Churches celebrate the reason for the season

Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ, and Christians usually want to give thanks, as well as unwrap presents and feast with family. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there are six houses of worship that will be available on or near Christmas.

CrossPointe Fellowship
CrossPointe Fellowship

CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, 941-778-0719, will have a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Episcopal Church of the Annunciation
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation

Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-1638, will have a Holy Eucharist on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 8 a.m. and Lessons and Carols at 10:30 a.m. On Christmas Eve, there will be Family Eucharist with music at 5 p.m., carols at 10:30 p.m. and Festival Eucharist with music at 11 p.m. There will be a Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. on Christmas day.

 


Gloria Dei Lutheran ChurchGloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-1813, will host its regular 9:30 a.m. service and fellowship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23.

 

 

 


Harvey Memorial Community Church
Harvey Memorial Community Church

Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach, 941-779-1912, will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 


Roser Church in Anna Maria
Roser Church in Anna Maria

Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 941-778-0414, will hold a Christmas Eve family service from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary with the Joyful Noise Children’s Choir singing. At 9 p.m., there will be a Christmas Eve candlelight service.

 

 

 


St. Bernard Catholic Church
St. Bernard Catholic Church

St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-4769, has Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.