Churches set their Christmas services

The following is a listing of Christmas services for Sunday, Dec. 23, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Dec. 25, and special services through the end of the year.

Benedictine Grange — Christmas Eve, midnight service. Dorethy Road, Redding, 203-938-3689.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church — Christmas Eve, 5 and 10 p.m. Both services include candlelight and communion. 44 Portland Avenue, Georgetown, 203-544-8858.

Calvary Independent Baptist — Sunday, Dec. 23, service at 6 p.m., at either the existing church building at 3 Sidecut Road or the new building, 711 Redding Road (Route 53). A message on the church phone and/or a sign on the door at the Sidecut Road building will notify congregants if the service is moved. 203-938-1317.

Christ Church Episcopal — Christmas Eve, Family Service, 4:45 p.m. Carols will be sung and then the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 5. At 9 p.m., there will be a Candlelight Christmas with anthems and carols sung by the church choir and instrumental music followed with the Holy Eucharist. Christmas Day, 10 a.m. service with Holy Eucharist. Sunday, Dec. 30, Christmas Lessons and Carols and the Holy Communion at 10 a.m. No 8 a.m. service. 184 Cross Highway at Black Rock Turnpike (Route 58), 203-938-2872.

First Church of Christ, Congregational— Christmas Eve, Family Service at 5 p.m. with the children’s Senior High and College Choirs; 7:30 p.m. service with carols and the Ceremony of Light with Senior Choir and Guest Instrumentalists; 11 p.m. Ceremony of Lights, Carols and Holy Communion with Senior Choir and Guest Instrumentalists. All are welcome. 25 Cross Highway, 203-938-2004.

Georgetown United Methodist — Christmas Eve, Candlelight Service at 5 p.m. No service on Christmas Day. 33 Church Street, Georgetown, 203-544-8394.

Long Ridge United Methodist — Christmas Eve, Candlelight Service at 7:30 p.m. No service on Christmas Day. 7 Long Ridge Road, 203-743-6095.

Sacred Heart Church — Christmas Eve, 4 p.m. Mass with Children’s Pageant in Pryor-Hubbard Hall (admission by previously obtained ticket). 8:30 p.m. Mass preceded by Folk Choir concert at 8. A Mass at 10:30 p.m. preceded by Traditional Choir concert at 10. Christmas Day, Masses at 8, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Church Street, Georgetown. 203-544-8345.

St. Patrick Church — Saturday, Dec. 22, Christmas Pageant at 5:15 p.m. Mass. Christmas Eve, Masses at 4, 6 and 10 p.m. No Midnight Mass. Christmas Day, Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, vigil, Solemnity of Mary, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, a Holy Day of Obligation, 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Black Rock Turnpike, Redding, 203-938-2253.

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