Area Christmas eve events



TRINITY ON THE HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 1330 Monte Sano Ave. includes: 5 p.m. Children's Service, Wesley Hall; 7 p.m. Communion and candlelight; 9 p.m. traditional lessons and carols

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. 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. 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

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.

- A Christmas Eve concert at 10:30 p.m. will be followed with lessons and carols at 11 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St. Call (706) 724-9641, or see

- Services at First Baptist Church of Aiken, 120 Chesterfield St., begin at 5 p.m. and include carols, candlelight and Communion. Call (803) 648-5476.

- St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church: 1220 Monte Sano Ave., will offer family Mass at 6 p.m., brass with parish choir at a 9 p.m. service, and a midnight Mass featuring brass with congregational singing. Call (706) 733-8402.

- Two classic Christmas movies are on TV: It's a Wonderful Life airs at 8 p.m. on NBC; the A Christmas Story marathon begins at 8 p.m. on TBS.


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.