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November 28, 2023 7:51 pm

UMO to Hold Christmas by Candlelight Services

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive Department of Music will host three Christmas by Candlelight services Dec. 2-3 at the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall located at 207 Wooten Street in Mount Olive. The services will be Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 2 and 6 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

“Christmas by Candlelight is a gift that the university offers to the community as a means of giving back,” said Assistant Professor of Music Jonathan Saeger. “Many families have added this event as a tradition to begin their Christmas season. It is a great way to celebrate the Advent season.”

Guests will enjoy a Christ-centered service patterned after the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, a traditional English evening service, which began in Cambridge in 1918. The service will include six scripture lessons, tracing salvation history, and each reading will be followed by a Christmas selection from the UMO Department of Music.

For more information about the event, please contact Bill Ford at