Churches schedule Christmas services, special events

12/20/2014 2:00 PM |
St. John the Evangelist Church in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

St. John the Evangelist Church in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The following is the News-Review’s annual listing of holiday services and special events hosted by local churches. 

Aquebogue

North Fork Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Sunday, Dec. 21: Service of readings and carols led by the Rev. Dr. Linda Anderson at Jamesport Meeting House, 10:30 a.m.

Old Steeple Community Church
Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols, 8 p.m.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Sunday, Dec. 21: “Letters From Santa,” Sunday school Christmas program, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day communion worship, 10 a.m.

Church of the Harvest
Thursday, Dec. 25: Christmas pancake breakfast and carols, 9 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Riverhead
Sunday, Dec. 21: 30th annual Christmas concert, “A Gift to the Community,” 6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 25: Christmas morning worship, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service, 10:30 p.m.

First Congregational Church
Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service of Carols and Candles, 8 p.m.

Flanders United Methodist Church
Sunday, Dec. 21: Visit from Santa with soup and cookies, noon.

Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day service, 9 a.m.

Spiritual Renewal Center
Wednesday, Dec. 24: Family candle-lighting Christmas Eve service at First Parish Church, 7 p.m.

Riverhead

Baiting Hollow Congregational
Sunday, Dec. 21: Christmas Sunday family service, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church
Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m.

House of Praise
Sunday, Dec. 21: Christmas service, 11:30 a.m.

Living Water Church
Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m.

North Shore Christian Church
Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve services, 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Riverhead United Methodist Church
Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m.

St. Isidore R.C. Church
Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Masses, 5 p.m., 10 p.m. (Polish), midnight.

Thursday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day Masses, 8 and 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Polish), noon, 2 p.m. (Latin).

Wednesday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Mass, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1: New Year’s Masses, 8 and 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Polish), noon.

St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church
Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Masses, 4, 7 and 9 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day Masses, 9 and 11 a.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish).

Wading River

North Shore United Methodist Church
Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve family worship, 5 p.m.; Candlelight service with communion, 9 p.m.

Wading River Congregational Church
Wednesday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight services, 6 and 8 p.m.

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