|Holiday services planned for this weekend|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Churches in Holyoke and the surrounding area will celebrate the holiday season with special services both Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25.
Since Christmas is on a Sunday, most churches only have one service Sunday morning with no Sunday school or other classes, unless otherwise noted.
Fairfield Covenant Church, located north of Paoli, will host a Swedish Julotta service at 7 a.m. Christmas morning followed by breakfast.
First Baptist Church of Holyoke will have a candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m., with a Christmas Day service at 10:30 a.m. Vida Abundante will not be meeting this Sunday.
First Christian Church will meet at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and at 10 a.m. Christmas Day.
First United Methodist Church is planning a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. and a Christmas Day service at 9 a.m.
Holyoke Assembly of God will have a Christmas Day service and children’s program at 10:30 a.m.
Holyoke Church of Christ will have their regular service Christmas Day with worship at 9 a.m. and Sunday Bible class at 10 a.m.
At Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, a Christmas Eve candlelight service is scheduled for 5 p.m., with the Christmas Day service at 9:30 a.m.
St. Patrick Catholic Church’s Christmas Eve Mass is at 11:30 p.m., preceded by 30 minutes of Christmas carols. Christmas Day services begin at 9 a.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Amherst is planning a Christmas Eve children’s service at 4:30 p.m. A Christmas Day worship service is at 8:30 a.m.
At St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Venango, Neb., their Christmas Eve worship service is at 6:30 p.m. with a 10 a.m. Christmas Day worship service the following day.
Venango Community Church in Nebraska will meet at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and at 10:30 a.m. Christmas Day.
Zion Lutheran Church has scheduled a candlelight service at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve and a Christmas Day service with communion at 10 a.m.
Holyoke Enterprise December 22, 2011