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Faith Briefs: Christmas eve services

At The Cross invites participants 

At The Cross (ATC) Ministries, 1915-1917 W. Innes St. Suite 103, will hold New Year’s Eve services on Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m. with music, liturgical dance, fellowship and words of encouragement and empowerment.

There will be light snacks and fellowship following the service. ATC is located in the old Weaver building. Pastor is Debra Ellison.

If you or your liturgical dance or singing group is interested in participating call 704-433-6662 by Dec. 29.

 

St. Mark’s Lutheran

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Mooresville Hwy.

Christmas Eve

6 p.m. candlelight service led by pastor Rick Thomas.

Christmas Day

Service is at 10 a.m.

 

Christ UMC

Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Road, 704-637-7843.

Christmas Eve

Candlelight Communion Service of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m.

Christmas Day 

10 a.m. Sharing Christmas memories and singing carols. Children may bring a new toy for show and tell.

 

First Reformed 

LANDIS — First Reformed Church of Landis, 210 N. Central Ave., 704-857-7119.

Christmas Eve

4 and 9 p.m. with the Voices of Joy Choir, the First Reformed Handbell Choir, a special message by the pastors and a candlelight celebration.

Christmas Day 

10 a.m., featuring music by the choirs and soloist Tinsley Merrell. No Sunday school or breakfast that day.

 

St. Luke Missionary 

St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, Hawkinstown Road, 704-636-8947.

Christmas Day 

Abbreviated service at 10 a.m. with the combined choir and a mini-sermon by pastor Rev. Arthur Heggins.

 

Mt. Zion Missionary

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury, 1920 Shirley Ave., the Rev. Dr. Nilous M. Avery II.

Christmas Day 

10 a.m. (an hour earlier than usual) Service of Lessons and Carols, featuring seven scripture lessons read by members of the congregation and carols by the United Spirit Mass Choir and congregation.

 

Mt. Zion UCC

CHINA GROVE — Mount Zion UCC, 1415 South Main St., 704-857-1169, the Rev. Mark Burns.

Christmas Eve

Traditionalcandlelight service at 8 p.m. with music from the chancel, handbell and children’s choirs plus Mt. Zion’s own version of the Love Feast.

Christmas Day 

10:30 a.m. with Mt. Zion’s own “Twelve Days of Christmas” pop quiz.

 

North Kannapolis Baptist

KANNAPOLIS — North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 12 Locust St., 704-933-2125.

Christmas Eve

Candlelight Service of Communion at 5:30 p.m.

Christmas Day 

Service is at 10:30 a.m.

 

First UCC

First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St., the Rev. Carol Hallman.

Christmas Eve

Holy Communion candlelight service at 7 p.m. including carols and readings by members of the congregation.

Christmas Day 

10 a.m. traditional Christmas hymns and readings with choir director Matthew Newton  and organist Susan Trivette.

 

Spencer Presbyterian

SPENCER — Specner Prestyberian Church Church, 1st St. off Salisbury Ave. across from the NC Transportation Museum entrance.

Christmas Eve

Candlelight and Communion service at 5 p.m.

Christmas Day 

Worship at 11 a.m.

 

Providence UMC

Providence United Methodist Church, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road.

Christmas Eve

Candle light service at 6 p.m. with a special program titled “Christmas Unplugged.”

Christmas Day

Worship at 10:30 a.m.

 

Immanuel Lutheran 

ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran, Rev. Bruce Sheeks, pastor.

Christmas Day 

Regular 11 a.m. service with a time of Lessons and Carols. Casual attire. No Sunday school and no Christmas Eve service.

 

Resurrection Life 

Resurrection Life Church, 627 Newsome Road, the Rev . Jerry Snipes, 704-638-0002.

Christmas Eve

Candlelight communion service at 9 p.m

Christmas Day 

Service is at 10 a.m.

 

S. China Grove UMC

CHINA GROVE — 230 Rose Ave., 704-857-4010, Dr. S. B. “Doc” Warner.

Christmas Eve

6:30-7:15 p.m. informal candle lighting service with sharing , singing of carols and fellowship with cookies and punch.

Christmas Day 

Regular 9:30 a.m. service followed by traditional fellowship at 10:30 a.m.

 

Holy Cross Lutheran

MOCKSVILLE — Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1913 Highway 601 South.

Christmas Eve

Candlelight worship with Holy Communion at 7 p.m.

Christmas Day 

Worship at 9 a.m. with Holy Communion. New Year’s Day worship will also be at 9 a.m. with Holy Communion.

 

Word of Life 

Word of Life Family Worship Center, 726 East Liberty St., 704-633-2431.

Christmas Day 

11 a.m. service with music by the Adult Christmas Choir. The Drama Ministry presents “Joy To The World Jesus Is Come,” a drama written and directed by Dr. Martha Starks, pastor.

 

Lake Community Church 

Christmas Day 

At Lake Community Church, 7800 Bringle Ferry Road, there will be no worship gatherings on Sunday. Pastor is the Rev. Ronnie Pinyan.

 

Organ Lutheran Church

Organ Lutheran Church 1515 Organ Church Road.

Christmas Eve

7 p.m. Candlelight and communion in the new church.

10:30 p.m. Candlelight and communion in the Old Historic Organ Church.

Christmas Day 

10:30 a.m. service only. No breakfast or Sunday school.

 

North Kannapolis Baptist

KANNAPOLIS —North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust St., 704-933-2125.

Christmas Eve

Candlelight Service of Communion at 5:30 p.m.

Christmas Day 

Worship at 10:30 a.m.

 

St. Paul’s Lutheran

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul’s Church Road, 704-633-0922.

Christmas Eve

8 p.m. in the sanctuary with music, scriptures, message, candlelight service and Holy Communion. Prelude music at 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Day 

10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary with music, scriptures, and message. No Sunday school.

 

Providence AME Zion

Providence AME Zion, 2415 Provicence Church Road, 704-639-1772, the Rev. Zacharias E. Allen Sr.

Christmas Eve

“Lights of Love” candlelight service at 5 p.m. Traditional Christmas dinner will follow.

 

New London UMC

NEW LONDON — New London United Methodist Church, 206 S. Main St.

Christmas Eve

7 p.m. Prior to the service there will be special music presented by Daniel Dickens and friends, beginning with the reading of scriptures and concluding with the lighting of candles.

Christmas Day 

11 a.m. service. No Sunday school. A nursery is provided.

 

Christ UMC

Christ United Mthodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Road.

Christmas Eve

Candlelight communion service at 7 p.m.

Christmas Day 

Service at 10 a.m.

 

2017 Watch Night Service at New Bethel Baptist

MOCKSVILLE — On Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, 3727 US Hwy 601 S, there will be a special service of comedy featuring Willette “Gufu” Johnson, a native of Merritt Island Fla., graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, and ordained Elder of Dorsett Chapel United Church of Christ.

Also Apostle Miram Keller, a.k.a. Christian comic CindyMae. Keller was founder and senior pastor of Remnant In Christ Outreach Worship Center in Salisbury. She is known to many as “The Doctor of Comedy” and has performed the hit production “The Devil Thought He Had Me,” as well as church programs and family gatherings.

 

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