Area churches announce Christmas service schedules



ELLSWORTH — St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellsworth will host Christmas Eve Masses at 4 and 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24.

Christmas Day Mass on Tuesday, Dec. 25, is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Among the Christmas services scheduled at other Ellsworth churches, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church will hold a festival candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, with a reception to follow.

The church’s Christmas Day service is scheduled for 10 a.m.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth will hold a Christmas Eve service of candlelight, carols and readings at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24. There will also be a potluck meal preceding the service at 5:30.

St. Andrew Lutheran Church will host a service featuring carols, communion and candlelight at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

The Christian Ridge Church, located at 53 Christian Ridge Road, will host a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m.

St. Thomas Anglican Church will hold a service of carols and lessons (scriptures) on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. The church’s Christmas service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30.

The Union Congregational Church of Ellsworth Falls will host a service of lessons and carols at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve as well as a worship service at 11 p.m.

The service of lessons and carols will also be held at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Ellsworth on Christmas Eve.

The following is a partial Christmas service schedule at other churches throughout Hancock County:

Bar Harbor

Christmas Eve Mass at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church is scheduled for 4 p.m. The church’s Christmas morning Mass is scheduled for 9 a.m.

The Bar Harbor Congregational Church will hold a traditional candlelight service at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. The service will be preceded by a family service at 4 p.m. featuring a Christmas pageant.

Blue Hill

A carols, candlelight and communion Christmas Eve service will be held at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Blue Hill on Monday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m.

The church’s adult choir plus children from the Sunday school will be singing. After the service, there will be a potluck dinner in the lower level.

The church’s Christmas Day service on Tuesday, December 25, at 10 a.m. will be a quiet, meditative Christmas Holy Eucharist service.

Brooksville

A family Christmas Eve worship service of special music, lessons, carols and candlelight will be held at the West Brooksville Congregational Church, UCC, on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.

The Brooksville United Methodist Church will hold a family-friendly Christmas Eve service in the Reversing Falls Sanctuary at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. All are welcome. The sanctuary is located at 818 Bagaduce Road in North Brooksville.

Bucksport

The Elm Street Congregational Church at 31 Elm St. in Bucksport will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service of lessons and carols on Monday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Christmas Eve Mass at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church is scheduled for 4 p.m. The church’s Christmas morning Mass is scheduled for 8 a.m.

Castine

Christmas morning Mass at Our Lady of Holy Hope Catholic Church is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service of traditional lessons and carols at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24.

Come early and enjoy tea, cocoa and holiday cookies in the parish house before the service.

Franklin

The Franklin Veterans Club and Connection Church of Franklin are hosting a community Christmas Eve candlelight service on Monday, Dec. 24, from 5-6 p.m. at the Franklin Veterans Club at 4 Cards Crossing Road in Franklin.

For more information, contact Pastor Kevin Jones at 610-4311.

Lamoine

Christmas Eve service at Lamoine Baptist Church is scheduled for 7 p.m. The service will feature special music by Meg Sawyer, Nathan Sawyer and Susan Mann.

Manset

Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter in Manset is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Penobscot

The Penobscot United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. The church is located at 14 Southern Bay Road, near the Town Hall.

Stonington

Christmas Eve Mass at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Sullivan

The Rev. Don Ashmall will preach a sermon titled “Bah, Humbug and Other Holiday Greetings” at a Christmas Eve worship service at the Ashville Community Church. The service is scheduled for 4 p.m.

The service will feature candles, carols and the reading of the New Testament Christmas story. The church is located just off Route 1 on Ashville Road, near the Sullivan-Gouldsboro town line.

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