The following are services for Christmas Eve, today (Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009) and Christmas Day (Friday, Dec. 25, 2009), at local churches:
* Celebration Community Beach Church, Lowdermilk Beach Park, 1361 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples, 649-1588.
Christmas Eve: 6 p.m. service; living nativity, 5-6 p.m. and a visit from Saint Nicholas. Complimentary shuttle service from Sunshine Ace Hardware, Second Avenue North, Naples.
* Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 15600 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 597-1043.
Christmas Eve: 7 and 9 p.m. candlelight service with communion.
Christmas Day: 10 a.m. service with communion.
* CrossRoads Community Church, Ministerios Egeiro (Hispanic) and Catedral de Adoracao (Brazilian) joint service at 1055 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, www.crossroadsefca.com.
Christmas Eve: 7 p.m. candlelight service.
* Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive, Naples, 261-0894.
Christmas Eve: 5:15 p.m., living nativity; 6 p.m. “Paper Bag,” pageant and family-friendly worship; and 8 and 10:30 p.m. worship services with holy communion, special music and candle-lighting.
* Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlete-Frank Road N., Naples, 434-5811.
Christmas Eve: 5 p.m., contemporary worship service; 7 and 9 p.m. candlelight with strings service; and 11 p.m. candlelight worship service. Communion will be at all services.
Christmas Day: 9:30 a.m. a traditional worship service and a contemporary worship service (simultaneous)
* First Presbyterian Church of Naples, 250 Sixth St. S., Naples, 262-1311
Christmas Eve: 5 p.m., family worship service and 7 and 9 p.m. candlelight services.
* Fisherman’s Home Church, 4172 U.S. 41 N., Naples.
Christmas Eve: 10 p.m.-midnight service. Please bring canned goods for St. Matthew’s House.
* Grace Lutheran Church, 860 Banyan Blvd., Naples, 261-7421.
Christmas Eve: 4:30, 7 and 11 p.m. services
Christmas Day: 9:30 a.m. service.
* Lighthouse Congregational United Church of Christ, 2320 Rivers Road, Naples, 776-2888.
Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. candlelight service.
* Marco Presbyterian Church, 875 West Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, 394-8186.
Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. service titled “Lessons and Hymns under the Chrismon Tree” with carols, candle lighting, special music and a presentation by the hand bell choir.
* Messiah Lutheran Church, 5800 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, 455-0160
Christmas Eve: 4 and 7 p.m. with communion and candlelight.
* Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples, 261-1487.
Christmas Eve: 3 p.m., chapel communion service with a soloist and organ; 5 p.m. candlelight service with the children’s choirs; and 8 p.m. traditional service with candlelight, chancel choir and string quartet.
* Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples, 261-5469.
Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. family service with soloists Javier Abreu and Kellie Cullinan and the children’s choir; 6 and 8 p.m. candlelight service of lessons and carols with soloist Javier Abreu, sanctuary choir and chamber orchestra; 10 p.m. candlelight service of Holy Communion with soloist Javier Abreu, sanctuary choir and instrumentalists.
* Peace Lutheran Church, Oakridge Middle School, 14975 Collier Blvd., Naples, 254-7800.
Christmas Eve: 7 p.m. service.
* St. John’s Episcopal Church, 500 Park Shore Drive, Naples, 261-2355.
Christmas Eve: 430 p.m. musical prelude and caroling; 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist; 8:30 p.m. musical prelude and caroling and 9 p.m. Holy Eucharist.
Christmas Day: 10 a.m., Holy Eucharist.
* St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 5130 Rattlesnake Hammock Road, Naples, 774-3337.
Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. family Mass, English, and 9 p.m. midnight Mass, English. 12 a.m. midnight Mass, Spanish.
Christmas Day: 8 and 10 a.m. and noon, English; 1:30 p.m., Spanish, and 4 p.m., Haitian (creole).
* St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 9801 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 992-4343.
Christmas Eve: 5:30 p.m. family Eucharist with a pageant; 9:30 p.m. carols and anthems with the parish choir; and 10 p.m. solemn choral Eucharist.
Christmas Day: 10 a.m., solemn Eucharist with Christmas hymns.
* St. Monica’s Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road, Naples, 591-4550.
Christmas Eve: 4;30 p.m. family Eucharist; 6:30 p.m. festive holy Eucharist; 8 p.m. Christmas music with choirs, soloist and the congregation; and 8:30 p.m. festive holy Eucharist.
Christmas Day: 10 a.m., holy Eucharist with carols.
* St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples, 643-0197.
Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. Christmas pageant and 10:30 p.m. midnight Mass.
Christmas Day: 8 a.m. service.
* St. Raphael’s Church, 5601 Williams Drive, Fort Myers Beach, 463-6057.
Christmas Eve: 7 p.m. service.
Christmas Day: 10 a.m. service.
* San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island, 394-5181.
Christmas Eve: 3:45 and 5:30 p.m. and midnight services.
Christmas Day: 7:30, 9 and 10:45 a.m. services.
* Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church, 6020 Rattlesnake Hammock Road, Naples, 775-0696.
Christmas Eve: 7 p.m. family service with holy communion and 11 p.m. candlelight communion service.
* The Tree of Life Church, 2132 Shadowlawn Drive, Naples, 530-2200.
Christmas Eve: 6:06 p.m. service.
* Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church, 553 Galleon Drive, Naples, 262-6581.
Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. Christmas pageant and Holy Eucharist; 7:30 and 10 p.m. sacred music and Holy Eucharist.
Christmas Day: 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I.
* United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, 593-7600.
Christmas Eve: chapel — 3 and 5 p.m. services with carols and communion; sanctuary — 4 p.m. family service with the preschool choir; 6 p.m. family service with the elementary school choir; 8 p.m. contemporary candlelight communion service in the sanctuary; and 11 p.m. traditional candlelight communion service.
* Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd., Naples, 597-1720.
Christmas Eve: 5 p.m., “Unrehearsed” Christmas pageant, featuring violins, the children’s choir and carols; 7 and 9 p.m. candlelight and communion services with choirs, bells and special music.