Services around the region to celebrate Christmas

Posted December 24, 2017

Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, S. Second Ave. and Phelps St. - Christmas Eve Service, 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 24.

■ Last Days Harvest Church of God in Christ, 3192 E. 10th St., will have Christmas Eve service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Speaking with The Barbados Advocate, Reverend Cannon Burke noted that Wednesday night's Carols and Lessons service was a part of the traditional way in which Christians celebrate Christmas.

■ Oakmont Baptist Church, 1100 Red Banks Road, will host Christmas Eve services at 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday.

Marietta at 7 p.m.

Faith Presbyterian Church, 700 E. Melrose Ave., will host a morning Christmas Eve worship service at 10:30, including lighting of the fourth Advent candle, special music by Holly McConnell, Linda Darnall and Nancy Rader, Scripture readings and Christmas hymns.

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Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1588 Shady Grove Road, Providence, North Carolina, will have no Sunday school on New Year's Eve.

" First Baptist Church Park Street holds a Christmas Eve worship service at 5 p.m. Sunday".

First Baptist Church of Odessa, 709 N. Lee Ave., has scheduled a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5 p.m. Sunday. A New Year's Eve prayer and praise watch night service will be held at 10 p.m. December 31.

Gateway Church will hold a special Christmas Eve service at 9 a.m. Sunday at their 630 Main St., Lewiston, location. There will be candlelight services at 2, 4 and 7 well.

Faith Baptist Church, 3001 Southwest Pkwy: Special guest for the January 7 morning worship services will be soloist Keron Jackson. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Christmas Day services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday. New Year's Eve. Liturgy-Feast of the Circumcision at 10 a.m.

The deadline for submitting items for church briefs is 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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■ Mount Zion Holy Church, 3325 Ayden Golf Club Road, Winterville, will have a youth day service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St., will have a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

In addition, the church will gather for Christmas Day worship at 10:15 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch for all who worship that morning. The Contemporary Worship Praise Band, led by keyboardist Kathleen Dooley, will lead the celebration as worshipers focus on the greatest gift ever given in song, communion and prayer. Mass at 10 a.m. It will be a casual service with the congregation selecting the Christmas carols they would like to sing. Christmas Eve services will begin at 7 p.m. with special prelude music beginning at 6:30. The 4 p.m. service is family-friendly, with a look at the simple story of the true meaning of Christmas.

ST. JOHN'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH A free Christmas dinner will be served from 11:30 1 p.m. Monday at St. John's United Methodist Church in Stamford.

FOSTORIA - West Independence United Methodist Church, 22876 US 224, Fostoria, will host two special Christmas Eve services.

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