Churches announce Christmas season services

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MECOSTA/OSCEOLA COUNTIES — Area churches invite anyone and everyone to come share in their services for the Christmas season.

Wednesday, Dec. 20

• 6 to 9 p.m., Silent Night at Hersey United Methodist Church, 200 W. 2nd St., Hersey. The church will be open for anyone to come for personal reflection time and a place of quiet during Christmas preparations. Attendees may stay as little or as long as they feel a need.

Thursday, Dec. 21

• 6 to 9 p.m., Silent Night at Hersey United Methodist Church, 200 W. 2nd St., Hersey. The church will be open for anyone to come for personal reflection time and a place of quiet during Christmas preparations. Attendees may stay as little or as long as they feel a need.

Friday, Dec. 22

• 6 to 9 p.m., Silent Night at Hersey United Methodist Church, 200 W. 2nd St., Hersey. The church will be open for anyone to come for personal reflection time and a place of quiet during Christmas preparations. Attendees may stay as little or as long as they feel a need.

Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24

• 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., regular worship services; 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Christmas Eve Celebration services at Trinity Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, 15085 220th Ave., Big Rapids. For regular worship, childcare is provided for infants through fifth grade. For the celebration services, childcare is provided for infants through 3 years old.

• 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., traditional Christmas services; 6 p.m., Christmas Eve service at Resurrection Life Church Big Rapids, 14734 215th Ave., Big Rapids.

• 9:30 a.m., regular Sunday worship; 4 p.m., Family service/Youth Christmas pageant; 9 p.m., Candlelight service at the United Church of Big Rapids, 120 S. State St., Big Rapids. The regular Sunday service will be simulcast on WWBR FM 100.9. The afternoon family service welcomes attendees of all ages. This year’s pageant is a live Nativity scene with readings and special music. The candlelight service will include scripture readings, a hymn sing and special music. This service also will be broadcast on WWBR FM 100.9.

• 10 a.m., Christmas Eve morning service; 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service at Woodville Community Church, 6206 N. Pine Ave., White Cloud. For the fourth Sunday in Advent, the morning service will be “Glory to God … and Peace to Man.” In the evening, the service will be “The Spirit of Christmas Future.”

• 10:15 a.m., Lighting of the Advent Wreath and Holy Communion; 6:30 p.m. seasonal music; 7 p.m. Christmas Festal Communion at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 323 S. State St., Big Rapids.

• 10:15 a.m., Sunday morning worship; 11 p.m. Candlelight communion service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 18022 Northland Drive, Big Rapids.

• 10:30 a.m., regular worship service; 7 p.m., Christmas Eve worship service at Evart United Methodist Church, 619 N. Cherry St., Evart.

•10:30 a.m., morning worship; 7 p.m., Christmas Eve service; 9 p.m., Candlelight and Communion service at Big Rapids First United Methodist Church, 304 Elm St., Big Rapids.

• 10:45 a.m., regular worship service; 6:30 p.m., Christmas Eve Celebration service at Trinity Fellowship Church—Newaygo, 53 E. 88th St., Newaygo. No childcare provided.

• 5 p.m., Christmas Eve Vigil Mass, St. Mary Catholic Church, 1009 Marion Ave., Big Rapids.

• 7 p.m., Christmas Eve service at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 12775 Northland Drive, Big Rapids.

• 7:30 p.m., Christmas Eve candlelight service at Hersey United Methodist Church, 200 W. 2nd St., Hersey.

• 10 p.m., Mass at St. Paul Campus Church, 1 Damascus Road, Big Rapids.

Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25

• 8:30 a.m., caroling; 9 a.m., Mass at St. Paul Campus Church, 1 Damascus Road, Big Rapids.

• 10:15 a.m., Service of Morning Prayer as used in The New Zealand Prayer Book at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 323 S. State St., Big Rapids. This is an opportunity for those who want to slow down and reflect on Christmas, were unable to attend a Christmas Eve service, or just need community on this day, to worship.

New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31

• 10:15 a.m., Holy Communion for the First Sunday of Christmas at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 323 S. State St., Big Rapids.

New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1

• 9 a.m., Mass for Solemnity of Mary Holy Mother of God at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1009 Marion Ave., Big Rapids.

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