Churches announce services for Christmas holiday

Huntington Catholic School students Jesus Mendoza (left) and Cheyenne Catellier portray a young Joseph and Mary in a Nativity tableau during the school’s annual Christmas program on Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Huntington Catholic School students Jesus Mendoza (left) and Cheyenne Catellier portray a young Joseph and Mary in a Nativity tableau during the school’s annual Christmas program on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Churches around Huntington County will hold special services on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and in celebration of New Year’s Eve and Day.

Many of the services are listed below:

• Bethel Assembly of God, 1640 E. Taylor St., Huntington, will have its Christmas Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 10 a.m.

• Christian Life Tabernacle, 943 Swan St., Huntington, will present “A Gift of Hope” at its Christmas Eve service Sunday, Dec. 24, at 11 a.m.

• Christ’s United Methodist Church, 148 W. Third St., Roanoke, will have a Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.

• Clear Creek Church, 750 N. Clear Creek Rd., Huntington, will have a non-denominational Christmas Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 7:30 p.m.

• College Park Church, 1945 College Ave., Huntington, will have three identical candlelight Christmas Eve services on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 10 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

• Cornerstone Alliance Church, 5833W-900N, Roanoke, will have a candlelight Christmas Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 5:30 p.m.

A New Year’s Eve event will also be held on Sunday, Dec. 31, from 10 p.m. until midnight. A carry-in meal will take place at 10 p.m. with a traditional watch night service at 11 p.m.

• Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington, will have a Christmas Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 9:30 a.m. and then candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

• Fairview Church of God, 5511 Yoder Rd., Yoder, will have Christmas Eve services on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 10 a.m. and a candlelight service at 7 p.m.

• Faith Community Church of God, 3615 N. Norwood Rd., Huntington, will have open communion on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a small service at 6 p.m.

• Faith Lutheran Church, 3416E-900N, Roanoke, will have its youth Christmas program on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

A Christmas Eve service will be held Sunday, Dec. 24, at 9 p.m. and a Christmas Day service will be held on Monday, Dec. 25, at 9 a.m.

A New Year’s Eve service will also be held on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 7:30 p.m.

• First Baptist Church, 220 E. Market St., Huntington, will have a candlelight service on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m., with communion.

• First Presbyterian Church, 50 E. Tipton St., Huntington, will be having a candlelight service on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.

• Huntington Baptist Church, 2435 Waterworks Rd., Huntington, will be having a Christmas Eve candlelight service on Sunday, Dc. 24, at 6:30 p.m.

• Life Church, 900 E. State St., Huntington, is holding two pre-Christmas Eve services on Saturday, Dec. 23, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will be programming for children at both services. The message title is “Joy to the World.”

• Markle United Methodist Church, 145 W. Morse St., Markle, will have Christmas Eve services on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 10 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. The evening service will be a contemporary, concluding with ringing in Christmas with the church bells at midnight.

• New Hope United Brethren in Christ Church, 2001 Engle St., Huntington, will celebrate Christmas Eve on Sunday, Dec. 24, with a youth group-led service. The youth will serve Holy Communion, Christmas hymns will be sung, a short meditation and the lighting of the Christ Candle will take place during a family-style worship service. A time of fellowship will follow the service, with snacks and hot chocolate.

• Nine Mile United Church, 6303 Winters Rd., Fort Wayne, will have Christmas Eve services on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 9 a.m. and a candlelight service at 6 p.m.

The church will also have a New Year’s Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 9 a.m.

• Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church, 880E-1100N, Roanoke, will have a Christmas service on Saturday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m.

• Seminary United Methodist Church, 285 N. Seminary St., Roanoke, will be having a Christmas Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 11 p.m.

• Solid Rock United Methodist Church, 485 Bennett Drive, Warren, is holding Christmas Eve services on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. The later service will be guided by the church’s youth.

• St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 648 N. LaFontaine St., Huntington, is holding a Christmas Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.

• St. Peter’s First Community Church, 206 Etna Ave., Huntington, will hold a Christmas Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 11 p.m. A Christmas Day service will be held Monday, Dec. 25, at 9:30 a.m.

• SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington, will have services on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and Christmas Eve Masses will be celebrated at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Christmas Day services are at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (music begins at 9:30 a.m.).

A New Year’s Eve service will be held Sunday, Dec. 31, at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. A New Year’s Day service will be held on Monday, Jan. 1, at 9 a.m.

• Seminary United Methodist Church, 285 N. Seminary St., Roanoke, will have a Kids Club caroling and Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held Sunday, Dec. 24, at 11 p.m.

• Trinity United Methodist Church, 530 Guilford St., Huntington, is holding a candlelight Christmas Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.

• Union Church, 3688E-400N, Huntington, is holding Christmas Eve services on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The morning session will be a family worship service while the evening session will be a candlelight service.

• Zanesville United Methodist Church, 11811 N. Wayne St., Zanesville, will offer open communion on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Candlelight services are also set for 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.