Christmas is here! Well, almost. Everyday there are more strings of lights and heaps of excitement. And there’s still time for last minute shopping, decorating, and planning. To help a little with the “planning” part, below is a list of church services (especially on Christmas Eve) and holiday celebration in the area. Especially for newcomers, this is meant to be a resource to Christmas celebration in the area.
Please note: the only churches that have confirmed worship service schedules for 2019 are All Saints Catholic Church, First UMC of Sneads Ferry, Hampstead Baptist Church, Scott’s Hill Baptist Church and Topsail Presbyterian Church.
This list is just a start. We know it is incomplete and there are still more churches and events in the area. Churches are listed alphabetically by region. If you know of a service not listed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make sure to include it. Also, if you are affiliated with any of these services and would like us to include any additional information or photos from your holiday service, we would love to hear from you, too.
Merry (almost) Christmas, y’all!
List of Christmas Eve Services
All Saints Catholic Church
18737 US Highway 17 N, Hampstead NC 28443
- Tuesday, December 24, 2019 4pm and 6pm
- Wednesday, December 25, 2019 10am
Hampstead Baptist Church
67 Factory Road, Hampstead, NC 28443
- Tuesday, December 24, 2018, 6pm
- Click here to see more information on their Facebook Event
Hampstead United Methodist Church
15395 Highway 17, Hampstead, NC 28443
Tuesday, December 24
All in the Sanctuary! Still under construction, but there will be heat and lights!
12 NOON Communion will help folks with visitors arriving later Christmas Eve!
5 PM Casual Candlelight Communion Service, primarily for families with children
7 PM Candlelight Communion Service, with nursery provided for children up to age 3.
245 N St Johns Church Road, Hampstead, NC 28443
Located at Topsail High School
- Monday, December 23, 7pm
- Tuesday, December 24, 4pm and 6pm
“You are invited to a “Topsail Family Christmas” – a family-minded holiday celebration event on December 23rd & 24th. This year Renovation Church brings together the sights, sounds, and wonder of the greatest story ever told. Childcare will be available for ages 6 weeks to 18 months old. Grab your free tickets today!”
Scotts Hill Baptist Church
185 Scotts Hill Loop Rd Wilmington, NC
- Sunday, December 23, 3:30pm
- Monday, December 24, 5pm in the Worship Center
“Seating is first come first serve, no tickets required. Plan to arrive early!”
Topsail Presbyterian Church
16249 Hwy 17 N., Hampstead,NC 28443
- Monday, December 24, 6pm (Worship, Family Service)
- Monday, December 24, 8:30pm (Worship, Candlelight Service)
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
661 Tar Landing Rd, Holly Ridge, NC 28445
- Monday, December 24, 7pm
First United Methodist Church
305 Lakeside Dr, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
- Hanging of the Greens service at the 10 a.m. Worship Service on Sunday, December 1
- Monday, December 24, 5pm (Candlelight Service)
Salem Baptist Church
198 Sneads Ferry Rd, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
- Wednesday, December 19, 7pm
“Special Grief Candlelight Service for people struggling with loss of all kinds during this time of year.”
Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church
776 NC-210, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
- Tuesday, December 24, 7pm (Candlelight Service)
Faith Harbor UMC
14201 NC Hwy 50, Surf City, NC 28445
- Monday, December 24th, 5pm and 7pm
304 Wilmington Ave., Surf City, NC 28445
- Monday, December 24th, 6pm and 7:30pm (Candlelight Service)
“Come and join the Gathering Monday, December 24th. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services. Two services 6 pm or 7:30 pm. Let’s celebrate Jesus together. Merry Christmas!”