The Woodward News

December 20, 2012

Churches set holiday events, services


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Several local and area churches have special services and/or activities for the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holidays.



CHRISTMAS

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.



NEW YEAR'S

First Assembly of God

3906 Lakeview Dr.

Dec. 31, 7 p.m. to midnight, New Year's Eve service



St. Peter's Catholic Church

2020 Oklahoma Ave.

Dec. 31, 7 p.m., Mary, Mother of God vigil mass

Jan. 1, 10 a.m., Mary, Mother of God mass





EDITOR'S NOTE: If your church has any special services, events and/or activities planned for the holiday, please call The News at 256-2200 or e-mail the service information, including date and time, to editor@woodwardnews.net.