The season of Advent begins on Dec. 1 in 2019, the fourth Sunday before Christmas. Christmas Day falls on Wednesday, Dec. 25. If you do not have a church that you regularly attend, you are welcome to worship at any church in Geauga County and attend Candlelight service on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Eve candlelight service is illuminated by candles and each participant may be offered a candle to hold, to add to the luminosity of the gathering.
Below is a partial list of local churches. Please contact them or a church not listed for the time of their services.
Abundant Life Church, 14662 Old State, Middlefield: Pastor Mike Continenza, 440-632-1051. Sunday Christmas worship 9 and 10:45 a.m., Christmas Eve worship 5 p.m.
Burton Congregational Church, 14558 W. Park, Burton: Pastor Bob Richardson, 440-834-4495. Sunday worship 11 a.m., Christmas Eve Family and Children Worship 6 p.m., Christmas Eve Candlelight 11 p.m.
First United Methodist of Middlefield, 14999 S. State, Middlefield: Pastor Erv Urschitz, 440-632-0480. Sunday worship 10 a.m., Christmas Eve worship 8 p.m.
Horizon Christian Assembly, 14920 White Road, Middlefield: Pastor Patrick Robinson 440-834-4776. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., Christmas Eve Candlelight 6 p.m.
Huntsburg Baptist Church, 16401 Mayfield, Huntsburg: Pastor Paul Radobenko, 440-636-5203. Sunday worship 9:45 a.m., Christmas Coral, Christmas Eve Candlelight 6 p.m.
Huntsburg Congregational Church, 12354 Madison, Huntsburg: Interim Pastor Mark T, 440-636-5504. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., Christmas Eve Candlelight 10 p.m. Live Nativity Dec. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Dec. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Maple View Mennonite Church, 14890 Burton Windsor, Burton: Pastor Paul Tap, 440-834-8601. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
Newbury United Community Church, 14916 Auburn Road, Newbury: 440-564-7499. Christmas Eve Candlelight 7:30 p.m.
Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison, Middlefield: Pastor Will Coley, 440-548-4829. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight 7 p.m.
St. Lucy/St. Edward, 16280 Kinsman, Middlefield: Fr. John Burkley, 440-632-5824. Christmas Eve4 p.m. Children’s Mass at St. Lucy, 6 p.m. Vigil Mass at St. Lucy, midnight Mass at St. Edward. Christmas Day 8:30 a.m. at St. Edward, 10:30 a.m. at St. Lucy.
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 16550 Rock Creek, Thompson: Fr. Dan Redmond, 440-298-1327. Saturday Confession 3 p.m. and Mass 4 p.m., Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m. Christmas day mass at 9:30 a.m. Children’s mass at 4 p.m.
Thompson United Methodist, 6724 Madison, Thompson: Pastor Dennis Laferty, 419-561-7341. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Christmas story play followed by potluck meal. Christmas Eve Candlelight 7 p.m.