From “Christmas Eve: Beer & Hymns” at the Cane River Brewery to the traditional candlelight service as well as a contemporary service, families had an eclectic range of choices this Christmas Eve at Natchitoches’ First United Methodist Church. For the traditional candlelight service, the church was illuminated by handmade candelabras made by expert woodworker Tommy Covington. FUMC Choir Director, Dr. Nicholaus Cummins, was joined by his wife Whitney Cummins in leading the congregation in“Silent Night”. Whitney also performed two solos during the service. Linda Higginbotham was the organist. FUMC Pastor Rev. Doug de Graffenried led all three services assisted by Rev. Clair Carter. Both services at FUMC concluded with the congregation singing “Silent Night” as they left the sanctuary with lighted candles.
Families from First United Methodist Church were joined by community members for the inaugural “Christmas Eve: Beer and Hymns” held at the Cane River Brewery. The facility was filled to capacity for the service as the congregation sang hymns and stayed afterwards for fellowship.
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