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Date of Issue: December 16, 2009

Churches celebrate Christmas

Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria.
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Christmas Eve is Dec. 24.

Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will hold a candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 7:30 p.m.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will celebrate on Christmas Eve with music programs at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. and candlelight services at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will celebrate on Christmas Eve with services at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. and the singing of carols at 10:30 p.m.

St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, will hold family Mass at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Eve Mass at 10 p.m. The choir will sing carols at 9:30 p.m.

Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach, will hold a service at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve.

On Christmas, which is Dec. 25

Roser will hold a service at 10 a.m. in the chapel.

Gloria Dei will hold a worship service at 9:30 a.m.

Annunciation will hold a service at 10 a.m.

St. Bernard will hold Christmas Day mass at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.