Christmas Eve Candlelight Vespers

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Due to extreme temperatures and highly variable road conditions, in-person Christmas Eve Vespers has been cancelled. 

Please join us for a zoomed Vespers service starting at 5:30 pm; Linette Lowe will still be presenting the Vespers homily.

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Special Announcement:  Please note that Louisville is expecting inclement weather on Christmas Eve. Depending on how bad it gets; we may cancel Vespers. A decision will be made by 1 am Dec. 24. Please check one of the following before heading to church: your email, FirstU’s website, the FirstU FaceBook page, or the local TV channels WAVE3, WDRB and WLKY.  


Our Vespers theme this year is Hospitality: Love in Action.  The service will be led by seminarian and CLCM director Linette Lowe.  She says about the service: “We are a congregation that seeks to be radically welcoming to all people in the fullness of their being.  As we enter into our service of readings, lights, and songs this evening, I invite you to begin by considering what it might mean to be hospitable–truly, radically welcoming–to yourself.  For we must each begin within our own hearts in order to become more welcoming to those we meet out in the world.”

There will be finger food reception after the service.

If you want to volunteer to help in any aspect of this service, please contact the [email protected].