Many people celebrate Christmas Eve by attending church services. However, what do you do if you are new to the area or are not a member of a particular church? There are many churches offering Christmas Eve services that you can attend. Here are just a few choices to make your December 24th a heartwarming experience.
The Shrine of St. Joseph offers Midnight Mass at 11 pm on Christmas Eve. They also have a Christmas Day Mass at 11:00 am. The Shrine of St. Joseph is located at 1220 North 11th Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63106 and their phone number is (314) 231-9407.
Christmas Eve Service begins at 7:00 pm at the Church of the Open Word Garden Chapel. There will be a reading of the Christmas Story, complimenting a lovely candlelight service. The church is located at 1040 Dautel Lane, St. Louis, Missouri 63146. Call (314) 872-7124 for more details.
The Gathering UMC (United Methodist Church) is offering three Christmas Eve church services. The first, the children and families service is at 4:30pm. The 7pm and 11pm worship times are candlelight services. The phone number for The Gathering UMC is (314) 646-7172 and the church is located at 2105 McCausland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63143
Hamilton Christian Church Disciples of Christ offers Christmas Eve Service at 7pm and Christmas Morning Reflection and Communion on December 25, 2008 at 9am. Hamilton Christian Church is located at 10545 Old Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141. The phone number is (314) 432-5840.
First Unitarian Church of St. Louis has two Christmas Eve services scheduled, one at 4:30 pm and one at 6 pm. The church is located at 5007 Waterman Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108 and the phone number is (314) 361-0595.
As well as Christmas Eve service at 6:30pm on the 24th, Faith Baptist Church offers several other holiday events. There will be a Ladies Christmas Dinner, the Christmas Youth Activity, the Children’s Christmas Program, and the Christmas Choir Concert, followed by the Christmas Luncheon. Check the website or call (314) 291-3003 for dates and times. Faith Baptist Church is located at 12061 Natural Bridge Road, Bridgeton, Missouri 63044.
On December 24th at 5pm and 6:30pm, there will be a candlelight service at the St. Louis Family Church. The church is also presenting an original musical about the lives of the people involved in the birth of Christ called “The Story” on December 10-14 at 7:30pm and December 13 at 2pm. Check out the church website for more details. The St. Louis Family Church is located at 17458 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005.