Carroll County Christmas Area churches plan special celebrations

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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

be available.

• 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. Anne’s 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.

Eureka Springs

• 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

• 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.

Christmas Eve.

Holiday Island

• 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.

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