Church services this weekend around Carson Valley and beyond
n St. Gall Catholic Church, two masses at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and at 6 p.m. a Spanish service in the church. English services will be offered in the Pastoral Center on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. At 5 p.m., no service, Noel Christmas Dinner for those without family. Information on the dinner, Rita Hill 783-9908. New Year’s Eve, 5 p.m. English service and 6:30 p.m. Spanish service. On New Year’s Day services at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with no service at 5 p.m. Gardnerville, 782-2852.
n High Sierra Fellowship has services 6 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight communion service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Christmas worship, communion service; 6 p.m. Dec. 31, New Years prophesy update. Gardnerville, 782-7486.
n Coventry Cross Episcopal Church, Christmas Eve service to celebrate the birth of Jesus at 9 p.m. Preceding the celebration at 8:30 p.m. is a program of singing traditional carols. The Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. Minden, 782-4161.
n Carson Valley United Methodist Church, three services Christmas Eve. 6 p.m. service is primarily for children and their families. There will be a guest with a small gift for every child. 8 p.m. service is traditional service of worship, with the Chancel Choir singing, candlelighting and Christmas carols. The 11 p.m. service is a celebration of Holy Communion with candlelighting and Christmas carols. Christmas morning, a single service of worship at 10 a.m. New Year’s Day, regular services at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Gardnerville, 782-4600.
n Unity Church of Today, two Christmas Eve services, 6 p.m. designed for families and children, at 7:15 p.m. features candlelight and a Unity Chorus performance. One service Christmas Day at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary. Minden, 782-4429.
n Christ Presbyterian Church will celebrate with a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday worship and Sunday school at 9 a.m. Christmas Day. Gardnerville, 782-3781 or 265-1398.
n Hilltop Community Church, two Christmas Eve candlelight services 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Indian Hills, 267-3020.
n Valley Christian Fellowship, Christmas Eve candlelight service 6 p.m., Christmas movie and party 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Gardnerville, 782-1961.
n Berean Bible Church, Christmas service 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Carson Valley Middle School. Gardnerville, 782-3931.
n Trinity Lutheran Church, Christmas Eve family celebration and Holy Communion at 7 p.m., midnight celebration and Holy Communion 11 p.m. On Sunday, 10 a.m. Christmas lessons, carols and Holy Communion. Gardnerville, 782-8153.
n Carson Valley Foursquare Church Cornerstone, Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m. Minden, 690-0933.
n Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran, family Christmas service, Christ is Born Today, on Christmas Eve featuring Sunday school children and teens at 5:30 p.m., candlelight service featuring senior choir, traditional carols and inspirational message at 8:30 p.m. Indian Hills, 267-3680.
n A special candle light service will be held on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. at Walker Baptist Church. Following the Christmas Eve program a birthday cake for Jesus and finger foods. Sunday School at 9 a.m. and the Sunday morning worship, which begins at 10:15 a.m. Walker, (530) 495-2479.
n The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will have a special Christmas sacrament at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday meetings are held in Walker at 40 Mill Creek Lane from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Branch president Jim Hales can be reached at 782-7657 or 495-2559.
n Our Lady Of the Valley Catholic Chapel will celebrate a special Christmas Eve mass at the Walker Community Building at 4 p.m. Smith Valley Mass is celebrated on Saturday evenings at 4:30 p.m. and also at the Infant of Prague in Bridgeport on Sundays at noon. (530) 495-9589 or (888) 495-1066.
n First Baptist Church of Topaz Ranch Estates, Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 5 p.m. 266-3309.
n Smith Valley Community United Methodist Church, Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Christmas Day service, Sunday, 10 a.m. Smith, 465-2452.
n St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, mass time for the month of December is 4:30 p.m., on Saturday. Smith, 465-2220.
n Topaz Community Open Bible Church, Christmas Eve service is at 6:30 p.m. There will be no service on Christmas Day. Topaz, 266-0020.
n Alpine Christian Community Church is holding a special Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m. Dec. 24.
n The River Ministries (a new contemporary Christian church) is meeting in the Coleville High School gym. Services on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Pre-service prayer begins at 8:45 a.m. A Christmas play will be presented on Friday at 7 p.m. with dessert served following the production. 781-4191 or toll free at (888) 51-RIVER.
n At 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, a festive service will be held at Antelope Valley Community United Methodist Church. Sunday School for adults and children is held every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship and Children’s Church starts at 11 a.m. (760) 932-1630.