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Only 3% of young people will attend church on Christmas Day

25 December 2017, 05:26 | Tara Lloyd

Only 3% of young people will attend church on Christmas Day

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Immigration of Christians from Eastern Europe and Africa has helped to stem the decline in church attendance in some areas, with London home a greater number of migrants than any other region - around three million foreign-born people living in the capital.

Bergstrasse Evangelical Lutheran Church (9 Hahnstown Road, Ephrata): A Christmas Eve candlelight service with Holy Communion will be held at 7:15 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St., will have a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St., Point Shore, Amesbury, Christmas worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24, followed by the Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. All services are family-friendly and will include music, carols and Holy Communion.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4501 Rahling Road, will hold a lessons and carols service at 10:30 a.m. and a candlelight, Communion and carols service at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church invites all in celebrating the birth of Christ, offering two Christmas Eve Services Sunday, Dec. 24, at 5 and 7 p.m.

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First Christian Church, 3701 Taft Blvd: Christmas Eve services - 8:40 a.m. Chapel service and 10:45 a.m. Sanctuary service on Christmas Eve morning.

PECOS First Baptist Church of Pecos, 423 S. Hickory St., Pecos, has scheduled its annual Carols, Candles and Communion service at 6 p.m. Sunday. The annual Jubilee Week services will be held at 7:30 p.m. January 1-5.

Glossbrenner United Methodist Church (Church & Angle streets, Mount Joy): There will be Christmas Eve services at 3 and 7 p.m.

Holy Family Parish, 9 Sparhawk St., Amesbury, Christmas Eve service at 4 p.m. with satellite parking and a shuttle bus available at Amesbury High School beginning at 3 p.m.

First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport, presents "The Still of the Morning" on Christmas Eve at 10:30 a.m. Christmas Eve Masses at Blessed Sacrament are scheduled at 4 p.m. December 24 in English and 6 p.m. December 24 in Spanish.

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. The concert will be directed by Mark Newman and accompanied by Dawn Boyea. A candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, with the adult choir singing.

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Bethany Presbyterian Church (25 North West End Ave.): Holy Communion and a candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Two identical Christmas Eve evening services at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.in the Sanctuary.

All Saints Catholic Church will have five services from today through Monday.

-- St. Patrick Catholic Church, 705 Main St., Cedar Falls; masses at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The 11 p.m. Service of Lessons and Carols, concluding with candle lighting, will be held at the 277-year-old Old Leacock Church, at Old Leacock Road and Old Philadelphia Pike. The candlelight service begins at 5 p.m. Sessions are offered from 10 a.m. -noon or 6:30-8:30 p.m. The themes of worship service in song explore the virtues of community, tolerance, compassion, and unity, all made possible by the incarnation of Jesus, the true Child of Peace. The service will begin at 8 and will include communion, concluding with a tradition of singing "Silent Night" in German and English.

Hazel Church of Christ: Mackie Gallimore will speak at the 9:50 a.m. worship service on "Mars Hill", with scripture from Acts 17:16-24. The 9 p.m. traditional Christmas Eve service features music and word, concluding with a candlelight service.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 128 W. Hardin St., has planned Christmas Eve services for 9:30 a.m.

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