Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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December 18, 2009

Christmas Eve and Day services at Andover houses of worship

BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE

South Church, in the Chapel

41 Central St.

Tuesday, Dec. 22

7 p.m.

Service for those who have suffered a loss and have difficulty celebrating a joyous Christmas. The meditation subject is "take my yoke upon you," with the John Zehring preaching. Music will be by Harmonic Regression and the Accidental Divas.

UNITED METHODIST

Ballardvale United Church

23 Clark Road

Christmas Eve

5:30 p.m.: Family Service, candlelight and carols

EPISCOPAL

Christ Church

25 Central St.

Christmas Eve

4:30 p.m.: Family Holy Eucharist with pageant

7:30 and 10 p.m., : Festival Holy Eucharist

Christmas Day

10 a.m.: Holy Eucharist

LUTHERAN

Faith Lutheran Church

360 South Main St.

www.faith-andover.org

Christmas Eve

Services at 2, 3:30, 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m.

All offer Holy Communion and a special message for children

CONGREGATIONAL

Free Christian Church

31 Elm St., Andover

Christmas Eve

Services at 4, 6 and 11 p.m.

1600 Osgood St. (Lucent Building), North Andover

Christmas Eve

5 p.m. with guest recording artist Jaime Jamgochian

BIBLE CHAPELS

New England Bible Church

60 Chandler Road

978-475-4381

www.nebible.org

Christmas Eve

6 p.m.: Candlelight service

CATHOLIC

St. Augustine Parish

Christmas Eve

St. Augustine

43 Essex St.

4 p.m. Mass and 4:05 p.m. Mass in St. Rita Hall (downstairs)

6 p.m. Mass

9:45 p.m. Musical Presentation prior to 10:30 p.m Mass

St. Joseph

20 High Vale Lane, Ballardvale

4 p.m. Mass

6 p.m. Mass with Children's Live Gospel

Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher, Merrimack College

4:30 p.m. Mass

Christmas Day

St. Augustine Church: 9:30 and 11 a.m.

St. Joseph Church: 10 a.m. Mass

Reconciliation schedule includes Dec. 17 at 12:30 and 7 p.m. and Dec. 19 at 11 a.m.

St. Robert Bellarmine

198 Haggetts Pond Road

Christmas Eve

4 p.m.: Church - Ladies Schola (Mass begins when church full)

6 p.m.: Youth choir

Midnight: Adult choir

Christmas Day

10 a.m.: Cantor and organ

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

South Church

41 Central St.

Christmas Eve

3 p.m.: Lessons and Carols, the Rev. Jonathan Drury leading

5 p.m.: Family Worship Service and Pageant

11 p.m.: Communion candlelight service with message "Do not be Afraid"; music prelude begins at 10:45 p.m.

West Parish Church

129 Reservation Road

Christmas Eve

5 p.m.: Family candlelight service

10 p.m.: Candlelight service

UNITARIAN

Unitarian Universalist congregation

6 Locke St.

Christmas Eve

7 p.m.: Candlelight service with music, traditional readings, and carols.

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