What's happening at area churches this week

Events at Christ Episcopal Church

Dec. 28 Sundays, 7:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Dec. 30 – Girl Scout meeting 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve – 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Dec. 25 – Christmas Day 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Jan. 1 – 9 a.m. Morning Prayer

GED classes meet Monday and Wednesday evenings 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Mike Coverdale at Polytech at 697-4545.

Choir rehearsals are on Wednesday nights 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. If you enjoy singing, please join us.

NA Meetings are held in Baker Hall, Thursday nights at 8 p.m. and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. are open meetings.

First Presbyterian Church of Milford

The First Presbyterian Church of Milford is holding a special service on Christmas Eve. The service will include music, candle lighting and communion. Come and worship with us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior and Lord. Pastor Kevin Bowers invites all to come to weekly services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m., with Sunday school beginning at 9 a.m.

Christmas Eve at Avenue United Methodist Church

4 p.m. Family Candlelight Communion. The worship celebration will include Holy Communion, familiar carols and the wonderful story of Jesus’ birth. The Ave-Notes will provide Christmas music, the message by Pastor Baker is titled, “Amazed and Rejoicing!”  The service will conclude with candlelighting and the singing of “Silent Night.”  Childcare is provided.

7 p.m. Family Candlelight Service. Christmas Eve is a special night for families. Our Children’s ministry and Music Ministry, directed by Kevin Chamberlain will present a pageant. Pastor Walton will bring the Christmas message.  The service will conclude with candlelighting and the singing of  “Silent Night.”  Childcare is provided.

9 p.m. Contemporary Candlelight Service. Come celebrate Christmas in an inviting, festive contemporary setting led in worship by the H2O Praise Team. Pastor LaMotte will bring the Christmas Message. The service will conclude with candlelighting and song of praise to the newborn king.  Childcare is


11 p.m. Candlelight Communion. Join us for a traditional service of Holy Communion as you make your final spiritual preparations for Christmas. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated as we remember the birth of the Savior. The message by Pastor Baker is titled, “Amazed and Rejoicing!”  The service will conclude in the early moments of Christmas Day with candlelight, and the singing of “Silent Night” Depart in holy wonder, certain that in Jesus, “Emmanuel” God is with us.

Reformation Lutheran Church Christmas worship schedule

Christmas Eve:

7 p.m.: Family service with special children’s program (including their pageant, “The Friendly Beasts”) and candlelight service

9 p.m and 11 p.m.:  Candlelight service and Holy Communion.

Christmas Day:

10 a.m.:  Morning matins service with carols and lessons led by Lezlie Eustis.

Upcoming events

New Member Orientation, three Sundays, Jan. 4, 11 and 18, 9:45 a.m. at the church. These sessions are for anyone interested in learning more about the church and for prospective members.

Celebration of Ephiphany, an open house brunch, Jan. 4 at 9:45 a.m.

Services at the Episcopal Church of

St. John the Baptist

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, located at 307 Federal St. in Milton, will hold Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Eucharistic worship service at 10 a.m. followed by coffee hour.

Choir participation is every Sunday. Bible Study at 7 p.m. Mondays. Rev. John Barton officiates. For more information, call 684-8431.

Freedom Worship Center Revival

On Jan. 2 through 4 the Freedom Worship Center will be holding a “Revive in ‘09” Revival. Chaplain Randy Chambers will be the featured guest speaker, with special music each night. Service times will be: Jan. 2 and 3, 7 p.m. and Jan. 4, 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Mike at 841-7929. 

Unitarian Universalists of

Southern Delaware Services

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, a welcoming congregation, meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes off Wescoats Road next to Toddy’s. On Sunday, Dec. 28, Reverend D. Michael Smith presents the sermon entitled “Crocodile Tears and Mona Lisa’s Smile”. Reverend Smith reflects on the importance of the seemingly subtle things that make our lives more spiritual. Visitors are always welcome and invited to join in refreshments and conversation after the service. For details, call the UUSD church office at 645-6334, mail 33739 Marsh Road 2, Lewes, DE 19958 or visit our website at www.uussd.org. Learn more about Unitarian Universalism at www.uua.org.

Community Pentecostal Church of God

The Community Pentecostal Church of God will be holding a Community Prayer & Social Gathering on Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. The Pastor and the congregation welcome all to attend and pray for all things in this time of economical uncertainty. For more information, please call 331-5091.

Unitarian Universalists on “Imperfect Living”

The Unitarian Universalists of Central Delaware invite everyone to worship with them Sunday, Dec. 28, when leaders Wayne and Judy Kling, present the message “Imperfect Living”, a sermon written by Rev. Bruce Southworth, Senior Minister of The Community Church of New York. 

The Unitarian Universalists of Central Delaware meet every Sunday at 11 a.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 340 North Queen Street, Dover. For more information please contact them at 233-7754 or visit uucd.org.