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Holiday Church Events

Find out what your churches are doing.

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:

Assembly:

  • , 701 Henderson Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: 8 p.m. candlelight service.
    Christmas Day: 11 a.m. service expected to last less than an hour.
  • , 2303 Churchville Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Family Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m.
    Christmas Day: No services.

Baptist:

  • , 206 E. Courtland Place, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. candlelight worship services.
    Christmas Day: 11 a.m. service with a blend of traditional and contemporary worship styles.
  • , 2106 Churchville Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. service.
    Christmas Day: 11 a.m. traditional worship service.

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: 10 a.m.  Christmas Mass.
  • , 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 a.m. and 12 p.m.
  • Mission of Saint Mary Magdalen, 1716 Churchville Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Mass at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 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 the center. Mass in the church at 6:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and Midnight.
    Christmas Day: Mass at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Church.

Christian: 

  • Grandview Christian Church, 2022 Fallston Road, Fallston
    Christmas Eve: 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. candlelight service.
    Christmas Day: 11 a.m. service.
  • Mountain Christian Church, 1802 Mountain Road, Joppa
    Thursday, Dec. 22: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. services which will be identical to the Christmas Eve services.
    Friday, Dec. 23: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. services which will be identical to the Christmas Eve services.
    Christmas Day: 10 a.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. services in New Life Center.
    Christmas Day: 10 a.m. in the New Life Center.

Episcopal:

  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1 St. Mary's Church Road, Abingdon
    Christmas Eve: Worship services at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. with Children's service at 4 p.m.
    Christmas Day: 10 a.m. worship service. 
  • , 303 N. Main Street, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Carols and communion at 5 p.m., family service at 7 p.m. and festival service at 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:

  • , 1515 Emmorton Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Services at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    Christmas Day: Service at 10 a.m.
  • , 1200 Churchville Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: Services at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
    Christmas Day: Service at 10 a.m.
  • Advent Lutheran Church, 2230 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill
    Christmas Eve: Family service at 6 p.m. and candlelight service at 10 p.m.
    Christmas Day: 9:30 a.m. hymns and scripture service.
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1100 Philadelphia Road, Joppa
    Christmas Eve: Services at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Methodist:

  • Cokesbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 1304 Abingdon Road, Abingdon
    Christmas Eve: 7 p.m. service.
    Christmas Day: 10:30 a.m. service.
  • , 21 Linwood Avenue, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. family service, 7 p.m. communion and candlelight service, 7 p.m. contemporary service in McComas Hall, 9 p.m. candlelight service and 11 p.m. candlelight service. Services are also being held at the Mt. Carmel Chapel located at the corner of Wheel and Emmorton Roads.
    Christmas Day: 10 a.m. service.
  • , 1645 Churchville Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: 6 p.m. service in the Tent, 8 p.m. candlelight service in The Tent and 10 p.m. candlelight in The Sanctuary.
    Christmas Day: 10:30 am in The Tent 
  • Fallston United Methodist Church, 1509 Fallston Road, Fallston
    Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. children's service, 7 p.m. family service and 11 p.m. traditional candlelight service.
    Christmas Day: 10 a.m. service.
  •  Centre United Methodist Church, 2409 Rocks Road, Forest Hill
    Christmas Eve: 7:30 p.m. service with special music, carols and candle lighting and 11 p.m. traditional service with candle lighting.
    Christmas Day: 9:30 a.m. service.

Nazarene:

  • , 2430 Conowingo Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: 6 p.m. service.
    Christmas Day: 11 a.m. service.

Non-denominational:

  • Christ Fellowship Church, 2903 Beechwood Lane, Fallston
    Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. services.
    Christmas Day: No services.
  • Trinity Church, 2907 Mountain Road, Joppa
    Christmas Eve: Candlelight service 6 p.m.
    Christmas Day: 11 a.m. service.
  • Crossroads Community Church, C. Milton Wright High School, 1301 North Fountain Green Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: 6 p.m. service. 

Presbyterian:

  • New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 128 St. Mary's Church Road, Abingdon
    Christmas Eve: Service at 7:30 p.m.
    Christmas Day: Service at 11 a.m. 
  • , 224 N. Main Street, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. services.
    Christmas Day: 10 a.m. service.
  • , 10 Lexington Road, Bel Air
    Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. kid-friendly service, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. services.
    Christmas Day: 11 a.m. service.
  • Churchville Presbyterian Church, 2844 Churchville Road, Churchville
    Christmas Eve:  7:30 p.m. family candlelight service.
    Christmas Day: 10 a.m. service.

Unitarian:

  • , 2515 Churchville Road, Churchville
    Christmas Eve: 5:30 p.m. family service and 8 p.m. meditative service.
    Christmas Day: 9:30 a.m. meditation and 10:30 a.m. sermon.

 

 

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