Christmas at Salem

The message of Christmas is one of good news and great joy for ALL people. Come hear this good news proclaimed in word and song as we celebrate Jesus - the light that shines in the darkness and cannot be overcome. You won't want to miss the music, fun, and joy as we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Salem this Christmas! We can't wait to celebrate the hope of the season with you.

3:00 pm | Family Christmas Eve Service

Location: Mid-County Site
In-Person

Families won’t want to miss this fun interactive service featuring kid-friendly music and more.  Outdoor live animal nativity from 2:00-5:00 pm!

5:00 pm | Modern Christmas Eve Service

Location: Mid-County Site
In-Person & Online
Enjoy modern Christmas music featuring our band, Salem United, special guests, and a message of Christmas hope.

8:00 pm | Traditional Christmas Eve Service

Location: Mid-County Site
In-Person & Online

Celebrate with a message based on the classic Christmas scriptures, Holy Communion, and traditional Christmas music featuring the Chancel Choir and Salem Chamber Orchestra. Nursery care available.

8:00 pm | Blended Christmas Eve Service

Location: South-City Site
In-Person & Online
Enjoy Christmas music featuring our band, Salem United, special guests, children’s moments, and an inspiring message.

11:00 pm | Unplugged Christmas Eve Service

Location: Mid-County Site
In-Person

Countdown the minutes until Christmas together and enjoy live music, Holy Communion, Silent Night by candlelight, and a message to usher in the most holy night of the year.

Christmas Outreach

Salem is committed to feeding our neighbors physically and spiritually all year long, and has traditionally utilized our Christmas offering to fund nutrition and literacy programs for the year ahead. This year, thanks to a matching gift of $20,000, your gift to the Christmas Offering will be doubled and serve twice as many hungry people. Your incredible generosity allows our church to share the love of Christ with so many in our world. By giving to organizations together as a church we can impact more people in larger ways with the love of Christ.

LifeWise STL Holiday Market

Celebrate  the spirit of the holiday season through the LifeWise STL Holiday  Market. The Holiday Market offers low-cost, carefully curated NEW household and clothing items, as well as age-appropriate toys to families in St. Louis. You can help by donating new and unwrapped items. Donations can be dropped off at Salem and LifeWise STL through December 2nd. The Holiday Market will run from December 2-9, 2022 at the 12th and Park Recreation Center located at 1410 S Tucker Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63104. You can also help by volunteering your time.

Christmas Offering
Salem is committed to feeding our neighbors physically and spiritually all year long. This year, thanks to a matching gift of $20,000, your Christmas Offering will be doubled and serve twice as many hungry people. Here is what your special Christmas gift will accomplish in 2023:
$25: Dinner for a Family of Four at Haven Street
$75: Groceries for Epworth Drop-In Center
$250: Produce Box for children in Costa Rica Day Care
$1,500: Summer literacy camp with 2 meals a day for a STL child

FAQ

Is Christmas Eve worship available online?

Yes, we offer online worship for two of our Christmas Eve Services.  Each service will be live-streamed on our website and our YouTube channel and will be available on-demand.

5:00 pm Modern Christmas Eve Service
8:00 pm Traditional Christmas Eve Service

Worship Online
Worship on YouTube

What should I wear?

If you’re most comfortable wearing your dressy Christmas outfits, that’s totally fine! Or come in a more casual outfit – you’re welcome here.

Where should I park?

Mid-County Site: Parking lot is available on-site.
South-City Site: Street parking is available.

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to allow adequate time for parking and to find seating.

What time do services start and how long do they last?

Typically our Christmas Eve services last around an hour with the exception of our Family Service which is approximately 30 minutes.

Mid-County Site: Live Animal Nativity
Saturday, December 24

2:00-5:00 pm – Bring your camera for photos!

Mid-County Site: Christmas Eve Worship Services
Saturday, December 24
3:00 pm – Family Service
5:00 pm – Modern Service
8:00 pm – Traditional Service
11:00 pm – Unplugged Service

South-City Site: Christmas Eve Worship Service
Saturday, December 24
8:00 pm – Blended Service

 

Where is the nursery?

Mid-County – Nursery care is available for children infants through four years old.  To drop off your child(ren) please visit the Kids Connect check-in station located by the nursery in back of the church by the Multipurpose Room at our Mid-County Site.