Around the Town: Christmas Eve church services

2011-12-23T05:00:00Z Around the Town: Christmas Eve church servicesABBIE GRIPMAN Arizona Daily Sun
December 23, 2011 5:00 am  • 

Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation: Connie Cordain will speak on "Christmas Eve Celebration" at 6 p.m., at Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road. We celebrate with song, candlelight and thoughts on this beautiful time of the year. The choir and a special children's program enliven the evening. 779-4492.

Christ's Church of Flagstaff: Christmas Eve Services at 3, 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends as we "Open Every Gift" through music and celebration. 3475 E. Soliere Blvd. 522-0462.

Church of the Resurrection: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Coconino Community College, 2800 S. Lone Tree Road. 699-2715.

Center for Spiritual Living Flagstaff: Drs. Bob and Betty Henderson, Rev. Konrad Kaserer will speak on "Christmas Candlelighting." Our purpose is symbolically to re-enact the Christmas story with Bible passages and songs of the season. Special service Saturday at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., at Ponderosa High School, 2384 N. Steves Blvd.

Epiphany Episcopal Church: Youth of Epiphany will present "Christmas Pageant with Communion" Saturday at 4 p.m. The Rev. Jan James will speak on "Christmas Eve Service & Communion" at 7 p.m. Carols, candles and Holy Communion with music from the Junior Choir. The Rev. Jan James will speak on "Music & Midnight Mass." 10:30 p.m. Carols and organ; communion service with Senior Choir at 11 p.m.

Federated Community Church: Christmas Eve services will be at 5 p.m., a less-traditional worship time for the whole family, and at 8 p.m., a candlelight traditional service featuring pipe organ and choir. 400 W. Aspen Ave. 774-7383.

First Congregational Church, UCC: The Christmas Eve service will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening and feature lessons and carols. 740 N. Turquoise Drive. 774-0890.

Greenlaw Baptist Church: We will have a very special Christmas Eve service by candlelight at 6:30 p.m. The service will feature Christmas carols, scripture, special singers and music, piano prelude and the lighting of the candles. A Christmas cookie fellowship and social will be offered at 5:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. 3400 E. Lockett Road. 526-4939.

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church of Flagstaff: Father Virgil Suciu will speak on "Great Vespers." Christmas Eve: 8 p.m. Followed by Artoklasia and fellowship. 16 W. Cherry Ave. 779-8279.

Living Christ Lutheran Church: Pastor Kara Joy Stewart will speak on "The Nativity of our Lord." Christmas Eve services will be Saturday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Mountain View Baptist Church: Pastor Mike Irwin concludes his series "The Gift." Christmas Eve at 5 p.m.

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church: Candlelight Song Service on Christmas Eve at 6:30 p.m. Violins, guitars, trumpets and piano will lead us in singing well-known Christmas carols. 2605 N. Fort Valley Road. 774-8811.

North Point Fellowship: Pastor Paul Meldrum will speak on "Christmas Eve Candlelight Services." Join us today at 5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. for a candlelight eve service. Children are welcome. 2004 E. Arrowhead Ave. 773-1615.

Peace Lutheran Church: Christmas Eve family services at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 3430 N. Fourth St. 526-9578.

San Francisco de Asis Catholic Parish: Christmas Eve Mass schedule: 4 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Nativity of the BVM and St. Pius X; 6 p.m. at Nativity of the BVM; 6:30 p.m. at St. Pius X; 9 p.m. St. Pius X; midnight at Nativity of the BVM. 779-1341.

Shepherd of the Hills ELCA: Christmas Eve family service at 5 p.m., Christmas Eve Carols and Candles services at 7 and 9 p.m. 1601 N. San Francisco St. 774-4832.

Trinity Heights: We will have three special services on Christmas Eve. 4 p.m. is a family service with children's pageant "The Grumpy Shepherd." 7 p.m. is a traditional service with candlelight and special music. 9 p.m. is also a traditional service with candlelight, special music and communion. 3600 N. Fourth St. 526-1397.

Unity of Flagstaff: We will have a candlelight service on Christmas Eve from 7 - 8 p.m. This service will include singing of favorite Christmas carols and sharing by members. 6134 Black Bill Road. 526-8893.

(Editor's note: See Saturday's Arizona Daily Sun for information on Christmas Day services.)

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