Christmas Eve

Let’s journey through this season of Advent together! 

Christmas Eve Before You Leave 

Tuesday, December 21, 7:00 pm 

Will the holidays take you out of town for Christmas Eve? You can still celebrate Collegiate Wesley-style with a special and interactive service for all ages. Stop by the photo booth and hot chocolate to go bar on your way out following the service.  

*Masks required

Christmas Eve Services

8:00 am Digital Christmas Eve service. Enjoy the story of Jesus’ birth, sing carols, and light candles at a time that fits for you. The service will go live at 8:00 am on Christmas Eve, and will be available anytime for you to watch on Facebook, YouTube and our website. 

5 p.m. An interactive service that will be a time where all can participate in the story of Jesus’ birth. We’ll sing some favorite carols, hear the amazing story, and close in candlelight.

7 p.m. A blended-style Christmas service with a variety of carols that will close with traditional candle lighting.

11 p.m. Lessons & Carols 
This traditional Christmas Eve service will include reading of scripture to re-mind us of the great story and favorite carols for us to lift our voices together. This service will end in traditional candlelight.

*Masks required

Christmas Eve Special Offering- S.H.O.P and H.O.P.E 

The SHOP was created by a group of students looking to give back to their community. Our mission is to engage with anti-hunger advocates and serve the student population by increasing hunger awareness and food security. The SHOP is run by volunteers and the food is obtained through donations. Students may come in and pick-up food without showing any ID, which makes this service completely anonymous.

 The Ames H.O.P.E. pantry is located at Ames Middle School and is available to all families in the District in need of emergency food supply. It is supported by the work of District Homeless Liaison, Candice Collins, and the amazing Student and Family Advocates who support all of our buildings. 

You can make a donation online here under Advent Offering

More about S.H.O.P.: 

LOCATION: 1306 Beyer Hall HOURS: TUESDAY | 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm, WEDNESDAY | 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, FRIDAY | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 Want to visit S.H.O.P? Watch this video on how to find S.H.O.P and how to select your food choices.

More about H.O.P.E.

The H.O.P.E. Pantry is open Tuesday-Friday by appointment from 9am-1pm. If you are interested in ways that you can donate to the pantry, please contact Ames CSD Homeless Liaison Candice Collins.