Churches celebrate the season with candlelight services on Christmas Eve

Looking for a house of worship for a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day service? Here's a sampling of services in the Augusta area:



Trinity on the Hill UMC, 1330 Monte Sano Ave. includes: 5 p.m. Children's Service, Wesley Hall 7 p.m. Communion and Candlelight, Sanctuary 9 p.m. Traditional Lessons and Carols, Sanctuary

First Christian Church of Belvedere: 208 Verdery Drive; 10:30 a.m.

Wesley United Methodist Church: 825 N. Belair Road, Evans; 2:30 p.m. (families and children); 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m., candlelight Communion; 11:30 p.m., lessons, carols and candlelight Communion

First Baptist of Augusta: 3500 Walton Way Extension; 3 p.m. family service and 5 p.m. candlelight Communion

Stevens Creek Church: 600 Stevens Creek Road, Martinez; 3, 4:45 and 6: 30 p.m.

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church: 471 W. Martintown Road, North Augusta; 4 p.m. Holy Eucharist; 5:30 p.m. children’s service with Communion; 10:30 p.m. pre-service concert; 11 p.m. service with special music

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church: 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown, 4 p.m. with contemporary choir, 6:30 p.m. children’s Mass, 11:30 p.m. midnight Mass with instruments, carols

TrueNorth Church: Services at North Augusta High School, 2000 Knobcone Ave.; 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Vineyard Community Church: 4274 Frontage Road; 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. including carols, scripture and Communion

Warren Baptist Church: 3203 Washington Road; 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church: 224 Barnwell Avenue N.W., Aiken; 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.; (803) 648-2662

First Baptist Church of Aiken: 120 Chesterfield St.; 5 p.m. including carols, candlelight and Communion; (803) 648-5476

First Baptist Church of North Augusta: 625 Georgia Ave.; 5 p.m.; (803) 279-6370

First Presbyterian Church, Augusta: 642 Telfair St.; 5 p.m. family service, 6 p.m. festival service

Grace United Methodist Church: 639 Georgia Ave.; 5 p.m. Communion service

Greater Augusta Apostolic Church: 4406 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown; candlelight service, 5 p.m.

Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church: 5555 Hereford Farm Road, Evans, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., candlelight services

Redeemer Presbyterian Church: 4408 Evans to Lock Road; 5 p.m. candlelight service

Millbrook Baptist Church: 176 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken; 5 p.m.; (803) 648-4167

West Acres Baptist Church: 555 Gibbs Road, Evans; 5 p.m., candlelight Communion; (706) 860-6573

Episcopal church of the holy comforter: 473 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez; 5:30 and 11 p.m.

Journey Community Church: 4798 Hardy McManus Road; 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church: 856 Old Edgefield Road, North Augusta; 5:30 p.m. children’s Mass; 8 p.m. Spanish Mass; midnight Mass; 10 a.m. Mass on Christmas Day

Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church: 1850 West Martintown Road, North Augusta; 6 p.m. service

Fairview Presbyterian Church: 1101 Carolina Ave., North Augusta; 6 p.m. youth service, 9 p.m. Communion and candlelight service

First Providence Baptist Church: 315 Barton Road, North Augusta; 6 p.m.

Grace Baptist Church: 4945 Hardy McManus Road, Evans; candlelight Communion service, 6 p.m.

Harlem Baptist Church: 105 W. Milledgeville Road; 6 p.m. candlelight Communion

Kiokee Baptist Church: 2520 Ray Owens Road, Appling, 6 p.m. candlelight Communion

Marvin United Methodist Church: 4400 Wheeler Road, Martinez; 6 and 9 p.m., candlelight service

St. John’s United Methodist Church: 104 Newberry St. N.W., Aiken; 6 and 11 p.m.; (803) 648-6891

Christ the King Lutheran Church: 4232 Evans to Lock Road, Evans; Communion 6, 8 and 11 p.m.

West Town Community Church: 779 N. Belair Road, Evans; 6 p.m. candlelight Communion

Westminster Presbyterian Church: 4303 Wheeler Road, Martinez; 6 p.m., singing and Scripture reading

Martinez Baptist Church: 3632 Lynwood Drive; candlelight Communion, 6:30 p.m.

St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church: 1220 Monte Sano Ave.; 6 p.m. family Mass, 9 p.m. brass with parish choir, midnight featuring brass with congregational singing

Abilene Baptist Church: 3917 Washington Road; 6 p.m. including a silent Lord’s Supper

St. Edwards Church: 1370 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; 7 p.m. children’s Mass

Harlem United Methodist Church: 115 Milledgeville Road; 8 p.m. candlelight Communion

Christmas eve at St. John: Concert 10:30 p.m., Lessons and Carols 11 p.m., St. John United Methodist; nursery provided; offering benefits The United Methodist Children’s Home

Holy Trinity Anglican Church: Merovan Business Center, U.S. Highway 25, North Augusta; 10:30 p.m.


Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church: 710 E. Cedar St.; 6 a.m. sunrise service

Carpentersville Baptist Church: 415 Carpentersville Road; 8 a.m.

True Vine Missionary Baptist Church: 1780 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; 10 a.m.


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