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Where to celebrate Christ this Christmas Eve
Local churches offer numerous services
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Christmas Eve falls on Sunday this year, which means many local churches are changing up their regular service times and offering special evening events. Episcopal and Catholic churches also offer Christmas Day services. Here’s a collection of some of the services offered across Hall County.

Blackshear Place Baptist Church

3461 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

  • 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. services

Christ Lutheran Church

3612 Old Oakwood Road, Oakwood

  • 10 a.m. Sunday service,
  • 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. carols, communion and candlelight

First Baptist Church of Gainesville

751 Green St., Gainesville

  • 10 a.m. Sunday service

  • 5:30 p.m. carols and candlelight service

First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville

800 S. Enota Drive NE, Gainesville

  • 11 a.m. Sunday service

  • 2 p.m. service for children and their families

  • 5 p.m. candlelight lessons and carols

  • 11 p.m. candlelight communion

Free Chapel

3001 McEver Road, Gainesville

  • 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. candlelight services

Gainesville First United Methodist Church

2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

  • 11 a.m. Sunday service led by children’s ministry

  • 5 p.m. modern candlelight service

  • 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. classic candlelight service, with communion offered at 11 p.m.

Grace Episcopal Church
  • 10 a.m. Sunday service

  • 4 p.m. service with Holy Eucharist and children’s pageant

  • 11 p.m. Midnight Mass, with prelude beginning at 10:30 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. Christmas Day service with Holy Eucharist and no music

Lakewood Baptist Church

2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville 2235 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville

  • 11 a.m. Sunday service

  • 5 p.m. service with baptism and communion

  • 10 p.m. candlelight service

Prince of Peace Catholic Church

6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

  • 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Mass

  • 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and midnight Mass

  • 7:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish

  • 10 a.m. Christmas Mass

St. Michael Catholic Church

1440 Pearce Circle, Gainesville

  • 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Mass, 12:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish

  • 5 p.m. children’s Mass

  • 9 p.m. Mass in Spanish

  • Midnight Mass

  • 10:30 a.m. Christmas Mass

  • 1 p.m. Christmas Mass in Spanish

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