Religion Briefs

Saturday December 22, 2012

First Baptist Church has Sunday pageant
and Christmas Eve service

BRATTLEBORO -- Worship service at First Baptist Church in Brattleboro begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23. A pageant by the Sunday School with Christmas music by the children and their teachers will take place. Soloist will be Lura Jane Bacon. Christmas Eve services begin at 7 p.m. Members are reminded to pick up copies of the church directories. The First Baptist Church, at 190 Main St., is an American Baptist Church which is family-oriented and mission-minded.

Lessons and Carols at BF’s Immanual Episcopal

BELLOWS FALLS -- Immanuel Episcopal Church at 20 Church St. in Bellows Falls invites everyone to celebrate Christmas with a special service on Monday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. The Christmas Eve Service will be the traditional candlelight with Lessons and Carols with a Holy Eucharist. For more information, call the church at 802-463-3100 or email

Vernon Union Church holds two Sunday services

VERNON -- Vernon Union Church and Pastor Jeffrey B. Tibbetts would like to invite you to join them for two worship opportunities. Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Pastor Tibbetts continues his series titled "A Season of Wonder: Opening Your Heart’s Door to Christmas and Beyond" with a message titled "Open Your Heart’s Door to God’s Love for You." Also, Sunday evening we celebrate Christmas with our Service of Carols and Candles, a traditional candlelight service with the story of Christmas told through Scripture and song. Our service begins at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Vernon Union Church is located at 2631 Fort Bridgman Rd, Vernon, VT. For information, call 802-257-8523 or 603-499-3554 or visit

North Hinsdale Church holds annual Candlelight and Communion service on Christmas Eve

HINSDALE, N.H. -- The North Hinsdale Community Church will host its Annual Candlelight and Communion Service on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. The service will include singing of selected classic Christmas carols, a Live Nativity by community children, communion, and a Candlelighting ceremony.

All are welcome to attend. For more information call Pastor Michael McCosker at 603-256-6930 or e-mail

Jacksonville, Wilmington churches combine

JACKSONVILLE -- The Jacksonville Community Church and the Wilmington Baptist Church will be holding a combined candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. The service will be held at the Jacksonville Church located on Route 112 in Jacksonville. All are welcome to attend this evening of carol singing and scripture.

For further information call Pastor Doug at 802-368-2205.

Services planned at Advent Christian Church

VERNON -- A celebratory Christmas Sunday service with several selections of special music will be held Sunday, Dec. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Advent Christian Church in Vernon.

A candlelight service with Christmas carols will take place on Monday, Christmas Eve from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

The church is at 4554 Fort Bridgman Road (Route 142) at the Vermont/Massachusetts state line. For information, call 802-257-1072.

United Church of BF announces service

BELLOWS FALLS -- The United Church of Bellows Falls, School Street, will hold its Christmas Eve candlelight service beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. The service will include special music, scripture readings, carols, reflection and candle lighting. All are welcome to attend. Information: 802-463-4323.

Hinsdale Congregational gathers Christmas Eve

HINSDALE, N.H. -- The First Congregational Church of Hinsdale at 36 Main St. will celebrate a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Lee’s message will be "God’s Greatest Christmas Gift."

For information, call 603-336-7020.

Baptist Church in BF has pageant, service

BELLOWS FALLS -- The First Baptist Church of Bellows Falls will begin their Christmas celebrations on Sunday, Dec. 23, with a pageant performance by the children of the church during the Sunday morning church service. Service begins at 10 a.m. The Christmas Eve service, Dec. 24, will begin at 7 p.m. Join us for a service of story and song as well as the lighting of the Christ Candle in our Advent wreath.

First Baptist Church is located at 9 Church St. at the top of the stairs to the Square. Everyone is always welcome.


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