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Watch Night Services Is No More.

African-Americans have gathered in churches annually on New Year's Eve to praise God for bringing them safely through another year and to pray for his guidance in the New Year... The gathering of the faithful in prayer and watchful expectation on New Year's Eve seems to be a thing of the past....Today's church seems to have a different focus than the church of old... Historically, Watch Night was known as a ''covenant services'' as a way for congregants to reaffirm their faith... Historically on Dec. 31, most black congregations, use that servicesas the start of their devotion service for the year ahead....The vigil services has been abandoned pretty much for big name stars and a party atmosphere...Question: Which big name star will be at your church Dec 31, 2009? Martha Munizzi will be at my home church.