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One of Medfield’s most beloved holiday traditions is the annual Carol Sing at the United Church of Christ, 496 Main Street, taking place once again on Friday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. Immediately following the tree-lighting ceremony at Baxter Park, revelers heading down Main Street to the Midnight Madness event will be enticed by the sounds of a brass quintet playing Christmas music in the church lobby. Once inside, listeners will enjoy the UCC Sanctuary Choir singing the season’s finest choral music, including the first local performance of Robert Lehman’s “Carol of the Stable,” composed earlier this year, and a chorus from George Frederick Handel’s beloved oratorio, “Messiah.” The UCC Medfield’s handbell choir, the Chapel Bell Ensemble, will ring an arrangement of the highly rhythmic French carol, “Pat-a-Pan,” as well as a unique “change ring” on the ancient Christmas plainsong “Of the Father’s Love Begotten.” This year will also feature children’s voices as the UCC Treble Choir and special guests from the Blackstone Valley Catholic Youth Choir present some of the pieces they are preparing for the 2013 Choristers Guild Festival. Of course, the best part of all is when everyone in the room bursts into the robust singing of traditional carols like “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” accompanied by brass, choir, and magnificent organ playing by one of New England’s most celebrated organists, Frederick A. MacArthur. The entire evening is free of charge, family friendly, and lasts about 45 minutes. Brass preludes begin at 7:15, so please come early, and bring your friends! Don’t miss it!
More About The United Church of Christ
The United Church of Christ - 496 Main Street, Medfield. Tel: 508-359-2351.
Traditional worship service on Sundays at 9:30 AM with Sunday School for preschool to grade 5 and contemporary praise worship service at 11:00 AM with multi-age Sunday School.
Nursery coverage is available at both services.
Rev. Philip Bauman, Senior Pastor; Rev. Karen Munn, Associate Pastor; Wendy Ludwig, Director of Student Ministries; Susan Holbrook, Director of Children's Ministries; Michael Olbash, Minister of Music-Choral and Handbells; Heidi Willson, Minister of Music-Praise and Youth.
Middle School Youth Program (grade 6-8) Monday evenings, 8th and 9th grade Confirmation classes, Senior High Fellowship; Adult Bible Studies, vocal and bell choirs.
The church is a Stephen Ministry Caring congregation. For information on these and other ministries, call the church office, or log on to the church's web site at www.uccmedfield.org.
The building is handicap-accessible.