St. Philip's Episcoal Church

Frank Lamancusa, of Ashton, pauses after hanging one of three garlands from the rafters above the sanctuary at St. Philip's Episcopal Church Dec. 18. Each year, parishioners create live green ropes and wreaths and spend a Sunday afternoon greening the church. (Photo by Phil Grout, Patuxent Publishing / December 22, 2011)

Assembly of God

Lifehouse Church, 1102 Montgomery St., 301-490-0100. Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m.


Emmanuel Baptist, 11443 Laurel Bowie Road, 301-490-5149. Christmas Day service, 10 a.m.

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Faith Baptist, 12700 Claxton Drive, 301-490-3702. Christmas Day service, 11 a.m.

First Baptist, 15000 First Baptist Lane, 301-725-1688, Christmas Eve candlelight service, 6:30 p.m. Christmas Day service, 10 a.m.


Resurrection of Our Lord, Brock Bridge Road, 410-792-7982. Christmas Eve Masses, 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and midnight. Christmas Day Masses 10 a.m. English, 1 p.m. Spanish.

St. Mary of the Mills, 114 Eighth St., 301-725-3080. Christmas Eve Masses 4 p.m. in both church and Pallotti High gym (children's Mass and Christmas pageant); 6 p.m. church (teen choir) and Pallotti gym; 8 p.m. church; 11:30 p.m. Christmas carols by the adult choir in church and Midnight Mass in church (adult choir). Christmas Day Masses in church: 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon; no 5 p.m. Mass; Spanish Mass, 7:30 p.m.

St. Nicholas, 8603 Contee Road, 301-490-5116. Christmas Eve, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and midnight. Both 7:30 p.m. and midnight choirs will have musical presentations a half-hour before Mass starts. Christmas Day Masses, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. No noon Mass on Christmas Day.


St. Philip's, 522 Main St., 301-776-5151. Christmas Eve, 4:30 p.m. festive Holy Eucharist and Christmas pageant (family-friendly service); 7:30 p.m. seasonal music and Christmas carols; 8 p.m. festive choral Holy Eucharist; 10:30 p.m. seasonal music and Christmas carols; 11 p.m. festive choral Holy Eucharist. Christmas Day Holy Eucharist, 9 a.m. New Year's Day Holy Eucharist, 9 a.m.


Holy Trinity, 7607 Old Sandy Spring Road, 301-725-1666. Christmas Eve children's service, 8 p.m.; candlelight services, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Christmas Day service, 10:30 a.m.

Our Savior, 13611 Laurel-Bowie Road, 301-776-7670. Christmas Eve, 4 and 6 p.m. family communion/candlelight service with children's choirs; 8:30 p.m. candlelight/communion service with choirs. Christmas Day festive communion service, 10 a.m. New Year's Day, 10 a.m. Festive communion service.


Emmanuel United, 10755 Scaggsville Road, 301-725-5200. Christmas Eve family friendly, 4 p.m.; candlelight service with praise band, 8 p.m.; candlelight service with traditional music, 10 p.m. Christmas Day worship, 10:30 a.m. Come in pajamas; part of service is a Christmas Day service project.

First United, 424 Main St., 301-725-3093. Christmas Eve children's pageant, 4 p.m., family service, 7 p.m., candlelight service, 11 p.m. Christmas Day worship service, 9 a.m., fellowship and refreshment time and final check-in for walk to Bethlehem, 10 a.m.


Bethany Community, 15720 Riding Stable Road, 301-549-1200. Christmas Eve services, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Christmas Day service, 10:30 a.m..


Laurel, 7610 Sandy Spring Road, 301-776-6665. Christmas Eve worship, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Christmas Day worship, 10:30 a.m.

Oaklands, 14301 Laurel-Bowie Road, 301-776-5833. Christmas Eve child-friendly services, candlelight, lessons and carols and fellowship time, 8:30 p.m. Christmas Day Oaklands Joyful Noise children's choir, 9 a.m., Christmas service with communion, prayers, readings and recorded music, 8:30 a.m.