Baltimore County

Churches welcome all to Christmas services

"There's a song in the air. There's a star in the sky. There's a mother's sweet prayer and a baby's low cry. And that star rains its fire while the heavenly sing. For the manger in Bethlehem cradles a king."

Welcome the King of Kings at a worship planned in His honor!


Christmas Eve, December 24:

The Church of the Ascension calls believers to a 4 p.m. Christmas pageant; a 7:30 p.m. family celebration; and a 9:30 p.m. youth concert that precedes the 10 p.m. Mass, at 4600 Poplar Ave.


Call 410-242-2292.

Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Ave., hosts informal worship at 4 p.m.; a 7 p.m. family hour; and a 10:30 p.m. candlelight service.

Jingle 410-242-9029.

Our Savior Lutheran Church, 141 Laverne Ave., calls families to the manger at 7:30 p.m. Young ones portray the Holy Family. Call 410-239-0302.

Candlelight and "Silent Night," are Halethorpe Community Church's worship emphasis at 7 p.m., at 1312 Francis Ave. Choral anthems abound there.

Call 410-242-7408.

Choirs, dancers, soloists and instrumentalists take us to Bethlehem at 7:30 p.m. in Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church, 4513 Ridge Ave., where candlelight illuminates.

Call 410-242-5918.


Violetville United Methodist Church presents "Joy to the World!" at 7 p.m., at 3648 Coolidge Ave. Little ones kneel at the manger.

Ring 410-525-3191.

"O Holy Night," will resound in Lansdowne United Methodist Church, 114 Laverne Ave., at the 7 p.m. Holy Family pageant and at the 11 p.m. candle-lit worship.

Call 410-247-4624.

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church's Christmas Vigil Masses take lyrical journeys to Bethlehem, at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight, 4414 Wilkens Ave.

Jingle 410-242-0131.


Special guest musicians tune in to Jesus' arrival in Lansdowne Christian Church, 101 Clyde Ave., at 7 p.m. Soft candlelight adds to the glow surrounding the manger. Call 410-242-4821.

St. Clement Catholic Church, 2700 Washington Ave., offers English Masses at 4 p.m. and at 6 p.m. A Spanish Mass will begin at 11 p.m. All will be bathed in candlelight.

Call 410-242-1025.

Holy Communion in candle glow takes place in St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 901 Courtney Road, at 8 p.m. and at 10 p.m. Lyrical accolades will resound.

Call 410-242-0422.

Christ United Methodist Church's silent, holy night worship begins at 7:30 p.m., 2833 Florida Ave. Choral tributes and carols issue good news.


Call 410-789-9058.

Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church, 2611 Hammonds Ferry Road, tells of the Christ Child's birth at a 6 p.m. celebration by candle-glow.

Call 410-370-0784.

Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Road, hosts an 8 p.m. lyrical welcome to the Baby Jesus. Candle-glow illuminates his manger.

Jingle 410-247-4673.

Christmas Day, Dec. 25:


Bells chime for a 9:15 a.m. Mass of Welcome in the Church of the Ascension. Arrive with bells on!

Call 410-242-2292.

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church's Christmas Mass begins at 10:30 a.m. with trumpet fanfare.

Call 410-242-0131.

St. Clement Catholic Church hosts a 10 a.m. English Mass welcoming the newborn King.

Call 410-242-1025.