Churches across the High Country are inviting you to join them for special holiday services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year. Make new friends as you celebrate the true reason for the season at one of these local services.
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Christmas Eve at Alliance Bible Fellowship
Invite someone to join you at one of two Christmas Eve services at Alliance Bible Fellowship on Thursday at 5 p.m. or at 7 p.m. Remember that a simple invite could change someone’s life forever. Alliance is located at 1035 N.C. Highway 105 Bypass in Boone. For more information, call 828-264-8312 or visit abfboone.com.
A Country Christmas Eve with Bethel Baptist Church
This free one-hour celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ will take place from 6-7 p.m. in the gym at Bethel School. The program will include traditional Christmas carols, reading of the Christmas story, special music and candlelight for folks of all ages to enjoy. Complimentary food and fellowship will follow across the street at the church. We want you to be included! Please don’t spend Christmas Eve alone.
Bethel Baptist is located at 123 Mountain Dale Road in Vilas and is across the street from Bethel School and Bethel Park. Call 828-297-2694 for details. For more information, visit Bethel Baptist Church online or on Facebook.
Christmas Eve at Boone United Methodist Church
BUMC will host the following services:
4 p.m. – Family Service and First Nativity
6 p.m. – Praise and Worship Service
8 p.m. – A Service of Lessons and Carols
11 p.m. -A Traditional Service
9:30 a.m. – Morning Prayer and Holy Communion
BUMC is located at 471 New Market Blvd. in Boone. Call 828-264-6090 for more information.
Christmas Eve/Day at First Baptist Church
Candlelight Communion: Christmas Eve in the sanctuary. For the entire family and community. All are welcome. Join us for music of the season and candlelight communion on the holiest of nights as we welcome the Christ child.
Annual Community Christmas Day Lunch: Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The entire community is invited to share a meal together. No one needs to be alone on Christmas!
FBC is located at 375 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call 828-264-2441 or visit boonefirstbaptist.org.
Christmas Eve at First Presbyterian Church
Family Service at 5:30 p.m.: Our family service is a 30-40 minute service that will include our children as participants in the Lukan Christmas story. Parents are encouraged to bring their children dressed as either an angel, shepherd, or as a stable animal or bring a costume with you for them to participate at the appropriate time in worship. We will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with familiar Christmas hymns, ending with candlelight. Childcare will be provided for infants if needed.
Lessons and Carols Service at 7 p.m.: Our lessons and carols service is a 45 minute service that will include various scripture readings, and traditional Christmas hymns, as we light the advent candles one by one welcoming the Christ child among us. The service will include a homily and will conclude with candlelight. Childcare will not be provided.
First Presbyterian is located at 131 Big Valley St. in Boone.
Christmas Eve at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Join Grace for Christmas Eve Worship at 4:30 p.m., at 7:30 p.m. or at 11 p.m. Special music begins half an hour prior to each service time. Grace is located at 115 East King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call 828-264-2206 or visit graceboone.org.
Christmas Eve at Greenway Baptist Church
Greenway will host a Christmas Eve service beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. The church is located at 880 Greenway Road in Boone. For more information, call 828-264-7750 or visit greenwaybaptist.com.
Christmas Eve at Mount Vernon Baptist Church
Join Mount Vernon Baptist Church for a family interactive Christmas Eve service at 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary on Thursday, followed by a traditional service at 6:45 p.m. MVBC is located at 3505 Bamboo Road in Boone. For more information, call 828-266-9700 or visit mvbcb.org.
Christmas Eve/Day at Saint Elizabeth of the Hill Country
Join one of three Christmas Eve mass services followed by a Christmas morning service at St. Elizabeth. Christmas Eve will feature a 4 p.m. family mass, a 6 p.m. Hispanic mass and an 8 p.m. “midnight” mass. The Christmas Day service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saint Elizabeth is located at 259 Pilgrims Way in Boone. For more information, call 828-264-8338 or check out stehc.org.
Christmas Eve/Day at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
St. Luke’s will host Christmas Eve services at 4 p.m. (music begins at 3:40 p.m.) and at 10 p.m. (music begins at 9:30 p.m.) on Thursday. Join the Christmas Day service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday for informal Eucharist with Christmas carols. St. Luke’s is located at 170 Councill St. in Boone. For more information, call 828-264-8943 or visit stlukesboone.org.
Christmas Eve at St. Mary of the Hills
Join St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church on Christmas Eve for a family service, including the children’s Christmas pageant and lots of Christmas carols at 5 p.m, or Midnight Mass at 11 p.m. The choir will present the Vivaldi Magnificat at 10:30 p.m., preceding Midnight Mass, but come early since there are no breaks for seating during the Magnificat. On Christmas Day, there will be a simple said Eucharist with hymns at noon. St. Mary of the Hills is on Main Street in Blowing Rock.
Candlelight Service at Rutherwood Church
Rutherwood’s Christmas candlelight service will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23. For more information, visit rutherwoodchurch.com or call 828-264-5319. Rutherwood Baptist is located at 14 Don Hayes Road in Boone.