Woodward, Okla. — Several local and area churches have special services and/or activities for the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holidays.
Mooreland United Methodist Church
302 South Elm St.
Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Singing Christmas tree in parking lot. Choir sings Christmas carols, then other groups come in and individuals can join and sing. Visitors can pull up in vehicle and watch.
Crown Heights Baptist
2803 Maple Ave.
Dec. 24, 7 p.m., Christmas Eve candlelight service with baptism. Pastor Steve Bearden said anyone from the community is welcome to attend.
Church of the Nazarene
400 Downs Ave.
Dec. 24, 6 p.m., Christmas Eve services
First Christian Church
1316 9th St.
Dec. 24, 5:45 p.m., Christmas Eve traditional candlelight service
New Horizon United Methodist Church
5115 Oklahoma Ave.
Dec. 24, 6 p.m., Christmas Eve services, which Rev. Becky Pierson said will have an emphasis on encouraging people to come home for Christmas. "We just want to encourage people to come find a church home with us. We want to make them feel welcome and know we have open hearts, open minds, open doors and open arms," Pierson said.
St. Peter's Catholic Church
2020 Oklahoma Ave.
Dec. 24, 7 p.m., Christmas Eve mass, followed with a midnight mass at 12 a.m.
Dec. 25, 1 p.m., Christmas Day Spanish mass
Trinity Lutheran Church
1518 14th St.
Dec. 24, 7 p.m., Community Carol Service, open to the public. Rev. Gregory Brown said the service will include "about 13 Christmas carols sung around our liturgical service, where we will tell the basic Christmas story. This is for anybody who likes to sing."
Woodward Free Will Baptist
1010 40th St.
Dec. 23, 10:45 a.m., Children's Christmas pageant held during regular church services
1,000 Hills Ranch Church
No special Christmas services, but the church invites its members and the public to visit its website, 1000hillsranchchurch.com, this Christmas season to watch a "cowboy style" video that tells about the birth of Christ.