Holiday events

Summit Point Baptist holiday activities: A youth musical pageant will start at 7 p.m. Friday. The adult choir will perform the musical cantata “Born to You This Day” starting at 11 a.m. Sunday. A candlelight Christmas Eve service will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. For questions, call Pastor James Holt at 304-725-0619.


Leetown Methodist Christmas events: A Sunday School Christmas program will be held starting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. A Christmas Eve candlelight service will happen at 7 p.m. A Christmas Carol hymn sing will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 30. For questions, call 304-725-8304.


Christmas at St. Paul’s: Christian Community Church at St. Paul’s invites the public to its Christmas services at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Christmas Eve. The church, located at 12623 Harpers Ferry Rd. (Va. Route 671), is lit with oil lamps and an 1890s oil lamp chandelier to look like a 19th century Christmas. Each service features guest musicians, favorite Christmas hymns and traditional candle lighting ceremony. Refreshments are served afterward. Call 301-432-4574 for more information.


Special sermon: “Christ our Peace” is the sermon title for the 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Middleway United Methodist Church. Pastor Duane Strickler will speak. For questions, call 304-728-4770.


Asbury Christmas schedule: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town will have two Christmas Eve services. The first service will be a family friendly contemporary service starting at 7 p.m. and a traditional candlelight Holy Communion service will be held at 11 p.m. A free community Christmas Day dinner will start at noon and end at 2:30 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to enjoy good food and fellowship. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information.


Christmas Eve service: St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Harpers Ferry starting at 5 p.m. There will be a special children’s reading. All are welcome to join the celebration.


Traditional service: Historic Christ Reformed Church in Shepherdstown will offer the Harbaugh Christmas Service starting at 5:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Written around 1834 by the Rev. Dr. Henry Harbaugh, a German Reformed pastor, theologian, and seminary professor, the service includes the alternate read and chanted gospel narrative according to St. Luke describing the events leading up to and including the birth of Christ. All are welcome.


Special service: The Millville Pentecostal Church will host a New Years Service starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 29. The Knight Family from Mt. Airy, Md. will serve as special guests. Everyone is welcome. A free will offering will be received. For more information, call 304-725-5155.


- Compiled by Rob Smith


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