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Area churches set Christmas services

Posted on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR

Kali Bradford

Alex Shofner reads the First Lesson at last Sunday’s Festival of Lessons and Carols at the historic Shofner Lutheran Chapel in Shelbyville. The historic church is used twice annually, the other event being its June Homecoming celebration. Shofner is the seventh generation of his family to worship at their namesake chapel.
–Staff Photos by Cameron Adams

Local and area churches will celebrate the Christmas holiday with special musical events and services.

The following churches have scheduled Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.

 

Faith Lutheran Church

 

Christmas Eve service is set for 7 p.m. on Dec. 24. The church is located at 101 Bragg Circle in Tullahoma.

 

First Baptist Church

 

A Christmas Eve service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. The public is invited to attend. The church is located at 108 E. Grundy St. in Tullahoma.

 

First Baptist Church in Manchester

 

Candlelight services will be held at 10 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. The church is located at 1006 Hillsboro Blvd. in Manchester.

 

First Church of the Nazarene

 

A cantata, “Sing Gloris,” will be presented at 10:45 a.m. today. The public is invited to attend. The church is located at 201 S. Polk St. in Tullahoma.

First Presbyterian Church

 

A Christmas Eve candlelight communion service will take place at 6 p.m. The church is located at 204 E. Grundy St. in Tullahoma.

 

First United Methodist Church

 

The church will host a candlelight service at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve in the historic sanctuary, Sounds of the Season is set for 10 p.m. in the historic sanctuary followed by a traditional service at 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The church is located at 208 W. Lauderdale St. in Tullahoma.

 

Grace Baptist Church

 

The church will host a morning sermon, “March to the Manger” at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. There will be no Sunday school. A Christmas Eve Carols, Candles and Communion Service will be held at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1901 Ovoca Road in Tullahoma.

 

Highland Baptist Church

 

The church will hold a drop-in communion from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. The sanctuary will be open for families to take communion together. The church is located at 808 W. Hickory St. in Tullahoma.

 

King’s Cross Church

 

A Christmas Eve candlelight service begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. The public is invited to attend. The church is located at 222 Turkey Creek Road in Tullahoma.

 

Saint Paul United Methodist Church

 

A children’s musical will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. Music will be held at 4 p.m. with a family service to follow at 4:30 p.m. A 7 p.m. music program will begin with a traditional Christmas Eve service is set for 7 p.m. A communion candlelight service will take place at 11 p.m. The church is located at 30 Cat Creek Road in Manchester.

 

St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church

 

A Christmas Eve service is set for 4 p.m. Following the service, the Father Werlein Memorial Christmas Reception will take place in the parish hall. The church is located at 105 England St. in Cowan.

 

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

 

The church will hold a service for the Fourth Sunday of Advent at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. Two Eve of the Nativity Services will be held on Sunday with a children’s service at 4:30 p.m. and a midnight mass at 11 p.m.

There will be one Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 25. On Sunday, Dec. 31, there will be the usual 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I service and at 10:30 a.m. with the annual Lessons and Carols service with no Holy Eucharist.

The church is located at is located at 110 E. Lincoln St. in Tullahoma.

 

St. Mark Catholic Church

 

The church will host a Christmas Eve service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. A Christmas Day service will be held at 10 a.m. with a service in Spanish scheduled for noon. The church is located at 2941 McMinnville Hwy. in Manchester.

 

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

 

The church will host a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. A Christmas Day service will be held at 8 a.m. The church is located at 304 W. Grizzard St. in Tullahoma.

 

Trinity Lutheran Church

 

The church will host Christmas Eve services at 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. A children’s live nativity will also be held at 7 p.m. The church is located at 705 Wilson Ave. in Tullahoma.

 

Wesley Heights United Methodist

 

The church will host a Christmas Eve service at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. The church is located at 2101 E. Lincoln St.

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