Little Utica United Methodist Church
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Seven Day Christmas Candle Tradition

Pastor Judy Todt passed on a tradition that has been in her family for generations.  Each evening for the seven days leading up to Christmas starting on December 18th and ending on Christmas Eve, one section of the candle is burned.  While the candle is burning, your family reads the following Scripture for that day.
 
Day 7 - December 18 - Read Isaiah 9:2, 6 & 7
Day 6 - December 19 - Read Isaiah 11:1-4a, and 6
Day 5 - December 20 - Read Luke 1:26-35 and 38
Day 4 - December 21 - Read Luke 2:1-7
Day 3 - December 22 - Read Luke 2:8-14
Day 2 - December 23 - Read Luke 2:15-20
Day 1 - December 24 - Read Matthew 2:7-12
 
Some members of our congregation have shared pictures of their candles: