From Post staff reports
The Wilson Post presents the following list of churches in the county that have announced Christmas Eve services.
The community is invited to join the Fairview Church family on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, from 5 until 5:30 p.m. for the annual Candlelight Service.
There will be a short service that will allow everyone to remember the true reason for the season, a church member said. Don’t miss this very reflective, worshipful experience, a church member said. Bring all your family and friends.
Fairview Church is located at 1660 Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For more information, call 444-0111 or visit www.fchope.com.
Crossroads Fellowship Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be at 5 p.m., Dec. 24.
All are welcome. Crossroads Fellowship is at 7860 Linwood Road, Lebanon. For more information, call 453-5377 or visit www.crossroadsfellowshiptn.com.
First Presbyterian Church
The community is invited to join members at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, at the First Presbyterian Church.
The sanctuary will be decorated with poinsettias and illuminated with candles as members open the doors to all for the Annual Christmas Eve Service.
A traditional service of lessons and carols will be presented, including music by the choir and soloists. Bring your family and friends for this service of worship and celebration, a church member said.
First Presbyterian is located at 304 West Main in Lebanon. For more information call the church at 444-1360 or visit www.fpcLebanon.org.
First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church will have Christmas Eve Candlelight with Communion Services at 5:30 and 11 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24.
First United Methodist Church is located at 415 West Main Street, Lebanon. For more information, call 444-3315 or visit www.lebanonfumc.com.
First Baptist Church Lebanon
First Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas Eve at 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24.
The candlelight service will include Christmas music and a special observance of the Lord’s Supper.
First Baptist Church is at 227 East Main Street, Lebanon. For more information, call the church at 444-3330 or visit www.fbclebanon.org. Immanuel Baptist Church
Immanuel Baptist Church will have a Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m., Dec. 24.
Everyone is invited as members gather together for a time of celebration in song, message and fellowship.
Immanuel Baptist Church is at 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon. For more information, call 444-5563 or visit online at www.immanuelbaptist.com.
New Hope Presbyterian Church
You are invited to attend New Hope Presbyterian Church’s annual community service of carols, special music, Communion and candle lighting at 6 p.m., Dec. 24.
The hectic hustle and bustle of the shopping season is over, and it is time to slow down and focus on the real reason for the season – The Coming of the Messiah, the church’s website said.
New Hope Presbyterian Church is at 7845 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon. For more information, call the church at 449-7020 or visit online at www.newhopecpchurch.com.
Westland United Methodist Church
Westland United Methodist Church will have a Christmas Eve Service at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24.
“A Celebration of Christmas: A Child Friendly Service of Word, Music, Communion and Candles” will be held in the church’s sanctuary.
Westland United Methodist Church is at 110 Dawson Lane, Lebanon. For more information, call 444-0776 or visit www.westlandumc.org.
College Hills Church of Christ
College Hills Church of Christ will have its Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24.
The doctrine of the incarnation will be presented through scripture reading, singing and preaching. This is a wonderful opportunity to keep the focus on Jesus and the many ways he has blessed us during this season of giving, the church’s website said.
College Hills Church of Christ is at 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For more information, call 444-9502 or visit online at www.collegehills.org.
St. Stephen Catholic Community
St. Stephen Catholic Community will have Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m. with the Children’s Liturgy, at 7 p.m. and at midnight with music beginning at 11:30 p.m., on Dec. 24.
The church will also have a Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m. on Dec. 25.
St. Stephen Catholic Community is at 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory. For more information, call the church at 758-2424 or visit www.saintstephencommunity.com.
Grace United Methodist Church
Grace United Methodist Church invites everyone to its Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve, Dec. 25, at 5 and 11 p.m.
A nursery will be provided during the 5 p.m. service.
Grace United Methodist Church is at 2805 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet. For more information, call 754-6034 or visit www.graceumc.net.
First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet
First Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet will have a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service including Communion on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m.
The Community is always welcome to attend. First Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet is at 735 N. Mt. Juliet Road. For more information, call 754-2525 or visit www.fbcmj.org.
Celebration Lutheran Church
Christmas Eve Service at Celebration Lutheran Church will be at 5 p.m. and at 11 p.m.
Children are welcomed during the 5 p.m. service and “Jingle Bells” will be issued. There will be prayers and service at 11 p.m. Candles will be used at both services.
Celebration Lutheran Church is at 3425 N. Mt. Juliet Road in Mt. Juliet. For more information, call 758-7465 or visit www.celebrationlutheran.com.
Gladeville United Methodist Church
Gladeville United Methodist Church will have a Christmas Eve Service at 11 p.m., Dec. 24.
Gladeville United Methodist Church is at 8770 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Gladeville. For more information, call 444-0566 or visit www.gladevilleumc.org.
Gladeville Baptist Church
Gladeville Baptist Church will have a Christmas “Eve Eve” Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23.
The service will include traditional Christmas music, reflections on the birth and life of Christ and Communion.
Gladeville Baptist Church is at 9000 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Gladeville. For more information, call 444-9550 or visit www.gladevillechuch.org.
Cook’s United Methodist Church
Cook’s United Methodist Church will have a Christmas Eve Service at 5 p.m., Dec. 24.
Cook’s United Methodist Church is at 7919 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. For more information, call 449-2573 or visit www.cooksumc.org.
If your church is not among those listed here, The Post urges you to call your house of worship or visit online for more information.
‘Navidad Para Todos’ at Southside Baptist Church
Iglesia Cristiana Renacer Hispanic Baptist Mission in Lebanon will host a special Christmas celebration called “Navidad Para Todos (Christmas for All)” at 5 p.m., Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
This event will be held at Southside Baptist Church on Cainsville Road and will be sponsored by First Baptist Church of Lebanon, Hillcrest Baptist Church and Immanuel Baptist Church.
In 2008, participants gave out more than 260 presents, and this year they have 400 presents for the children of our local Hispanic immigrants.
Guest speaker for this event will be David Shelley, director for Missions for the Wilson County Baptist Association.
For more details, call Pastor Jorge Vasconcelos at (615) 593-0316.