Advent and Christmas services, updated for Dec. 13

The Parkdale Community Church Choir will sing the Christmas Cantata, “Love Came Down at Christmas,” during the service at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 21.

There will be a candlelight Christmas Eve service held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24.

The church is located at 4910 Baseline in Parkdale. For further information please call 541-352-7747.

Shepard of the Valley Bible Church will hold a traditional candlelight Christmas Eve service Dec. 24 beginning at 5 p.m. A reception will follow.

Hood River Valley Christian Church invites friends and the community to Advent and Christmas services. The church is located at 975 Indian Creek Road. For more information, call 541-386-2608, or visit

Dec. 14 — Third Sunday in Advent: Joy; worship at 10:30 a.m., with youth and children’s singing program, “Christmas Wreathes Around the World,” and a Christmas fellowship dinner following the worship service.

Dec. 21 — Fourth Sunday in Advent: Love; worship at 10:30 a.m. featuring Choir Cantata.

Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve; service at 7 p.m., “Retelling the Christmas Story,” a shorter service with caroling. For all ages; families welcome.

Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve; candlelight communion service with choir at 10:30 p.m.

The Advent Concert series at Riverside Community Church brings three concerts of vocal and instrumental music. The Dec. 5 concert was by HRVHS singers, the Dec. 12 event featured Tim Mayer and friends, and the series concludes Dec. 19 with Allison Armerding and other musicians to be announced.

The noon concerts are free and sponsored by the Walton Memorial Music Fund, and an annual gift to the community from Riverside Church, located at Fourth and State streets.

Does your church have an Advent or Christmas season event, service or program you would like to let the community know about? Send brief information to Trisha Walker at, or call 541-386-1234.

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