December 24, 2011 in Washington Voices

Services mark Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Today is Christmas Eve and churches all over the Spokane Valley area will be hosting special worship services today and Sunday to mark the holy day.

• Genesis Church will have a Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. The church’s children will sing and the Christmas story will be told. A Christmas Day service will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 14415 E. Sprague Ave.

• Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene, 15515 E. 20th, will have a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. The church’s Christmas Day service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and muffins will be available at 10 a.m. prior to the service and there will also be children’s activities.

• A Christmas Eve candlelight service will begin at 7 p.m. today at Opportunity Christian Church, 708 N. Pines Road.

• The Spokane Valley United Methodist Church will have two Christmas Eve services; the first in the chapel at 6 p.m. and second in the sanctuary at 10 p.m. A Christmas Day service will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 115 N. Raymond Road.

• A family worship service will begin at 7 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, followed by a Communion service at 9 p.m. Child care will be available during the 7 p.m. service. The worship service on Christmas Day will begin at 10 a.m. The church is at 202 N. Pines Road.

• A candlelight service will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. The service will include carols, candles, prayers and poetry. The choir will perform a Christmas cantata during the Christmas Day service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

• Christmas Eve services will be held at 7 and 10 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. There will be a reception with cookies and cider following both services.

The church will celebrate Christmas Day with a service at 10 a.m.

• A candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held at 7 p.m. at Foothills Community Church, 11102 N. Forker Road.

• Zion Lutheran Church will host three Christmas Eve services. A traditional service with Christmas carols will begin at noon, a family candlelight service with a dramatic telling of the Christmas story will start at 5 p.m., and a candlelight Communion service will be held at 7 p.m.

The church, at 8304 E. Buckeye, will have a special combined service at 10 a.m. on Christmas Day.

Reach Nina Culver at ninac@spokesman.com, or (509) 927-2158.

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