Local Christmas services
McDonald Memorial Baptist to host candlelight service
McDonald Memorial Baptist Church welcomes the public to a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. The church is located at the corner of South and Broad Streets in West Orange.
Cowboy Church to host Christmas Eve candlelight service
The Cowboy Church of Orange County will have its annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, on Saturday, Dec. 24 beginning at 5 p.m. The service will consist of Christmas songs led by the Cowboy Church’s Cowboy Cross Band, reading of the Biblical account of the birth of Christ, and the observance of the Lord’s Supper. The public is invited to attend. The church is located at 673 FM 1078, just off of Hwy. 62, about one mile north of IH-10. For more information, Pastor Dale Lee may be contacted at 409-718-0269.
Wesley UMC to sell pecans, walnuts
Wesley United Methodist Church is having their annual fundraiser. This year’s crop of pecans halves and pieces sell for $10 per pound. Walnuts sell for $8 per pound. Call Billy at 883-3210 or 670-6350, Frankie at 988-4215 or Connie at 883-4995 to place an order. We will deliver 5 pounds or more to individuals or businesses.
W.O. Christian Church invites community to Christmas service
The community is invited to attend service at the West Orange Christian Church on Christmas morning at 10 a.m. for Communion with the Lord Jesus Christ. All are welcome. This will be an open Communion for all believers of Jesus Christ. For more information, please visit their website, www.westorangechurch.org
Orange First Church of the Nazarene to host concert
Orange First Church of the Nazarene invites you to a concert with Brad White on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 10:45 a.m. Brad includes music from the great hymns of the church to southern gospel to modern praise and worship. He has received two Grammy nominations. Nursery will be provided. Orange First Church of the Nazarene is located at 3810 M.L. King Dr. For more information, please call the church office at 409-883-4674.
Trinity Baptist Church celebrates Christmas
Christmas excitement has been in the air at Trinity Baptist Church of Orange. A Candlelight Christmas Service will be held Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. After the service there will be refreshments and fellowship in the foyer of the church. Christmas Day, Dr. Bob Webb will deliver the message at the 11 a.m. service. The church invites everyone to come celebrate the birth of Christ during the special services.
Earlier in December a large group visited Natchitoches, La. for the Christmas Light Tour. The group enjoyed an afternoon of shopping in the unique shops overlooking the Cane River. Later after dinner they enjoyed the magnificent tour of thousands of Christmas lights reflecting in the beautiful Cane River.
The next morning, after breakfast, a devotional on the “Joy of Christmas” was lead by Dan Cruse, church worship leader. The group had a free day to shop or visit old homes before returning to Orange.
Trinity Baptist Church started their celebration of the Christmas season the Sunday after Thanksgiving with “The Hanging of the Greens.” The service included several members reading scripture and explaining why the traditional flowers and greenery are used at Christmas. Special Christmas music was presented by the TBC Choir.
Each Sunday during the Christmas season the church celebrates the Lighting of the Advent Candle with different church families participating with a scripture reading and prayer. In addition the Trinity Baptist Choir has presented special Christmas music under the direction of Dan Cruse.
Last Friday, members of the church went Christmas Caroling to homes around Orange. Afterwards the carolers enjoyed fellowship and refreshments in the TBC Fellowship Hall.
Trinity Baptist Church is located at 1408 W. Park Avenue and 14th Street in Orange.