Bedford Congregations Announce Holiday and Christmas Services

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Thanks to Bedford’s faith communities – First Baptist Church, First Church of Christ Congregational, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Lutheran Church of the Savior, St. Michael Parish, and St Paul’s Episcopal Church  – for sharing their 2019 holiday services.

Additional Christmas Eve Note: Bedford becomes a twinkling village at dusk on Christmas Eve, with luminaria glowing along roads, driveways, and paths throughout the town. Thanks to neighbors, friends and the Bedford Minuteman Company the Historic District along The Great Road is especially lovely. (Shameless promotion: luminary sales at Chip-in Farm benefit the Minuteman Company’s scholarship fund for a double win!)

The services are open to the public, and newcomers are especially welcome during the holidays.

155 Concord Road   781-275-8151
Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24
4 pm: Candlelight Scripture and Carols (All ages are welcome)

25 The Great Road  781-275-7951
Sunday, December 22
10 am: Bell Sunday featuring the Jubilee Bell Ringers and a chorus of parishioners’ bells
Tuesday, December 24
4 pm: Christmas Eve Family Service
9 pm: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, lessons, carols, a special Christmas message, and candle lighting.  First Church has a Christmas Eve tradition of collecting cash donations for St. Francis House, a Boston day shelter and resource center for poor and homeless men and women

75 The Great Road, on Bedford Common  781-275-7994
Saturday, December 21 ~ Winter Solstice
6 pm: Long Night’s Journey Into Day ~ A service in the Bacon Room, overlooking Bedford Common, honoring the Winter Solstice with
Sunday, December 22 ~ Hanukkah Service
10 am: Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins – An All-Ages Celebration of Hanukkah
Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24
3:30 pm: Christmas Eve Family Service
8 pm: Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, prelude music begins at 7:40 pm.
Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25
No service is planned on Christmas Day
Sunday, December 29
10 am: Cusp Service with Matt Meyer, well-known UU musician and itinerant worship leader

426 Davis Road, 781-275-6013
Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24
4 pm: Family Christmas Eve Service
6:30 pm: Musical Prelude
7 pm: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25
9 am: Christmas Day Service with Communion
New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31
7 pm New Year’s Eve Service, with Communion

80 Concord Road  781.275.6318
Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24
9 am: No daily Mass
4 pm: Mass in the Church
4 pm: Mass in the Parish Hall
Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25
7 am: Mass in the Church
10 am: Mass in the Church
New Year’s Eve
4 pm: Vigil
New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1

9 am: Mass

100 Pine Hill Road   781-275-8262
Fourth Sunday of Advent – Sunday, December 22
10 am: Christmas Pageant, with Holy Eucharist
Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24
3 pm: Family Christmas Eve Eucharist with Youth Choir and Carols
8:30 pm: Carol Sing
9 pm: Festival Christmas Eucharist with Adult Choir and Sermon
Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25
10 am: Holy Eucharist with Christmas Carols

Editor’s Note: If a church that you know about is not listed, please send the information to [email protected] so that it can be added to this list.

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