Please click the button below to access the Christmas Concert:
In many respects the year 2020 has proven to be a real downer in all of our lives. For the first time since I have been on the music staff at St. John’s we cannot have a live Christmas Concert due to the pandemic. But as the angel said to the shepherds, “Fear Not!”
Our choral director Dobin Park has been busy preparing and recording a virtual Christmas Concert for all of us to enjoy. Yes, the tradition will continue!
We have already recorded the music with our wonderful Choral Scholars, and we will be bringing our choir members back for the grand finale. Yes, all of our choir members will be part of the concert!!!
The concert will feature the cantata “The Road to Bethlehem”
by Lloyd Larson. This lovely piece recalls the Christmas story through music and narration. The cantata will be accompanied by both piano and organ.
The concert will be up for viewing on Sunday, December 20th.
After that, it will be available for viewing throughout the entire Christmas season.
We hope this concert will bring joy and happiness to your Christmas season!!!
How to View The Virtual Christmas Concert
Call in (audio only)
This method ONLY works starting at 6:00pm on Sunday.
– At 6:00 pm on Sunday, call either 929-205-6099 or 312-626-6799 (either number will work).
– You will then be (quickly and repeatedly) prompted to enter a meeting ID –
that ID is 997-401- 6614.
– You will then be asked a participant ID. There is no need to enter a number. Simply hit # on your phone and you will be connected to the audio of the service.
– That is it. You will be connected.
You can access the video of the worship service starting at 6:00 pm ET each Sunday and it will be available any time after that as well. There are multiple ways to access the video of the worship service.
St. John’s UCC website
On the front page of the website will be a permanent link to the concert. This will take you to a page where the video will be shown.
St. John’s UCC Facebook page
You do not need to have a Facebook account to access this page (but Facebook will nag you about making an account, nothing we can do about that). The service will be posted here. If you have a Facebook account, you will be able to post comments, questions, thoughts about what you experience and how the Spirit speaks to you.
St. John’s YouTube Channel
This link will take you to the St. John’s YouTube channel and the most recent worship service as well as other videos we are working on. If you have a “Smart TV” or something like a Roku, AppleTV, or other device you can also access this through your TV.