Watch Night Services in most predominantly black churches start around 9 or 10 p.m. , with the first hour being devoted to those giving testimonials of thanks to God for the year past and watching in praying in faith for the future.
On New Year Eve since the dawn of time black folks have gathered annually to praise God for bringing us safely through another year. The annual Watch Night service for many in the Black Community is a traditional service that has strong roots that go all the way back to the time of slavery.
This year, the Watch Night tradition will follow the historic document to its home at the National Archives with a special midnight display planned with readings, songs and bell ringing among the nation’s founding documents. Article Here!