In keeping with the true spirit of the season, area churches have scheduled special services beginning Dec. 22 and extending through Dec. 31.
First Presbyterian Church: Christmas Eve, 9 p.m. communion, carols, candlelight; choral reading “Journey to Bethlehem” by Carole Adams.
Grace Lutheran Church: Christmas Eve, 8 p.m.
Grace Fellowship: Sunday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m., carols, communion, fellowship. Refreshments after the service.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church: Dec. 24: Confession 3-4 p.m. Mass 5:30 p.m. Dec. 25: Mass 9 a.m. Dec. 31: Mass 5:30 p.m. New Year’s Day: Mass, 9 a.m.
Alliance Church: Sunday, Dec. 22, annual children’s Christmas program during regular worship services, 10:30 a.m. Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m., candlelight and carols.
Zion Lutheran Church: Christmas Eve services, 6 p.m.
Shell Community Church Christmas Eve services, 7 p.m., a reflective and joyful celebration that will include communion, carols and candlelight. Refreshments follow the service.
First Baptist Church: Christmas Eve services 6 p.m. Carols, special music; continuing Advent theme of “God’s Promises.”
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church: Christmas Eve 5:30 Eucharist, the Rev. David Fox presiding. Sunday, Dec. 29: Christmas Lessons and Carols, 10 a.m.
United Methodist Church: Christmas Eve, 7:30 p.m., with candlelight, carols, special music and communion.
Community Bible Church: Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. A time of fellowship that will include candles, carols and communion.
United Methodist Church Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. Special music, candlelight, carols and communion.