MUNCIE, Ind. – Churches in Muncie and elsewhere in east-central Indiana have special services on and around Christmas Eve:
Service on Thursday, December 23
Glad Tidings Dunkirk Church, 1251 S. Main St .., Dunkirk. at 19 ‘o clock.
Services on Friday, December 24
Union Chapel, 4622 N Broadway, Muncie, candle light services at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Have a drink in the cafe, take a family photo in one of the photo booths, and grab an activity bag for your little one while enjoying family-style service in the worship center.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1200 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie, Christmas Eve Mass at 4:30 p.m. and midnight.
St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 820 E. Charles St., Muncie, Christmas Eve Mass at 4:30 p.m. and midnight.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2300 W. Jackson St., Muncie, Christmas Eve Mass at 5 pm and midnight.
Glad Tidings Church, 3001 S. Burlington Drive, Muncie, at 5 p.m. Daycare for infants and toddlers only.
Glad Tidings Church Hartford City, 1712 N. Walnut St., Hartford City, at 5 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Church, 300 S Madison St, (in Madison and Adams), Muncie, at 5:30 p.m. Lessons and songs with holy Eucharist. Parking available at Adams and Monroe.
Westleyan Church of Hartford City, 1301 S. Walnut St., Hartford City, 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Full Gospel Temple Worship Center, 212 W. Seventh St., Muncie, Christmas Eve candlelight service from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Muncie Alliance Church, 5601 W Jackson St., Muncie, at 6 p.m.
Selma Christ United Methodist Church, 9805 E. Jackson St., Selma, at 6 p.m. The service will include Holy Communion and special music as well as songs from the congregation.
Urban Light Community Church, 1400 S. Madison St., Muncie, 6 to 7 p.m. This year’s candlelight worship service will explore the story of Christmas through this season’s church theme, âEnough for Nowâ. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.
Center Chapel United Methodist Church, 900 W. Royerton Road, Muncie, candle light service at 7 p.m.
Parker City United Methodist Church, 305 S. Main St., Parker City, at 7 p.m. The candlelight service will include communion, Christmas carols and a message of love and hope. Casual attire is fine.
Winchester First Church of the Nazarene, 403 S. Main St., Winchester, candle light service at 7 p.m.
Yorktown United Methodist Church, 2301 S. Broadway, Yorktown, at 7 p.m. This candle light service will revisit the story of the Nativity and feature beloved Christmas music.
Fairview United Methodist Church, 11048 W. Ind. 28, Redkey (just east of Albany), at 6:30 p.m.
The church at Crossroads, Delaware County Roads 600-W and 700-S, at 10 p.m. candlelight blessing. Those unable to attend in person can view the service online on the Crossroads Lutheran Church Historical Preservation Society Facebook page.
Middletown Community Church, 1074 Locust St., Middletown at 11 p.m.
Services on Saturday, December 25
St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 820 E. Charles St., Muncie, Christmas Mass at 9 a.m.
Grace Episcopal Church, 300 S Madison St, (in Madison and Adams), Muncie, at 10 ampm Holy Eucharist with Christmas carols. Parking available at Adams and Monroe.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1200 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie, Christmas Mass at 10 a.m.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2300 W. Jackson St., Muncie, Christmas Mass at 10 a.m.
Information on local Christmas Eve services – including time of service, church address, and any special program details – can be sent to Robin Gibson at [email protected] to be added to the online version of this article.