Celebrate Christmas Eve with candlelight services in Birmingham

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Celebrate Christmas Eve with peace, hope and community at these candlelight services taking place in Birmingham on December 24.

Asbury United Methodist Church

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The holiday spirit is alive at Asbury United Methodist Church. This Christmas Eve, they’ll be hosting four separate candlelight communion services. Here’s the rundown:

Traditions Services

Rev. Dr. Kip Laxson will lead three Traditions candlelight communion services in Asbury UMC’s sanctuary.

Musical performances will include:

  • Children’s choirs and Chancel choir – 4PM
  • Chancel Choir – 8PM
  • String quartet and soloists – 11PM

The Bridge Contemporary Services

Join Rev. Robert Mercer in Asbury’s Williams Chapel as he leads The Bridge Contemporary service at 6PM.

And a more contemporary service it will truly be with Asbury UMC’s electric praise band that features guitars, drums, keyboard and vocals.

Where: Asbury United Methodist Church. 6690 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, AL 35242
Tuesday, December 24
Time: 4PM, 6PM, 8PM, 11PM

Saint Paul’s Catholic Cathedral

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Saint Paul Cathedral in downtown Birmingham, AL. Photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

The Cathedral of Saint Paul—informally known as Saint Paul’s Cathedral—has been part of Birmingham’s historic downtown since 1872. This December 24, Saint Paul’s welcomes you to attend Mass during the following times:

  • Prelude to Christmas Eve Mass–4:30PM
  • Christmas Eve Mass with Bishop Baker–5PM
  • Prelude to Christmas Eve Mass–7:30PM
  • Christmas Eve Mass with Father Jerabek–8PM
  • Sung Office of Readings, Christmas Proclamation and Te Deum–11:15PM
  • Midnight Mass with Father Ward–Midnight

Where: St. Paul Catholic Cathedral.
When: Tuesday, December 24
Time: 4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11:15PM, Midnight

Independent Presbyterian Church

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All are invited to join the Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham’s Southside on Christmas Eve.

Service begins at 3PM and will include a candlelight procession.

Where: Independent Presbyterian Church. 3100 Highland Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
When: Tuesday, December 24
Time: 3PM

Mountaintop Community Church

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Expect an evening of fun, music, candlelight and an inspiring message of hope and peace at Mountaintop Community Church. Christmas Eve services begin at 4PM & 5:30PM.

Where: Mountaintop Community Church. 225 Centerview Dr., Birmingham, AL 35216
When: Tuesday, December 24
Time: 4PM & 5:30PM

Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham

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Experience peace and love among you during the Christmas Eve service at Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham.

Dessert will follow, so feel free to bring a special treat to share.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham. 4300 Hampton Heights Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209
When: Tuesday, December 24
Time: 5:30PM – Carols begin | 6PM – Service begins

Our Savior Lutheran Church

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Celebrate the Savior this Christmas Eve at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Worship will include an inspiring message and Christmas carols.

Where: 1074 Dunnavant Valley Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242
When: Tuesday, December 24

The Abbey

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Want to celebrate the birth of Jesus this December 24? You can through song, prayer, scripture and Holy communion at The Abbey in Birmingham.

Service begins at 7PM and will be followed with drinks and treats.

When: Tuesday, December 24
The Abbey. 131 41st St. S., Birmingham, AL 35222

Cathedral Church of the Advent

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Cathedral Church of the Advent will celebrate the season with Christmas Eve services on December 24.

Services will take place at the following times:

  • Family Service–3PM
  • Holy Communion–5PM
  • Holy Communion in the Refectory–5PM
  • Holy Communion–8PM
  • The Music of Christmas–10:25PM
  • Holy Communion–11PM

Where: 2017 6th Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Tuesday, December 24
Time: 3PM, 5PM, 8PM, 10:25PM & 11PM

Bluff Park United Methodist Church

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Bluff Park United Methodist Church in Hoover will celebrate the birth of Jesus with two services on Christmas Eve. Join them in the sanctuary at 3PM and 5PM.

Where: Bluff Park United Methodist Church. 733 Valley St., Hoover, AL 35226
When: Tuesday, December 24
Time: 3PM & 5PM

Southside Baptist Church

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Join Southside Baptist Church this Christmas Eve as they celebrate the lighting of the Christ Candle during their final service of the Advent season.

Service begins at 6PM.

Where: Southside Baptist Church. 1016 19th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
When: Tuesday, December 24
Time: 6PM

HolyCross Trussville

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Enjoy a candlelight service on Christmas Eve at HolyCross Trussville. Services will be at 5:30PM and 10:30PM.

Where: HolyCross Trussville. 90 Parkway Dr., Trussville, AL 35173
When: Tuesday, Dec. 24
Time: 5:30PM & 10:30PM

Who else in Birmingham will be hosting Christmas Eve services on December 24? Let us know!

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