Download a PDF of the Worship Resource: It Is Not Far to Bethlehem.

Introducing the Service

“It Is Not Far to Bethlehem” presents an opportunity for youth leadership in a traditional Christmas worship format. Options for youth participation in the service include the following:

Solo voice
Speech choir for “A Christmas Reading” (five or more people are needed; parts may be reassigned for more readers)
Angel figure (dancer) and voice
Seven candle-bearers to light the Christmas candles

Because of the service’s flexibility, as few as seven and as many as twenty-five or thirty could participate. One brief rehearsal will be sufficient to prepare for the service. Using youth in the musical portions of the service is encouraged.