Church Holiday Events

Olney’s churches provide many opportunities to celebrate, worship and contribute to the community at large as the holidays draw near. Here is a list of upcoming events that everyone is welcome to contribute to or attend: First Baptist Church of Olney:

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (Dec. 24, 5 p.m.) - The Candlelight Service has become a special tradition for many families in Olney when the congregation and visitors gather to sing traditional Christmas carols in the glow of candles. The theme for this year’s service is “Christ, the Greatest Gift,” and participants will be encouraged to share how Christ has been a gift for them. At the end of the service, the congregation will sing “Silent Night” and “Away in A Manger,” while they pass a candlelight from person to person.

Christmas Day Service (Dec. 25 at 11 a.m.) - We will have only one service at 11 a.m. No Sunday school. I feel like Sunday morning when it’s Christmas everybody is happy. Celebrate Christmas with your community as well as your family.

First United Methodist Church of Olney: The First United Methodist Church will celebrate a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24, and a Christmas Day Service at 9 a.m. on Dec. 25.

St Luke Lutheran Church:

Children’s Christmas Program (Sat. Dec. 24): St. Luke will hold its Children’s Christmas Program and Christmas Service on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m.