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Holiday services 2019

WHITING COMMUNITY CHURCH

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ADDISON COUNTY — A number of Addison County-area churches have set their schedules for special Christmas events and services.
BRANDON/Forest Dale
St. Mary’s Church/Our Lady of Good Help will hold a Christmas Vigil Mass on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. Christmas Day Mass on Wednesday, Dec. 25, will be at 11 a.m.
St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal Church (Route 7, Brandon village) will hold a service on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m., with a family friendly festive service with special music.
Lifebridge Christian Church will hold its Christmas Eve Service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24.
Brandon Congregational Church, UCC will hold a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. Gene Childers, director, Jean Childers, organist and Josh Collier, operatic tenor. Candles for adults and glow sticks for children.
Brandon United Methodist Church will have a Christmas service Sunday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m.; and a Candlelight service on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m.
BRISTOL
The First Baptist Church of Bristol will hold its Christmas Service on Sunday, Dec. 22,  at 10:15 a.m. A Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24; included will be readings, carols, special music and the lighting of the candles.
St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church will hold Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 5:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. and a Solemnity of Mary Holy Day Mass on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 5 p.m.
Bristol Federated Church will host caroling in the sanctuary on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 10:15 a.m., and a candlelight Christmas Eve Service with readings, reflections and song, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24.
CHARLOTTE
The Charlotte Congregational Church will hold worship services and lighting of the advent wreath on Sundays throughout December. There will be a Carols of Many Lands sing-along on Friday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. On Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, there will be a family candlelight service at 4:30 p.m. and a traditional candlelight service at 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church will hold Christmas Eve Masses on Tuesday, Dec. 24, in several locations: at 4 p.m. at the Old Lantern, at 7 p.m. at St. Jude in Hinesburg, and at 10 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Christmas Day Mass will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m. at St. Jude. A New Year’s Day Mass will be held at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Cornwall
Cornwall Congregational Church will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service featuring organist Charlie Callahan on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 5:30 p.m.
EAST MIDDLEBURY
The East Middlebury United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, with candles, carols and scripture lessons.
FERRISBURGH
The Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Candlelight service of lessons and carols on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. All are invited to attend. No service on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church will hold Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, Dec. 24: a 5 p.m. family service, short, lively, aimed at young people and those who love them, with a candle lighting; and at 7:30 p.m., a traditional Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols and candle lighting.
LEICESTER
St. Agnes Church will hold a Christmas Eve Mass on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m.
LINCOLN
The United Church of Lincoln will hold Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 6:30 p.m., geared toward families with children, and at 11:30 p.m. with Communion. Both services will include Carols and candle lighting.
MIDDLEBURY
The Middlebury United Methodist Church will hold its annual concert and carol sing on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., to raise money for the Charter House Coalition. On Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, they will hold a candlelight service of lessons and carols at 7 p.m. The four Sundays of Advent will be celebrated on Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 11 a.m. New Year’s Eve family night potluck, praise music and board games Tuesday, Dec. 31, 5- 8 p.m.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury will hold Christmas Eve Masses on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 4 and 9 p.m. A Christmas Day Mass is on Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 9 a.m.
The Congregational Church of Middlebury UCC will hold Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 4 and 7:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church on Merchant’s Row will have a Christmas Eve Service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m., with traditional Christmas Carols, special music and refreshments afterwards.
Memorial Baptist Church in Middlebury will hold a Christmas Eve candle lighting service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m., and a Christmas Day service on Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will hold a Gentle Christmas service, Eucharist and lunch on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m., for those for whom the Christmas season may be difficult. Advent IV Holy Communion will be held Sunday, Dec. 22, at 8 and 10:30 a.m. On Tuesday, Dec. 24, a Christmas Eve pageant will be held at 4 p.m. and a Christmas Eve Holy Communion at 9 p.m. The Christmas Day Holy Communion service takes place Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m. On Sunday, Dec. 29, there will be a celebration of Christmas in word and music at 10 a.m.
The Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society will hold two Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 5 and 7:30 p.m., both ending with candle lighting and the singing of “Silent Night.”
MONKTON
The Monkton Friends Church will hold a Sunday School Christmas program followed by refreshments on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 9 a.m. There will be a candlelight Christmas Eve service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. with traditional hymns and carols and scripture readings.
Panton
Panton Community Baptist Church will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24.
PITTSFORD
Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24. They will also hold Advent services each Sunday in December at 9 a.m., featuring worship, prayer, Advent messages, and children’s Christmas performances.  New Year’s service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 6 p.m.
RIPTON
Ripton Community Church will hold its annual Christmas Eve service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7:30 p.m., led by Bill McKibben. Carols, seasonal songs and choral offerings. Light refreshment offerings encouraged.
SHOREHAM
The Shoreham Congregational Church will celebrate the four Sundays of Advent, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22, at 4 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve community candlelight service with lessons carols at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24. On Sunday, Dec. 29, there will be a Children’s Sunday at the Church.
St Genevieve’s Catholic Church will hold Christmas Eve Mass on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m.
STARKSBORO
Starksboro Village Meeting House will hold a Christmas candlelight service on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The program of lessons and carols will be led by Rev. John Burbank. All are welcome.
VERGENNES
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold a service on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m.
St. Peter’s Church will hold a Christmas Eve Mass on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m. (Children’s liturgy) and a Christmas Day Mass on Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 9 a.m. There will be a Solemnity of Mary Holy Day Mass on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 9 a.m.
The Vergennes United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend. No service on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
Vergennes Congregational Church will have a  marionette service for children and adults at 4:30 p.m. and a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24.
Victory Baptist Church will will be the starting point for caroling on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. A special Christmas service with devotion, cookies and carols around a fireplace will be held on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service is on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 6:30 p.m. A New Year’s Evening service will be held on Jan. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church. Christmas Service Wednesday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m.
WEST ADDISON
The West Addison United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. This service replaces the regular morning worship service that day. All are invited to attend. No service on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
WEYBRIDGE
Weybridge Congregational Church will hold its Christmas Eve carol and candlelight service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m., with refreshments to follow.
WHITING
Whiting Community Church will hold a Christmas Eve service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.

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