Area residents will observe Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in coming weeks.
Following is a list of observances.
First Presbyterian Church, Bellevue: Dec. 21 “Longest Night” worship at 6:30 p.m. to honor those struggling with grief during the holidays; Dec. 23 Celebration of the fourth Sunday of Advent, a service of hope, 9:30 a.m.; Dec. 24 Christmas Eve candlelight worship service at 7 p.m. Dec. 30 First Sunday of Christmas until the Epiphany, a service of new life at 9:30 a.m.
St. John Lutheran Church, Bellevue: Christmas Eve candlelight worship at 4, 7 and 11 p.m. No worship on Christmas Day. No worship on New Year’s Day.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston: Christmas Eve candle-light worship with Holy Communion at 4 and 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church: Christmas Eve Mass Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.; Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m.; New Year’s Eve Mass at 7 p.m.