Local churches to celebrate with Christmas Eve services

By NATHAN HOWELL / Special to the Reporter

 

Churches across Shelby County are preparing for their most significant services of the year, celebrating the Christmas holiday. Throughout the county there will be a variety of Christmas Eve contemporary, traditional and candlelight services.

Many of the churches will offer multiple services throughout the days leading up to Christmas. Some of the churches have also planned carols, fellowship and communion to celebrate the holiday.

Below is a list of churches that plan to host Christmas Eve services broken down by city:

 

Alabaster

–Amazing Grace Worship Center will host Christmas Carols and Communion on Dec. 22 at 9 a.m.

–Church of the Highlands–Alabaster will host Christmas at Highlands on Dec. 22 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

–First Baptist Church of Alabaster will host a Silent Lord’s Supper on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m.

–First Presbyterian Church is hosting a Christmas Eve candlelight service and communion on Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

–First United Methodist Church of Alabaster will host several events on Christmas Eve including Jingle Jam Children’s Christmas Eve at 3 p.m., Traditional Candlelight and Communion at 5 p.m., Praise Carols and lights at 7 p.m., and a Candlelight service at 11p.m.

–Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit will host its Christmas Eve services on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

–Kingwood Church will host its Christmas Communion Service on Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m.

–Siluria Baptist Church will hold its Christmas Eve candlelight service on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m.

–Westwood Baptist Church will host its Christmas Eve candlelight and communion services on Dec. 24 at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

 

Birmingham

–Asbury United Methodist Church will host its Christmas Eve traditional  services on Dec. 24 at 4 p.m.  8 p.m. and 11 p.m, and its contemporary service at 6 p.m.

–Christ the King Lutheran Church will host Christmas Eve services at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

–Church of the Highlands–Greystone will host Christmas at Highlands on Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 21 at 3 p.m, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 22 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Check Churchofthehighlands.com to make a reservation. Some timeslots may be filled.

–The Church at Brook Hills will host Christmas Eve gatherings on Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

–Christ Church United Methodist will host Christmas Eve candlelight services on Dec. 24 with a traditional ceremony at 4 p.m. and contemporary at 6 p.m.

–Double Oak Community Church will host its Christmas Eve candlelight services on Dec. 24 at 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

–MeadowBrook Baptist Church will host Christmas Eve candlelight services on Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

–North Shelby Baptist Church will host Christmas goodies fellowship on Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. and candles, carols and communion on Dec. 24 from 5-5:45 p.m.

–Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church will host its Christmas Eve services on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

–Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church will host mass on Dec. 24 at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Mass will also be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 25.

–Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church will host mass on Dec. 24 at p.m. and 7:30 p.m and Dec. 25 at 10 a.m.

–Valleydale Church will host its Christmas Eve candlelight service on Dec. 24 from 4-5 p.m.

 

Calera

–Church on the Rock will host its Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 from 5-6 p.m.

–Concord Baptist Church will host carols and Christmas Eve candlelight service on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.

 

Chelsea

–Grace Presbyterian Church will host its Christmas Sunday worship service Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. and Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.

–Liberty Baptist Church will host its Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 4 p.m.

–Morningstar United Methodist Church will host its modern Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. and classic Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.

–St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church will host its Holy Eucharist service on Dec. 24 at 4:30 p.m.

 

Columbiana

–First Baptist Church of Columbiana will host its Christmas Eve candlelight service on Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

 

Helena

–Grace Christian Church will host its Christmas Eve candlelight service on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.

–Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host its Christmas Eve candlelight service on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.

–Helena United Methodist Church will host its traditional and contemporary Christmas Eve services at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery provided for both services.

–Christ Community Church will host its Christmas Eve candlelight service on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m.

 

Montevallo

–Dogwood Grove Baptist Church will host a vesper and communion service on Dec. 25 at 6 p.m.

–Montevallo Presbyterian Church will host its Christmas Eve communion service on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m.

 

Pelham

–First Baptist Church of Pelham will host its Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m.

–Indian Springs Baptist Church will host its Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m.

–Lakeview First United Methodist Church will host a Christmas Eve candlelight service on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m.

–Sun View Baptist Church will hold a special evening Christmas service on Dec. 23 at 6 p.m.

–The Connection Church will host Christmas services Dec 22 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held on Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m.