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St. Luke United Methodist
Christmas Eve service: Traditional candlelight communion service, 6 p.m. Dec. 24. All are invited. 2019 Shamrock Drive. 704-537-9286.
Trinity United Methodist
Christmas Eve service: Candlelight communion service, 8 p.m. Dec. 24. Families and friends welcome. 6230 Beatties Ford Road. www.trinityumcofcharlotte.com.
Cokesbury United Methodist
Christmas program: The chancel choir will present The Christmas Story at the worship service. 10:45 a.m. Dec. 23.
Christmas Eve service: Family service with candlelight and communion, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24. 6701 Idlewild Road. www.cokesburyumc.net.
Christmas Eve services: Family service, 5 p.m. Dec. 24 in the sanctuary. Handbell concerts, 7:15 and 10:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Sanctuary services, 8 and 11 p.m. 200 W. Trade St. www.firstpres-charlotte.org.
Christmas Eve services: Childrens nativity followed by manger scene, petting zoo and refreshments, 11 a.m. Dec. 24. Service with communion and contemporary music, 3 p.m. Candlelight communion service with traditional music, 5 p.m. The afternoon services will be streaming live at http://media.covenantpresby.org. 1000 E. Morehead St. 704-333-9071.
Calvary United Methodist
Christmas Eve service: Candlelight service, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the service. 512 West Blvd. 704-333-3388.
Christmas Eve service: Candlelight worship service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24. 2831 N. Sharon Amity Road. 704-537-3484.
Christmas Eve services: Family service, 4 p.m. Dec. 24. Service with choir, Holy Communion, and candlelight, 7 p.m. Steven Mowery will present an organ prelude at 6:40 p.m. Service with Holy Communion and candlelight, 11 p.m. 605 E. Blvd. www.dilworthchurch.org.
City Church Charlotte
Christmas Eve service: 4 p.m. Dec. 24. 2300 McClintock Road. www.citychurchcharlotte.com.
Kilgo United Methodist
Christmas Eve service: Community candlelight service, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24. Each child will receive a special gift. 2101 Belvedere Ave. www.kilgoumc.com.
St. Peter Catholic
Christmas Eve Masses: Christmas pageant, 4 p.m. Dec. 24. Lessons and carols, 10 p.m. Mass at 4:30, 7:30, and 11 p.m. 507 S. Tryon St. 704-332-2901.
Central United Methodist
Christmas Eve service: Candlelight Holy Communion service, 10 p.m. Dec. 24. 6030 Albemarle Road. 704-536-9157.
New Life Theological Seminary
Class offering: Norman Geisler, perhaps the foremost apologist of the past 50 years, will teach a course on apologetics. Students may take the class for credit or audit. The cost for auditing is $100. Space is limited and the public is invited. 1-5 p.m. Jan. 7-11. 3117 Whiting Ave. 704-334-6882; www.nlts.edu.
Christmas Eve service: Traditional worship service with beautiful music, sermon, the celebration of communion, and candle lighting during Silent Night. 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Prelude begins at 5:30 p.m. 1500 Rocky River Road W. www.newellpresby.org.
Christmas Eve services: Family service, 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Candlelight services, 7:30 and 11 p.m. Special music begins 30 minutes before worship. 8840 University City Blvd. 704-549-1555; www.adventlu.org.
Mallard Creek Presbyterian
Christmas Eve services: Childrens service, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 24. Candlelight service, 9 p.m. 1600 W. Mallard Creek Church Road. www.mallardcreekpresbyterian.org.
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic
Christmas Eve Mass: 4:30, 6:30 and 11:59 p.m. Dec. 24. 1400 Suther Road. 704-549-1607.
Cole Memorial United Methodist
Christmas Eve service: Candlelight service, 6 p.m. Dec. 24. 2022 W. Sugar Creek Road. 704-596-2356.
Holy Covenant United Church of Christ, Harris Campus
Christmas Eve services: Soup supper, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24. Carols, 6:30 p.m. Worship, 7 p.m. 3501 W. W.T. Harris Blvd. www.holycovenantucc.org.
CrossWay Community Church
Christmas Eve service: 7 p.m. Dec. 24. No child care provided; children welcome to participate in the service. A cookie and punch reception will follow the service. 6400 Prosperity Church Road. www.crosswaync.org.
Holy Covenant United Church of Christ, Sharon Campus
Christmas Eve services: Caroling, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 24. Worship, 4 p.m. 6151 Sharon Road. www.holycovenantucc.org.
Myers Park United Methodist
Christmas Eve services: Jazz service with Trinity Singers and jazz combo, 1 p.m. Dec. 24 in Jubilee Hall. Carols and candlelight services with childrens choirs and trumpeter Brian Winegardner, 3 and 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. Celebration service with Youth, College and Young Adults Ensemble, 4:30 p.m. in Jubilee Hall. Candlelight and Holy Communion services with chancel choir, trumpeter Brian Winegardner, and violinist Corine Brouwer, 8 and 11 p.m. in the sanctuary. 1501 Queens Road. 704-376-8584; www.mpumc.org.
Wesley United Methodist
Christmas Eve service: Communion and candlelight service. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24. 3715 Rea Road. www.wesleyumccharlotte.com.
Pineville United Methodist
Christmas Eve worship: All services will celebrate Holy Communion and end in candlelight. 5, 7 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24. Nursery provided at 5 and 7 p.m. 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022; www.pinevilleumc.org.
Harrison United Methodist, Pineville
Christmas Eve services: Traditional candlelight communion services at 4, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24 in the sanctuary. Childrens Christmas musical at 5:30 p.m. in Hammill Hall. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. www.harrisonumc.org.
Christmas Eve services: Lessons and carols, 4:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Lessons, carols and candles at 7:30 p.m. Lessons, carols, candles and communion at 9:30 p.m. 10140 Providence Church Lane. 704-846-1079.
Christmas Eve services: Celebrate the birth of Christ with candlelight, inspiring choral and orchestral music, and message by Pastor John Munro. 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Dec. 24. Child care provided at 4 and 6 p.m. ASL interpretation at 6 p.m. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road. www.calvarychurch.com/christmas.
Christmas Eve services: Family worship, 4 p.m. Dec. 24. Candlelight service with Holy Communion, 7:30 and 11 p.m. Child care available at the 4 and 7:30 p.m. services. 6100 Sardis Road. www.sardis.org.
Advent services: A World in Waiting Working for Peace. Worship at 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school at 10 a.m.
Christmas Eve services: Family service, 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Candlelight communion service, 11 p.m. 2821 Park Road. 704-333-6194; www.avondalepresbychurch.org.
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter
Christmas Eve services: Simple Christmas Eucharist with organ music, 2 p.m. Dec. 24. Family service, 5 p.m. Spanish service, 7 p.m. Candlelight midnight Mass with choir and incense, 11 p.m.
Christmas Day service: Relaxed jeans and jammies service. 10:30 a.m. Dec. 25. 2701 Park Road. www.holycomforter-clt.org.
Central Church of God
Christmas Eve services: Candlelight communion services with the Christmas story, carols and special music for the entire family. No child care available. 4 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24. 5301 Sardis Road. www.centralchurchofgod.org.
Forest Hill Church, SouthPark Campus
Christmas Eve services: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 24. 7224 Park Road. www.foresthill.org.
St. John Neumann Catholic
Christmas Eve services: Childrens Mass with no incense, 4 p.m. Dec. 24. Mass at 6 p.m. and midnight. Spanish Mass at 8 p.m.
Christmas Day services: 9 and 11 a.m. Dec. 25. No incense at 9 a.m. 8451 Idlewild Road. www.4sjnc.org.
Sharon United Methodist
Blue Christmas service: 4 p.m. Dec. 23.
Christmas Eve services: Childrens nativity and family service, 4 p.m. Dec. 24. Contemporary candlelight service, 7 p.m. Candlelight communion service, 11 p.m. 4411 Sharon Road. 704-366-9166; www.sharonumc.org.
Lovefeasts: 2, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24. 4418 Rea Road. www.peacemoravian.com.
Providence United Methodist
Christmas Eve services: Childrens nativity celebration, 3 p.m. Dec. 24 in the sanctuary. Holy Communion in the chapel, 4 p.m. Festival candlelight worship, 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. Child care provided. Candlelight communion and worship, 11 p.m. in the sanctuary. 2810 Providence Road. www.providenceumc.org.
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian
Worship service: 10 a.m. Dec. 23. No Sunday school. Childrens worship, 10 a.m.
Christmas Eve services: Family service with music by the childrens and youth choirs, 3 p.m. Dec. 24. Traditional communion service with the hand chime and chancel choirs, special soloists and flutist Elizabeth Landon, 5 p.m. Traditional candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Child care provided at all services. 8601 Bryant Farms Road. www.smpchome.org.
St. Johns Lutheran, Cherryville
Christmas Eve services: Family service of lessons and carols, 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Candlelight communion service, 11 p.m. 310 W. Church St., Cherryville. www.stjohnscherryville.com.
Mays Chapel United Methodist, Maiden
Childrens program: The True Meaning of Christmas. 6 p.m. Dec. 23. Light refreshments will be served following the program.
Christmas Eve services: Candlelight and communion, 6 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24. The early service will be family-oriented.
Christmas celebration service: 10 a.m. Dec. 30. Christian education at 9 a.m. 1707 Mays Chapel Church Road, Maiden. 828-428-2416.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley, Hickory
Carol singing service: Celebrate with song! We will sing holiday classics and new favorites. 11 a.m. Dec. 23. 833 5th St. S. E., Hickory. www.uuhickory.org.
Temple Beth Shalom, Hickory
Services: Monthly services will be held at 8 p.m. Dec. 28 and 10 a.m. Dec. 29. Luncheon follows morning service. The congregation is affiliated with the Reform Jewish movement and serves the Hickory and Unifour areas. 4360 N. Center St., Hickory. www.hickoryjewishcenter.com.
Sandy Ridge Baptist, Hickory
Christmas Eve service: Candlelight service, 6 p.m. Dec. 24. 3702 16th St. N. E., Hickory. www.srbconline.net.
First Presbyterian, Hickory
Christmas Eve services: Family service, 4 p.m. Dec. 24. Candlelight communion services, 7 and 10 p.m. 237 2nd St. N. W., Hickory. www.hickoryfpc.org.
St. Aloysius Catholic, Hickory
Christmas Eve Mass: 8 p.m. and midnight Dec. 24. Childrens Mass, 4 p.m. Family Mass, 6 p.m. Mass in Spanish, 10 p.m.
Christmas Day Mass: 10 a.m. Dec. 25. Mass is Spanish, 1 p.m. 921 2nd St. N. E., Hickory. www.staloysiushickory.org.
Fair View United Methodist, Mooresville
Candlelight service: Traditional and contemporary elements combined into a celebration of the birth of Jesus. 7 p.m. Dec. 24. 1430 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. 704-664-2880.
St. Therese Catholic, Mooresville
Christmas Eve services: Mass will be held at 4 and 6 p.m. and midnight Dec. 24 in the church and 4, 6 and 8 p.m. in the Parish Life Center.
Christmas Day Mass: 10:30 a.m. and noon Dec. 25 in the PLC. Spanish Mass at 2:30 p.m. in the church. 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3992.
Radiant Life Fellowship, Huntersville
Community candlelight service: Carols, live music, Christmas story, more. 5-6 p.m. Dec. 24 at Blythe Elementary School, 12202 Hambright Road, Huntersville. www.radiantlifefellowship.org.
Christmas cantata: The choir will present Emmanuel God With Us! during the worship service. 10:30 a.m. Dec. 23.
Christmas Eve service: Carols, candlelight and communion service. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24. 21209 Catawba St., Cornelius. www.corneliuspcusa.org.
Davidson United Methodist
Candlelight services: Lesson and carols, family Eucharist, music led by the Celebration Ringers, 1 p.m. Dec. 24. Family service with music by Young Musicians Choir, The Rainbow Ringers and The Praise Ringers, 3 p.m. Traditional services, 5, 7 and 11 p.m. The 11 p.m. service will be led by the senior high and youth handbell choirs. 233 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-8277.
Triplett United Methodist, Mooresville
Family service: Enjoy a production of A Christmas to Remember as we sing songs of the season. 5 p.m. Dec. 24.
Candlelight service: Meaningful service of lessons and carols. Children welcome at this service; young children may wear pajamas so that they may be tucked into bed upon arriving home. 11 p.m. Dec. 24. 838 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville. www.triplettumc.org.
Huntersville United Methodist
Christmas pageant: The children and youth will perform during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Dec. 23. 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. www.humconline.org.
Mt. Zion United Methodist, Cornelius
Christmas Eve services: Family candlelight services with childrens scratch nativity and communion, 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Children who wish to participate, please arrive 20 minutes early. Traditional candlelight service with chancel choir and communion, 7 p.m. Traditional candlelight service with communion, 11 p.m. Glow sticks will be available for children at all services. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. www.mtzionumc.net.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Christmas Eve services: Childrens participation service, 4 p.m. Dec. 24. Candlelight service with music by the chancel choir, 7:30 p.m. Formal service with Christmas sermon, music by the Geneva Choir, and celebration of the Lords Supper, 11 p.m. 100 N. Main St.,Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
Independence Hill Baptist, Huntersville
Christmas Eve worship: 4 and 6 p.m. Dec. 24. 10220 Eastfield Road, Huntersville. 704-596-2124; www.independencehill.org.
Central United Methodist, Mooresville
Christmas Eve service: The community is invited for a special candlelight service. 5 p.m. Dec. 24. 214 N. Academy St., Mooresville. www.cumcmooresville.com.
St. Marks Lutheran, Mooresville
Christmas Eve services: Family service with Holy Communion, 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Candlelight service with Holy Communion and music by the youth choir, youth handbells, and instrumental ensemble, 7 p.m. Christmas music, 10 p.m. Candlelight service with Holy Communion, 10:30 p.m. Pre-service and worship music provided by Joyful Noise mens ensemble, instrumental ensemble, chancel choir and the Luther Ringers. 454 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville. 704-664-5474.
Mooresville Associate Reformed Presbyterian
Worship service: Candlelight and communion. 6 p.m. Dec. 23. 659 Carpenter Ave., Mooresville. www.mooresvillearp.org.
Assurance United Methodist, Huntersville
Live nativity: Unforgettable presentation will bring a deeper understanding of the night of our Saviors birth. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 23.
Christmas Eve services: Family services, 3 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24. Candlelight services, 7 and 11 p.m. 9700 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville. www.assuranceumc.org.
Sherrills Ford Presbyterian
Christmas musical: All Is Well. 11 a.m. Dec. 23.
Christmas Eve service: Candlelight and celebration of communion. 7 p.m. Dec. 24. 8491 Sherrills Ford Road, Sherrills Ford. 828-478-2748.
Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene
Combined service: Message on Anticipation by Pastor A. D. Smith. Nursery provided. No Sunday school or evening service. 10:45 a.m. Dec. 23.
Christmas Eve service: Candlelight communion service, 6 p.m. Dec. 24. 109 Harris St., Fort Mill. 803-548-4633.
Allison Creek Presbyterian
Christmas Eve services: Family service with childrens nativity, 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Meditative service with Holy Communion and special music, 11 p.m. Both services will conclude with Silent Night and passing the light. 5780 Allison Creek Road, York. www.allisoncreekchurch.com.
Epiphany Lutheran, Rock Hill
Christmas caroling: Bring flashlights and a friend. Dress warmly. Cocoa and cookies served. 6 p.m. Dec. 23.
Christmas Eve services: Candlelight worship, 6 and 11 p.m. Dec. 24. 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill. www.epiphany-rockhill.org.