December 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 21 Religious Notes (continued from previous page) Year with a 10:30 a.m. service on Jan. 1. Contact the church at (201) 444-6362. 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 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)6524277. 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) 3270148 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 abundantlifewyckoff. org. Power House Church 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 powerhousechristianchurch. org. Ramapo Reformed announces services Ramapo Reformed Church, 100 Island Road, Mahwah, is offering two candlelight services on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24; they will be held at 7 and 11 p.m. The earlier service is informal and family oriented. Both services will feature traditional lessons and carols. Sunday school for children ages three through sixth grade and a nursery is provided during regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Call (201) 529-3075 or visit Christmas comes to Bergen Highlands Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church is celebrating the Christmas season with various services. The church’s three choirs will perform the annual Christmas Cantata at the 10:30 a.m. service on Dec. 20. This year’s cantata includes music from “Song of Christmas” by Robert J. and Betty C. Hughes, and “Morning Star” by Joseph M. Martin. The children’s, youth, and senior choirs, under the direction of Betsy Haley and accompanied by Becky Kester, will tell the story of the Christmas miracle. The Christmas Eve Candlelight Ser- vice will be held Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. This family service includes scripture, caroling, and music. The children who attend will participate in bringing the Christmas story to life. The children’s, youth, and senior choirs will perform Christmas favorites. The church will continue to celebrate Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 27 with a service of lessons and carols at the 10:30 a.m. service. Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church is located at 318 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. For more information, call the church office at (201) 327-3960. First Presbyterian sets services The Hand Bell and Chancel Choirs at the First Presbyterian Church will be performing at the Advent IV Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. All are invited. The children and young people of the congregation will present the Annual Christmas Eve Pageant at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24. The Men’s Choir will sing at 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. At the 11 p.m. Candlelight Service, the Chancel Choir will sing under the direction of Dr. Deborah S. King. The First Presbyterian located at 15 Shuart Lane. Come home to celebrate Christmas at HOLY CROSS-LCMS Children’s Christmas Pageant with The Sunday School & Nursery School - 10:25 am 5:30 pm - Christmas Eve Family Service 10:00 pm - Traditional Christmas Service with Holy Communion 10:25 am ~ Christmas Morning Hymn Sing Sunday, December 20 Thursday, December 24 Friday, December 25 125 Glasgow Terrace, Mahwah • 201-529-2117 Pastor Dennis Rockett 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 12-16-09 Joan/Janine HolyCrossXmas3x3(12-16-09) Old 3 x 3” Rev2 at Ridgewood’s Paramus Reformed Church Christmas Eve CHRISTMAS 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 ��������������������� ����������������������������� All are invited to join in the joy of the season. 5:30 pm - Family Service 11:00 pm - Traditional Candlelight Service Rev. 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