christmas services

With each holiday season, Christians take the opportunity to focus on the meaning of Christ's birth anew.

Christians believe the Old Testament passage of Isaiah 7:14 prophesies about the birth of Jesus Christ.

That passage says a virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son who will be called Immanuel, which means "God with us."

Amid all the busyness of the holiday season, many Tyler area churches provide opportunities for people to hear about a different meaning for the season.

It is a meaning not tied to presents, or snowmen or Santa Claus, but to the love of a Savior, who came to this Earth in human form, not to condemn it, or limit it, but to give life to the full.

Check out this list to find one or more opportunities to participate in the sacredness of this season and enjoy a different side of the holidays.

BAPTIST

Bethel Baptist Church

13108 TX Highway 64 E.

Dec. 23 morning Sunday service only

Calvary Baptist Church

6740 Old Jacksonville Highway

Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m.

Colonial Hills Baptist Church

7330 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler

6 p.m., Christmas Eve, Candlelight service

Faith Baptist Church

405 S. Hart St., Quitman

Christmas Eve, 5:30 p.m., Silent observance of Lord's Supper and candlelight service

First Baptist Church-Downtown

412 W. Ferguson St., Tyler

Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. Candlelight service

First Baptist Church-South

17002 U.S. Highway 69 South, Tyler

Christmas Eve, 2 services 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Green Acres Baptist Church

1607 Troup Highway, Tyler

Christmas Eve, 2 services 6 p.m., Celebration in worship center and

Resonate at Crosswalk

New Harmony Baptist Church

10251 Farm-to-Market Road 724, Tyler

Sunday, 5 p.m., Candlelight service

Southside Baptist Church

8875 Old Jacksonville Highway, Tyler

Christmas Eve service, 6 p.m.

Sylvania Church

2801 S. Southeast Loop 323

Christmas Eve, 6 p.m. Lessons and Carols

CATHOLIC

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

423 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler

Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. Children's Mass

Christmas Eve, 7 p.m. Mass

Christmas Eve, 9 p.m. Spanish Mass

Christmas Eve, midnight, Midnight Mass

Christmas Day, 10 a.m. Mass

Christmas Day, 11:30 a.m. Spanish Mass

Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul

1435 ESE Loop 323, Tyler

Christmas Eve, 6 p.m. Children's Mass

Christmas Eve, 9 p.m. Mass

Christmas Day, 9 a.m. Mass

St. Mary Magdalene

18221 Farm-to-Market Road 2493, Flint

Christmas Eve, 4, 7, 10 p.m., Mass

Christmas Day, 10 a.m. Mass

CHRISTIAN CHURCH

First Christian Church

4202 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler

Candlelight Eve,  5 and 10 p.m., Candlelight

EPISCOPAL

Christ Church, Episcopal

South Campus

15747 Old Jacksonville Highway, Tyler

Sunday: 11:05 a.m., Children's Christmas Pageant, 

Downtown Campus

118 S. Bois D'Arc Ave., Tyler

Christmas Eve, Children's Christmas Pageant and Family Eucharist,   4 p.m.

Christmas Eve, Festival of Lessons and Carols: The Solemn Midnight Eucharist,  10:30 p.m.

Christmas Day Service,  10 a.m.

St. Francis Episcopal Church

3232 Jan Ave., Tyler

Christmas Eve Services:

Family Service with Children's Pageant,  6 p.m.

Festive Carol Sing,  10 p.m.

Rite II Traditional Service with music, 10:30 p.m.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

16292 Farm-to-Market Road 849, Lindale

Christmas Eve Vigil, 6 p.m.

LUTHERAN

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

4900 Kinsey Drive, Tyler

Christmas Eve: 6:30 p.m., Christmas Concert

Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m.

Christmas Service, 11 p.m.

METHODIST

Bullard First United Methodist Church

204 S. Rather St., Bullard

Christmas Eve Service, 5 p.m., Children's service

Candlelight service, 6:30 p.m.

Dayspring United Methodist Church

310 W. Cumberland Road, Tyler

Family Christmas Eve Service, 11 a.m.

Candlelight service, 5 p.m.

Candlelight/Communion Christmas Eve Service, 7 p.m.

Fairwood United Methodist Church

1712 Old Omen Road, Tyler

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 5:30 p.m.

Marvin United Methodist Church

300 W. Erwin St., Tyler

Christmas Eve

Traditional Services at 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 11 p.m.

Contemporary Service, 6 p.m., 8 p.m.

Mount Sylvan United Methodist Church

13090 County Road 434, Lindale

Christmas Eve Worship Service, 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Pleasant Retreat United Methodist Church

417 County Road 1143, Tyler

Sunday: Caroling 6 p.m.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7 p.m.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

CrossPointe Community Church

4642 Farm-to-Market Road 2813, Tyler

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 6 p.m.

Christmas Day Service, 10:45 a.m.

PRESBYTERIAN

First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)

230 W. Rusk St., Tyler

Christmas Eve Service, 3 p.m.

Moravian Lovefeast, 5:30 p.m.

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