“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” is used to describe the Christmas season and one thing is true—at Bayside it really is the most wonderful time of the year! From beautiful decorations on our campuses, a cup of the special Bayside Hot Chocolate, adorable kids’ choirs, candle light services, exciting guests sharing their talents with us, and getting to hear Lincoln play “Miraculum”, there really is nothing like celebrating Christmas with Bayside. Our Christmas traditions have grown but one thing remains the same, we want our entire city to celebrate Christmas with Bayside and find the joy of the Christmas story!
Over the past 10 years we have seen God use our Christmas services to bring thousands of people into a place where they can experience God in a whole new way. It never gets old seeing all those candles go up for those that have decided to follow Jesus for the first time.
It’s so encouraging to be part of a church that comes together in such an impactful way every December. There really is no area of our church that doesn’t pitch in to make the Christmas season happen! As you read this, you are probably thinking of a time that you served at a Christmas Service as a greeter, passed out candles, served food to our volunteers, made hot chocolate, decorated a tree, played with kids in Children’s ministry, directed cars (often in the rain) and in so many other ways. Thank you for investing in our community through Christmas at Bayside.
As Bayside continues to grow, there is no doubt that all of our Bayside campuses will continue to celebrate Christmas and bring the joy of the season to our communities. Here are some highlights of all the ways that our campuses are making spirits bright all over our region:
Bayside of Blue Oaks hosts a “Drop and Shop” where parents can bring their kids for a night of fun while the parents are able to hit the mall!
Bayside of Midtown brought some Motown Christmas Worship to the Fab 40’s. (what did they really do….this was cancelled….
Bayside at Adventure hosts our region’s largest drive-thru Christmas light display in their parking lot.
Bayside of Folsom hosts the Christmas Tree Lighting in the heart of historic Folsom.
Highlights from 10 Years of Our Special Bayside Christmas Service
2009 – Mike John’s plays the drums while spinning around on the Newsboys’ set.
2011 – The Silhouettes came for the first time to our Bayside Christmas Services.
2012 – The Silhouettes joined us again and we had tickets with reserved seat numbers for the first time!
2013 – Christmas services were in the round and our worship team matched in their red pants J
2014 – Christmas in the round at Granite Bay
2015 – William Close made a harp in our Granite Bay worship center
2016 – Justin Flom made Lincoln disappear!
2017 – The Recycled Orchestra joined us from Paraguay and we celebrated Christmas at our Adventure Campus for the first time!
2018 – Brian King Joseph amazed us with this heart and violin.