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Christmas Merry

• Jubilee Mennonite Church — Advent Evening Prayer, 7 p.m. Sunday, N. 169 County Road 32.

• DeGraff United Methodist Church — Blue Christmas service, 7 p.m. Sunday, for those who experience sadness  during the holidays because of the loss of a loved one or depression; Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m.

• Jubilee Mennonite Church — Advent prayer meditation hour, 7 p.m. Sunday, with prayer and reflection, hymns, Psalms and canticles in the style of Gregorian Chant; (937) 657-3013 for more information.

• West Liberty area Christmas dinner — Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, at Bethel Mennonite Church, 416 Washington St., West Liberty, sponsored by West Liberty; delivery is available by calling 465-4749 by noon Tuesday.

• Oak Grove Mennonite Church — Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1525 Mennonite Church Rd., West Liberty.

• Russells Point Church of God — Cantata, 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Unity service, 6 p.m. Dec. 29.

• Gretna Brethren Church — Cooking and serving Christmas dinner for Our Daily Bread, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday; Christmas Eve Candlelight service, 8 p.m. Tuesday; Christmas Morning celebration, 10 a.m. Wednesday.

• Masses of Christmas — Vigil Mass, 4 p.m. Tuesday, St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church and 6 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church; Midnight Mass, Wednesday, St. Mary of the Woods; Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m., St. Patrick; Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 6 p.m. Dec. 31, St. Patrick, and 10 a.m. Jan. 1, St. Mary of the Woods; Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, 5 p.m. Jan. 5, St. Mary of the Woods, 9 a.m. Jan. 6, St. Patrick, 11 a.m. Jan. 6, St. Mary of the Woods, and 6 p.m. Jan. 6, St. Patrick.

• Huntsville United Methodist Church — Christmas Live, 4 p.m. Christmas Eve, with performances by youths and a live and interactive nativity; Candlelight service, 11 p.m. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, featuring special music and the service of the lights.

• Indian Lake Community Church — Christmas Carols & Candlelight service, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• Quincy United Methodist Church — Christmas Eve community candlelight service, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• First Lutheran Church — Christmas Eve 7 p.m. Tuesday; Holy Communion is observed; candlelight Christmas Eve service, 10:30 p.m., Holy Communion, Carilloneurs and the Chancel Choir, candlelight singing.

• Huntsville Presbyterian Church — Christmas Eve Candlelight service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Ben Beres’ sermon, The Gift, and music by Jean Ann McLaughlin.

• Galilee Lutheran Church — The Nativity of Our Lord, service of Holy Communion and candle lighting ceremony, 7 p.m. Tuesday, with Pastor David Buchenroth’s sermon, Remembering Bethlehem.

• First United Presbyterian Church — Christmas Story in a Live Nativity, 7 p.m. Tuesday, with music, costumed characters, live animals, carols and candles.

• First Lutheran Church — Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, led by Pastor Jonathan Bull, Holy Communion; Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, with Holy Communion, music; Celebration of the birth of Christ, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29; celebrating the Name of Jesus 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 5, with Holy Communion.

• West Mansfield United Methodist Church — Christmas Eve service and carols, 9 p.m. Tuesday, with soloist Gloria Etherington.

• Christ United Methodist Church — Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, with organist Bill Hempker.

• First Christian Church — Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, with music and Pastor Mike Valentine’s message, This Jesus, from Hebrews 13:8.

• Christmas Day fellowship meal — Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bethel Mennonite Church, 416 Washington St., West Liberty; public is invited to share meal, fellowship, handicapped accessible, hosted in conjunction with other West Liberty churches; contact: Oak Grove Mennonite, 465-4749, for carry-out or delivery request.

• Legacy of Lights luminary display — 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty, sponsored by Jennings Farley Funeral Home & Crematory.

• Woodstock Free Will Baptist Church — New Years Eve service, 8 p.m. to midnight, Dec. 31, 332 W. Bennett St., Woodstock, with music by Enabling Grace, The Woodstock Trio and others and a message by Bro. Jody Mutter.

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