First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos News:
Silent Night is one of the most beloved Christmas hymns around the world. It has brought people together and connected them even across enemy lines, as the famous Silent Night truce during World War I demonstrated.
It also has traditionally ended Christmas Eve services as the congregation lit candles and sang together to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Last year when they were not able to gather in the sanctuary for worship, First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos, sent candles out to their members, along with the words to Silent Night, and invited them to invite their neighbors out into the street to gather and sing together.
The response they received was so positive that even though they will be gathering for Christmas Eve worship at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 24, they are still inviting neighbors to gather together outside their homes at 8:30 p.m. to sing Silent Night.
If you would like to participate and start a new tradition in your neighborhood, you are encouraged to stop by the church at 715 Diamond Dr., and pick-up packs of candles, which will be located outside the front door, and then deliver some to your neighbors and invite them to join in singing together. Each pack contains two candles and lyrics.
Contact the church office if more candles are needed at 505.662.6277 or use candles from your home.
Help First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos break up the darkness and bring light into the world, with prayers of peace, hope, joy and love.