Christmas Eve worship
St. John Lutheran Church: 5 and 10:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church: 7:30 p.m.
Forest Park Baptist Church: 6 p.m.
First United Church of Christ: 11 p.m.
St. Luke Catholic Church: 4, 6 and 10 p.m.
St. Bernardine Catholic Church: 5, 10:30 p.m.
Christmas Day worship
St. John Lutheran Church: 10 a.m.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church:10:30 a.m.
Peace, Mercy and Charity Church: 10 a.m.
St. Bernardine Catholic Church: 9, 11:30 a.m.
St. Luke Catholic Church: 9, 10:30 a.m. and noon
New Year’s Eve worship
St. John Lutheran Church: 7 p.m.
Forest Park Baptist Church: 7 p.m.
New Harvest Christian Fellowship: 7 p.m.
St. Bernardine Catholic Church: 6 p.m.
St. Luke Catholic Church: 5:30 p.m.
Living Word Christian Center: 9 p.m.
New Year’s Day worship
St. Bernardine Catholic Church: 10 a.m.
St. Luke Catholic Church: 8 and 10 a.m.
Walther Academy program
Walther Lutheran Academy at Forest Park will be giving its Christmas program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20. Call 366-3226.
Baptist church caroling
Forest Park Baptist Church will go caroling on Wednesday, Dec. 19 beginning at 7 p.m. Call 366-5091.
Thai Christmas celebration
The Thai Community Church will be celebrating the birth of Jesus on Sunday, Dec. 16 starting at 4:30 p.m. The service will include special musical and classical dancing and a Thai buffet following worship. Call (630) 972-1747.
At the 9 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Dec. 30, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will be giving an individual blessing to every family, no matter how it is configured. Call 366-0058.
Dramatic presentation on Mary
Ms. Shirley Gangstad will be giving a dramatic presentation of “Mary, mother of Jesus” at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. There will be a free will offering and refreshments after the performance. For information on this event co-sponsored by St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s, call 366-0058.
At the movies
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is showing two classic Christmas movies on the big screen in their sanctuary. On Saturday, Dec. 15 “The Polar Express” will begin at 4 p.m. and “It’s A Wonderful Life” will start at 6 p.m.-$2/children and $4/adults. Call 366-0058.
Worship time change
Peace, Mercy and Charity Church is moving its worship time to Saturday morning. Sunday school will start at 9:30 a.m. and worship will begin at 11 a.m. Call (773) 351-9460.
The St. Bernardine School will put on a Christmas concert in Father Fearon Hall on Thursday, Dec. 20 beginning at 7 p.m. Call 366-0839.
A special youth mass will be held at St. Bernardine Catholic Church on Sunday, Dec. 23 starting at 5 p.m. Call 366-0839.
Sunday school pageant
First United Church of Christ will stage its annual Sunday school pageant at the 10:45 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 16. Refreshments will follow the pageant. Call 771-8456.
The Forest Park Food Pantry recently received a check for $2,942.76 from the CROP Hunger Walk held last May.
Walther Lutheran Academy students took first place at Concordia University’s recent science fair.
Birth of a champion
Peace, Mercy and Charity Church is celebrating the birthday of its pastor, Rev. Pearley Champion, on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 4 p.m. at the church at 848 Hannah Ave. Call (773) 351-9460.