Christmas services around Orange County

Christmas is upon us. It is the time of year we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Most area churches will be holding special Christmas services in addition to their regularly scheduled services and activities. Here is a listing of many to be held in Orange County. The public is invited to join the service of your choice.

St. Helen Catholic Church will host a children’s mass Monday at 5:30 p.m. Midnight Mass will also be held Christmas Eve. Carols will be sung beginning 30 minutes before mass at 11:30. Mass will also be held Christmas morning at 8 p.m. The church is located at 8105 FM 1442 in Orangefield. The Rev. George Kidangen is administrator. For more information contact the church at 409-735-2200.

St. Mary Catholic Church will host Christmas Eve masses at 4 p.m. and midnight. A Christmas Day mass will be offered at 10 a.m. The church is located at 912 W. Cherry Ave. in Orange. The Rev. Joseph Daleo is pastor. For more information call 409-883-2883.

First United Methodist Church Orange will be holding a “Blue Christmas” service today, Dec. 19, for anyone who has suffered a loss or is feeling lost or “blue” this holiday season. The service is at 6 p.m. They will also be hosting a candlelight service Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. A piano and organ concert will precede the service at 5:30 p.m. The church is located at 502 Sixth St. The Rev. John Warren is pastor. For more information call 409-886-7466.

St. Paul United Methodist will hold Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. The church is located at 1155 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. The Rev. Brad Morgan is pastor. Call 409-735-5546 for more information or go to stpaulfamily.org.

Cowboy Church of Orange County will hold a candlelight service at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve. E. Dale Lee is the pastor. Cowboy Church is located at 673 FM 1078, north of McLewis. Call 409-718-0269 for more information.

First Baptist Church Orangefield will hold a candlelight service at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve. The church is located at 9788 FM 105. The Rev. Forrest Wood is pastor. Contact the church at 409-735-3113 for more information.

First Baptist Church of Bridge City will host a Christmas Eve worship and candlelight Lord’s Supper service at 5 p.m., Monday. The Rev. Bob Boone is pastor. The church is located at 200 W. Roundbunch. For more information contact the church at 409-735-3581

Winfree Baptist Church will host a candlelight service Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. and a 9 a.m. service Christmas morning. Pastor of Winfree Baptist is Keith Royal. The church is located at 19525 Hwy 62 S. For more information call 409-735-7181,

Second Baptist Church will have a service at 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve. Bobby Hoffpauir is the pastor. The church is located at 340 Bland in Bridge City. Contact the church for more information at 409-735-8156.

McDonald Memorial Baptist Church will hold a candlelight service at 6 p.m. Sunday. The church is located at the corner of South and Broad in West Orange. For more information call 409-883-3874.

Little Cypress Baptist Church will host a candlelight service at 6:30 p.m., Monday. The Rev. David Turner is pastor. The church is located at 3274 Little Cypress Dr. For more information contact the church at 409-883-4498.

Community Christian Church will have a Christmas Eve communion service at 6 p.m. at the church located at 3400 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Daniel Rose is pastor. For more information contact the church at 409-883-4498.

St. Mark Lutheran will hold services at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and 10 a.m. Christmas morning. The Rev. Paul Zoch is pastor.  The church is located at 945 W. Roundbunch. For more information call 409-735-4573.

First Baptist Church of Mauriceville will have a candlelight service at 5 p.m. Sunday. The church is located at 11540 Hwy 12. Kevin Brown is the pastor. For more information call 409-745-3013.

First Church of the Nazarene will have a service with special music Sunday. The music starts at 10:15 p.m. with the service at 10:45 p.m. Christmas Eve they will have a come and go family communion service 4-5:30 p.m. The church is located at 3810 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Lead pastor is Ray McDowell. For more information contact the church at 409-883-4674.

First Christian Church of Orangefield will have Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. There will also be an evening service at 6 p.m. No services will be held Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The church is located at 4234 FM 408. Jim Hardwick is the pastor. For more information call 409-735-4234.

Trinity Baptist Church, located at 1408 W. Park Ave in Orange, will host a Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24.