December 8 & 10-15

You’re invited to a free Christmas event open to the community!

Join us at this winter wonderland of light displays, train rides, and indoor ice-skating rinks. Walk through an old-timey Christmas village to meet our Mission Partners. And see the reason for the season with a nightly Christmas program and live nativity scene.

Don’t miss this week of musical performances, rides, sweet treats, and activities for all ages as we Celebrate Christmas Together!


Hours:


Friday, December 8 • 5:00-10:00 p.m.

Christmas program in the Sanctuary at 6:00, 8:00, & 10:00 p.m.



December 10-14 • 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Christmas program in the Sanctuary at 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.


Friday, December 15 • 5:00-10:00 p.m.

Christmas program in the Sanctuary at 6:00, 8:00, & 10:00 p.m.



No Celebrate Christmas Together programs or activities on Saturday, December 9.


Program



Nightly Christmas Program

Get into the Christmas spirit as you watch a heartwarming, musical Christmas story come to life. Performances will take place in the Sanctuary every night of Celebrate Christmas Together and will last about 45 minutes. All other activities will be open during performances.


Christmas Program Times

Friday, December 8 & 15: 6:00, 8:00, & 10:00 p.m.
December 10-14: 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.


Live Nativity

A live nativity will also be part of Celebrate Christmas Together. Let your imagination wander back 2,000 years as you witness a depiction of the manger scene on the night Jesus was born, featuring live characters and animals.

Activities

This is a FREE, family-friendly event for all ages that is open everyone in the community. Activities will include:


Live Outdoor Nativity

Musical Performances

Trackless Train

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

Crafts

Games

Photo Booths

Carolers

Cakewalk

Indoor Snowball Frenzy

Arcade Games

Bingo

Candy Cane Tree

Giant Color by Numbers

And More!


Food

Don’t stress about dinner! For your convenience, boxed meals will be available for purchase each night from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Meals will cost $3 each and include a turkey or ham sandwich (your choice), chips, a cookie, and a bottled water.

Mission Partners

We are honored to have several mission partners joining us at Celebrate Christmas Together! Visit our Christmas Village marketplace to learn more about these wonderful ministries and find out how you can support their efforts this holiday season.



Scarlet Hope

Louisville, KY

www.scarlethope.org

Scarlet Hope exists to share the hope and love of Jesus Christ with women in the adult entertainment industry.

In the MarketplacePurchase some delicious baked goods from Scarlet’s Bakery at the Scarlet Hope storefront.

MAYA Collection

Louisville, KY

www.mayacollection.org

The MAYA Collection meets at Refuge Louisville and serves refugees by sharing the love of Christ through mentoring, teaching, and relationships. Refugees utilize their native skills to create unique jewelry, handmade crafts and soaps, and various textile products. The purpose that drives these artisans is to help themselves become financially independent.

In the MarketplaceA variety of the MAYA Collection’s handmade products will be available at their storefront.

Pioneer Bible Translators

International

pioneerbible.org

Pioneer Bible Translators reaches out globally by planting churches and translating the Bible for the remaining unreached and unengaged people groups in the world. Their vision is to see transformed lives through God’s Word in every language.

In the MarketplaceVisit Pioneer Bible Translators in the Christmas Village to donate the cost of translating one Bible verse.

S & C


International

S & C’s vision is to empower nationals for a church planting movement in their region of the world through prayer, discipleship, training, and other Holy Spirit initiatives for the glory of God.

In the MarketplaceVisit S & C’s storefront at Celebrate Christmas Together to learn more about their ministry and to purchase a candle to help support them.

Life in Abundance

Africa and the Caribbean

lifeinabundance.org

The aim of Life in Abundance (LIA) is to empower the local church to break the cycle of poverty in the poorest and most marginalized communities in the world. LIA seeks to serve the most vulnerable families in Africa and the Caribbean, mostly targeting the areas of health, education, social engagement, and economic empowerment.

In the MarketplaceItems made in Kenya will be for sale at the LIA storefront. You can also “Give the Gift of Empowerment” by choosing from options such as providing a micro-loan to a family starting a business, purchasing a pair of sheep for a family, or supporting an orphan for one year.

Giving Opportunity: Help Fill a Nursing Home Bag


Join our LifeBridge Ministry as they share the love of Jesus with those in need in our community. We’re partnering with area nursing homes by donating several items that their residents need most. Share some Christmas spirit with nursing home residents in our community by bringing items to contribute to nursing home bags. You can drop off your item(s) during Celebrate Christmas Together—boxes will be available in the Atrium. See the list of needed items below.


  • Small throw or lap blanket
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap/body wash & bath sponges
  • Lip balm, emery boards
  • Lotions and body sprays
  • Non-slip footies or socks
  • New assorted note cards with pre-stamped envelopes
  • Notepads and pencil/pen
  • Soap/body wash & bath sponges
  • Small wall calendars
  • Large print crossword & puzzle books
  • Large print devotionals

Celebrate Christmas Together Map


Frequently Asked Questions


Celebrate Christmas Together is a free Christmas event for everyone in our community. Join us at this winter wonderland of light displays, train rides, and indoor ice-skating rinks. Walk through an old-timey Christmas village to meet our Mission Partners. And see the reason for the season with a nightly Christmas program and live nativity scene.
These are just some of the things you’ll experience at Celebrate Christmas Together:

Live Outdoor Nativity • Musical Performances • Activities for All Ages • Trackless Train • Indoor Ice Skating Rinks • Crafts • Games • Photo Booths • Carolers • Cakewalk • Indoor Snowball Frenzy • Arcade Games • Bingo • Candy Cane Tree • Giant Color by Numbers • And More!
Celebrate Christmas Together will be hosted at Southeast Christian Church’s Blankenbaker Campus, located at 920 Blankenbaker Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40243.
Friday, December 8 & 15 • 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Christmas program in the Sanctuary at 6:00, 8:00, & 10:00 p.m.

December 10-14 • 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Christmas program in the Sanctuary at 6:00 & 8:00 p.m.

Activities are available all night, including during program performances.
This event is free. No tickets or reservations are required to enter the event or attend the Christmas program. Free tickets for ice skating and train rides will be available onsite each evening and will not be distributed in advance.
The event is free, but food and other items will be available for purchase.
The event and program are geared toward all ages. No childcare will be offered.
There will be roaming carolers around the building and Christmas music will be part of the nightly Christmas program.
Yes, we do. Our ushers will be happy to assist you in finding seating.
ASL interpretation will be available for the musical program.
Yes! All of our parking lots will be open for tour buses and our parking attendants can assist you when you arrive.
Yes! We would love for you to take photos throughout the event, but we ask that you not take photos during the musical program.
Yes.
No. Ice skates will be provided.
Our volunteers throughout the event will be happy to assist you. Visit our Connection Center or security desk for information.
Allow at least 30 minutes to get into our campus and our building.
Yes, we’ll have limited shuttle service from one of our parking lots.
Dress is casual—come as you are! There will be many opportunities for photos, so you are welcome to come dressed up if you wish!
No, we want everyone to come!
You are welcome to come on any date, but each campus has a date specifically for their congregation to attend and serve.

Elizabethtown Campus: Friday, December 8
Crestwood Campus: Monday, December 11
La Grange Campus: Tuesday, December 12
Southwest Campus: Wednesday, December 13
Indiana Campus: Thursday, December 14

Christmas Weekend Services 2017

This Christmas, come celebrate the birth of Jesus with us at Southeast. We hope to see you at one of our services. We’ll worship together and Teaching Pastor Kyle Idleman will share a Christmas message.

Below, you can browse all Christmas weekend services by date, location, and time.


5:00 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-5th Grade.

9:00 a.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-5th Grade.

11:15 a.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-5th Grade.

3:00 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-5th Grade.

5:00 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-5th Grade.

11:00 p.m.

No children’s programming provided.

5:30 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-Pre-K.

9:30 a.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-2nd Grade.

11:15 a.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-2nd Grade.

3:00 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-Pre-K.

4:30 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-Pre-K.

5:15 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-Pre-K.

9:00 a.m

Children’s programming available for Birth-2nd Grade.

10:30 a.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-2nd Grade.

12:00 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-2nd Grade.

3:00 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-2nd Grade.

4:30 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-2nd Grade.

5:30 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-Pre-K.

9:30 a.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-5th Grade.

11:15 a.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-5th Grade.

3:00 p.m

Children’s programming available for Birth-Pre-K.

4:30 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-Pre-K.

5:30 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-Pre-K.

9:30 a.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-5th Grade.

11:15 a.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-5th Grade.

3:00 p.m

Children’s programming available for Birth-Pre-K.

4:30 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-Pre-K.

5:30 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-age 2.

9:30 a.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-age 2.

11:15 a.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-age 2.

3:00 p.m

Children’s programming available for Birth-age 2.

4:30 p.m.

Children’s programming available for Birth-age 2.

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As thousands of guests visit our campuses this Christmas, we want to make their experience as smooth and pleasant as possible, because we want them to encounter the hope, peace, joy, and love of Jesus—and we want to see them again! And you can help. No matter what your gifts are, we have a spot for you.


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