Center FUMC Hosts Christmas Eve Candlelight Caroling

December 29, 2020 - (Album) - First United Methodist Church of Center members and local residents gathered on the Center square to enjoy and participate in a candlelight gathering and Christmas Carols Thursday, December 24, 2020.

The Christmas Eve candlelight service was led by Pastor Malcolm Monroe and Chris Watlington from the bandstand on the east side of the square along San Augustine Street.

Refreshments were provided and as the singing began, Pastor Monroe gave an opening prayer.

The caroling continued, and included: "Joy to the World," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "O' Little Town of Bethlethem," "Away in a Manger," O' Come All Ye Faithful," "The First Noel." Candles were lit and the event came to a final conclusion with the singing of "Silent Night, Holy Night."