• Local Christmas Eve services

  • Christmas Eve services at area churches:

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  • Christmas Eve services at area churches:
    Stone Church
    The Christmas Eve service at the Stone Church Community of Christ begins at 7 p.m. and features the Ancora Chorale and the Center Place Singers. It includes music and a telling of the Christmas story. The church is at 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.
    First United Methodist
    A candlelight communion service will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve at the Independence First United Methodist Church, 400 W. Maple Ave. The Rev. Mitchell Jarvis is the lead pastor at the church.
    Trinity Presbyterian
    Trinity Presbyterian Church in Independence holds a candlelight communion service at 11 p.m. Gather at 10 p.m. for fellowship around the Wassail bowl. The church is at 1400 W. Sheley Road. For more information, contact the church at 816-252-5893.
    Cornerstone Church
    Cornerstone Church of Blue Springs offers two Christmas Eve candlelight services at 5 and 6:30 p.m., 301 E. Route AA.
    The services will consist of worship, special music and scripture reading to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, as well as open communion. For more information, contact the church at 816-228-1979 or visit www.CornerstoneLife.org.
    Noland Road Baptist
    Noland Road Baptist Church will hold two family-friendly Christmas Eve services at 3 and 5 p.m., 4505 S. Noland Road, Independence. For more information, call the church at 816-373-0106.
    Chapel Hill Presbyterian
    All are invited at 6:30 p.m. for the family service, featuring the third annual Nativity Tableau.
    The candlelight and communion service is at 11 p.m.
    The church is at 3108 W. U.S. 40. For more information, contact the church at 816-229-3367 or visit www.chpresby.org.
    St. Paul Methodist
    St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3601 S. Sterling Ave., Independence, has a 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service.
    Eastgate Christian
    Eastgate Christian Church, 4010 S. River Blvd. in Independence, has Christmas Eve services begin at 7 p.m.
    Church on the Rock
    The Church on the Rock Outreach Center will hold a Christmas Eve candelighting service at 9 p.m., and a 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve service, 1700 S.W. Market St., Lee’s Summit. For more information, contact the church at 816-246-7625 or visit www.cotroc.org.
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