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“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory,
the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

                                                                   —John 1:14

FPC's Live Nativity 2018

Live Nativity 2018 // December 15 & 16 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm
For over 20 years FPC has shared the majestic scene of Christ’s birth with the surrounding community. Thousands of people come to see our live scene, complete with animals, people in costume, bonfires, and the spirit of the Lord Himself!  Live Nativity is FPC’s largest outreach and fellowship event of the year.

Sign up early to reserve your spot, either in the lobby on November 25 or December 2 & 9 or online here.

Can My Child Be in the Live Nativity? 
YES! Children of all ages can participate in the Live Nativity.

All ages can be carolers.
All ages can bring cookies and goodies that they made at home with mom or dad.
Ages 10+ may dress in costume as an angel or shepherd (youth shepherds must be accompanied by an adult for fire safety purposes) 
Ages 15+ can be costumers. Costumers help dress the character volunteers in costume. 
Ages 15+ may dress in costume as any character. (age requirement is due mainly to the sizing of the costumes). 

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of graceand truth.” John 1:14

Questions? Please contact Keith Anderson, Live Nativity Coordinator at or (608) 850-6380.

Driving Directions to Live Nativity

Christmas 2018 Worship Schedule

Children’s Nativity Service—Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 4:00pm 
Mark your calendars for our highly anticipated Children's Nativity Service to be held on Sunday, December 23 at 4:00pm. Look forward to the Christmas story brought to life through our child participants. The narrator reads the story of Christ's birth while children (ages 4yrs - 6th grade) come forward in costumes provided to create a live nativity. The audience sings familiar carols throughout the service. After the service, we celebrate Jesus' birthday with birthday cake for all. Please also consider bringing unwrapped baby gifts (diapers, clothes, toys, etc.), and placing them at the table in the lobby for our dedication. Rehearsal (required for first-time actors, optional for veteran actors) will be Saturday, December 22, 9:30-10:00am. In addition, children (grades 1-12) are invited to sing or play an instrument as part of the service. If your child is interested in providing music, please contact Lori Phelps. Registration forms for child participants and parent volunteers are available at the welcome table in the Education Wing entrance or can be printed at home by clicking the button below. Please complete a form and return it to FPC by Sunday, December 9. Nursery care during the rehearsal and nativity service are not provided. 
Questions? For complete details contact Lori Phelps at, or call her at (608) 849-4625 ext. 511.

Find the Children's Nativity Service Registration Form HERE
Christmas Eve Worship Services—Monday, December 24, 2018

Celebration Service with Contemporary Music, 6:00pm—Celebrate Christmas with music provided by the Worship Team. This service is offered for those who wish to lift up Christ and praise Him in contemporary voice. (Childcare for ages 0–2 is provided.)

Celebration Service With Traditional Music, 8:00pmA traditional Christmas celebration with the Adult Choir and Joyful Noise. (Childcare for ages 0–2 is provided.)
Contemplative Communion Service, 10:00pm—A quiet, late-evening service and time for reflection on the meaning of Christmas featuring special music. An opportunity to “be still, and know the Lord is God.” Communion will be offered to all worshippers. (Childcare is not provided.)
All services conclude with an all-church candle lighting and singing of “Silent Night.” The Chapel is open for prayer thirty minutes before each service. The Sanctuary doors open for regular seating twenty minutes before each service. Those requiring assistance may be seated earlier by an usher. Christmas treats are served after the 6:00 and 8:00pm services.