Fellowship Church, a megachurch based in the Dallas area, is forgoing the typical Christmas pageant to offer Christmas services in 3-D.
The church, headed by Pastor Ed Young, will be offering 21 services that promise to be a Christmas experience folks have never seen.
Several 3-D Christmas services are taking place Sunday at one of the Fellowship's four campuses in the Dallas area and at the church's Miami campus. The first service was held Saturday evening at the church's Grapevine campus.
Each attendant is given a pair of 3-D glasses in order to watch the high-tech service.
"We're doing a 3-D Christmas because people are looking for height, width and depth in their lives," Young told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We'll have some of our musical numbers using video in 3-D."
The church has been busy promoting the novel approach to Christmas with billboards announcing the service times and by encouraging congregants to send out 3-D invitations.
On the Fellowship Church's website, Young his wife, Lisa, are featured in a 3-D invitation card that pops out when users hold a specially-designed image before their webcam.
He encourages viewers to bring their family and friends "to experience Christmas like you've never seen it before."