Christmas Eve services set

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A number of churches throughout Wilson County have announced plans for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.

Information about those services is as follows. If you do not see your church listed here, please check with them for more.

Bethlehem United Methodist Church will have a Christmas Eve Service at 4 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 24. Bethlehem UMC is at 2102 Lebanon Road, Lebanon. For information, contact the church at 449-3234.

College Hills Church of Christ will have itsAnnual Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24, in the auditorium, 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon. Fellowship and light refreshments (cookies, cider, coffee) will begin at 8 p.m. in the foyer.

Cook's United Methodist Church will have three Christmas Eve Candlelight services with traditional services at 3 and 10 p.m. in the sanctuary and a contemporary service at 5 p.m. in the Friendship Hall. The traditional services will include sung communion, where the congregation celebrates by singing the Great Thanksgiving to the tunes of familiar carols. All services include the lighting of candles, symbolizing the light Christ brought into a world of darkness.

Cook’s United Methodist Church is at 7919 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. For more information, call 449-2573 or visit

Episcopal Church of the Epiphany will have Christmas Eve services at 5 and 9 p.m. on Dec. 24. Join members at 1500 Hickory Ridge Road (at the corner of Hartmann Drive and Hickory Ridge) in Lebanon.

First Presbyterian Church in Lebanon holds its annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 24. 

Preliminary music, featuring the Hand Bell Choir, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Candlelight Service following at 7. The service will feature lessons and carols with congregational singing and music by the choir, soloists and instrumentalists. Immediately after the service, all are welcome to a reception in the Fellowship Hall. 

For more information, call 444-1360 or visit the web at

First United Methodist Church will have Christmas Eve Services at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24, for families with children, with Communion & Candlelight at 5 and 11 p.m. First Church is located at 415 West Main Street, Lebanon. For more information, call the church office at 444-3315.

Joy Church International of Mt. Juliet will have a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24. The church is at 1019 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet. For more information, visit or call 773-5252.

New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have a traditional observation of Christmas Eve on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.

There will be familiar carols and scripture reading to help tell the story of God’s great gift — Jesus Christ, said Pastor Vernon Burrow. Communion will be observed and the evening will close with a candle-lighting service. 

Nursery for small children will be provided. New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church is at 7845 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon.

Rocky Valley Baptist Church will have a Christmas Candlelight Service at 7 p.m., Dec. 25. Rocky Valley Baptist is at 5745 Old Murfreesboro Road East, Lebanon. For more information, call 449-6647 or visit

West Haven Baptist Church will have a Candlelight service at 5 p.m., Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with family and friends. West Haven Baptist Church is located at 5860 Lebanon Road, Lebanon. Call 613-4202 or Prayer line at 547-7729 for more information. You may visit online at

Westland United Methodist Church will have a Candlelight Service at 5:30 p.m., Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, at the church at 110 Dawson Lane, Lebanon. For more information, visit