Area churches to hold Christmas Eve services

S anta might be a prominent figure at this time of year, but many local churches are offering services for those who find a different meaning for the season. Those who want to celebrate the original meaning of Christmas can do so at any of the listings below.

The Granville Assembly of God, at 18 Bulkley Ave., will have a 6 p.m. service on Christmas Eve that will include a youth program and a childrens program.

The candlelight and carols service at the Baptist Church will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24 at 23 Quaker St.  Mary Cosey will provide instrumental accompaniment and Rev. Jim Peterson will lead worship.

The United Church of Granville, which is comprised of the Granville United Methodist Church, the Middle Granville Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church, will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. at the 18 Church St. location. There will also be a 10 a.m. service on Christmas Day.

Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church will hold its usual Christmas liturgy at 10 a.m. on Christmas Day.

The Truthville Baptist Church on County Route 12A will celebrate Christmas with a candlelight service at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24.

On Christmas Eve, the Trinity Episcopal Church, at 35 East Main St., will hold a 7 p.m. Holy Eucharist with music. There will also be a 10 a.m. service on Christmas Day.

The South Granville Congregational Church, on State Route 149, will hold a family Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24. A few hours later there will be a candlelight community memorial-light service at 11 p.m.

At St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, on 23 Bulkley Ave., there will be a 4 p.m. regular mass and Christmas pageant on Christmas Eve.  At midnight there will be a candlelight mass. There will also be a mass on Christmas Day at 10 a.m.

In Raceville, there will be a 6 p.m. Christmas Eve service with a lot of carols at the United Methodist Church at the corner of Butler and Raceville Roads. The names of loved ones who were remembered on the Christmas Memory will be read at the end service.

The North Granville United Methodist Church, at 10344 State Route 22, is holding its Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m., and all are welcome.

On Christmas Eve, the West Hebron United Presbyterian Church, on County Route 30, will hold a candlelight service at 7 p.m. that will include candlelight and communion.

People of all faith traditions are invited to St. Paul’s Church in Wells on East Wells Road for a Christmas Eve mass with candlelight, carols and a story for children at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. On Christmas, there will be a Holy Eucharist with carols at 9 a.m.

Nearby in Wells, the United Methodist Church on East Wells Road will hold a 7 p.m. service with candlelight and carols on Christmas Eve.

And at St. Francis Cabrini on Route 153 in West Pawlet, there will be a 3:30 p.m. mass on Christmas Eve, with caroling including parishioners choices beginning at 3 p.m. Refreshments will follow the mass.

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