• 7 p.m., Elkin First United Methodist Church, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, will host a Service of Darkness in Light. The service is a powerful experience for those who are grieving, sad, depressed or just want a break from all the hustle and bustle of the season. Moving from solemn to hopeful, music, lighting and scriptures give full expression to both sorry and the longing for hope.
• 5:30 p.m., Elkin First United Methodist Church, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, will hold a children’s Christmas Eve service in the chapel featuring the telling of the Christmas story and candle lighting at the conclusion to celebrate Jesus’ birth.
• 6 p.m., Jonesville First United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Eve service of candlelight and communion. For more information, call Pastor Judy Davis at 336-469-2768.
• 6 p.m., Union Hill Baptist Church will have its Christmas play, “There is Something About that Name.”
• 6 and 8 p.m., two informal services will be held Christmas Eve at Maplewood Baptist Church with carols, the reading of the Christmas story, an opportunity to partake in the Lord’s Supper.
• 7 p.m., Shoaly Branch Baptist Church, Elkin, will have a Christmas eve program with Christmas music and communion. For more information or directions to the church, off Murray Road on Shoaly Branch Road, call 336-401-5082.
• 8 p.m., Abstract Church, 1785 N. Bridge St., Elkin, will host a Christmas Eve service. For more information, visit abstractchurch.org.
• 11 p.m., Elkin First United Methodist Church, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, will hold a Christmas Eve communion and candlelight service. The service will include carols and the telling of the Christmas story.
• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (or until it’s gone), Elkin First United Methodist Church, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, will offer a free Christmas lunch for those who may be alone on Christmas Day or not able to have a traditional feast. No reservations are needed.
• 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin First United Methodist Church, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, will host First Sunday Lessons and Carols continuing the celebration of Christmas.
• 9 p.m. until, Union Hill Baptist Church will hold a New Year’s Eve service.
• 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m., Elkin First United Methodist Church, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, will celebrate Epiphany and the coming of the magi during worship.
• 5 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church has a free community meal on the fourth Monday of each month at 451 Winston Road, Jonesville.
• 7 p.m., Abstract Church, 1785 N. Bridge St., Elkin, hosts Celebrate Recovering, a ministry designed to help hurting people, each Saturday. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential, Christ-centered groups where people can seek recovery and gain healing from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. The group is free. For more information, visit abstractchurch.org.
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