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ALDEN: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 12 E. Kirmar Ave., 7:30 p.m., Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist, Dec. 24. All baptized Christians are welcome to take communion. The Rev. John Leo is celebrant.

ASHLEY: Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 N. Main St., 5:30 p.m., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service.

BEAR CREEK VILLAGE: The Grace Chapel, 4 p.m., Dec. 23, annual Christmas candlelight service. The Rev. Reginald Thomas will conduct the service.

DUPONT: Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., 4 p.m. and midnight, Dec. 24, with Christmas carols and traditional Polish songs beginning at 1 1:30 p.m.; 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., Dec. 25.

EDWARDSVILLE: Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church, Church and Main streets, 7 p.m., Christmas Eve candlelight service, Dec. 24. The service is in conjunction with Bethesda Congregational Church, Edwardsville, and the Christian Assembly Church of Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Louis Falcone will conduct the service and the choir will perform special music.

EDWARDSVILLE: Immanuel Baptist Church, 25 Zerby Ave., 7 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight communion service, Dec. 24. Communion, special music, carols, and a special candlelight closing.

HUNLOCK CREEK: Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Lake Silkworth, 4, 6 and 10 p.m., Dec. 24; 10 a.m., Dec. 25.

KINGSTON: Christ Community Church, 100 West Dorrance St., 7 p.m., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve service. Christmas music, a Christmas reading and candlelight service. For information, go to www.ccchurchtoday.org or call 283-2202.

LAKE TWP.: Loyalville United Methodist Church, Loyalville Road, 1 and 8 p.m. services, Dec. 24. Traditional hymns will be offered.

LUZERNE: Bennett Presbyterian Church, 501 Bennett St., 10 p.m., Christmas Eve candlelight service, Dec. 24. Carols, special music and candlelight singing of Silent Night. Info: 288-7361.

NANTICOKE: First Primitive Methodist Church of Nanticoke, 7 and 1 1 p.m., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve candlelight services. Info: the Rev. Kyle Gildner, 735-2726.

PLYMOUTH: Church of the Good Shepherd, 269 E. Main St., Christmas Eve midnight Mass, Dec. 24, with the choir performing Polish and traditional carols under the direction of Dominick Costantino Jr. at 1 1:40 p.m.; 8 a.m., Dec. 25. The Rev. Pavel Felip will officiate.

PLYMOUTH: First Welsh Baptist Church, corners of Girard and Shawnee avenues, 7 p.m., Christmas Eve candlelight communion service, Dec. 24. The Christ Advent Candle will be lit by the Price family. Special solos will be given by Morgan Price, Mackenzie Bittle, Terri Cease, Mary Poremba, and Noah Reese. Communion meditation will be given by the Rev. Anita J. Ambrose, host pastor, entitled Ponder This. The children and adult choirs will present special anthems under the direction of Barbara Futchel, organist and choir director. The candlelighting will be conducted by the Deacon Board and the pastor.

PLYMOUTH: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 172 Center Ave., 6:30 p.m., Christmas hymn sing and special music, Dec. 23, followed by social hour; Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m., Dec. 24.

PLYMOUTH: Franklin Street Primitive Methodist Church, 181 Franklin St., 7 p.m., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve candlelight service. Special music and candlelighting. Info: the Rev. Kyle Gildner, 735-2726.

SHICKSHINNY: Town Hill United Methodist Church, 417 Town Hill Road, Dec. 23, Christmas Music by The Chancel Choir presented during worship service at 9 a.m. with a family Christmas covered dish dinner and talent show following at 10 a.m.; 2 p.m., Christmas Eve service, Dec. 24, Bonham's Nursing Center and 7 p.m., Christmas Eve candlelight service, Town Hill United Methodist Church featuring The Town Hill Tollers (Bell Choir).

TRUCKSVILLE: Cross Creek Community Church, 370 Carverton Road, 6 p.m., Christmas Eve candlelight service, Dec. 24. Info: 696-0399 or visit www.crosscreekcc.org.

WEST PITTSTON: Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 317 Luzerne Ave., Christmas Eve candlelight communion service, 1 1 p.m., Dec. 24. Info: 654-2500.

WILKES-BARRE: St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., 4, 6 and 7:30 p.m. (Spanish language) Christmas Eve Vigil Masses, Dec. 24. Congregational singing of Christmas carols and instrumental music will begin 15 minutes before the Masses. Children in grades 3-8 will participate in a Children's Christmas Mass, 4:10 p.m., Dec. 24, in the school gym. Midnight Mass, Dec. 24, with carols by the Adult Choir at 1 1:30 p.m.; 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses, Dec. 25.

WILKES-BARRE: St. Luke's United Church of Christ, 471 N. Main St., Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m., Dec. 24. Non-perishable items will be accepted for the food drive benefiting the St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen.

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