Christmas church services happening around Birmingham

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Are you looking for a Christmas service to attend? Here are some happening around Birmingham that you will definitely get you in the spirit.

Briarwood Presbyterian Church, PCA

Celebrate and worship the newborn king with a Christmas Eve candlelight service at Briarwood Presbyterian Church.

Location: Briarwood Presbyterian Church, PCA, Worship Center, 2200 Briarwood Way, Birmingham, AL 35243

Date: December 24, 2017

Time: 5:00p.m. and 7:00p.m. – Family Candlelight Services; 11:00p.m. – Family Candlelight Service Communion Candlelight Service

There will also be a Christmas Eve Morning worship at 10:00a.m. on December 24.

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Cathedral Church of the Advent

Celebrate Christmas at the Cathedral Church of the Advent – one of Birmingham’s oldest churches. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be filled with many programs and services:

Location: 2017 6th Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Dates and Times:

December 24, 2017 

  • 10:00a.m. – Morning Prayer
  • 3:30p.m. – Children’s Service and Prayers at the Creche. Homily by Canon Smalley.
  • 5:00p.m., 8:00p.m. and 11:00p.m. – Holy Communion with Preacher Dean Pearson
  • 10:25p.m. – The Music of Christmas
  • Lectionary: Isaiah 9:2-7, Hebrews 1:1-4, St. Luke 2:1-20

December 25, 2017

  • 10:00a.m. – Holy Communion by Preacher Canon Hicks
  • Lectionary: Isaiah 52: 7-10, Hebrews 1:1-4, St. John 1: 1-4
Cathedral Church of the Advent. Photo via Facebook.
Highlands United Methodist Church

‘Tis the season of hope and longing, joyful expectation, and peaceful preparation at Highlands United Methodist Church.

Location: 1045 20th Street S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Dates and Times:

December 24, 2017

10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. – Fourth Sunday of Advent, Children’s Christmas Pageant

4:15p.m. and 6:30p.m. – Christmas Eve Communion and Candle Lighting

There will also be a Christmas Eve Communion and Candle Lighting on December 24 at 11:00p.m. and December 25 at 12:30a.m.

The Christmas Eve Communion and Candle Lighting service at 11:00 will conclude with a procession out to the front lawn of the church for a candlelight chorus of Silent Night.

Highlands United Methodist Church. Photo via Facebook.
Mountain Brook Baptist Church

Celebrate the birth of the Savior with a candlelight service at Mountain Brook Baptist Church.

Location: 3631 Montevallo Rd. S., Birmingham, AL 35213

Date: December 24, 2017

Time: 4:00p.m. And 6:00p.m.

Mountain Brook Baptist Church will also hold a Living Nativity scene on December 20, 21 and 22 at 6:45p.m., 7:30p.m. and 8:15p.m.

This annual featured event will take place in the church’s lower parking lot.

Mountain Brook Baptist Church. Photo via Facebook.
Mountaintop Community Church

Discover the joy of giving and receiving when you join Mountaintop Community Church this Christmas Eve as they conclude their month-long Christmas For BHM event. Childcare will be available.

Location: 225 Centerview Drive, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Date: December 24, 2017

Time: 4:00p.m. and 5:30p.m.

Mountaintop Community Church. Photo via Facebook.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church will have church and Mass on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Location: 2 Xavier Circle, Birmingham, AL 352132

Dates and Times:

December 24, 2017 

  • 8:30a.m. and 11:00a.m. – Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent
  • 4:00p.m. – Church and Parish Hall
  • 6:30p.m. – Church
  • 8:30p.m. – Church (Misa en Espanol)

December 25, 2017

  • 9:00a.m. Mass
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Photo via
Shades Valley Lutheran Church

Discover the meaning of Christmas at Shades Valley Lutheran Church in Homewood.

Location: 720 Shades Creek Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35209

Date: December 24, 2017

Time: 9:30a.m. – Fourth Advent Service; 5:00p.m. and 8:00p.m. – Candlelight Service

Shades Valley Lutheran Church. Photo via Facebook.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham

Join Reverend Ed Brock and the UU congregation for a meditative service on the meaning of Christmas from a Unitarian Universalist perspective. This special service will be held by candlelight and feature choral music.

Location: 4300 Hampton Heights Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209

Time: 5:00p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham. Photo via Facebook.

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