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christmas services at area churches



Published: Sat, December 21, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Here is a listing of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services open to the public at area churches. Christmas Eve is Tuesday and Christmas Day, Wednesday.

assembly of god

Bethel Assembly of God, 3807 Mahoning Ave., Austintown: Christmas Eve service from 6 to 7 p.m.

Victory Christian Center, Warren Campus, 4257 Tod Ave. NW, Warren: Christmas Eve services at 4 and 6 p.m.

baptist

Christian Bible Baptist Church, 2369 Oak Street Ext., Youngstown: Christmas Day service at 10 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Hubbard, 59 Orchard Ave., Hubbard: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. with music prelude at 6:40.

New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St., Youngstown: Christmas Day service at 10:30 a.m. with speaker, the Rev. Hubert Clardy.

covenant

Faith Community Covenant Church, 1919 E. Midlothian Boulevard, Youngstown: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 8 p.m.

disciples of christ

Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield: Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m.

Central Christian Church, 2051 E. Market St., Warren: Candlelight services planned at 5 p.m. with a children’s message, music from the choir and nursery available and 11 p.m. with special music.

Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman: Christmas Eve worship featuring children’s liturgical dance at 7 p.m.

First Christian Church of Girard, 140 E. Broadway Ave., Girard: Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

episcopal

Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St., Warren: Festival of lessons and carols at 7 p.m. Sunday, Christmas Eve services at 4 and 11 p.m. with music at 10:30 and Christmas Day service at 9 a.m.

St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 614 Parmelee Ave., Youngstown: Christmas Eve service with special carols by the choir at 6 p.m. Fellowship will follow.

St. James Episcopal Church, 7640 Glenwood Ave., Boardman: Christmas Eve service at 8 p.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown: Christmas Eve family service at 4 p.m. and children should arrive by 3:30 to pick an angel or shepherd costume. A candlelight service at 11 p.m. with Holy Eucharist and choir with prelude music at 10:30 p.m. and Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. The 53rd annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival will be at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5.

interdenominational

Calla Community Church, 6482 W. Calla Road, Canfield: Christmas Eve candlelight communion service at 7 p.m. with violin music by John Vagas, a gift to the church from Dale Rhinehart.

lutheran

Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 Crestview Drive, Boardman: Christmas Eve service at 4 p.m. with communion and soloists and at 7 p.m. candlelight service with bells and choir.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 388 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown: A play, “Dinner with the Innkeeper,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Christ Lutheran Church, 250 Sexton St., Struthers: Christmas Eve music from 6 to 6:30 p.m. followed by candlelight service. Special music by Joseph and Darlene MacBenn on flute, trumpet and harp.

Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive, Boardman: Christmas Eve family-friendly candlelight worship service at 4 p.m. with communion and Leap of Faith praise team; traditional service of carols, candles and communion led by organ and senior choir at 7:30 p.m.; and quiet candlelight service with candles, carols and communion at 11 p.m.

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown: Christmas Eve services will be at 7 p.m. for families and 9 p.m. with candlelight.

Grace Lutheran Church, 111 Hall Ave., Hubbard: Christmas Eve candlelight service with Holy Communion at 7:30 p.m.

Historic Lutheran Church of St. John, 1429 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Tradtional festive candlelight Christmas Eve service with Holy Eucharist at 8 p.m.

Hope Lutheran Parish at Trinity Lutheran Church, 56 N. Chestnut St., Niles: Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m.

Hope Lutheran Parish at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 571 Parkman Road, Warren: Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

Hope Lutheran Parish at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4920 Fairport Road, Newton Falls: Christmas Eve service at 8 p.m. with hymn sing starting at 7:30 .

Hope Lutheran Parish at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 140 Cherry Ave., Warren: Christmas Eve service at 11 p.m. with hymn sing starting at 10:30.

Hope Lutheran Parish at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4920 Fairport Road, Newton Falls: Christmas Day service at 10 a.m.

Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 415 S. Main St., Columbiana: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield: Lessons and carols at 10 a.m. Sunday with Holy Communion and reception following; Christmas Eve candlelight service with Holy Communion at 5 p.m., candlelight service with Holy Communion and Sanctuary Choir at 7:30 p.m. with childcare available and candlelight service with Holy Communion at 11 p.m.

Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 420 Clearmount Drive, Youngstown: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. with communion.

New Life Lutheran Church, 1181 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty: Christmas Eve service at 7:30 p.m.

Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road, Poland: Christmas Eve worship with Holy Communion at 7 p.m.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown: Candlelight Christmas Eve services at 7 and 11 p.m. and Christmas Day worship at 10 a.m.

Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road, Cornersburg: Christmas Eve decorating at 4 p.m., family worship at 5 p.m. and services at 7 and 10 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church, 10857 Main St., New Middletown: Candlelight Christmas Eve worship at 7 and 11 p.m. with Holy Communion, carols and readings.

meNNONITE

Midway Mennonite Church, 13376 Columbiana-Canfield Raod, Columbiana: Musical Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. with chorus program and sacred songs with piano accompaniment. Prelude begins at 6:40 p.m.

North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive, North Lima: Christmas Eve candle-lighting service at 5:30 p.m.

methodist

Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Boardman: Christmas Eve family-friendly worship in the sanctuary at 5 p.m. with “Come Away to the Manger,” a drop-in pageant, with music by the Praise Band. Children and families should arrive by 4:40 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve worship at 9 p.m. with communion and hymns.

Brookfield United Methodist Church, 6951 Grove St., Brookfield: Christmas Eve worship with carols and candle lighting at 5 p.m. with children’s message and 10 p.m. with Chancel Choir.

Church Hill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township: Christmas Eve services at 7 p.m. with praise team and service at 10 p.m. with Chancel Choir, brass quintet and message by the Rev. David Gilbert.

Coalburg United Methodist Church, 1906 Wick Campbell Road, Hubbard: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Girard First United Methodist Church, 221 N. Market St., Girard: Christmas Eve candlelight services at 4:30 p.m. with interactive children’s time and 7 p.m. with carols and readings.

Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave., NW, Warren: Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. with music.

Mahoning United Methodist Church, 2214 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

New Hope United Methodist Church, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles: Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

New Springfield United Methodist Church, 2427 Columbiana Road, New Springfield: Christmas Eve family service, “The Carol of the Drum,” at 7 p.m. with cande lighting, communion and special music.

Tod Avenue United Methodist Church, 155 Tod Ave. NW, Warren: Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 30 W. Front St., Youngstown: Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. and brass and choir festive service at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 29.

West Austintown United Methodist Church, 6749 Mahoning Ave., Austintown: Christmas Eve quiet meditation at 6:30 p.m. with harpist Kerry Miller and 7 p.m. family candlelight service with the Rev. George L. Lee.

Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road (Route 62), Canfield: Sunday, Traveler’s Christmas service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Christmas Eve services at 3 p.m. with praise band, 7 p.m. traditional with choir and 11 p.m. candlelight.

nondenominational

Second Chance Community Outreach Ministry, 3415 Canfield Road, Cornersburg: Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. with fellowship, prayer and Christmas music.

Miracle Valley Church, 2119 Valley View Road, Hermitage, Pa.: Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m.

The Movement, center court at Eastwood Mall in Niles: Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. with music and gifts for children.

Victory Christian Center, 8590 Hitchcock Road, Boardman: Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m.

Orthodox

Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 401 12th St., Campbell: Christmas Eve services with Royal Hours of Christmas at 9 a.m. and vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil at 6 p.m. and Christmas Day Orthros at 8:15 a.m. and Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29, Sunday after Nativity of Christ, orthros at 8:30 a.m. and Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 305 Struthers-Liberty Road, Campbell: Monday, royal hours at 5 p.m. and strict fast day; Nativity (Christmas) Eve, vesper liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 9 a.m. and nativity vigil, Great Compline and matins at 8 p.m.; Christmas Day, festal Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.; Thursday and Friday, Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.; Dec. 31, vesper liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 6 p.m.; Jan. 5, strict fast day, Theophany eve with Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. and vespers following and Theophany vigil with Great Compline and Matins at 7 p.m.; Jan. 6, Holy Theophany of Our Lord, festal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 9 a.m.; and Jan. 7, afterfeast of Theophany, synasis of St. John the Baptist, with Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.

PRESBYTERIAN

Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 471 Mathews Road, Boardman: Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 3654 N. Main St., Mineral Ridge: Christmas Eve candlelight services at 5:30 p.m. with special children’s time and music by organist Daine Koch and soloist Raelyn Crump and 11 p.m. service with special music from vocalists Rosemary Menghetti and Pam Root and organist Larry Harris.

First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown: Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7:30 p.m. with prelude at 7:20 with guest musicians. The Rev. Peter Lawson’s meditation will be “God’s Surprise.”

First Presbyterian Church of Girard, 890 Churchill Road, Girard: Christmas Eve worship at 8 p.m. with communion.

First United Presbyterian Church, 109 W. Rebecca St., East Palestine: Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

Liberty Presbyterian Church, 1451 Church Hill- Hubbard Road, Liberty: Christmas Eve candelight service at 6 p.m.

Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, 3919 Southern Boulevard, Youngstown: Christmas Eve service with communion at 5:30 p.m.

Poland Presbyterian Church, 2 Poland Manor, Poland: Christmas Eve candlelight services at 4 p.m. with children’s choir and Sheet and Tube Brass Choir, 7 p.m. with Touch of Spring Dulcimer Band and 10 p.m. with Edelweiss Quintet and the Chancel Choir. Nursery care will be provided.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman: Christmas Eve family candlelight service at 6 p.m. with children and youth pageant and 10 p.m. communion and candlelight service with adult Chancel Choir.

ROMAN CATHOLIC

Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeves Road NE, Warren: Vigil of Christmas Eve Masses at 4, 6 and 11 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m.

Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at St. Joseph the Provider Church, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell: Christmas Eve Masses at 4 and musical prelude at 10:30 p.m. before the 11 p.m. Mass with choir and Christmas Day Mass at 10:15 a.m.

Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at St. John the Baptist Church, 159 Reed Ave., Campbell: Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m.

Christ the Good Shepherd Parish at Sts. Lucy and Rose of Lima Church, 394 Tenney Ave., Campbell: Christmas Eve Masses at 4 and 6 p.m. in Spanish.

Christ Our Savior Parish at Holy Trinity Church, 250 N. Bridge St., Struthers: Christmas Eve Masses at 6 and 9 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass at 8:30 a.m.

Christ Our Savior Parish at St. Nicholas Church, 770 Fifth St., Struthers: Christmas Eve Masses at 4 p.m. in upper and lower church and midnight and Christmas Day Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Apostles Parish at St. Stephen of Hungary Church, 854 Wilson Ave, Youngstown: Carols at 11:30 p.m. Christmas Eve with midnight Mass following and Christmas Day Mass at 8:30 a.m.

Holy Apostles Parish at Sts. Peter and Paul Croatian Church, 421 Covington St, Youngstown: Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road, Poland: Christmas Eve Masses at 4 and 8 p.m. and midnight and Christmas Day Masses at 10 a.m. and noon.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown: Christmas Eve Masses at 5 and 10 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m.

National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson: Christmas Eve liturgy at midnight and Christmas Day liturgy at 10 a.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Anthony Parish at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 343 Via Mount Carmel, Youngstown: Christmas Eve Masses at 5 p.m. and midnight and Christmas Day Masses at 10 a.m. and noon.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church-St. Anthony Parish at St. Anthony Church, 1125 Turin Ave., Youngstown: Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 613 N. Lakeview Ave., Youngstown: Christmas Day Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church, 252 E. Wood St., Youngstown: Christmas Day Mass at 8 a.m.

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish at St. Matthias Church, 915 Cornell St., Youngstown: Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m,. and midnight and Christmas Day Mass at 11 a.m.

Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 291 Scoville Drive, Vienna: Confessions will be heard from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Christmas Eve; confessions will be from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. before Christmas Eve midnight Mass with singing of carols at 11:30 p.m. and procession and blessing of nativity; and Christmas Day low Mass at 8 a.m. and high Mass at 11 a.m.

St. Christine Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown: Christmas Eve Masses at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. (children’s service) 3, 8 and 11 p.m. with choir and Christmas Day Masses at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown: Christmas Eve Masses at 4 and 6 p.m. and prelude of carols at 11:30 p.m. followed by midnight Mass and Christmas Day Mass at 10:30 a.m.

St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, 77 E. Lucius Ave., Youngstown: Christmas Eve vigil Masses at 5 and 9 p.m. and Christmas Day Masses at 8 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

St. Edward Church, 240 Tod Lane, Youngstown: Christmas Eve Masses at 4 and 6 p.m. and Christmas Day Masses at 9 and 11:30 a.m.

St. Michael Church, 300 N. Broad St., Canfield: Christmas Eve Masses at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m.

St. Patrick Church, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard: Christmas Eve Masses at 4 p.m. with folk group, 6 p.m. Mass with children’s choir and midnight Mass with adult choir and Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m.

St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown: Christmas Eve Masses at 4 p.m. and special music starting at 11:30 p.m. for midnight Mass and Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m.

St. Paul Church, 935 E. State St., Salem: Christmas Eve Masses at 4:30 and 10 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass at 11:15 a.m.

St. Rose Church, 48 E. Main St., Girard: Christmas Eve Masses at 4 (church and gym) and 6 p.m. and midnight and Christmas Day Masses at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

spiritualist

Spiritual Path Church, 2041 Moravia St. Ext., New Castle, Pa.: Christmas Eve candlelight service, “Sitting in the Power of the Angels,” from 7 to 8 p.m. with refreshments and fellowship following.

unitarian

Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown: Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.

unity

Unity Centre for Spirtual Living, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty: On Sunday, service at 11 a.m. on the Christmas spirit and 7 p.m. for candle lighting.


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