Christmas Services


Calvary Chapel

Calvary Chapel, 1103 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson is having a Christmas Eve Service at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24. There will be no services on Tuesday, Dec. 25 or Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Expedition Church 

Expedition Church will have its annual Christmas Eve Celebration at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24 at the Julia Randall Elementary gym. Come enjoy Christmas carols, a photo booth, fantastic food, your friends and family, and a special Christmas message. 

First Baptist Church of Pine

The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Pine invites the public to join it in celebration of the birth and life of Jesus Christ at either or both services at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24.

First Baptist Church of Pine is at 4039 N. Hwy. 87, Pine, Ariz., (928) 476-3552.

First Church of the Nazarene

The Children’s Ministry drama, “The Bethlehem Project,” will be presented at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 23. The Bethlehem Kids and the Shepherd Kids don’t get along until they find the same Savior. There is lots of humor and colorful characters.

The First Church of the Nazarene is at 200 E. Tyler Parkway. 

That evening at 6 p.m. there will be a Candlelight Service. This will be an important time when children and their parents can participate together in welcoming the birth of the Christ child.  Everyone is invited to be blessed in celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

Holy Nativity Catholic Church

Welcome the newborn baby Jesus in a rich, historical and traditional way — join the congregation this Christmas at the Church of the Holy Nativity, Payson newest Catholic parish under the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

The traditional Christmas Eve Mass will be at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24. Christmas Day Mass will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 25. Holy Nativity Catholic Church is at 1414 N. Easy Street (corner of North Easy Street and Bradley Dr.) Please bring cans of food or packaged goods to the Masses to help St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.

Mount Cross Lutheran Church

Come bask in the glow of Christ’s light at Mount Cross Lutheran Church’s Candlelight services on Christmas Eve. Mount Cross is at 601 E. Highway 260 (across from Tiny’s Restaurant). The Family Carol Candlelight Service begins at 6:30 p.m. and the Traditional Candlelight Service at 9 p.m. 

Mountain Bible Church

Mountain Bible Church plans two services for Christmas Eve, one at 4:30 p.m. and the other at 6 p.m. The services are wonderful family events with a petting ranch, fire pits, caroling, food, favorite Christmas music and a great Christmas message. All are welcome.

Mountain Bible Church is at 302 E. Rancho Rd., Payson, Ariz., (928) 472-7800.

Payson First Assembly of God

The members of Payson First Assembly of God, the church at Green Valley Park, 1100 W. Lake Dr., invite the community to attend a special program at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 23, which will include carolers, congregational carol sing, special music, a children’s skit and candle lighting, followed by a Taste of Christmas Fellowship and distribution of children’s treat bags. For more information, call (928) 474-2302. 

Payson United Methodist Church

Payson United Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy St., will have a Christmas Eve morning service at 11 a.m., with a lunch following at noon.

A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is set for 6 p.m., with music from Grace Notes Bell Choir, children, and youth singing and playing.

Rock of Ages Evangelical Lutheran Church

The congregation of the Rock of Ages Evangelical Lutheran Church invites Rim residents and visitors to their Christmas Eve Worship Service at 6 p.m., Monday evening, Dec. 24 and the Christmas Day Service at 9 a.m., Tuesday morning, Dec. 25. Rock of Ages is at 204 W. Airport Road in Payson. For more information, please call Pastor David Sweet at (928) 970-7606.

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., Monday, Dec. 24. The theme will be “O Come, Key of David.”

The Christmas Day service is at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 25. Holy Communion will be served. The theme will be “O Come, Dayspring.”

The New Year’s Eve service is at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 31. Holy Communion will be served. The theme will be “Not a Plastic Jesus.”

For more information, call Pastor Steve DeSanto, (928) 474-5440.

Shiloh Christian Fellowship

Christmas Day Service will be held at Shiloh Christian Fellowship, 501 E. Rancho Road, at 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 25 to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Communion will be served. All are invited to attend.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Christmas Eve there will be two services: a Family Service of Lessons, Carols and Holy Eucharist at 7 p.m. and a Service of Carols and Holy Eucharist at 11 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is at 1000 N. Easy St., Payson.

St. Philip the Apostle Church

Christmas Masses will be celebrated as follows: Christmas Eve Vigil Mass, 5:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24; Christmas Day Masses, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 25 and 12:30 p.m. for Spanish Mass.

New Year’s Masses of obligation will be celebrated as follows: New Year’s Eve Vigil Mass, 5:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 31; New Year’s Day Mass, 9 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1 and 12:30 p.m. for Spanish Mass.

The Church on Randall Place

The Church on Randall Place will have a time of reverent reflection of the Advent of Jesus in a candlelight service, “A Light Shines in the Darkness,” at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24. All are welcome.

The Church on Randall Place is at 6338 W. Randall Place, Pine, Ariz. and is led by Pastor John Lake, (928) 970-4249.

Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the service.

Unity of Payson

Rev. Aliza Bloom is an ordained Unity Minister and has served in multiple positions with the Worldwide Unity Movement. She will join Unity of Payson in Celebrating the Birth of Joy at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 23. The service will also feature special holiday music provided by the local group Cinnamon Twist.

Services are at the office of the Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E. Hwy. 260, Suite #14. For more information, see our website: www.Unityof or call (928) 478-8515.

New Year’s Sunrise Prayer Service

The Payson Church of Christ at 401 E. Tyler Parkway will host the community’s annual New Year’s Sunrise Service at 7:15 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1. For more information, call (928) 472-8178.


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