Downtown Christmas Weekend Services 2022

First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, December 2021
Central United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third Ave., Fourth and Gill Tour of Homes, Knoxville, April 2015

Welcome to this year’s edition of downtown Christmas services. I’m doing it a bit differently this year because Christmas falls on Sunday and that shakes some worship schedules up a bit. While I normally post Christmas Eve services, this year I’ll include both Saturday and Sunday services. Please feel free to comment with corrections or additions. It is sometimes harder than you might imagine to put these service times together.

I hope you can look back on this year and find some happy memories, move through this holiday season with some element of joy, and look forward to happier times in the new year. However or whether you celebrate this season, look for time to be with the ones you love. Nothing is more important. Here’s the (mostly) annual list of downtown Christmas services for those of you who might be interested.

All Souls Church (100 West Fifth Avenue): Christmas Eve: Worship Service, 5:00 pm

Awaken Old City Church (Awaken Coffee, 125 W. Jackson): TODAY, December 23, Candlelight Service 5:30 pm

Central United Methodist Church (201 East 3rd Avenue): Christmas Eve: 5:00 pm and 11:00 PM (10:45 pm music) Christmas Day: 10:00 am

Church Street United Methodist Church, Knoxville, December 2021

Church Street United Methodist Church (900 Henley Street): (All services include Holy Communion.)

Christmas Eve:

  • 12 noon – Traditional service with soloist and organ
  • 3:00 p.m. – Family service geared toward families with children
  • 5:30 p.m. – Traditional service with Parish Adult Choir
  • 7:00 p.m. – Premier of online Christmas Eve Service
  • 10:30 p.m. – Traditional service with Parish Adult Choir

Christmas Day: 11:00 am in person and online

City Church (522 Sevier Avenue): No Services

Crossings (4 Market Square, Square Room): Christmas Eve 4:00 pm Service, Christmas Day, No Service

First Baptist Church, Knoxville, December 2021

First Baptist Church (510 W. Main Street) Christmas Eve: 5:00 PM Candlelight Service, Christmas: 11:00 am

First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, December 2021

First Presbyterian Church (620 State Street) Christmas Eve: 5:00 PM Communion Family Candlelight Service, 11:00 PM Candlelight Service with Communion (Seasonal music starts at 10:30 PM), Christmas Day, 11:00 am

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knoxville, December 2021

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (414 W. Vine) Christmas Eve, Mass at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm*, Christmas Day, Mass at 8:15 am*, 10:00 am*, and 11:30 am

*Live Streamed via the church FB page.

Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriet Tubman Street, Knoxville, December 2017

Overcoming Believers Church (211 Harriet Tubman Street), Christmas Eve: No Services, Christmas Day, Services at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm

Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Knoxville, December 2021

St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral (413 W. Cumberland): Christmas Eve Services – Eucharist at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, Choral Eucharist 6:00 pm and 11:00 p.m., Christmas Day: 10:30 am service only

First Christian Church, 211 W. Fifth Avenue Knoxville, August 2015

The Point (211 W. Fifth Avenue) – Christmas Eve: In person services at 4:30 pm (“upbeat, full band, candlelight) and 11:00 pm (reflective, communion, candlelight), Livestream at 4:30 p.m. and available on demand afterward. Christmas Day, Morning Devotion 10:30 am

St John’s Lutheran Church, 544 N Broadway, Knoxville, December 2019

St. John’s Lutheran Church (544 N. Broadway) Christmas Eve: Candlelight Worship at 4:00 pm (Children and Family), 5:30 pm (Candlelight) and 8:30 pm (Candlelight) (Livestream available here), Christmas Day: One service, 10:00 am