On Christmas Eve, friends and family gather in the candlelit sanctuary of the historic downtown Congregational Church for a service of "Lessons and Carols." The prophecy and the story of the birth of Jesus Christ are proclaimed in word and song. This year the service will include harp, guitar, organ, and violin solos.. A community choir will share several anthems. Everyone will join together to sing the beloved traditional hymns of the season. Stop by to enjoy the warmth, comfort and joy on Christmas Eve, as the community joins together to herald the arrival of Christmas Day! Harp music will precede the service, beginning at 10:45 pm. The candlelight service begins at 11:00 pm. Ample parking is available in the city lots that surround the church building.