Carroll County Christmas Area churches plan special celebrations
Christmas is coming up, and churches
in Carroll County are ringing in the
season. Churches throughout the county
will have services celebrating Christmas
all week long, some starting as early as
Wednesday, Dec. 20.
First Free Will Baptist Church at
908 Spur & Freeman Switch will have
a Christmas program at 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 20, shining a light on what God
wants for Christmas. Refreshments will
First Christian Church in Berryville
will hold its 29th annual Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service and open house on
Sunday, Dec. 24. The open house will
begin at 10:30 p.m., and the special service,
which begins at 11 p.m., will include
the singing of Christmas carols, scripture
readings, a brief Christmas Eve message
and the passing of candlelight to one another
representing the light of Christ coming
into our lives. The service concludes
at midnight. For more information, contact
Pastor Skip French at 870-423-2588.
Freeman Heights Baptist Church at
524 W. Freeman St. will have its own
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5
p.m. Called The Colors of Christmas,
the service will highlight the colors we
see at Christmas and what they represent.
Several other churches will have
Christmas Eve services on Sunday, Dec.
24, including Berryville Methodist United
at 400 Eureka St. at 5 p.m., Antioch
Church of God at Highway 221 North at
10:45 a.m. and Kings River Church at 769
Highway 221 North at 20 a.m.
St. Annes Catholic Church at 614 S.
Main will have a Christmas Eve Vigil at
7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, followed by the
Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord at
10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25.
First Christian Church at 763 Passion
Play Road invites all its neighbors, visitors
and residents in Carroll County to be
guests at the Christmas Celebration service
at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, with a
Candlelight Communion service later that
night at 6 p.m.
Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
at 17 Elk St. will have holiday music
with Peggy Kjelgaard and Lynn Larson at
11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, and Faith Christian
Family Church on Highway 23 South
will have carols and communion at 10
a.m. Christmas Eve.
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church at 30
Crescent Drive will have a Christmas Eve
mass at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, followed
by a Christmas Day mass at 8:30 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 25.
On Christmas day, Flint Street Fellowship
will sponsor a Community
Christmas Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at the ECHO Clinic dining room at East
Van Buren and Rockhouse Road. There is
no charge for the event, and it is open to
the public. To volunteer to help with the
dinner, call 479-981-2379.
Green Forest United Methodist
Church at 200 S. Springfield St. will host
the Living Nativity for one night only at
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. The church
will have a candlelight communion service
at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22.
Green Forest United Baptist Church
on West Olive Street will have a Christmas
Eve service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday,
Dec. 24, with no services that night.
First Latin American Baptist Church
at 181 West Main will have a Christmas
service and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m.
The Holiday Island Community
Church will have its normal service at
9:30 a.m. and a special Christmas Eve service
at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24. There will
be a reception before the Christmas Eve
service from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church at 179 Holiday
Island Drive will have a Christmas
Eve service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24.