The United Church of Chapel Hill presents their annual candlelight service of Christmas Lessons and Carol on Sunday, December 18 at 5:00 pm. The Children’s, Youth and Chancel Choirs, directed by Jennifer Anderson, will perform traditional and new carols, featuring selections from Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. Instrumentalists are Judy Konanc, oboe, Linden Thayer, harp, James Rice and Barbara Wildemuth, piano and Mary Beth Petersen, organ. The service will be held at the United Church of Chapel Hill, located at 1321 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd in Chapel Hill.

Hear the Christmas story told in word and song in this traditional worship service, first celebrated in Cornwall, England, on Christmas Eve in 1880, and later made famous through annual worldwide radio and television broadcasts from Kings College, Cambridge. The Christmas story unfolds through readings from Genesis, Isaiah, and the Gospels. After each reading, carols and hymns are sung that reflect the message of the reading.