The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve services held at area churches

PALESTINE — During the holiday season, many families make attendance of a Christmas Eve church service an important part of their annual celebrations.

Traditionally, services include the lighting of candles, singing carols and scripture readings as well as dramatic presentations and more — all presented as a way to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

The following area churches will hold services tonight:


6 p.m.

• Bois D'Arc Baptist Church, 310 ACR 445, Palestine

• Dogwood Hills Baptist Church, 3400 N. U.S. 79, Palestine

• First Baptist Church-Palestine, 5700 N. Loop 256, Palestine

• First Baptist Church-Neches, 200 Anderson St., Neches

• First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 113 E. Crawford St., Palestine

• First Presbyterian Church, 410 Avenue A, Palestine

• First United Methodist Church-Palestine, 422 S. Magnolia St., Palestine

• Southside Baptist Church, 1500 Crockett Rd., Palestine

• St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 106 E. Crawford St., Palestine (also at 10 p.m.)

• Swanson Hill Community Church, E. FM 323, Palestine

• Westwood Baptist Church, 1809 Bassett Rd., Palestine


6:30 p.m.

• Montalba Christian Church, 9690 N. St. Hwy. 19, Montalba


7 p.m.

• Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1515 South Loop 256, Palestine

• First United Methodist Church-Elkhart, 202 E. Parker St., Elkhart

• Grace Bible Church, 1390 Gardner Dr., Palestine


7:30 p.m.

• Grace United Methodist Church, 1918 E. Murchison St., Palestine

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