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FAITH NOTES: Many Christmas services to be held on Saturday

Saturday

Flippen United Methodist Church, at 3707 Jodeco Road, in McDonough, will host a family-friendly service, Saturday, at 5 p.m. A candelight communion service will be held at 9 p.m. A Christmas Day service is scheduled for Sunday, at 11 a.m. Call (678) 432-1311.

JourneyPointe Church, at 1045 Meredith Park Drive, in McDonough, will hold a Christmas Eve Service, Saturday, from 5 p.m., to 6 p.m. Childcare will be provided. The church hosts a cafe each Sunday, at 9:30 a.m., and a worship service at 10 a.m. A Fusion Youth program is held each Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Call (404) 273-8095, or visit www.journeypointe.com.

Saturday, Sunday

Bethel United Methodist Church, 245 Fairview Road, in Stockbridge, will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Saturday, at 6:30 p.m. A Christmas celebration will be held, Sunday, at 10 a.m. Call (770) 474-2570, or visit www.bethel-umc.com.

Faith Baptist Church, at 346 Ga. Highway 138, in Stockbridge, will host a Christmas Eve Communion Service, Saturday, at 6 p.m., featuring guest soloist, Lynn Thorne. The public is invited. A Christmas Day Worship Service will be held, Sunday, at 10:45 a.m. There will be no Sunday School. Visit www.faithbaptiststockbridge.net.

McDonough First United Methodist Church, at 151 Macon St., will hold Christmas Eve worship services, Saturday, at 1 p.m., 5 p.m., and 11 p.m. Sunday School will be held, Dec. 25, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Call (770) 957-4150.

St. Luke Lutheran Church, at 1125 McDonough Place, in McDonough, will host a traditional Christmas Eve Service, Saturday, at 7 p.m. A Christmas Day service is scheduled for Sunday, at 11 a.m., Dec. 25. Both services will include the Holy Eucharist. Call the church office at (678) 432-0845.

Sunday

Glen Haven Baptist Church, at 345 East Lake Road, in McDonough, will hold a worship service, Sunday, at 10 a.m., with preaching by Pastor Brady Howard. There will be no Sunday School, no evening service, and no mid-week service. Call (678) 432-5138, or visit www.glenhavenbaptist.com.

One Heart Community Church, at 40 Mays Road, in Stockbridge, will hold a worship service, Sunday, at 11 a.m. The church will host an Awakening program, Jan. 15, 2012, through Feb. 5., 2012, to help participants start the new year with a new vision. Call (678) 289-0087, or visit www.oneheartcommunitychurch.com.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, at 397 Racetrack Road, in McDonough, will host a Christmas Morning Worship Service, Sunday, at 10 a.m., and a Watch Night Service will begin, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. The church will hold a New Year’s Day Service and Holy Communion, Jan. 1, at 10 a.m. The public is invited to all services. Individuals can arrange to make donations for the church’s Blessing Tree in the Fellowship Hall, following the 8 a.m., and 11 a.m., worship services on Sundays. Call (770) 957-4728.

Dec. 31

New Bread of Life Christian Center, at 3382 Jodeco Road, in McDonough, will host an Anointing Service, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. The public is invited. Call (678) 759-0386, or visit www.newbreadoflifechristiancenter.net

Tabernacle of Praise Church International, at 96 S. Zack Hinton Pkwy, in McDonough will hold a New Year’s Service, Dec. 31, at 10 a.m. Call (678) 272-7838.

Ongoing

Perfecting The Saints Church International, at 1009 U.S. Highway 19/41 in Hampton, holds worship services every Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., and a Bible study on Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to all services. Call the church office at (770) 909-1000, or visit www.ptsministries.org.

Faith Notes is a regular feature of the Henry Daily Herald compiled by staff writer Jason A. Smith. To submit an item for publication, e-mail jsmith@henryherald.com; mail to P.O. Box 278, McDonough, Ga., 30253; or fax to (770) 954-0282, Attention: Faith Notes.