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Many churches in the Hoover area are having special services on Christmas Eve.
Some are candlelight services, and some will include communion, but some churches’ websites did not indicate whether candles or communion would be a part of their services. Here’s a rundown on what we could find:
- A2 Church, 6 Greenhill Parkway — Candlelight and communion services at 4 and 6 p.m.
- Asbury United Methodist Church, 6690 Cahaba Valley Road — traditional candlelight and communion services at 4, 8 and 11 p.m.; contemporary candlelight and communion service for youth at 6 p.m.
- Bluff Park Baptist Church, 2211 McGwier Drive — candlelight service at 5 p.m.
- Bluff Park United Methodist Church, 733 Valley St. — Candlelight and communion services at 4 and 6 p.m.
- Briarwood Presbyterian Church, 2200 Briarwood Way — family candlelight service at 5 p.m.; communion candlelight service at 11 p.m.
- Chapel in the Pines Presybterian Church, 2269 Chapel Road — candlelight and communion service at 6 p.m.
- Church of the Highlands Greystone Campus, 1701 Lee Branch Lane — Christmas program at 3 and 5 p.m.
- Church of the Highlands Riverchase Campus, 9013 Helena Road — Christmas program at 3, 5 and 7 p.m.
- Christ the King Lutheran Church, 611 Riverchase Parkway West — service geared toward children at 4:30 p.m.; RSVP dinner at 5:30 p.m.; contemporary service at 7 p.m.; traditional service at 9:30 p.m.
- Cross Creek Church (at Deer Valley Elementary School), 4990 Ross Bridge Parkway, service at 5 p.m.
- Discovery United Methodist Church, 5487 Stadium Trace Parkway — candlelight service at 5 p.m.
- First Christian Church of Birmingham, 4954 Valleydale Road — family service at 5 p.m.; traditional service at 11 p.m.
- Green Valley Baptist Church, 1815 Patton Chapel Road — candlelight service at 5:30 p.m.
- Hoover First United Methodist Church, 1934 Patton Chapel Road — candlelight and communion service at 5 p.m.
- Hunter Street Baptist Church, 2600 John Hawkins Parkway — service at 8 p.m.
- Lakeside Baptist Church, 2865 Old Rocky Ridge Road — candlelight service at 5 p.m.; music begins at 4:15 p.m.
- Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 4650 Preserve Parkway — mass at 4, 6 ad 8 p.m.; children’s mass at 4 p.m.; Spanish-speaking mass at 8 p.m.
- Riverchase Baptist Church, 2020 Crossvine Road — service at 6 p.m.
- Riverchase United Methodist Church, 1953 Old Montgomery Highway — traditional services at 3, 5, 7 and 11 p.m.; contemporary service at 5 p.m.
- Shades Crest Baptist Church, 452 Park Ave., candlelight and communion service at 5 p.m.
- Shades Mountain Baptist Church, 2017 Columbiana Road — candlelight service at 5 p.m.
- Shades Mountain Independent Church, 2281 Old Tyler Road — service at 5 p.m.
- The Church at Brook Hills, 3145 Brook Highland Parkway — services at 4 and 6 p.m.
- The Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles, 424 Emery Drive — children’s pageant at 4 p.m.; candles and music at 7 p.m.; Festival Eucharist at 7:30 p.m.
- Valleydale Church, 2324 Valleydale Road — service at 4 p.m.
Some churches also have services scheduled for Christmas Day:
- Christ the King Lutheran Church has a Christmas morning service at 9 a.m., to which many people, including the pastor, wear pajamas as a tradition.
- Prince of Peace Catholic Church has mass for English speakers at 9 a.m. on Christmas morning and mass for people who speak Spanish at 11 a.m.
- The Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles has scheduled a Holy Eucharist service at 10:30 a.m. on Christmas morning.