Christmas and Advent schedule updated for Dec. 23

Asbury-Our Redeemer

Asbury-Our Redeemer, located at 1140 Tucker Road, will hold two candlelight services on Christmas Eve:

  • 5 p.m. — Featuring drama “Joseph, Mary and a Shepard”
  • 7 p.m. — Traditional service with readings and carols

Hood River Alliance Church

Christmas Eve services will be 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. on Dec. 24.

Nursery care will be provided for infants through two-and-a-half for the 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. services. The church is located at 3650 Montello Road, off Rand Road.

Concordia Evangelical Lutheran

Concordia Evangelical Lutheran, 11th and Pine streets, will celebrate Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. with Christmas caroling and the message of Christmas. Christmas Day worship will be at 9 a.m. The community is invited to attend.

Parkdale Baptist

The Parkdale Baptist Church will observe Christmas Eve service on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. The church is located at 6310 Dee Highway.

Riverside Community Church

Dec. 24 — Family-friendly Christmas Eve candlelight services:

  • 6 p.m., Children are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal to place by the manger.
  • 8 p.m., featuring music by the Riverside Chancel Choir.

All are invited to bring hats, gloves, socks, blankets or wet weather gear (such as ponchos) to place on or under the “Giving Tree” for those who are homeless.

Pine Grove-Odell United Methodist

Services continue to be at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Odell Methodist Church sanctuary. The twilight Christmas Eve service will be at 4 p.m. at the Pine Grove Methodist Church sanctuary. All are invited to attend.

Valley Christian Church

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

  • Dec. 22 — Longest night service, 7 p.m. Worship with silence, prayers and candle lighting.
  • Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve service, 7:30 p.m. With children, carols, candlelight and communion.

Tucker Road Baptist

Tucker Road Baptist invites the community to take a break from the busyness of the season and join in a celebration of the true meaning of Christmas with a candlelight service on Dec. 24 from 6-7 p.m.

Rob and Shirley Bagge, of Mosier, will lead the congregation in favorite Christmas songs, and Pastor Dean Kelly will read the biblical account of the birth of Christ.

Tucker Road Baptist Church is located at 1455 Tucker Road. For more information, call 541-386-1049.

St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1501 Belmont Drive, invites all for Christmas and New Year services.

  • Dec. 24 — 5:30 p.m., Children’s Liturgy Mass in English; 8 p.m. Misa de Gallo in Spanish; 10 p.m., Midnight Mass in English (and yes, it really is at 10 p.m.).
  • Dec. 25 — 10 a.m. Christmas Mass in English; noon in Spanish.
  • Dec. 31 — 6 p.m., New Year’s Vigil Mass, bilingual.
  • Jan. 1 — 7:30 a.m., New Year’s Day Mass in English; noon in Spanish.

Valley Worship Center

On Dec. 24 from 6-7 p.m., Valley Worship Center will host a Christmas Eve candlelight service. The church is located at 5780 Highway 35 — the geodesic dome near Mt. Hood. Pastor Don Howell and the congregation invite the community to the event.

Immanuel Lutheran Church

  • Dec. 24, 7 p.m. — A family candlelight Christmas Eve service blending meaningful and lasting traditions with a relevant, joy-filled life message. There will be music and Christmas “goodie bags” will be given to all the children.
  • Dec. 25, 10 a.m.

Immanuel Lutheran church is located at Ninth and State streets.

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