Christmas service geared toward kids

DeKALB – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host two very different Christmas Eve services this year: an interactive children’s Holy Communion service at 4 p.m. and a traditional Holy Communion service with special musical selections at 6 p.m.

“The children’s service is designed to help children explore and understand the Christmas story from a child’s perspective,” said Rev. Stacy Walker-Frontjes. “We want each child to be able to experience the Gospel story in a way they may not have before.”

This informal, interactive service will take children on a journey from Galilee to Bethlehem, and will feature musical favorites “Go Tell it on the Mountain” and “We Three Kings” as led by the St. Paul’s Children’s Choir. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend.

A traditional Festive Holy Communion service will be held at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. In addition to traditional carols and hymns, several choral favorites will be performed by the St. Paul’s Adult/Youth Choir. Both services will include singing Franz Gruber’s “Silent Night” by candlelight.

All Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion at the church, 900 Normal Road in DeKalb. For more information, call 815-756-4888 or visit

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