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

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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(312)285-7555. The service begins at 7p. Please come early so we can all be seated together.

Second Presbyterian Church is a landmark Gothic Revival (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_Revival) church located on South Michigan Avenue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Avenue_(Chicago)) in Chicago (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago,_Illinois), Illinois (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois), United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arts_and_Crafts_Movement) 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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Comfort_Tiffany) windows. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places) in 1974 and later designated a Chicago Landmark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Landmark) on September 28, 1977.[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Presbyterian_Church_(Chicago)#cite_note-city-2) It was designated a National Historic Landmark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Historic_Landmark) in March 2013, the only church in Chicago to earn this honor.[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Presbyterian_Church_(Chicago)#cite_note-3)

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