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Religion Briefs: Christmas cantata to be held at Ebenezer UMC in Winfield on Dec. 15

Ebenezer UMC to hold Christmas cantata, Dec. 15

Ebenezer United Methodist Church invites the public to attend its special Christmas events and services at 4901 Woodbine Road in Winfield.

The Christmas cantata, “The Glory of Christmas,” will be sung at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services Sunday, Dec. 15.


The children’s Sunday School Christmas Pageant will be held during the 11 a.m. worship service, Sunday Dec. 22.

Christmas Eve services on Dec. 24 will include a traditional family worship with the Chancel choir at 8 p.m., followed by a candlelight worship, with special music, at 10 p.m. Only one worship service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 29, with no Sunday school. The Rev. Judith A. Emerson is pastor. For more information call 410-795-6136 or visit


Calvary Lutheran offers four Christmas Eve services

Calvary Lutheran Church, at 16151 Old Frederick Road at the Woodbine exit off I-70, invites all to its Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Services on Dec. 24.

At 3 p.m., there will be a service of Holy Communion with harp and candles. At 5 p.m., a traditional family service with Communion and candles. At 7 p.m., a contemporary family service with Communion and candles. At 11 p.m., a traditional Christmas Eve service with Communion and candles. For information call 410-489-5280.

Bethesda UMC to hold Christmas Eve candlelight service

Bethesda United Methodist Church located at 328 N. Klee Mill Road in Sykesville will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service officiated by Pastor Richard Lindsay on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. Please join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ. Everyone is welcome.

The Carroll County Times regularly publishes Religion Briefs about news from local places of worship, from new clergy to guest speakers to special services and classes. Photos are published as space allows and must be sent as JPG attachments, with caption information included. Submit information to or mail to P.O. Box 169, Westminster, MD 21158.