Christmas Eve Services at Broadway United Methodist Church



  • 3:00 PM Away in a Manger

Carols, The Christmas Story, Special Music by the young – all kids will be invited to ring the colored bells.

  • 5:00 pm Glory to the Newborn King

This will be an upbeat and energizing service welcoming the newborn King with Christmas carols and songs led by Broadway’s Praise Band.

  • 8:00 pm O Come, All Ye Faithful

A traditional Christmas with Bible readings of the Christmas story and Christmas carols sung to organ accompianment.

  • 11:00 pm Silent Night, Holy Night

We will welcome the birth of Jesus with a quiet service of Christmas carols sung around the readings of Christmas story.


11 S 1st St

Council Bluffs, Iowa


We will have Broadway’s nursery staffed by our nursery team during Christmas Eve services.  Those who wish may leave their infants and toddlers during any part of the service.   Broadway’s nursery team have all passed background checks and have been trained in first aid.

If you prefer, children are welcome to worship with their families.

A favorite Christmas traditions is the passing of candlelight during the singing of Silent Night.  The light from the Christ candle is passed down each pew from one person to another.  

Broadway provides battery operated candles for little ones who may be too small for wax candles.  If you prefer this safer option, please be sure to ask the ushers for the children’s candles.

Yes, join us for the Fourth Sunday in our series “Prepare the Way”.  December 23rd is also fourth Sunday in Advent – the season before Christmas.  On Sundays mornings we worship at 8:30 and 10:30.

No.  There will be now activities at the church on Tuesday, December 25th.

Broadway UMC and all United Methodist Churches celebrate an open table for communion.  That means all are welcome and may participate.  All we ask is that you have a desire to be know and be in relationship with Jesus Christ.

Broadway UMC owns the parking lot on the east side of the church building.  You can enter the lot from either Broadway or Pierce Street.  After parking you will see two sets of double glass doors.  As you enter here you may ride the elevator to level 1 or take the stairs up one flight.  At the top of the stairs you will enter the Welcome Center.  We will have hosts available here, but if they have stepped away, move past the kiosk and you will see a ramp to the right (on the other side of the half wall).  The Worship Center is just through the double doors at the top of the ramp.