Area churches announce special services for Christmas Eve, Day

Several area churches have announced special services for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

They include:

The Mt. Etna United Methodist Church will hold a family-friendly Christmas Eve service on Saturday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.

The program will include songs and skits for all ages as well as an appearance by Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served.

The church is located at 6383W-600S, Huntington. For information, call 468-2148.

The Andrews United Methodist Church will hold a candlelight service on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m.

The church is located at 39 W. McKeever St., in Andrews.

New Hope United Brethren in Christ Church, 2001 Engle St., Huntington, will hold a candlelight communion service on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m.

New Hope will hold a morning worship service on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, at 9:30 a.m.

Central Christian Church will hold a Christmas Eve service on Saturday, Dec. 24, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The service will include children singing, worship songs and scripture, ending with a candlelight service.

On Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, Central Christian will serve a breakfast of finger foods from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in the church library. Worship will follow in the sanctuary from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will include Christmas music, the story of the Christ Child and scriptures.

Following the Christmas Day service, a community Christmas lunch will be served in the church’s fellowship hall. There is no charge for the dinner, which will include all the traditional trimmings.

The church is located at 500 MacGahan St., Huntington.

The Awakening Community Church will hold a Christmas Eve service on Saturday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m., and a Christmas Day service on Sunday, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m.

The public is invited to attend.

The church is located at 235 Safari Trail, Huntington.

The Warren Church of Christ will hold a condensed Christmas Day service on Sunday, Dec. 25, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Prior to the service, the church staff will provide breakfast including Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts doughnuts.

The church is located at 302 N. Wayne St., in Warren.

St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntington, will celebrate a Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m.

Midnight Mass begins at midnight, and the Christmas Day Mass on Sunday, Dec. 25, is at 9 a.m.

The church is located at 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Huntington, will celebrate two Masses on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24. A children’s Mass is set for 5 p.m., and a second Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m.

Masses on Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The church is located at 860 Cherry St., Huntington.

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roanoke, will celebrate two Masses on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24. Masses are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The Mass on Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, will be at 10:30 a.m.

The church is located at 641 N. Main St., Roanoke.

St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, Nix Settlement, will celebrate Mass on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m.

There will be no Christmas Day Mass.

The church is located at Ind.-9 and 1000S, Columbia City.