Christmas Eve in the Fields

Emma McIntyre lets her little light shine warmly during a chilly Christmas Eve in the Fields.

Emma McIntyre lets her little light shine warmly during a chilly Christmas Eve in the Fields.

BLYTHEWOOD (Dec. 20, 2015) – “During the last several years, Blythewood Presbyterian Church has been creating traditions as we seek to serve the surrounding community,” said the church’s pastor, Rhett Sanders.

Six years ago, Christmas Eve in the Fields was created as a meaningful worship experience for anybody who wanted to join. Large crowds of families gather around bonfires in the church’s field on Rimer Pond Road to sing Silent Night, sip hot cocoa and reflect on the true meaning of the Christmas season. Despite one year of rain, which forced the festivities inside, Christmas Eve in the Fields continues to be a favorite event of many in the community.

This year Blythewood Presbyterian will continue its non-traditional Christmas Eve in the Fields service at the church’s permanent ministry site, 441 Rimer Pond Road (next to Round Top Elementary School). It is open to the public and will begin at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 24. Dress for the weather and bring a lawn chair. For more information or a weather update, visit the church’s website at www.blythewoodpres.com

Blythewood Presbyterian also participates in the Seasons of Bounty, a joint effort among local churches to help families affected by the October flooding. Household items, furniture and clothing will be collected for specific families in Lexington.

“Through this project, the members of Blythewood Presbyterian hope to spread the love of Christ to others who are in great need,” Sanders said. “It’s traditions like this service project and our Christmas Eve in the Fields that have created a celebratory atmosphere during the advent season. We invite the entire community to join us for this wonderful Christmas Eve event.”

 

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