Advent/Christmas-related services and activities

Posted Online: Dec. 21, 2012, 9:10 am
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The following churches have reported these Advent and Christmas-related services and activities.

Sacred Heart Parish,
1307 17th Ave.; ecumenical Advent vespers, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, featuring a reflection given by Sister Claudia Scharf, administrative assistant, St. Ambrose Parish, Milan.

First Covenant Church, 3303 41st St.; 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, Christmas choral concert; 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve candlelight service.

First Lutheran Church, 1230 5th Ave.; 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Candlelight service, preceded by a 10:40 p.m. cathedral choir, Landmark Ringers, Dave Hamburg on trumpet and organist Steve Steely; 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day service.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th St.; 4 p.m. family Christmas Eve service; 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve carol service; 10 p.m. Christmas Eve traditional service; 4:30 p.m. Christmas Day service.

First Congregational Church, 2201 7th Ave.; 5 p.m. family Christmas Eve service with candlelight; 7 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service with Campanella ringers; 10:45 p.m. Christmas Eve, singing Christmas carols on the church steps; 11 p.m. Christmas Eve Christmas Cantata with chamber orchestra.

Calvary Lutheran Church, 2900 Avenue of the Cities; 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, "Winter's Grace' choir cantata service, followed by a coffee hour;4 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve service, Monday, Dec. 24,featuring traditional carols and special music along with the lighting of candles celebrating Christ's birth.

Union Congregational Church, 181 53rd St.; 5 p.m. Christmas Eve service.

Salem Lutheran Church, 1724 15th St.: 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Candelight Service with Communion; 10 p.m. Christmas Concert followed by 10:30 Candlelight Service with Communion.

Hope United Church of Christ, 3324 41st. St.: 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23,Children's Christmas Program; 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve service

Rock Island
Broadway Church,
710 23rd St.; Christmas Eve Candlelight Services will be at 5 and 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24; Annual Community Christmas Dinner, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25; meat, potatoes and drinks provided, bring a dish to share; for information, visit BroadwayQC.org; email to broadway@broadwayqc.org or call (309) 786-2631.

Second Baptist Church, 919 6th Ave.; Sunday, Dec. 23, 9 a.m. annual Sunday School Christmas program in the sanctuary, followed by 10 a.m. worship services; Monday, Dec. 24, 5 p.m. family Christmas Eve service; Monday, Dec. 31, annual Night Watch Service with the Rev. Larry Dixon and congregation of Trinity Baptist Church, Moline, and the Rev. Phillip Farrow and congregation of Macedonia Baptist Church, Rock Island; 9:30 p.m. in the Second Baptist Church Family Life Center, followed by service at 10:45 in the sanctuary; "Hope Night" theme taken from Jeremiah 29:11;Joint Unity Service Sunday, Jan. 6, 9 a.m. Sunday School, 10 a.m. service; for information, call (309) 788-0677.

15th Avenue Christian Church, 3600 15th Ave.; 10 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service; soloists, chancel choir, bell choir, instrumentalists.

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3300 24th St.; 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service; 9 a.m. Christmas Day worship with Holy Communion; 6:30 p.m. New Year's Eve worship with Holy Communion.

Good Shepherd Presbyterian, 2312 18th Ave.: Christmas Eve family service at 5 p.m., 10:30 p.m. candlelight lessonsand carols.

East Moline
St. John's Lutheran Church,
1450 30th Ave.; Monday, Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service; 10 p.m. Christmas music; 10:30 p.m. Candlelight Communion service; Tuesday, Dec. 25, 9 a.m. Christmas Day service; Monday, Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m. New Year's Eve service.

First Baptist Church, 4021 9 1/2 St., 6 p.m.Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship; (309) 755-2409.

First Presbyterian Church, 777 25th Ave.; noon Sunday, Dec. 16, Sunday school Christmas pageant, preceded by an 11:10 a.m. potluck; 9:15 p.m. Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols.

Christ United Methodist Church, 3801 7th St.;Annual Live Nativity with animals, 6 to 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 22, and Sunday, Dec. 23, and 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24, with refreshments; Christmas Eve services,Monday, Dec. 24;5 p.m., ''Down Home Family Christmas;'' 7 p.m. contemporary service;11 p.m. traditional candlelight service.

United Methodist Church,
1301 2nd Ave.; 11 p.m. Christmas Eve service.

Silvis Heights Baptist Church, 801 3rd St., 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, the Rev. J. Ronald Burnet will sing a program of songs titled, "Rare and Lovely Songs of Christmas." For information, call the church at (309) 792-3595.

Q-C area
Augustana Lutheran Church,
Andover; Christmas Eve services, 3 p.m. at the church and 11 p.m. at the Jenny Lind Chapel, both including Holy Communion;162nd Julotta (Swedish for early morning service), 6:30-7 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25; organ, choir and congregational caroling; 7 a.m. Holy Communion, in candlelight darkness ending with the dawn of Christmas morning; senior choir sings a traditional Christmas anthem in Swedish; liturgy and sermon by the Rev. Jan Veseth; (309) 521-8127.

First Baptist Church, 305 1st St., Colona, Christmas program at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec.16, followed by a potluck.

First Baptist Church, 602 3rd Ave., Cordova; 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight service.

Cambridge Lutheran Church, 319 W. Court St.: 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, Candlelight Worship Service

Sacred Heart Catholic Church-Annawan and St. Patrick's Catholic Church-Sheffield; Mass schedule for Christmas and New Year's Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Christmas Eve Vigil Mass 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart and 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's. Christmas carols will begin at St. Pat's at 5 p.m. and continue until the beginning of Mass at 5:30; Christmas Day Masses, 8 a.m. at Sacred Heart, 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's, and noon at St. Mary's Shrine in Hooppole. Holy Day of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Masses, 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Sacred Heart, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Sacred Heart and 10 a.m. Jan. 1, at St. Patrick's.

Peace Lutheran Church, 20828 Friedens Road, Port Byron;Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church,115 W. 12th Ave.,Milan;Monday, Dec. 24, 5 and 7 p.m., Christmas Eve Candlelight Services;Tuesday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m. Christmas Day Service with Communion;Monday, Dec. 31, 7 p.m. New Year's Eve Service with Communion.


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