New Years Eve / Watch Night Service

10:30 pm Fellowship
11:00 pm Watch Night Service

There are many reasons for why we take time to participate in Watch Night services. They go back as far as the 1800’s when slave owners would tally there possessions on the first day of the year. Slaves gathered together, not knowing if it would be the last time they would see their loved ones before often being sold off and separated from each other in order to pay debts.

Watch Night took on even more significance during the Civil War. When President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, it was to take effect Jan. 1, 1863. Slaves sat up the night before, waiting for their freedom to arrive at midnight. Today, it’s a time the church comes together to celebrate life itself. It is an opportunity for us to review the year that has passed and prepare for the coming year with a renewed faith in Christ. Please join us as we bring in the New Year of 2014.