BOUNTIFUL – Christmas Eve is a time when many Christians come together to mark the birth of their Lord, Jesus Christ, with candles and bells, communion and hymns.
Such is the case for churches throughout Davis County that will join in the solemnity, awe and festivity of the day.
Below is a listing of church services from a number of congregations in Davis County. The services are all open to the public.
Assembly of God
Abundant Life Assembly of God, 410 N. Main, North Salt Lake, is holding a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.
Christian Life Center, 2352 E. Highway 193, will hold two Christmas Eve candlelight services with communion at 4 and 6 p.m.
Bountiful Heights Baptist Church, 390 N. 400 East, will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service entitled “Christmas Colors” at 6 p.m. Childcare will be available for children infants through 4-years-old.
At the First Baptist Church of Bountiful, 1915 S. Orchard Drive, there will be a service of candlelight and carols at 7 p.m.
At the First Southern Baptist Church of Bountiful, 696 N. 400 East, Bountiful, a Christmas Eve candlelight service is planned
Mountain View Baptist Church, 2585 E. 3000 North, Layton, will hold Christmas Eve services at 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Saint Olaf Catholic Church, Orchard Drive at 1800 South, in Bountiful, will hold aКchildren’s Mass at 5:30 p.m on Christmas Eve. Mass will also be celebrated at 11 p.m. On Christmas Day, Masses will be celebrated at 9 and 11:30 a.m.К The Filipino Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m.
Clearfield Community Church is planning a Christmas Eve service at the Clearfield Community Arts Building, 140 E. Center Street, at 5 p.m. The Christmas story will be told and carols sung.
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 1131 S. Main St., Centerville, will hold a Holy Eucharist service with a children’s sermon at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. At 10 p.m. there will be carol singing and candlelight, followed by a 10:30 p.m. Festive Eucharist.
A Holy Eucharist celebration is planned at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1579 S. State Street, in Clearfield, on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. The choir will perform “A Ceremony of Lessons and Carols,” arranged by Anna Laura Page and Jean Anne Shafferman. Beloved seasonal scripture readings will be interwoven with 16 well-known carols and hymns.
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1840 S. 75 East, Bountiful, will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. On Christmas day there will be a 10 a.m. service.
Grace Lutheran Church, 835 N. Main Street, Bountiful, will hold a family Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 74 N. Fort Lane, Layton, will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.
At Cornerstone Bible Church, 1448 N. 2000 West, suite 9, Clinton, there will be a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.
The Bridge Community, 260 E. Pages Lane, Centerville, is planning a special Christmas worship service on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. On Christmas Eve, services will be held at 4 and 6:30 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 796 S. Mountain Road, Fruit Heights, is hosting a family Christmas pageant on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. On Christmas Eve, there will be candlelight service at 7 p.m.
United Church of Christ
Bountiful Community Church, 50 N. 400 East, will have a worship service featuring the lighting of the Advent candles on Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. On Christmas Eve a service of lessons and carols with candlelighting will be at 7 p.m.