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Laurel churches celebrate Christmas

Assembly of God

Lifehouse Church, 1102 Montgomery St., 301-490-0100. Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m.


First Baptist, 15000 First Baptist Lane, 301-725-1688. Christmas Celebration Sunday, Dec. 22, 8 and 10:45 a.m. Christmas Eve family-friendly Jingle Service, 5 p.m. and candlelight service, 7 p.m.


Resurrection of Our Lord, 8402 Brock Bridge Road, 410-792-7982. Christmas Eve children's Mass with Christmas play, 4 p.m.; Christmas Mass, 6:30 p.m. Christmas Day Solemn Midnight Mass, midnight. Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m.; Christmas Mass en Espanol, noon.

St. Mary of the Mills, 114 Eighth St., 301-725-3080. Christmas Eve services at church, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. and midnight; at Pallotti High School gym, 4 and 6 p.m. Christmas Day services 7:30, 9 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. en Espanol. No 5 and 7:30 p.m. Masses.

St. Nicholas, 8603 Contee Road, 301-490-5116. Christmas Eve children's Mass, 5 p.m.; Masses, 7 p.m. and midnight. Christmas Day Masses, 8 and 11 a.m.


St. Philip's, 522 Main St., 301-776-5151. Advent Lessons and Carols, Sunday, Dec. 22, 9 a.m. Christmas Eve Christmas pageant and service oriented to families with children, 4:30 p.m.; Choral Prelude, 7:30 p.m., Festival Eucharist Rite II, 8 p.m.; Choral Prelude, 10:30 p.m., Festival Eucharist Rite II, 11 p.m. Christmas Day, no services.


Holy Trinity, 7607 Old Sandy Spring Road, 301-725-1666. Christmas Eve children's service and Holy Communion, 6 p.m.; Candlelight services, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. include Christmas carols, special music and Holy Communion.

Our Savior, 13611 Laurel-Bowie Road, 301-776-7670. Christmas Eve family-oriented service with battery operated candles, 4:30 p.m.; family-oriented service with traditional candles, 7 p.m.; Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight service, 9 p.m. Christmas Day Worship service, 10 a.m.


Emmanuel United, 10755 Scaggsville Road, 301-725-5200. Christmas Eve service for families with young children, with glow sticks, 4 p.m.; Candlelight service with Praise Band, 8 p.m.; Candlelight service with traditional music by Chancel Choir and Handbells, 10 p.m.

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.

Mount Zion United, 12430 Scaggsville Road, 301-854-2324. Christmas Eve services, 4, 7, 9 and 11 p.m.


Bethany Community, 15720 Riding Stable Road, 301-549-1200. Christmas Eve services, 6 and 7 p.m.


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

Oaklands, 14301 Laurel Bowie Road, 301-776-5833. Christmas Eve candlelight service with Holy Communion, 8:30 p.m.

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