has been an theatre director, coach, teacher, and organist starting as a teenager in his hometown church in the Midwest.
About the Music
A Carol Fantasia – Composed by Thomas Fettke, Benjamin Harlan, and Andy Albritton. Jubilate Music Group
If I Had Been in Bethlehem – written by Sally DeFord