UMO to Hold Christmas by Candlelight Services December 2-3 

UMO to Hold Christmas by Candlelight Services December 2-3 

November 28, 2022
Contact:   Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations 

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive Department of Music will host three Christmas by Candlelight services December 2-3, at the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall located at 207 Wooten Street in Mount Olive. The services will be December 2 at 7:30 PM, December 3 at 2 and 6 PM.  The events are FREE and open to the public.  No tickets are required.   

“Christmas by Candlelight is a gift that the University offers to the community as a means of giving back,” said Assistant Professor of Music Jonathan Saeger.  “Many families have added this event as a tradition to begin their Christmas season.  It is a great way to celebrate the Advent season.” 

Guests will enjoy a Christ-centered service patterned after the Festival of nine Lessons and Carols, a traditional English evening service, which began in Cambridge in 1918. The service will include six Scripture lessons, tracing salvation history, and each reading will be followed by a Christmas selection from the UMO Department of Music. 

For more information about the event, please contact Bill Ford at 

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University is sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists.  For more information, visit