Christmas Church Events

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The community is invited to view an outdoor live nativity featuring real animals that is ongoing 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.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church will have a candlelight Service on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. Christmas Day service begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. The church is located at 208 N. Dolores Rd in Cortez. All are invited to attend.

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. 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.

Mountain View Baptist Church

Mountain View Baptist Church will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. The church is located on the corner of Hwy. 184 and County Road 30.5 in Dolores. For more information, call Pastor Scott Hartle at 739-4496.

Cortez First United Methodist Church

The Cortez First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St., will have two services on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, and welcomes everyone to attend. The first is at 5:30 p.m. and is planned specifically with children and families in mind. The second is a traditional candlelight service at 7 p.m. For more information, call 565-3002.

Cortez Church of the Nazarene

Christmas Eve Candle Light Service will be held at the Cortez Church of the Nazarene at 514 N. Chestnut St. on Monday, Dec. 24. The time of service is 6 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 565-7826.