Churches Plan Candlelight And Other Special Christmas Services

One local church is spreading holiday cheer

Trinity Episcopal Church, 128 W. Hardin St., has planned Christmas Eve services for 9:30 a.m. The 7 p.m. evening service will feature the reading of the Christmas story, carols and, candle lighting and music from local artists. Musical Prelude & Festival Eve of the Nativity Eucharist.

There will be Midnight Mass on 24 December and a Christmas morning service at 8.30am (no evening service that day).

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

BLUFFTON - The Pleasant View and Mount Cory United Methodist churches will hold a combined Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 Pleasant View United Methodist, 300 Township Road 37, Bluffton.

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

■ The Memorial Baptist Church, 1510 S.E. Greenville Blvd., will host a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Konnoak Hills Moravian Church, 3401 Konnoak Drive, will have Christmas Eve lovefeasts and candle services at 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday.

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Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2500 Westover Drive, will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5 p.m. Sunday.

There will be an 11 a.m. service. Contemporary Candlelight Service and 7 p.m. The first will be held at 10:45 a.m. and will include a children's program. Guests include Pastor Terry Cobb and Greater Peace United Holiness Church, Kinston; Bishop Michael Deloatch and Increasing Faith Ministry, Rocky Mount; Pastor Ella Murphy and Mount Zion Holiness Church; Minister Rayvon Roundtree and Devout Praise Church; and Pastor Gregory Messick and Little Creek United African Free Will Baptist Church.

" Overseas Students Mission hosts Christmas dinner for global University of Virginia students at 6 p.m. Monday". New Year's Eve. Liturgy-Feast of the Circumcision at 10 a.m. A gospel explosion will begin at 5 p.m. January 6.

MIDLAND The Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, 1412 W. Illinois Ave., Midland, has scheduled Christmas Eve services throughout the day on Sunday.

First United Church of Christ, 2100 Greendale Ave., welcomes the public at 10 a.m. Sunday to celebrate communion and hear the Rev. Bill Smith's message, "A Better than Perfect Christmas". The services celebrate the birth of Jesus with attractive music, a simple meal of a bun and mug of warm coffee, and a candle for every worshiper. Holy Eucharist services will begin at 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, with music starting 30 minutes before both services.

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Central Tabernacle, 715 Waughtown St., will have a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Family Christmas Eve Mass will be held at 5:30 p.m., and a midnight Mass with loft music begins at 11:30 p.m. Christmas Day Mass begins at 10 a.m.

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