Holiday Services

Christ Episcopal Church: 118 S. Mantua St., Kent. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 5 and 8 p.m. Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. www.christchurchkent.org.

Fairlawn-West United Church of Christ: 2095 W. Market St., Akron. 10 a.m. Sunday. Christmas Eve worship starts with Wassail, cookies and activities at 7 p.m., followed by worship at 7:30 p.m. 330-864-2179 or www.fairlawnwest.org.

First Congregational Church of Akron: 292 E. Market St., Akron. Christmas Eve Services: 8 p.m. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols; 11:30 p.m. Service of Carols, Candles, and Communion. 330-253-5109 or www.akronfcc.org.

Goodyear Heights Community Church: 464 Brittain Road, Akron. Christmas Play and Candlelight Communion Service at 6 p.m. Sunday. Youth will perform annual Christmas play “The Shepard’s Story,” followed by a Candlelight Communion Service. 330-733-6664.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church: 55 Atterbury Blvd., Hudson. Christmas Eve Candlelight worship at 5 p.m.; Holy Eucharist worship at 11 a.m. Christmas Day. 330-342-0429 or www.HudsonAnglican.com.

Queen of Heaven Church: 1800 Steese Road, Green. Christmas Eve Mass: 4, 6, 8 and 10:30 p.m.; Christmas Day Mass: 10 a.m. and noon; New Year’s Masses: 5 p.m. Dec. 31 and 10 a.m. and Noon Jan. 1. 330-896-2345.

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church: 765 Thayer St., Akron. Christmas Mass: 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

St. Bernard Catholic Church: 44 University Ave., Akron. Christmas Eve Masses: 4:30 and 7 p.m. and midnight; Christmas Day Mass: 10 a.m. www.stbernardakron.org.

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church: 2121 Sixth St., Cuyahoga Falls. Christmas Eve Service: 5:30 p.m. Family Communion Service and 10 p.m. Candlelight Communion Service. Special Communion Service of Lessons and Carols on Dec. 30. 330-929-2683.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church: 750 S. Main St., Akron. Christmas Mass: 9 a.m. Tuesday. www.stmaryakron.com.

St. Sebastian Parish: 476 Mull Ave., Akron. Christmas Eve Masses: 4 p.m. Children’s Mass; 4:15 p.m. Mass in the Julie Billiart Akron Chapel; 7 p.m. Mass and Midnight Mass; Christmas Day Masses: 9 and 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. Extraordinary Form Mass.

Westminster Presbyterian Church: 1250 W. Exchange St., Akron. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Lessons and Carols Service; 5 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. 330-836-2226.

Events

The Chapel in Marlboro: 8700 State Route 619, Marlboro Township. 6 p.m. Sundays. Griefshare is a ministry to individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one, providing help in recovering from loss. For more information, call 330-935-0132.

First Congregational Church of Akron: 292 E. Market St., Akron. 11 a.m. Sunday. The Unrehearsed Pageant, attendees take part in the telling of the birth story that brings the hope and joy of Christmas to life. Also, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Jan. 6, Festival of Epiphany. 330-253-5109 or www.akronfcc.org.

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church: 1866 Brown St., Akron. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Holy Ghost Bible study class. Grow in faith from a Ukrainian Catholic perspective. For more information, go to www.hgucc.org.

Nativity of the Lord Jesus Catholic Church: 2425 Myersville Road, Akron. Wednesday through Dec. 30. Bethlehem Cave and Nativity Museum is open for guided tours at 2 p.m. daily. For more information, call 330-699-5086 or email tours@nativityofthelord.org.

Redeemer North Hill UM Church: 265 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron. 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Christian Bible Study Class open to anyone interested in learning more about a Christian life style. Also, 11:30 a.m. Fridays, free lunch and clothing store.

St. Matthew Rectory: 2603 Benton St., Akron. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. A Cancer Spirituality Group for those on the cancer journey, those who are facing the diagnosis of cancer or have faced the diagnosis in the past or are interested in exploring and talking about the cancer experience in the context of spirituality. 330-628-5725.

Performances

Liberty Bible Church: 215 State Route 183, Atwater. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Annual Christmas Cantata “Tell The World Jesus Is Born” by the Adult Choir. Free. For more information, call 330-947-3737 or go to www.lbcatwateroh.com.

 

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