Religious Notes Franklin Lakes Baptist celebrates The adult choir at Franklin Lakes Baptist Church will perform a Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. The concert, “The Wonder of Christmas,” is directed by Dr. Lee Kliewer. On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, there will be a Candlelight Carol Service at 6 p.m. All are invited to attend. Franklin Lakes Baptist Church is located at 649 Franklin Avenue in Franklin Lakes. For more information, call (201) 891-3253 or visit Holy Cross offers Christmas services Holy Cross, located at 125 Glasgow Terrace in Mahwah, has planned two services for Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The family service is planned for 5:30 p.m. The traditional Christmas service will be held at 10 p.m. Holy Communion will be offered at both services. There will be a Christmas Morning Hymn Sing on Christmas morning, Dec. 25, at 10:25 a.m. For more information, call the church at (201) 529-2117 or visit Christmas Eve at Old Paramus Church Old Paramus Church, 660 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood, will hold two services for Christmas Eve. A Family Service will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. A traditional Candlelight Service will be held at 11 p.m. Contact the church at (201) 444-5933 or at oldparamus. org for more information. Celebrate at MPCRC Midland Park Christian Reformed Church, 183 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park, will hold a Candlelight Service on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. On Christmas Day, Dec. 25, there will be a 10 a.m. worship service. For New Year’s Eve, there will be a Communion Service at 6 p.m. Midland Park Christian Reformed Church is wheelchair accessible, and nurseries are provided at all services. For more information, contact the church at (201) 445-4260. Nativity sets Christmas services The Church of the Nativity, 315 Prospect Street, Midland Park, is offering five services on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The Children’s Family Liturgy for families with small children only will be at 4 p.m. The Mass for the Differently-abled will be at 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., there will be Eucharistic liturgies. The choir and congregation will sing Christmas carols at the 9:30 p.m. service. There will be two Eucharistic liturgies at 10:30 a.m. and noon on Christmas Day. A New Year’s Eve service will be celebrated on Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. The community is also invited to start the New Year with a 10:30 a.m. service on Jan. 1. Contact the church at (201) 444-6362. December 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 23 Advent Lutheran readies for Christmas Advent Lutheran Church, 777 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, is celebrating the season with two Christmas Eve services: Family Devotions will be held at 5 p.m., and the Candlelight Communion will be at 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, there will be a Christmas Communion at 10 a.m. Advent Lutheran is barrier-free and offers hearing devices, and large print bulletins and hymnals. For more information, call (201) 891-1031 or visit online at adventwyckoff. org. Celebrations at Cedar Hill Cedar Hill Church in Wyckoff is offering a variety of services. On Dec. 20, the 10:30 a.m. service will feature the Sunday School Christmas Program and Rev. Brown’s “Jesus: The Holy Infant.” At 6 p.m., there will be a Candlelight Service with the Cedar Hill Choir and Girls’ Chorus. The Christmas Day service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Brown will present “Angels: The Heralds.” On Sunday, Dec. 27, the only service will be held at 10:30 a.m. For New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, there will be an Old Year’s Evening Service at 7 p.m. Rev. Brown will offer “With a Sense of the Past and Future.” On Sunday, Jan. 3, Rev. Brown will deliver “A Plan for the Fullness of Time.” Cedar Hill Church is located at 422 Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff. The church is barrier-free. Call (201)652-4277. Power House prepares for Christmas Power House Christian Church, 500 West Main Street, Wyckoff, is preparing for Christmas with services that focus on a special message. On Dec. 20, the message will be “He Gave…Himself.” Services are at 9 and 10:45 a.m. There will be a special service, “A Christmas Carol” around the piano on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. There will be three services on Christmas Eve: a family service at 5:30 p.m., which will include a special puppet show presented by the Pearl Puppet Theater; a 7:30 p.m. service that will feature candlelight and a traditional feel; and an 11:30 p.m. service for solemn reflection. For more information, call (201) 540-1993 or visit Presbyterian Church offers candlelight service The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes will hold the annual candlelight Christmas Eve service on Thursday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. led by the Rev. Vern Dethmers. All are welcome. The church is located at 730 Franklin Lake Road in Franklin Lakes. Redeemer children present Christmas story Following years of tradition, the children and youth of the Sunday school of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Ramsey will present a Nativity Pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 9 a.m. in the church. Children from toddlers to teens will reenact the Christmas story as they create a living Nativity scene in the church chancel. Older youth will read the prophecies and the story from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. Younger children will present Christmas songs and invite the entire audience to join in singing carols. The pageant will be followed by a 10:15 a.m. Service of Holy Communion for the Fourth Sunday in Advent; there will be no 8 a.m. service that day. The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is located at 55 Wyckoff Avenue in Ramsey. There is ample parking in the parking lot, and the church building is barrier-free. For more information, call the Rev. Dr. Carol Brighton at (201) 327-0148 or visit Abundant Life holds holiday services The children and youth of the congregation at Abundant Life Reformed Church, 475 Lafayette Avenue, Wyckoff, will present a Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m. On Christmas Eve, there will be a Candlelight Service at 10 p.m. Contact Abundant Life at (201) 444-8038 or Ramapo Reformed announces services Ramapo Reformed Church, 100 Island Road, Mahwah, (continued on page 25) �������������������������������������������� Are you missing your family for the holidays? Come join ours! Abundant Life Reformed Church Christmas Program (by Children and Youth) December 20, Sunday at 10:30 am December 24, Thursday at 10:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Abundant Life Reformed Church 475 Lafayette Avenue • Wyckoff, NJ 07481 • 201-444-8038 Communal Penance Service with Individual Confession Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 12 noon St. Elizabeth’s Church, Wyckoff CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2009 Church of theNativity Christmas Eucharistic Liturgies Christmas Eve at Ridgewood’s Old Paramus Reformed Church All are invited to join in the joy of the season. 5:30 pm - Family Service 11:00 pm - Traditional Candlelight Service 12-16-09 pat/janine Director & Organist Stewart Holmes, Music AbundantLifeHoliday2x(2-16-09) 2660 East Glen Ave. at Route 17, x 3.5” Ridgewood Rev1 201-444-5933 Rev. Tom Marsden, Pastor CHRISTMAS Christmas Eve 4:00 PM–Children’s Family Liturgy (families with small children only) 5:30 PM–Mass for Differently-abled people 7:00 PM–Eucharistic Liturgy 9:30 PM–Choir & Congregation–Christmas Carols 10:00 PM–Eucharistic Liturgy Thursday, December 24, 2009 ��������������������� ����������������������������� Eucharistic Liturgies–10:30 AM & 12:00 Noon Friday, December 25, 2009 Christmas Day New Year’s Eve ������������� ������������� �������������������������� Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 4:00 PM 10:30 AM – Holy Day of Obligation Friday, January 1, 2010 New Year’s Day �������������� ������������� ��������������������������� ����������������������������������� ��������������������� 315 Prospect Street, Midland Park • 201-444-6362 Est.1725