The Christmas Eve Service is the most wonderful time of year and special service in the life of the body at Gateway.We always sing hyms and light the Christ candle of advent. This year the candle was lit by the Bauman family with children reading scripture and lighting the candle.
This year was exceptionally great as we had a baptism.One of our military families was blessed to have their husband and father home from deployment to baptize two children just one week before they move after living in Montgomery for three years. What a blessing. Another military family who is only here for a few more months was blessed to have a little girl baptized just after her father honored the Lord in baptism. What a special night. Many people gathered around these families speaking special words of encouragement.
As tradition, we always end with Silent Night and light the room with candles all stemming from the Christ candle. This year so many were in attendance that families had to share! What a wonderful, intimate time with each other as we celebrated Christmas.