Churches celebrate the season with candlelight services on Christmas Eve

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

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

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.

CHRISTMAS DAY

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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revscottep
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revscottep 12/23/09 - 06:15 pm
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Christmas Eve worship at

Christmas Eve worship at Trinity on the Hill UMC, 1330 Monte Sano Ave. includes:
5:00 p.m. Children's Service, Wesley Hall
7:00 p.m. Communion and Candlelight, Sanctuary
9:00 p.m. Traditional Lessons and Carols, Sanctuary

Does_it_really_matter
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Does_it_really_matter 12/23/09 - 06:44 pm
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I have been to the St.

I have been to the St. Bartholomew's services before....what a wonderful experience!

bettyboop
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bettyboop 12/23/09 - 06:46 pm
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Merry Christmas ..even for

Merry Christmas ..even for the obama anti -christians....may God have mercy on the souls of the sheeple who are already dead. You know who you are and you have sold your souls......Merry Christmas.............................

museofsatie
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museofsatie 12/23/09 - 07:57 pm
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Yes, bettboop, all Obama

Yes, bettboop, all Obama supporters are anti-Christian. Totally. *rolls eyes*

To piggy-back onto what Does_it_really_matter said, St. Bart's services are wonderful. The children's service on Christmas Eve is especially great.

Opinionated one1
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Opinionated one1 12/23/09 - 08:14 pm
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Everyone is welcome to attend

Everyone is welcome to attend Christmas Eve service at the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer, 557 Greene Street, Aususta, Georgia, Thursday, 14 December at 7:00 pm.

sassygirl12
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sassygirl12 12/23/09 - 11:42 pm
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may god bless everyone on

may god bless everyone on this joyful day.

mmoore8
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mmoore8 12/24/09 - 02:13 am
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Dearest Betty & museofsatie &

Dearest Betty & museofsatie & anyother so-called Christians,
Love your non-judgemental attitude, but lets not forget the lowlife scum republicans that got us into this mess before Obama got into office! They are the real liars, cheaters and theives!
But who is counting!!!
Merry Christmas to all and remember the real reason for the
season!
Obviously, all of our LEADERS need our collective prayers!

museofsatie
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museofsatie 12/24/09 - 02:33 am
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mmoore, in case you didn't

mmoore, in case you didn't pick up on it, I was disagreeing with bettyboop's stance, hence the "*rolls eyes*". Love your reading comprehension skills. :p

mmoore8
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mmoore8 12/24/09 - 02:56 am
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museofsatie sorry for your

museofsatie sorry for your inclusion. My skills are limited somewhat, due to being a product of the Georgia school system.

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 12/24/09 - 12:14 pm
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I feel bad for the children

I feel bad for the children being exposed to these lies, myths, and oppressive attitudes by these cretins they have for parents.

Emperor Vespasian
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Emperor Vespasian 12/24/09 - 12:16 pm
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Everyone welcome to attend

Everyone welcome to attend Curtis Baptist Church @ 6:00pm for our Christmas Eve Worship/Communion Service. Come celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas!
Church located at the corner of 13th and Broad Streets.

fd1962
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fd1962 12/24/09 - 03:56 pm
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"Breaking News," 'eh? Who
Unpublished

"Breaking News," 'eh? Who would ever have guessed churches would hold services on Christmas Eve...? Hard to stay ahead of this Chronicle alright.

VickFan
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VickFan 12/24/09 - 04:09 pm
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mmoore. don't use GA schools

mmoore. don't use GA schools as an excuse for not being able to read... you are just another ignorant, stubborn donkey democrat who supports the anilation of unborn babies with taxpayer moneys..don't blame the republicans for that one. you King Herod!

LMS2005
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LMS2005 12/24/09 - 04:58 pm
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Merry Christmas to

Merry Christmas to all..........

VickFan
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VickFan 12/24/09 - 05:00 pm
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and yes, Merry CHRISTmas to

and yes, Merry CHRISTmas to all!

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Riverman1 12/24/09 - 05:15 pm
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Merry Christmas to all, too.

Merry Christmas to all, too. No disrespect intended, but I'l have a drink with anyone who needs a friend this Christmas Eve, too. I love all of ya. Come out to the river, bring a bottle with you, and we'll debate the Synoptic Problem, or shoot my shotguns up over the cove for the heck of it. Either way, I'm having a drink from your bottle.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/24/09 - 07:02 pm
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WAY TO GO riverman1

WAY TO GO riverman1

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