Davis County residents will be joining together to celebrate at area churches. The following is a sampling of events offered by area churches. All are open to the public.
Assembly of God
The Christian Life Center, 2352 E. Highway 193, in Layton, will hold special Christmas services at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, and at 5 and 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
First Southern Baptist Church of Bountiful, 696 N. 400 East, will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m.
At Layton Hills Baptist Church, 1332 N. Hillfield Road, there will be a Christmas Eve Candle lighting service at 7 p.m.
Mountain View Baptist Church, 2585 E. 3000 North in Layton will hold a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m.
St. Olaf Catholic Church, 1800 S. Orchard Drive, will hold the Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord on Christmas Eve with Masses celebrated at 5:30 p.m. and at midnight with carols preceding the Midnight Mass, beginning at 11:30 p.m.
Then on Christmas Day, the Nativity of the Lord, with Masses celebrated at 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
At St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 210 S. Chapel Street, Layton, a family Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m., preceded by Christmas music by the Celebration Chamber Orchestra, organ and cantor at 4:15 p.m. Midnight Mass will be celebrated at Midnight, preceded by carols by the choir, organ and instrumentalists at 11:15 p.m. On Christmas Day, Masses will be celebrated at 8:15 a.m., featuring the organ, cantor and Creation Trio, and at 10:15, featuring the choir, organ cantor and instrumentalists.
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection will hold a Family Christmas Service at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24.Then at 10:30 p.m. they are planning a traditional Midnight Mass. The church is located at 1131 S. Main, Centerville.
At St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1579 S. State Street, Clearfield, a service, “The Music of the Season will be held on Dec. 20. Then, on Christmas Eve, a Service and Birthday Party for Jesus will be held at 4 p.m. Also on Christmas Eve, at 8 p.m. the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ service is scheduled.
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1840 S. 75 East, is holding a Congregational Christmas Program at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. On Christmas Eve, there will be a 7 p.m. service, then on Christmas Day there will be a 10 a.m. service.
At Grace Lutheran Church, 835 N. Main, Bountiful, a Christmas Eve Candlelight service is planned for 7 p.m.
At Westminster Presbyterian Church,796 Mountain Road, Fruit Heights, a Longest Night service of healing, prayer and worship is set for Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.On Dec. 21 at 10:30 a.m. the church will put on its annual Children’s Christmas Pageant. On Christmas Eve two candlelight services with Holy Communion will be held at 6 and 8 p.m.
United Church of Christ
Bountiful Community Church, 100 N. 400 East, will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 11 p.m. Prelude Christmas music begins at 10:30 p.m.