Dec. 24, 2023, 6:30p.m. at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park: 12th annual Christmas Eve Under the Stars – a family-oriented outdoor worship service at 6:30 p.m. under the night sky in Old Town Bluffton at Oyster Factory Park on the May River at 63 Wharf St. The service is a cooperative effort for the entire Bluffton community to come together for Christmas Eve by The New Bluffton Worship pastored by The Rev. Daniel Burbage and First Zion Missionary Baptist Church’s Rev. Bennie L. Jenkins Jr. Carols and music provided by Bluffton Worship’s band and special musicians from First Zion. Worship includes the traditional lighting of Christmas candles to the singing of Silent Night. Free-will offerings are gratefully accepted for local missions. While seating is available at the park site, you may also bring a chair. Free refreshments are provided under the pavilion.
The New Bluffton Worship, which became an independent church in 2022, is located at 39 Persimmon St., #203 (Building 200) with non-traditional worship at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. including children’s ministry and an active youth program. First Zion Missionary Baptist, founded in 1869, is located at 10 Robertson St. adjacent to the Oyster Factory Park with worship at 10:00 a.m. For more information, search Facebook for Bluffton Worship or go to www.thenewblufftonworship.com