12/24 “Share the Joy!” Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 6p-8p FREE

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Come share the joy and celebrate the reason for the season with your Meetup friends, at this special candlelight service in a beautiful historic church. All are invited to a meet & greet reception in Fellowship Hall which will begin at 6:00 pm with complimentary Christmas-themed sweets, cookies, and light snacks. The Christmas Eve Candlelight service will take place in the Sanctuary 7:00-8:00p. 

At Second Presbyterian Church in Chicago, people of different colors, cultures, and classes gather to worship and serve. All are truly welcome in their multicultural community, and all are more whole because of the experience. Diversity is one of Second Church’s greatest treasures. 

We will meet in the lobby of Fellowship Hall at 6p to meet & greet and enjoy holiday snacks and treats. Look for host Robin T with a Meetup sign & nametag[masked]-7555. The service begins at 7p. Please come early so we can all be seated together.

Second Presbyterian Church is a landmark Gothic Revival church located on South Michigan Avenue in ChicagoIllinoisUnited States. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some of Chicago’s most prominent families attended this church. It is renowned for its interior, completely redone in the Arts and Crafts style after a disastrous fire in 1900. In 1901 Booker T. Washington was invited to Second Presbyterian and drew a turnaway crowd.

The sanctuary is one of America’s best examples of an unaltered Arts and Crafts church interior, fully embodying that movement’s principles of simplicity, hand craftsmanship, and unity of design. It also boasts nine imposing Tiffany windows. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and later designated a Chicago Landmark on September 28, 1977.[2] It was designated a National Historic Landmark in March 2013, the only church in Chicago to earn this honor.[3] 

Roosevelt Ferguson, President of the church's board of trustees 

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  • Elissa

    Very nice event.

    December 29, 2013

  • Robin T

    What a wonderful way to spend Christmas Eve! The church service was very nice, with a variety of diverse people present. Singing "Silent Night" together by candlelight at the end was lovely. And it was great meeting the whole Pergam family, and new friends from the Intercultural Meetup group- TH, Elissa, Patti & Brian, and Anna(from Moscow! What a sweetheart) It was a truly special evening!

    December 26, 2013

  • Elissa

    I had a nice time and everyone was friendly.

    December 25, 2013

  • T H (it really is initials o.

    Great idea, Robin! Thanks for setting it up. (And the party afterward was an excellent, unexpected bonus.) It was great to finally get to an event and actually meet some of the other members.

    December 25, 2013

  • Patti M.

    JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! REMINDED ME OF WHEN I WAS YOUNGER!

    December 24, 2013

  • Anna

    Hi, I'm Anna. Happen to be in Chicago for Xmas and would like to join the Candlelight. Let me know if it is still possible. Thank you.

    December 24, 2013

    • Robin T

      Sure, just come before 7p to join us. Call or text me when you arrive. [masked]-7555. Refreshments served 6p-7p

      December 24, 2013

  • Robin T

    If you cannot make it, please change your RSVP so we have an accurate idea of how many seats to save and avoid disappointment. Thanks!

    December 24, 2013

  • Robin T

    We will be joined at this event by friends from Enjoy Life Chicago! Black Professionals Group and the Multiracial Meetup. All are welcome!

    I will be wearing a black dress with blazer, furry black headband and a flashing red Xmas light necklace, wreath brooch, red ornament earrings, & nametag, Call or text if you can't find our group[masked]-7555. Please arrive early so we can save seats together. Thanks!

    December 23, 2013

  • Robin T

    We will be joined at this event by friends from Enjoy Life Chicago! Black Professionals Meetup and the Multiracial Meetup. All are welcome!

    The church has a small free parking lot, and there are street meters.

    December 11, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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