UMO to Hold Christmas by Candlelight Services December 4

 UMO to Hold Christmas by Candlelight Services December 4

November 8, 2021
Contact:   Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive Department of Music will host two Christmas by Candlelight services on December 4, at the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall located at 207 Wooten Street in Mount Olive.

“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.

The event is free, but tickets are required. For more information, about the event and advanced tickets, please contact Anne Hamm at or (919) 658-7746.

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