Although it will be different than most years, we have the opportunity for our traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Worship to light up the skies of Florence. At 5:30 pm on December 24, 2020, we'll meet outdoors to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The worship service's staging will be from the front steps of the sanctuary, and the congregation will gather on the sidewalk and Tuscaloosa Street between the alley and North Seminary Street.  


We will honor Jesus's birth with music, scripture, preaching, candle-lighting, and communion. We plan to meet regardless of the weather, so come prepared.*  You may bring lawn chairs for seating. 


The service will last 30-40 minutes, depending on the crowd. This worship experience could be one of the most memorable Christmas Eve services of our lifetime. We look forward to seeing you and your family here. Invite your friends and neighbors, too. Masks and social distancing are required.

*For what it's worth, the forecast as of December 14 is a low of 32 degrees and snow showers late in the evening.


Alternate Christmas Eve Worship Online

For those not able to participate in our outdoor Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Worship, an alternative worship experience will be available online for you to view. It will include everything in the live and in-person worship service; however, it will be pre-recorded in our sanctuary and posted online at 5 pm on Christmas Eve. You can access this via Facebook on the church's Facebook page ( or the church's website ( You will need to provide the communion elements of juice and bread as well as a candle for lighting at the end as we sing, "Silent Night." 


At Florence First United Methodist, our personal and congregational commitment is to be a thriving congregation that honors God through meaningful worship, that develops people of all ages as fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, and that graciously impacts the community and the world through extravagant generosity and humble service, resulting in better lives for all.


415 North Seminary Street

Florence, AL 35630



(256) 764-5072


(256) 766-2472

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