Christmas Church Events

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church

For those that like to sing or hear Christmas carols, all are invited to come join St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church to make beautiful music together from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. Everyone is welcome; refreshments will be served in the parish hall afterwards. The church is located at 28 E. Montezuma Ave. For more information, call Linda at 564-4211.

Cortez Family Worship Center Foursquare Church

The Cortez Family Worship Center Foursquare Church will perform the Christmas play, "John the Baptist Comes Alive" on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 500 N. Washington St. Call 749-9774 for more information.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

On Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. Lighthouse Baptist Church will present "Bethlehem Star" a musical and drama. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and childcare will be provided. In "Bethlehem Star" a snowstorm forces a young traveling family to seek shelter at a roadside motel, where they experience the Christ of Christmas. It is also the story of Hal and Nettie, the owners of the "Star Motel" and the wonderful Christmas they spend with the young traveling family. The church is located at 11502 Hwy. 145. For more information, call 565-9302.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The community is invited to view an outdoor live nativity featuring real animals beginning on Friday, Dec. 21, through Sunday, Dec. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. On Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, the nativity will be from 5 to 7 p.m. The address is 1700 E. Empire St. Visitors are welcome to come and mingle at the scene to honor the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There will be a sheep, donkey and people. The nativity is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. For more information, call Bishop Russell Decker at 749-8237.

Victory World Outreach Church

Victory World Outreach Church will present two performances only of "The Christmas Shoes" - A dramatic Christmas musical - on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 23, at 10:30 a.m. The play portrays a story of hope, compassion and supernatural circumstances with an uplifting tale of two families. Written from the song, the story has become a Christmas family favorite. Admission is free. Victory World Outreach Church is located at 11088 Hwy. 491, at the corner of Hwy. 491 and Road L, Cortez. For further information, call 759-5519.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 110 W. North St., Cortez, will have Christmas Carol Singing on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., join us for a traditional festive Christmas Eucharist. Childcare will be available. On Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, we will have a Blue Christmas Service, a Eucharist for those who find Christmas a difficult time because of grief or loss. For more information, call 565-7865.

Baptist Chapel

This Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, join us at Baptist Chapel, 1509 N. Dolores Rd., for an hour of music and worship from 6 to 7 p.m. as we celebrate and focus on the birth of the Savior. Call 882-1433 with any questions.

St. Philip Anglican Church

A Christmas Eve celebration will be observed at St. Phillip Church at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. The service will include a procession, lighting of the Advent candles, the singing of carols, reading of Scripture, a short message and Holy Eucharist. We look forward to welcoming family, friends and all those who want to remember the birth of Christ in this extraordinary way on this special evening. St. Philip is located at the corner of S. Market and Seventh St. For more information, call the church office at 565-1555 or 565-8665.

First Baptist Church

A Christmas Eve sing-along at First Baptist Church will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, at 100 N. Market St., Cortez. Join us to sing your favorite Christmas hymns and we'll conclude with candle lighting. For more information, call 565-6555.