Yay! It is Christmas!

You are invited to celebrate Christmas Eve with us. We are a multi-generational church who loves to celebrate Christmas because our Savior was born into this world!  We welcome all people to celebrate with us. As a matter of fact, expect to be greeted with open arms to our church home. See you Christmas Eve.



Candlelight Christmas Eve Services

We have lots of Candlelight Worship Services ranging from traditional to contemporary in two settings, the Sanctuary and the Family Life Center.

Monday, December 24 in the Sanctuary
12:00 p.m. (Traditional – Sanctuary)
2:00 p.m. (Traditional – Sanctuary)
4:00 p.m. (Traditional – Sanctuary)*
6:00 p.m. (Traditional – Sanctuary)
8:00 p.m. (Acoustic with Strings)

Monday, December 24 in the Family Life Center
4:00 p.m. (Acoustic with Strings )
6:00 p.m. (Acoustic with Strings)

* Livestream will be available. Click here to access livestream.

Curious about what to wear? Everyone dresses according to what they enjoy to wear So, come as you are!

There’s more! Why only worship at Christmas Eve?

Join us throughout the weeks leading up to Christmas at our Wednesday Advent Worship Services.

December 12 and 19 at 12:15 p.m & 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary


We are excited for your children to be able to experience Christmas Eve at Gloria Dei.

What Christmas Eve service should children attend? Any of them! Even though the services vary from traditional to contemporarythey are all great for families, so please select the one that best fits into your family schedule.

Children can pick up an activity booklet and crayons before worship on a table in the Gathering Place and in the FLC.  In lieu of candles, glow sticks will be available for your children.

Children 4 and under: We will provide a safe and loving place for your young children on Christmas Eve The nursery will be opened for the 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. worship services (1:45-5:15 p.m.). 

Cry Room: Outside the Sanctuary, we have a room designed especially for families with infants and small children. It is a great place to go if your child gets fussy or needs to eat. And you won’t miss anything because you will be able to see and hear what is happening in the Sanctuary.

Need Directions

We are located at 8301 Aurora Ave. in Urbandale, Iowa. (Corner of 86th and Aurora). Get directions

Contact Us

Church Office at 515-276-1700 or office@gdlc.church
Pastor Joe Meyer: joe.meyer@gdlc.church
Pastor Ben Johnson: ben.johnson@gdlc.church
Pastor Tim Phillips: tim.phillips@gdlc.church