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Bel Air Christmas Church Services

Find out what local churches are doing for Christmas 2012.

If you're looking for a place for Christmas Eve or Christmas morning services, there are a number of options in the Bel Air area.

Check out Patch's roundup of area church services and events below.

Is there a service not listed that you think should be? Let us know by leaving a comment.

Assembly:

  • Grace Assembly of God, 2303 Churchville Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Candlelight service at 7 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.

Baptist:

  • Calvary Baptist Church, 206 E. Courtland Place, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Services at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.
  • Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2106 Churchville Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Services at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.

Catholic:

  • St. Francis De Sales Church, 1450 Abingdon Road, Abingdon
    Christmas Eve: Mass at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
    Christmas Day: English Mass at 10 a.m., Latino Mass at 12 p.m.
  • St. Margaret Church, 141 Hickory Avenue, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Mass at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m and midnight.
    Christmas Day: Mass at 8 a.m., 10 am and noon.
  • Mission of Saint Mary Magdalen, 1716 Churchville Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Mass at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    Christmas Day: Mass at 11 a.m. only.
  • St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 2407 Laurel Brook Road, Fallston
    Christmas Eve: Mass at 4 p.m. in the church and center, 6:15 p.m. in the church with the Children's Pageant, 8:15 p.m. in the church and Midnight Mass with lessons and carols beginning at 11:30 p.m.
    Christmas Day: Mass at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the church.

Christian: 

  • Mountain Christian Church, 1802 Mountain Road, Joppa
    Saturday, Dec. 22: Service at 5:05 p.m.
    Sunday, Dec. 23: Services at 8:08 p.m., 9:49 p.m., 11:31 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Mountain Road location. Services at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. at John Carroll School in Bel Air.
    Christmas Eve: Services at 10 a.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.

Episcopal:

  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1 St. Mary's Church Road, Abingdon
    Christmas Eve: Children's ChristMass 4 p.m., regular worship times at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
    Christmas Day: Service at 10 a.m.
  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 303 N. Main Street, Bel Air
    Sunday, Dec. 23: Regular services at 8 a.m. and noon with special lessons and carols at 10 a.m.
    Christmas Day:
    Carols, handbells and communion at 5 p.m.; Carols, choir and Holy Communion at 7:30 p.m.; Festal Holy Communion 11 p.m.
    Christmas Day:
    A quiet celebration of Christmas at 10 a.m.
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 2929 Level Road, Churchville
    Christmas Eve: Holy Eucharist at 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
    Christmas Day: Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m.

Lutheran:

  • Lutheran Church Of The Good Shepherd, 1515 Emmorton Road, Bel Air
    Sunday, Dec. 23: There will be a lone 10 a.m. service.
    Christmas Eve: Services at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.
  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville Road, Bel Air
    Sunday, Dec. 23: Children's Christmas Program at 10:00 am 
    Christmas Eve: Christmas Even Cantata at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Candlelight Communion Service at 10 p.m.
    Christmas Day: Christmas Day Communion Service at 10 a.m.
  • Advent Lutheran Church, 2230 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill
    Christmas Eve: Service with communion at 7:30 p.m.
    Christmas Day: Service at 9:30 a.m.
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1100 Philadelphia Road, Joppa
    Christmas Eve: Traditional candlelight services at 1 p.m., 5:30 pm. and 8 p.m.; Contemporary candlelight services at 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
    Christmas Day:
    No services.

Methodist:

  • Cokesbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1304 Abingdon Road, Abingdon
    Christmas Eve: Service at 7 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.
  • Bel Air United Methodist Church, 21 Linwood Avenue, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Family service at 4 p.m., candlelight service with communion at 7 p.m., candlelight services at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. all in the sanctuary; Candlelight services at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Communion at 9p.m. at Mt. Carmel Chapel Corner of Wheel & Emmorton roads.
    Christmas Day: No services.
  • Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1645 Churchville Road, Bel Air
    Saturday, Dec. 22:
    A Christmas drama/worship at 7 p.m. in The Tent.
    Sunday, Dec. 23: Christmas party for Jesus at 6 p.m. involving games, crafts food and music for the entire family. A Christmas drama/worship at 9:a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in The Tent
    Christmas Eve: Family service at 6 p.m. in The Tent, candlelight service at 8 p.m. in The Tent and candlelight service at 10:00 pm. in the sanctuary.
    Christmas Day: No services.
  • Fallston United Methodist Church, 1509 Fallston Road, Fallston
    Christmas Eve: Children's service at 4 p.m., family service at 7 p.m. and candlelight service at 11 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.
  •  Centre United Methodist Church, 2409 Rocks Road, Forest Hill
    Christmas Eve: Candlelight celebration at 7 p.m. and lessons carols and candlelight at 11:30 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.

Nazarene:

  • Bel Air Church of the Nazarene, 2430 Conowingo Road, Bel Air
    Sunday, Dec. 23:
    Live nativity at 11 a.m.
    Christmas Eve:
    Service at 6 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.

Non-denominational:

  • Christ Fellowship Church, 2903 Beechwood Lane, Fallston
    Christmas Eve: Services at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. each ending by singing "Silent Night" by candlelight.
    Christmas Day: No services.
  • Crossroads Community Church, C. Milton Wright High School, 1301 North Fountain Green Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Service at 6 p.m.
    Christmas Day:
    No services.

Presbyterian:

  • New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 128 St. Mary's Church Road, Abingdon
    Christmas Eve: Service at 7:30 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.
  • First Presbyterian Church, 224 N. Main Street, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Family Service in Legacy Hall at 4:30 p.m., service of lessons and carols at 7:30 p.m. and service of candlelight, carols  and communion at 11 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.
  • Christ Our King Presbyterian Church, 10 Lexington Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Family service at 4 p.m., services featuring church choir at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.
  • Churchville Presbyterian Church, 2844 Churchville Road, Churchville
    Christmas Eve: Service at 7:30 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.

Ukranian Orthodox

  • Four Evangelists Orthodox Church, 227-J Gateway Drive, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Holy Supper at 5:30 p.m. and Grand Compline of the Nativity Feast at 7 p.m.
    Christmas Day: Festal Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.

Unitarian:

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County, 2515 Churchville Road, Churchville
    Christmas Eve: Services at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.
Ivan Plis December 21, 2012 at 04:01 PM
I'd include Four Evangelists Orthodox Mission in Bel Air (http://4evangelists.com) -- whose events include a traditional Christmas Eve meal at 6 pm, Compline at 7 pm, and then a Festal Divine Liturgy at 9 am on Christmas morning.
Deb Sword December 21, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Told you wrong info; no Service on Christmas Day. The Live Nativity will be on Sunday at 11am! Sorry! Please change info. Bel Air Church of the Nazarene
Kirsten Dize December 21, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Thanks for the additions! -Kirsten
Marycarol Skaggs December 24, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Hi Kirsten! Can you please correct the one for Mt. Zion United Methodist? On Christmas Day there will be a Lessons and Carols service at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary. Thanks!

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