Christmas Eve Online
Though we too are disappointed by the circumstances we’re facing around COVID and safety, we’re also so excited to be able to give your household a high-quality, fun, and experiential Christmas service! Although the service will become available starting Monday, December 21st, it will be available through the new year for you to watch whenever you want!
Make sure to have a candle to light during the “Silent Night” portion of the service, and turn your lights down in the room you’re watching in.
The Summit Church musicians from both the praise team and the choir are excited to present our annual Christmas Cantata, “Emmanuel!” About two dozen musicians prepared and recorded nine pieces of inspiring Advent and Christmas music, retelling the story of the anticipation of Jesus’ coming and His birth. We pray that you will find joy, love, hope, and inspiration through our musical gifts to all of you! Although the cantata will become available starting Sunday, December 20th, it will be available through the new year for you to watch whenever you want!
Every year at this time our church holds a Christmas Offering campaign where we collect funds for multiple organizations that are screened and selected by the Missions Finance Team (MFT) of the church. This year’s recipients are Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County and Acacia Ranch in Kenya. Habitat for Humanity builds affordable homes in the area for families who qualify and put in time and effort to help make it possible. The building work is accomplished almost exclusively by volunteers, including several of our church members. Acacia Ranch is a rescue center in Kenya that houses abandoned and orphaned children. Our church has had a relationship with the ranch and/or it’s leadership for over 10 years. 100% of money goes to the organizations.
To really communicate to you all how much we love and appreciate you as a church community, we’ve put together Christmas Boxes to make your holiday even more special! Each Christmas box is specially packed to make your family feel loved and seen this holiday season. These boxes aren’t just for families or children! They’re made with love for ALL of you! Make sure you get one, trust us. There are some goodies in there you won’t want to miss!
Our official Christmas Box Pickup has ended and we have very few boxes left. Call the church office (970) 247-4213 to see if we have any more before stopping by to grab one!
Christmas Eve Parking Lot Service
We also know that some are not able to be online or would like to gather in person if possible, so we have received permission from the local health department to do Christmas Eve parking lot services on the 24th. We have scheduled 3 to begin with, at 5, 6, and 7 p.m., and they will be limited to 24 cars at each service that will be spread out in our lot so there is plenty of distance between vehicles. The services will be 20 minutes long, include carols, the Christmas Story and candle lighting. Audio will be broadcast from a stage near the main entrance with Pastor Jeff and Ely on an FM frequency which you can listen to in your car.
Registration is now closed.