Christmas Eve worship services

By WV UMC Admin

Churches across the West Virginia Conference are offering special opportunities for worship on Christmas Eve!

Come and join in the celebration of the birth of Christ!  (Thank you to the churches who submitted their Christmas Eve worship times).

Christmas Eve schedules are organized by district.  (Note that not all churches offering Christmas eve worship services are listed below)



Stout Memorial

December 24       No 8:15 or 9:30 worship

10:45 worship

6 pm Children’s Christmas Eve Service

11 pm Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

December 31       5th Sunday – 10 am – Lessons and Carols Service


Roane County

Chuck Wagon Gang Gospel Concert Walton Union Church Dec 29 – 7:00


Cedar Grove UMC:

December 24     Christmas Worship  10:30 am and Christmas Eve Service  4:00pm


Red Hill/Murphytown Charge in Parkersburg

Special Charge Holiday Services

Christmas Eve Charge Candlelight Service will be held at 6:30pm at Red Hill UM Church

New Year Eve Reflective Prayer Service will be held from 6:30-8:30 at Murphytown UM Church.  You may come any time between those hours to spend time ending the year and beginning the new year with the Lord.  A bulletin will guide you in your time with the Lord.  Please bring your Bible.  This service is best for youth and adults.


First United Methodist Church – Williamstown

Christmas Eve Worship Services

9am and 11am

Candlelight Service – 8pm


Lubeck UMC, 1771 Harris Hwy (St. Rt. 68), Washington, WV 26181

December 24 – 10:40 to Noon:  Morning Worship will celebrate the 4th Sunday of Advent and will feature the Choir’s offering of their Christmas Cantata:  Bethlehem’s Light. 

December 24 – 7 to 8 PM:  Christmas Eve Candle Light service.


Seventh Street UMC of Parkersburg

  • Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 24 our Cherub Choir will present “A Charlie Brown Christmas” during morning worship as its annual Christmas program.
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service, Dec. 24 at 6pm.


Louisa Chapel UMC in Arnoldsburg, WV:

Sunday, December 24 at 5pm – Christmas Eve Service



Gauley Bridge UMC

December 24th Christmas Eve Candle Light Service @ 6:00pm.


Christ Church UM

Sunday morning worship at 9:00 (Contemporary), 9:45 and 11:00 (Traditional)

Christmas Eve Worship Schedule-ONE MORNING SERVICE at 11:00am, then 5:00pm-Family Service, 11:00pm-Service of Holy Communion

December 31 – Wesley Covenant Service at 9:00, 9:45 and 11:00am

January 5 & 6 Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival-A medieval pageant celebrating the birth of Jesus, @ 7:00pm, Tickets $10/person/festival seating

For more information on these events please visit our webpage at


Morris Memorial UMC

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service at 8:00 p.m.


First, South Charleston

Christmas Eve candlelight worship 6:30pm


Elizabeth Memorial December 24
10:00am    Combined Worship:  Lessons and Carols
7:00pm      Christmas Eve Candlelight Service


St. Marks: 

12/24 Christmas Eve Worship 5:00pm

12/24  Christmas Eve Worship 11:00pm



Wayman’s Ridge UMC – 6PM

Fairview UMC – 7:30PM

Both are Candlelight Services


Simpson UMC Moundsville:


Sunday morning worship at 10am:  Advent & Carols

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7pm.  Message:  “Returning to the Manger” by Pastor Dennis A. Mehaffie.  Special Music by the Chancel Choir and Simpson Handbell Choir.




First United Methodist Church, Princeton, WV

Christmas Eve Worship Services – December 24, 7 pm and 11 pm


Concord UMC in Athens, WV:

Christmas Eve Schedule:

5:00 pm  All Ages Kid-friendly Worship with Communion (will last 45 minutes)

7:00 pm  Joint Christmas Eve Service at Athens Baptist Church (Rev. David Johnston of Concord UMC preaching)

11:00 pm  Candle Light Service


United Methodist Temple, Beckley 

Christmas Eve Morning   8:30 and 11:00 worship services

The Celebration Choir will present their Christmas Cantata entitled Little Lion – Little Lamb on Sunday, December 24 at the 8:30 and 11:00 am worship services.

Christmas Eve Services:

5:00 pm – Sanctuary Candlelight/Holy Communion Service

7:00 pm – Journey at The Place Service

11:00 pm – Sanctuary Candlelight/Holy Communion Service


Perry Memorial UMC, Shady Spring, WV

December 24th, 10:45a, Christmas Eve Sunday Morning Worship

December 24th, 7:00p, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and Holy Communion (100% of Christmas Eve Offering for Brian’s Safehouse/The Sparrow’s Nest)

December 24th, 11:00p, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and Holy Communion (100% of Christmas Eve Offering for Brian’s Safehouse/The Sparrow’s Nest)


December 24: Christmas Eve Handbell Choir Service 9:45am; Christmas Eve Communion From 6:00-8:00pm (people come and leave as desired).


Hedrick Chapel will have Christmas Eve Morning Worship at 11:15am


Grace UM Church, Keyser

Grace UM Church is located at 30 South Mineral Street in Keyser across from CVS. The main entrance is on Orchard Street and there is plenty of parking and a handicapped entrance. Grace invites everyone to attend.

Christmas Eve Schedule

No Sunday School

10:00 a.m. Worship Service

6:00 p.m. Worship Service

9:00 p.m. Worship Service



Tennerton – Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 24th at 7:00


Duff Street UMC, Clarksburg

12/24   Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – 9:00 PM


Broad Oaks and Vincent Memorial Churches

December 24 Broad Oaks and Vincent Memorial will present their combined Choir . Christmas  Cantata  together at both morning worship services: Broad Oaks at 9:30, Vincent Memorial 11 am service.
Combined Christmas Eve service at Vincent Memorial at 11 pm


Israel United Methodist Church Kerens, WV, Randolph County, Wesleyan District

Christmas Eve Service, 7:00 pp


Lost Creek Charge Wide Events: DECEMBER

Lost Creek December 

24th Christmas Cantata 11:00 am Service

24th Charge Christmas Eve Service 7 pm

30th Reverse Advent Food Pick –up (Give a gift per day for our food pantry)



Eastern Cabell Shared Ministry (Bethesda & Milton UMC):


Bethesda United Methodist Church, 4:30 pm.
Milton United Methodist Church, 5 pm.


Cross Roads UMC  –           3146 Saltwell Road, Huntington

Christmas Eve Service
December 24 at 6:00 PM


Milton United Methodist Church, Smith and Church Streets

Christmas Eve Worship with Holy Communion and candle lighting will be held at 5PM on December 24 at Milton UM Church on the corner of Smith and Church Streets..


Community of Grace UMC

3rd Ave & 28th St.

Huntington, WV 25702

12/24    4pm  & 6pm  Christmas Eve Service – Lessons & Carols, Communion, Candlelight


Mt. Union UMC in Huntington Christmas Eve service will start at 4:30 p.m.  This service will include a Christmas Play put on by our youth, titled “The ABC’s of Christmas,” a service of Holy Communion and conclude with a Candlelight Service.

Thom Malcolm. Pastor


Pea Ridge United Methodist Church

5747 East Pea Ridge Rd.

Huntington, WV  25705


Sunday, December 24

10:45a    Worship (Advent 4)

6:00p    Christmas Eve Worship Service of Carols and Candlelight


Kenova UMC

Christmas Eve Service (December 24th 9:00 pm)

New Years Eve “Wesleyan Covenant & Holy Communion Service” (December 31st  6:30 pm)


Beverly Hills UMC, Huntington, WV

December 24- Beverly Hills United Methodist Church Christmas Eve Service, 7 pm