Schedule Of Area Christmas Services

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Ponderosa Baptist Church

“Journey to Bethlehem” – an outdoor, drive- or walk-through exhibit, is a series of scenes depicting the birth of Jesus the Savior that features over 10,000 lights. Designed and built by members of Ponderosa Baptist Church, the display will be lit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly until Christmas Eve. On weekend nights, the panoramic presentation will feature live musicians.

Senior pastor Joseph Falkner will present a concert, “O Holy Night,” at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, in the church sanctuary. The concert is being presented in conjunction with “Journey to Bethlehem.”

The concert and light display are a gift to the community.

Ponderosa Baptist Church is at 1800 N. Beeline Highway (just south of Home Depot.) Call the church office at (928) 474-9279 for additional information.

Mountain Bible Church

Mountain Bible Church Christmas Eve services will be at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24. A wonderful, family event is planned, with a petting ranch, fire pits, caroling, food, your favorite Christmas music and a great Christmas message. All are welcome and invited to celebrate the birth of The Savior.

Come see Wilber, the 600-pound Christmas pig.

Mountain Bible Church is at 302 E. Rancho Road. For further information, call (928) 472-7800

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, will celebrate Christmas with two special services. A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24. The theme will be “Christmas Presence.” The Christmas Day service is at 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 25. Holy communion will be served. The theme will be “Behold! Your Salvation comes!”

The New Year’s Eve service is at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31. The theme will be “What’s in a name?” Holy communion will be served.

Shepherd of the Pines’ satellite church, Tonto Basin Lutheran Church at Punkin Center Baptist Church, 441 Mclellan Drive, will hold a special Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec 24.

The community is invited to join in the celebration of birth of Jesus. For more information, call (928) 474-5440.

Mount Cross Lutheran Church

Mount Cross Lutheran Church will have Candlelight Christmas Eve Services on Dec. 24, 2009. The early family service will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. The later liturgical service will be held at 9 p.m., also in the sanctuary. Both services will offer communion. The public is invited to attend. Mount Cross is at 601 E. Highway 260, just east of Safeway.

Calvary Chapel

Calvary Chapel of Payson will have its Christmas service on Christmas Eve, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24.

Community Presbyterian Church

The Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main, Payson, will have a candle light service to celebrate Christmas Eve at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24. Everyone in Payson and the Rim Country are welcome to share in the festivities.

First Baptist Church of Pine

Please join us at First Baptist Church of Pine, 4039 N. Highway 87 in Pine for our Christmas Eve candlelight services. The first service will be at 6 p.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m. Celebrate with hymns and scripture the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Hope of the entire world.

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