On Christmas Eve we have a Chapel service of “Lessons and Carols” to celebrate in word and song the events from the Bible that lead up to Christmas. Every day during Advent we practice singing a Christmas carol to prepare residents to participate in the carol singing on Christmas Eve. The Christmas Eve service is a celebration of light which includes the lighting of the Advent Wreath and our recognition of the Light of Christ that has come into the world.
During the evening celebration residents also participate in a guided meditation that is designed to give them an experiential understanding of what the shepherds must have felt when the angel appeared proclaiming “peace on earth, goodwill toward men.” After our faith celebration we all gather in Bald Eagle Hospitality House to enjoy special snacks and home baked goodies.
The goal of our Christmas celebration is to create special holiday memories that are an integral part of the new life that begins during the recovery process. Through the blessed season of Christmas we are able to capture the treasured memories of the past and unite them to the celebrations of the present in order to form a solid foundation for the many sober Christmases that are yet to come.