Your guide to spiritual events through the Miami Valley

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Christ Church United Methodist South Campus

10227 Dayton Lebanon Pike, Centerville: Christmas Eve at The Point at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Start your Christmas weekend off on the right foot: focus on the reason for the season! Gather your family and friends for a very special Christmas Eve candle light service celebrating the Newborn King.

Episcopal Church of Christ

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Christ Episcopal Church, located at 20 W. First St. in downtown Dayton and home to The Waffle Shop fundraiser which celebrated its 90th anniversary, was built in 1871 and is currently decorated for the season of Christmas. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

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Christ Episcopal Church, located at 20 W. First St. in downtown Dayton and home to The Waffle Shop fundraiser which celebrated its 90th anniversary, was built in 1871 and is currently decorated for the season of Christmas.  TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
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Christ Episcopal Church, located at 20 W. First St. in downtown Dayton and home to The Waffle Shop fundraiser which celebrated its 90th anniversary, was built in 1871 and is currently decorated for the season of Christmas. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

20 W. First St., Dayton: New Year’s Eve service at 7:30 p.m. Christmas Day Service at 10:30 am For more information, call the church office at 937-223-2239.

Christian life center

3489 Little York Road, Dayton: Hours of Operation: 1, 2, 4 and 6 p.m .: Celebrate the Christmas Eve service with a special message and candlelit moment.

Crossroads church

“Christmas at the crossroads” – December 23 and 24. A 60-minute family immersive experience celebrating the Christmas miracle. The birth of Jesus changes everything: it changes chaos into peace, fear into love, despair into hope, doubt into faith. God’s plan is still to save the world through Jesus. He invites us to be part of it and that changes everything. Each family that attends the services will receive a commemorative ornament. For more information and locations, visit www.crossroads.net.

Baptist Church of the Faith

4215 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek: Christmas candle light service at 6 p.m. Spend Christmas Eve with Faith Baptist Church during a special candlelight service celebrating the Incarnation of Christ. You will enjoy classic Christmas carols and a useful message about the meaning of Christmas. The facilities are expertly cleaned and all necessary measures given by the CDC are taken to protect all guests during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kettering First Baptist Church

3939, chemin Swigart, Kettering. Guests are invited to participate on December 24 at 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. for one of two Christmas Eve candlelight services. Both services are developed with the whole family in mind. No childcare service will be provided.

Grace-Dayton Premiere

2624 Stonequarry Road, Dayton: This Christmas we celebrate the mighty love and plan of God manifested in the miraculous birth of Jesus. Join us at 8 p.m. this Christmas Eve as we sing traditional Christmas carols, participate in fellowship, and focus our hearts on the basic truth of God coming to us in human form to redeem a world in desperate need.

Grace House Church

222 N. Main St., Dayton: New Year’s Eve service at 6 p.m.

Church of Mount Zion

428 Shepherd Road, Xenia: Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. Participate in a special candlelight worship service as we together celebrate the birth of the Savior, Jesus – the GREAT Light of the world! Invite your family and friends and come enjoy the music of the season and a timely message of hope from Pastor Mike. KidZone will be open to preschool children and younger. A special offering will be taken to support the mission of two ministries: UNTO (https://unto.com/) and JAARS (https://www.jaars.org/).

Shiloh Church, United Church of Christ

5300 Philadelphia Dr., Dayton: Join us on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. This event will include a concert featuring organist Victor Kovacs, Jr starting at 8:30 p.m. followed by a worship service at 9 p.m.

Stillwater Church

6911 Frederick Pike, Dayton: On Christmas Eve, you can join in for worship at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. StillwaterKIDS is delighted to engage in a Christmas celebration at all services except 11pm. Invite your friends, family and neighbors… and let’s celebrate this hell of a night of hope together!

South Brook Christian Church

9095 Washington Church Road, Miamisburg. This Christmas season, SouthBrook hopes you will join us in celebrating one of the deepest hopes we hold on to: God is with us! Candlelight services will be held on Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Please confirm attendance at these services in advance so they can handle the crowds and make room for everyone. Important Note: We have a long tradition of giving staff and volunteers a rest from the rush of Christmas Eve, so there will be no service on Sunday December 26th. All services will also be broadcast live and available to watch anytime on Church Facebook and YouTube pages.

The Church of the Piqua Valley

1400 Seidel Pkwy., Piqua: Christmas Eve, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. The world seems to be turning a little more awry with each passing day. Fortunately, one thing never changes: the greatest story of hope, joy, peace and love ever told. We will examine the Christmas gift through the timeless and powerful scriptures and Christmas carols. Join us for a classic Christmas as we focus on the enduring reality that Christmas changes everything – even in our unbalanced and unstable world – and experience all that Jesus has come to bring us!

The Church of the Valley of Troy

916 N. Market St., Troy: Classic Christmas Service, 4:15 p.m. – 5:05 p.m. – For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/classic-christmas-at-the-valley-church-troy-tickets-216315023057?aff=erelpanelorg.

Tipp City Church of the Nazarene

1221 W. Main St., Tipp City: Continue your tradition or start a new one by joining the 6 pm Christmas Eve candlelight service. This time of beauty and celebration will include Christmas history, the songs of the season and the perfect evening by candlelight.

Wayne High School

5400 Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights. Engage City Church invites you to join Christmas Eve at 6:30 p.m. for a special family-oriented worship experience.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

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The sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church (built 1925, dedicated 1926) on the corner of First and Wilkinson streets in downtown Dayton is currently decorated for the Christmas season. Visit westminsterdayton.org for a calendar of church services and events., December 6, 2016. PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM

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The sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church (built 1925, dedicated 1926) on the corner of First and Wilkinson streets in downtown Dayton is currently decorated for the Christmas season.  Visit westminsterdayton.org for a calendar of church services and events., December 6, 2016. PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM
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The sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church (built 1925, dedicated 1926) on the corner of First and Wilkinson streets in downtown Dayton is currently decorated for the Christmas season. Visit westminsterdayton.org for a calendar of church services and events., December 6, 2016. PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

125 N. Wilkinson St., Dayton. Christmas Eve services:

· Christmas at the Stables, 4:00 p.m .: Take part in a service filled with joy. Children are encouraged to come to the worship service dressed as their favorite character from the Christmas story. Baby dolls are welcome as Baby Jesus, and stuffed lambs, cows and other animals are encouraged to come and decorate the stable. Additional costumes will be available during the service. The nursery will be available for the smallest members.

Christmas at the Cathedral, 10 p.m. (Prelude, 9:20 p.m.): This magnificent candlelight service is the highlight of Advent. An extended prelude begins at 9:20 p.m. Arrival at 9:00 p.m. is suggested. Note: spaces will be limited and daycare will not be available. This service includes a Dark Shrine, Candlelight, Westminster Choir and Knox Ringers.

Both events will be broadcast live and in person. Masks required for all in-person events.

Lutheran Church of Zion

5550 Munger Road, Centerville: Christmas Eve at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Join the celebration Hope Has Come, in the Birth of Jesus! There are two schedules and styles of service to better connect with your traditions and preferences. Both services will be child-friendly.


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