Celebrate Christmas with church services, dinners

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church members Jason Mummert, left, and Misty McClain, right, portray Mary and Joseph during the church’s annual live nativity. (Photo by Shane Dunlap)

Here’s a look at Christmas events going on in and around York County:

Christmas Eve

Grace Baptist Church, 3920 East Prospect Road, Windsor Township, candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Harmony Grove Community Church, 6390 Harmony Grove Road, Dover Township, candlelight service at 6 p.m.

Newberrytown Church of God, 2290 Old Trail Road, Newberry Township, service at 7 p.m.

Calvary Bible Church, 603 Wilson Ave., Penn Township, Communion service at 5 p.m.

Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2164 Mount Zion Road, Springettsbury Township, candlelight service at 4 p.m., festival service at 7 p.m., candlelight service at 10:30 p.m. All services include Holy Communion.


Bethlehem Steltz Reformed Church, 5898 Steltz Road, Codorus Township, choral program, 6:30 p.m. “First Christmas” by Joe Parks.

Locust Grove United Church of Christ, 1035 Locust Grove Road, Windsor Township, candlelight service at 7 p.m., includes Holy Communion.

Fishing Creek Salem United Methodist Church, 402 Valley Road, Fairview Township, will hold six Christmas Eve services. Two will be at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall, and in the sanctuary with Holy Communion and music by the ensemble. Two services at 7 p.m. will be in the 1800s chapel and in the sanctuary with the adult and children’s choir. The 9 p.m. service will be in the fellowship hall and will include Holy Communion. The 11 p.m. service will be in the sanctuary with Holy Communion and music. All will end with candle lighting. For details, call 938-1928.

Otterbein United Methodist Church of Spry, 50 School St., York Township, 7 p.m. family service. Children’s choir will sing and there will be a visit from Santa Claus. Traditional candlelight service with Holy Communion at 11 p.m.

Church of the Open Door, 8 Carlisle Court, West Manchester Township, candlelight services at 4, 6 (nursery provided), and 8 p.m. (no nursery provided).

Immanuel United Methodist Church, 1 New St., Glen Rock, service at 7 p.m. and carol sing at 9 p.m. at Glen Rock Mill Inn, 50 Water St.

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 S. Main St., Spring Grove, children’s service at 4 p.m. Candlelight vespers 8 p.m., candlelight service of word and sacrament at 10:30 p.m.

St. Alban Anglican Church, 505 N. George St., North York, Sung Mass at 10 p.m.

Prospect United Methodist Church, 8 Orchard Road, Fawn Township, service at 7 p.m.

Longstown United Methodist Church, 2975 Carol Road, Springettsbury Township, candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Luther Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1907 Hollywood Drive, Spring Garden Township, service at 7 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, 80 S. Main St., Loganville, service at 7 p.m.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 415 N. West St., York, Communion service at 7 p.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 947 N. George St., North York, Nativity of Our Lord with carol Communion at 5 p.m. and candlelight Communion at 10 p.m.

Hayshire United Church of Christ, 100 Haybrook Drive, Manchester Township, candlelight service at 8 p.m.

Starview United Church of Christ, 4832 N. Sherman St. Extd., East Manchester Township, candlelight service at 7 and 11:30 p.m. Holy Communion at both services.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 124 Broadway, Hanover, service with Holy Communion at 11 p.m. For details, call 632-8281.

New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover Township, family candlelight service at 7 p.m.
and traditional candlelight service at 10 p.m.

St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 839 W. Market St., York, services at 3, 6, 8 and 10:30 p.m. For details, call 717-845-2721.

Zion (Shaffer’s) United Lutheran Church, 4535 Shaffer Road, Codorus Township, candlelight Communion at 7 p.m., organ preludes at 6:30 p.m.

Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 109 E. Main St., Dallastown, family service at 5 p.m. contemporary service at 7:30 p.m. and traditional candlelight service at 10:30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ, 1569 W. Market St., West York, candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 47 W. Philadelphia St., York, service of Lessons and Carols at 9 p.m.

Christ (Roth’s) Lutheran Church, 580 Roth’s Church Road, Jackson Township, carols and candlelight service
at 7 p.m.

Red Lion Zion United Methodist Church, 1155 Felton Road, Windsor Township, candlelight with Holy Communion service at 7 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, 126 W. Main St., Dallastown, 5 p.m. family service, 7 and 10 p.m. candlelight service.

Monaghan Presbyterian Church, 1185 Gettysburg Pike, Carroll Township, 5:30 p.m. family service, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. traditional services.

First Church of the Brethren, 2710 Kingston Road, Springettsbury Township, candlelight service 7 p.m.

St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mount Rose Ave., Springettsbury Township, services at 6 and 10 p.m. with Communion.

Events

Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown, a live nativity drama on the lawn at 7:30 p.m. with carol singing and candle lighting. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.

Lighthouse Baptist Church, 5005 Carlisle Road, Dover Township, “Christmas Eve at the Lighthouse,” at 6 p.m. Music begins 5:30 p.m.

Christmas Day service

St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mount Rose Ave., Springettsbury Township, 10 a.m. For details, call 792-6024.

Christmas dinner

New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover Township, free Christmas dinner from noon to 3 p.m. If you or your family is in need of the meal to be brought to your house call the church at 764-0252.

Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 109 E. Main St., Dallastown, community Christmas dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, call Gloria Paduhovich at 244-0248.

St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 839 W. Market St., York, Christmas community dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details, call 845-2721.

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