Christmas is rapidly approaching, and Valley church schedules are filled with Christmas pageants and special worship services during the week.
•The children and youth of Veradale United Church of Christ will present a Christmas pageant written by a church member at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. The church, at 611 N. Progress Road, will also have a Christmas Eve candlelight service with carols, poetry and prayers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
•The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection will have two Christmas Eve services on Thursday. A family worship with the youth choir will begin at 7 p.m., and a candlelight choral worship will begin at 10 p.m. The church will have a service at 10 a.m. on Christmas Day with a brunch following. The church is at 15319 E. Broadway Ave.
•Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 810 S. Sullivan Road, will have Christmas Eve services at 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday.
•A Christmas Eve service will begin at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road.
•A Christmas cantata will be sung at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Foothills Community Church, 11102 N. Forker Road. The church will host a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Thursday.
•There will be three worship choices on Christmas Eve at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. A traditional service with Christmas carols and other special music will begin at noon. A family candlelight service with drama and music will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a candlelight Communion service with the Chancel Choir and brass at 7 p.m.
•Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road, will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 8 p.m.
•A family worship service with child care provided will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. A Communion service will follow at 8:30 p.m.
•Candlelight Christmas Eve services will be at 5 and 7 p.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave.
•A service with candles and carols will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church, 4124 N. Harvard Road. There will be a birthday cake for Jesus.
•Greenacres Christian Fellowship has several events planned for the week. The Maranatha Puppets will perform during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. The church will host puppet performances for seniors at local care centers at 1 and 3 p.m. on Monday.
A candlelight service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a prayer basket for special prayer requests. The church is at 215 N. Barker Road.