Christmas is just days away, and many area churches have planned services, concerts and special events to mark the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Faith Lutheran Church
The children of the church will hold a Children’s Christmas Service at 6 p.m. Sunday. The service, entitled “Silent Night, Holy Night,” will feature the Christmas story as found in the Bible, and the singing of many of the carols of Christmas. The service will be followed by a “Birthday Party for Jesus” in the church fellowship hall. The church is located at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Bragg Circle in Tullahoma. Visit online website, www.faithtullahoma.org, where you will find a map and other information.
First Baptist Church
“A Night in Bethlehem” will be held Saturday though Monday at 6 p.m. nightly in the Living Waters Park, on the corner of North Washington and East Grundy streets. The walk-through village is populated by shopkeepers and villagers of the Town of Bethlehem, complete with live animals, leading to the nativity. Free and everyone is welcome. In addition, the animals can be visited throughout the day Saturday through Tuesday. The church will also hold a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The church is located 108 E. Grundy St.
First Christian Church
The church will hold two Christmas Eve services at 5:30 and 11 p.m. The church is located at 120 West Grundy St. in Tullahoma.
First Church of the Nazarene
A special Christmas service will be conducted at 10:40 a.m. Sunday at the church. The choir, directed by Eddie Guinn, will present “Emmanuel and the Christmas message” by Rev. Smith. The Church is located at the corner at corner of Polk and Lauderdale streets in Tullahoma.
First United Methodist Church
Christmas Eve Candlelight communion is set for at 6 p.m. with the church’s youth to perform. At 10:30 p.m. special choir music and congregational hymns in the sanctuary will take place. On Sunday, Dec. 29, a unified worship will take place in the church’s sanctuary. No Sunday school is scheduled. The church is located at 208 W. Lauderdale St. in Tullahoma.
Grace Baptist Church
The Celebration Choir will present “Christ was Born for This: Christmas Blessings” at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the church. The church will also hold a Christmas Eve, carols, candles, and communion at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The church is located at 1901 Ovoca Road in Tullahoma.
Highland Baptist Church
Will hold a Christmas Eve Lord’s Supper from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. The church will also hold a worship service at 6 p.m. on Christmas Day. Highland Baptist is located at 808 W. Hickory St. in Tullahoma.
King’s Cross Church
Will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. On Sunday, Dec. 29, only the 10:30 service will be held. The church is located at 222 Turkey Creek Rd. in Tullahoma.
Rutledge Falls Baptist Church
Rutledge Falls Baptist Churchwill present the musical production of “Glory in the Highest – An Encounter with the Christ of Christmas,” created by Mark Parks, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on Sunday. The children’s hand bell ensemble will perform in the foyer between the Sunday morning services. For more information, call 455-8879. The church is located at 1289 Rutledge Falls Road in Tullahoma.
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Will hold two Christmas Eve services on Tuesday. The first service begins at 4:30 p.m. The second is a candlelight service that will begin with music at 10:50 p.m. and the sermon to follow at 11 p.m. A Christmas Day service will also be held at 10 a.m. The church is located at 110 E. Lincoln St. in Tullahoma.
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
Will hold a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The Church will also hold a Christmas day service at 8 a.m. The church is located at 304 West Grizzard St. in Tullahoma.
Saint Mark Catholic Church
Will hold a Christmas Eve service at 4 p.m. Tuesday and a Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. The church is located at 2941 McMinnville Hwy. in Manchester.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Will hold the second part of the “Hanging of the greens” at noon on Sunday at the church. A Christmas Eve service with a children’s live nativity will be held at 7 p.m. A candlelight service will also be held at 10 p.m. Christmas Eve. Lessons and Carols and a Moravian Love Feast will take place at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29. The church is located at 705 Wilson Ave. in Tullahoma.
Unitarian Universalist Church
Will hold Christmas Eve services at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The church is located at 3536 New Manchester Hwy in Tullahoma. For more information, call Doug Traversa at 455-8626, or visit the church’s web site at www.uutullahoma.org.
Wesley Heights United Methodist Church
Will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 10 p.m. The church is 2101 E. Lincoln St. in Tullahoma.