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'Tis the Season
to Share the Love



The city seems to change at Christmas. Join with us as we celebrate the season with our neighbors through song, music, art, and worship. The purpose of First is to share the love of God. We hope that you consider spending some time during this season with us.


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Christmas Saengerfest - Nov 30 & Dec 1

Christmas Saengerfest 2018 is a Christmas tradition in its seventh year. We are excited to be one of the seven amazing venues that will be hosting vignette performances from 31 different groups. Performances begin at the top of the hour, beginning at 7 pm and ending with the last performance of the night at 10 pm each night. Luxury shuttles are available to transport you between the performance venues. Tickets are $30. Click Here to get your tickets.


Free Cello Recital - Dec 1, 2 pm

Cello instructor Lee Griffith has selected First for his annual holiday recital. His 30 students will be playing selected pieces and then concluding with the sound of the collective group. Come to enjoy the sound of the strings. Our newly renovated Gallery will be open for additional seating! General Admission

Christmas First Concert - Dec 8, 2 pm

The 60 member Queen City Concert Band will provide a free concert highlighting your favorite Christmas music. General Admission.


Free Lunchtime Piano Duet - Dec 13, Noon

Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a free midday meditation in our newly renovated Gallery while you listen to the sounds of a piano duet recital.


Fa's and La's YPCC Family Holiday Concert Series - Dec 15, 4 pm

Join us for this beloved annual Christmas tradition. Visit the YPCC website for more information and for tickets. Tickets are $10. Click Here to get your tickets.


A Christmas Drama - Dec 16, 11 am

Members of First will perform a Christmas play written by our own Erwin Hoffman. Free General Admission.



Christmas Eve by Candlelight - Dec 24, 5 pm

Join with us for this traditional Christmas Eve worship service. Holy Communion with be served. Come early from 4:30 - 5 pm for refreshments. 


Christmas Day Community Breakfast - Dec 25, 8 - 10 am

Free breakfast served the Scouts for the Over-the-Rhine community.

New Year's Eve Community  Meal - Dec 31, Noon

Finish 2018 by breaking bread with our OTR neighbors.

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