Island residents Erin Tribble and Drayden Map as Mary and Joseph, left to right, lead the Bethlehem Walk congregation on their journey to Roser Church Dec. 10.
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will host two Christmas Eve programs in the sanctuary — a celebrational candlelight service with music and prayer at 5:30 p.m. and a traditional candlelight service at 9 p.m.
Christmas Eve is Saturday, Dec. 24.
Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will celebrate on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will celebrate on Christmas Eve with bells 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 a children’s 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 Sunday, Dec. 25, Roser will hold a service at 10 a.m.
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.
Harvey’s Christmas Day service is at 9:30 a.m.
Crosspointe will hold a Christmas day service at 10:15 a.m.