Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Many church worship schedules for the coming weekend have changed to accomodate special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.

Several churches have shared information here. If you don’t see your church listed, you might want to make a call to find out the details.

Here are the services we’ve received information about:

Altay Baptist Church

A pre-Christmas Eve service will be held at the Altay Baptist Church on the Six Corners Road Dundee, Friday, Dec. 23 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Barrington Community

Barrington Community Church invites all to attend their annual Christmas Eve Service and Candlelight Communionat 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 4560 Old Bath Road, Dundee.  Call Pastor Gerald Vanaman at 607-292-7002 for details.

Bellona Memorial Presbyterian

Bellona Memorial Presbyterian Church, 93 Pre-Emption Rd.,  Christmas Eve service will be at 10 p.m. Members of the Seneca #9 Presbyterian Church will join the Christmas Day worship at Bellona Memorial Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. For details, call 585-526-5046.

Benton United Methodist

A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at the Benton United Methodist Church on Dec. 24, starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring a Natvity Scene to display and a tray table to display the Nativity Scenes.   On Christmas Day, the church will be open from 11 a.m. to noon. Pastor Adrienne Russell will be present to greet visitors.  Cookies and punch will be served.  Everyone is welcome.

Bluff Point Methodist

We are looking forward to a 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service including Holy Communion.

There will be a Christmas Day service. There will, however, be no fellowship or nursery on Christmas Sunday.

Dresden United  Methodist

Christmas Eve Service on Dec 24 will begin at 10 p.m. at Dresden Methodist Church. Christmas Day Service, on Dec. 25, will be at 9:30 a.m when members of the Dundee Methodist congregation will visit.

Dundee Baptist

The Dundee Baptist Church, located at 20 Seneca St. in Dundee will be open for Christmas.  The service will begin at 9:30 a.m. All residents and visitors are encouraged to join in Christian fellowship on Christmas morning.

Dundee Ecumenical

The Dundee Ecumenical Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 at the Dundee Presbyterian Church. All are welcome to participate in the worship service, singing carols and sharing fellowship.

Middlesex United Methodist

A Christmas candlelight service, led by Pastor Ann Hicks, with scripture readings and carols by the congregation and choir, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 at the Middlesex United Methodist Church, Route 245, Middlesex. Refreshments will be served following the service. Worship service on Sunday, Dec. 25 begins at 9 a.m.

Milo Center Methodist

The Christmas Eve service at?Milo Center Methodist will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 beginning  at the church. As families will be together on Christmas Day there will be no service on the 25th.

Penn Yan Bible Church

Christmas Eve Candlelight Carols and Communion Service  begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Penn?Yan Bible Church, 2015 Kimball Road. Christmas Day worship service begins at 10 a.m.

Penn Yan First Baptist

The First Baptist Church of Penn Yan’s most festive and traditional event is the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, which begins at 7 p.m. held Saturday, Dec. 24.  

On Christmas Day, open all your presents, and then attend the morning worship service at the Baptist Church at 10 a.m.

Penn Yan United Methodist

A family candlelight service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and the traditional candlelight service will begin at 9 p.m. Christmas Eve.

On Christmas Day there will be one service at 10:30 a.m.

St. Luke’s Episcopal

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Branchport.  A short service of lessons and Christmas carols will be offered at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day.

St. Mark’s Episcopal

The St. Mark’s celebration of Christmas will begin on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. with a service entitled Christmas Communion for Children of All Ages.  The service will feature an interactive telling of the story of Jesus’ birth, with carols, and will inspire both young and old.  

The Christ Mass with Lessons and Carols will be held at 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  On Christmas Day at 10 a.m., St. Mark’s will observe a quiet, Christmas communion service –  an informal, contemplative gathering to celebrate the birth of Jesus in community.

Second Milo Baptist

There will be a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Christmas Day, at Second Milo Baptist Church. All are cordially invited to share with us in celebrating Christ’s birth. The adult class will not meet.

Seneca #9  Presbyterian

Seneca #9 Presbyterian Church, 4414 Number Nine Rd., Stanley, will hold a Christmas Eve Service at 7:30 p.m. On Christmas Day, the Seneca #9 congregation will join the 11 a.m. worship at Bellona Memorial Presbyterian. For details, call 585-526-5580.

White Stone Chapel

Christmas Eve candlelight service starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at White Stone Chapel, Brown Street Extension (Route 14A) south of Penn?Yan.  A birthday cake for Jesus will be shared after the service.