Church notes – December 24

Services take place on Sunday unless otherwise noted. With Sunday being Christmas, it’s a good idea to check with a house of worship about possible schedule changes.

ANGLICAN

St. Paul’s Reformed Episcopal

The church meets at 226 W. North St. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.

Activities: Adult study, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Information: 317-498-5114; stpaulsrec.org.

APOSTOLIC

Apostolic Pentecostal

The church meets at 1202 E. Fifth St. Christmas service, 10 a.m.; no evening service this Sunday.

Activities: Youth service, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Watch Night service, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

Information: 317-496-6845; apcgi.org.

Geist Apostolic

The church meets at 8750 N. County Road 500W. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.

Baptist

Bethel

Worship with Southern style gospel music and choir, 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Services include a sign language interpreter for people who are hearing impaired.

Activities: Bethel’s Kidz Club, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The church has a television program at 10:30 a.m. Sundays on WHMB (Channel 40). More information and audio sermons are available online at bethelbcg.org.

Information: bethelbcg.org.

Bridge Church

Worship, 10:30 a.m. at 611 Vitality Drive in Fortville. Classes: Adult, Senior Saints, teens, Elevate Senior/Junior, toddlers, nursery.

Information: bridgechurchlive.org; The Bridge Church (Fortville) on Facebook.

Buck Creek

The church meets at 135 S. Muessing Road in Cumberland. No Sunday school this week; worship, 10:30 a.m.; sermon: “He Is Here!” Scripture: Luke 2:4-7.

DVDs of services are available at no charge.

Information: buckcreekbaptist.net.

Calvary

Worship, 10:30 a.m.

Activities: Men’s prayer, 6 a.m. Tuesday; Ladies’ Coffee Connection, 8 a.m. Tuesday at Jim Dandy; men’s breakfast group, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Carol’s Cornerstone Café; prayer and Bible study, Royal Ambassadors, Girls of Action, Mission Friends and youth Fuel, all at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Bread Ministry, 8:15 a.m. Thursday; men’s Bible study, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Faith (Morristown)

Worship, 11 a.m.

First (Greenfield)

Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.

Activities: Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Grace

Worship, 11 a.m.; choir presents program “Mine Eyes Have Seen Thy Salvation.” No Sunday School or evening service this week.

Listen to or download messages online at sermonaudio.com/wordofgrace.

Hancock Reformed

Christmas cantata, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Sermons can be heard at hancockreformedbaptist.org. Preschool for ages 3 to 5; AWANA, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday (preschool through sixth grade).

Heather Hills

Christmas service, 8 a.m.

Activities: Office closed Monday; MOM House closed Monday and Tuesday; men’s Over 35 Basketball, 7 p.m. Monday; men’s prayer breakfast, 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cracker Barrel at 25th Street and Post Road in Indianapolis; Young at Heart Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; office closed Friday; MOM House closed Dec. 31.

Kennard

The church meets at County Road 100S and Ind. 234 in Shirley. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m.

Information: kennardbaptist.com or 765-785-6429.

Macedonia Missionary

The church meets at 1009 S. County Road 100E. Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.

The church sponsors a radio music ministry from 9 to 10 a.m. Sundays on radio station WQME (98.7 FM).

You can find the church on Facebook at Macedonia MBC86.

New Beginning

The church meets at 9801 E. Rawles Ave. in the Cumberland area. Worship, 9:30 a.m.

Information: newbeginningbaptistchurch@comcast.net; 317-462-7864.

Righteous Oaks

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; service, 10:30 a.m.

Activities: Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Sugar Creek

Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Information: 317-641-4230.

Catholic

St. Michael

Christmas Eve Masses, 5 and 8 p.m. today and midnight.

Christmas Mass, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Mass on New Year’s Eve is at 5 p.m. Dec. 31, the normal time for Saturday Mass.

St. Thomas the Apostle

Children’s Choir sings, 6:30 p.m. today; Christmas Eve Mass, 7 p.m. today; Adult Choir sings, 11:30 p.m. today, followed by Midnight Mass.

Christmas Mass, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Activities: Office closed, Monday through Friday.

Information: stthomasfortville.com.

Christian

Community Christian Church

The church meets at 3123 S. County Road 500W. Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. today; Bible study, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 10:20 a.m.

Activities: Bible study, 6:45 a.m. Wednesday; Bible study, 10 a.m. Thursday.

Information: cccnewpalestine.com.

Cumberland

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; service, 10:30 a.m.

Activities: Bible studies, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Dress is casual. There are classes for all age groups. More information available at cumberlandchristianchurch.us. You also can find the Cumberland Christian Church page on Facebook or follow the church on Twitter at CCC_Cumberland.

Fortville

Worship, 10:30 a.m.

Greenfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The church meets at 23 N. East St. Worship, 10:45 a.m.

Activities: Romeo’s breakfast, 8 a.m. Mondays at Jim Dandy; Juliette’s breakfast, 9 a.m. Thursdays at Jim Dandy.

Information: greenfieldchristian.org.

Nameless Creek

Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. today; Christmas service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

New Palestine (Disciples of Christ)

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.

Information: newpalchristianchurch.com.

Northside

Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. today; worship on Sunday featuring a mix of contemporary praise music and traditional hymns, 9:30 a.m. at 1304 Greenfield Drive; Sunday school, 11 a.m.

Audio equipment is provided for people who are hearing impaired.

Activities: Men’s Bible study “A Wild Heart,” 7 a.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Square Pancake House; dinner (free-will offering), 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Information: nccin.org.

Park Chapel

Solid Ground services for Christmas Eve, 5 and 11 p.m. today in the Worship Center; Crossing services for Christmas Eve, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. today in the gym. Sermon: “Jesus” in the series “God Is …;” Scripture: John 1:1-5, 14.

Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Worship Center. Sermon: “PRAY (Praise, Repent, Ask, Yield);” Scripture: Luke 1:26-38.

Information: parkchapel.org.

Shirley

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.

Information: 765-738-6365 or shirleychristianchurch.wordpress.com.

Church of Christ

Franklin Road

Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.

Activities: Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesday; video Bible study, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Information: frchurchofchrist.org.

Greenfield

Bible study, 9:45 a.m. (children, teen and adult classes); worship, 10:45 a.m.

Activities: Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 317-462-6728 or visit greenfieldchurchofchrist.org.

New Palestine

Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.

Activities: Bible study, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wilkinson

Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. today; Christmas service, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Information: wccin.org.

Church of God

Greenfield

Worship, 10:30 a.m.; children’s church (ages 4 to 12), 10:30 a.m.

Activities: Bible study, Kids’ Club and youth group, all at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Information: Pastor Ira Scott, 317-407-9090.

Community

Brandywine

Christmas Eve services, 3 and 5 p.m. today; Christmas Service, 11 a.m. Sunday.

Office closed Monday through Friday.

Information: 462-4777; brandywinechurch.org.

Friends

Charlottesville

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; church service, 10:30 a.m. More information at 317-586-1967.

Greenfield

Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. today.

Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.

Information: greenfieldfriends.org.

Little Blue River

The church meets at Shelby County roads 600 North and 800 East. Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; Wednesday evening service, 7 p.m.

Westland

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. (children’s Sunday school during sermon).

Holiness

Greenfield Wesleyan

Worship, 10:45 a.m.

Lutheran

Cross of Grace (ELCA)

Christmas Eve services, 5, 7:30 and 11 p.m. today.

Christmas service, 9:30 a.m.

Activities: Men’s study, 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Information: crossofgrace.org.

Faith (LCMS)

Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. today.

Divine Service, 9:15 a.m. Sunday.

St. James (NALC)

Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. today; Christmas service, 9:15 a.m. Sunday.

Activities: Women’s Bible study, 11 a.m. Monday; men’s Bible study, 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Zion (LCMS)

Christmas Eve services, 5, 7 and 11 p.m. today; Christmas service, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Nazarene

Fortville

Worship, 10:45 a.m.

No evening service this Sunday. Office closed Monday-Friday.

Information: 485-6443, fortvillenazarene.org or see the Facebook page Fortville Nazarene Church.

Greenfield First

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.

Activities: Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Information: greenfieldfirst.org; 317-468-0298.

New Hope

Connection Groups for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.

Activities: New Hope Kids, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (rides available by calling 317-376-3266); prayer room open, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Information: newhopenaz.net; New Hope Church of the Nazarene on Facebook

The Stirring

The Stirring is a new church in downtown Greenfield. It usually meets at 5:30 p.m. Sundays at The Landing, 18 W. South St. A time of food and fellowship is followed by a Bible study at 6 p.m.

Warrington

Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.

Information: warringtonchurch.webs.com; Warrington Church of the Nazarene on Facebook.

Nondenominational

Evangel Christian Church

Christmas service, 10:30 a.m. today, featuring children’s special Christmas music and time for prayer.

Information: 317-326-8658; evangel-cc.org.

Greater Grace of Central Indiana

The church meets at 320 W. Walnut St. Bible class, 9:30 a.m.; worship at 10:30 a.m.

New Life Christian Fellowship

One service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sermon: “Incarnation.”

Sugar Grove Bible Church

Worship led by Driving Grace Band, 10 a.m. Sunday at 5482 E. CR 900N, Greenfield.

Activities: Bible study, 7 p.m. Thursdays; youth (ages 13 to 18), 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Information: 317-281-1306.

Vineyard Community Church at Mt. Comfort

The church meets at 1672 N. County Road 600W. Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.

Activities: Morning Watch (worship and prayer time), 7 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Information: Church office, 317-894-3280.

Presbyterian

First

Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. today; Scriptures: Isaiah 9:2-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 (15-20); Psalm 96; no services Sunday.

United Church of Christ

St. John

The church meets at 11910 E. Prospect St., at the corner of Prospect Street (CR 200S) and Carroll Road. Worship, 10 a.m.; sermon by the Rev. John Krueger, interim pastor.

Activities: Candlelight Christmas Eve services, 5 and 11 p.m. today.

Information: stjucc.com or the church’s Facebook page, or call the church office at 317-894-7958.

United Methodist

Amity

Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.

Bradley

One service at 10 a.m. this Sunday.

Activities: Christmas Eve services, 7 and 11 p.m. today; Beacon Brunch, 9:15 a.m. Tuesday; brunch at Jim Dandy, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Charlottesville

Christmas Eve service, 4 p.m. today.

Worship, 9:30 a.m.

Cumberland

Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.

Information: cumberlandumc.com.

Curry’s Chapel

Worship, 10:30 a.m.; sermon: “Children of God”; scripture: John 1:1-14.

Activities: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 10 p.m. today.

Eden

Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 9 p.m. today.

Worship, 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Information: edenumc.com.

Faith

Worship, 9:30 a.m.

Fortville

Worship, 10 a.m.

Activities: Christmas Eve service, 9 p.m. today.

The building is accessible to people with disabilities at the lower west side.

McCordsville

Christmas Eve service, 6:30 p.m. today.

Worship, 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Sunday School, 10:45 a.m.

Mohawk

Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion, 7 and 11 p.m. today.

Worship, 9 a.m.; message: “Unwrapping Our Last Christmas Gift”; Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-16; John 1:1-14; one-room Sunday School for children, 10:15 a.m.

Activities: Bible study group Christmas dinner, 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Mt. Comfort

Worship, 10:30 a.m.

Activities: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m. today; men’s Bible study, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bloom Senior Care Facility; women’s Bible study, 10 a.m. Thursday.

Information: mcmethodist.com.

Mt. Lebanon

Worship, 10:30 a.m.

Activities: Christmas Eve service, 5:30 p.m. today.

New Palestine

Communion, 6:30 p.m. today; Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. today; sermon: “The Gift of Jesus: Unexpected Gifts;” Scripture: Luke 2:1-7.

Community Christmas Eve service, 11 p.m. today; sermon by pastors of the New Palestine Fellowship of Churches.

One combined service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; sermon: “The Gift of Jesus: The Perfect Gift;’ Scripture: Luke 2:8-20.

Traditional worship, 8:15 a.m.; Quest contemporary service, 9:30 a.m.; blended service, 10:30 a.m.; sermon: “The Gift of Peace” in Advent series “The Gifts of Christmas”; Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25.

Activities: Walking track and fitness room (free), open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; Zumba/Zumba toning, 9 a.m. Monday; Dance Fitness, 6 p.m. Monday; beginning yoga, 6 p.m. Monday; intermediate yoga, 7 p.m. Monday; Zumba/Zumba Toning, 9 a.m. Wednesday; Dance Fitness 6 p.m. Wednesday; Gentle Yoga, 10 a.m. Thursday; Body Sculpt/Boot Camp, 9 a.m. Friday.

Exercise classes are $5 each with open enrollment.

Information: npumc.com.

Otterbein

Worship, 10:30 a.m.; sermon: “For God So Loved;” scripture: Luke 2:1-14.

Activities: Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. today.

Sermons available online at greenfield otterbeinumc.org.

Philadelphia

Worship, 10:30 a.m.

Shirley-Wilkinson

Sunday school for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.

Trinity Park

One service at 10 a.m. this Sunday.

Activities: Christmas Eve services, 6 and 11 p.m. today; Alpha and Omega Childcare closed Monday; senior high youth, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; New Year’s Eve get-together, 9 p.m. Dec. 31.

Information: trinitypark.net; 317-462-4303.

Willow Branch

Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. Receiving of sock donations for Changing Footprints.

WESLEYAN

Brown’s Chapel

The church meets at 994 N. County Road 600E. Worship, 10:30 a.m.; sermon: “Christmas Day.”

Activities: Prayer time, 7 p.m. Thursday; small groups available weekly.

Harvest Church

The church meets at 6107 W. Airport Blvd. in Mt. Comfort, across from Indianapolis Regional Airport.

Worship, 3 and 5 p.m. today. Sermon series: “Do You Hear? The True Christmas Story.” No services Sunday.

Information: harvest churchlive.com.