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As Christmas approaches, local churches plan to mark the occasion of Christ’s birth with numerous services and celebrations. Here’s a list of local Christmas and New Year’s worship services at local churches.

Baiting Hollow Congregational Church 2416 Sound Avenue, Calverton
Christmas Eve Worship Service 7 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Family Worship Service 10 a.m,

Calvary Baptist Church 515 Riverleigh Avenue, Riverhead
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service 7 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Riverhead 1018 Northville Turnpike, Riverhead
Christmas Day Service 11 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service 10:30 – midnight

First Congregational Church of Riverhead 103 1st Street, Riverhead
Christmas Eve Service candles and carols 8 p.m.

Galilee Church of God in Christ 87 Old Quogue Road, Riverhead
Christmas Day — Free turkey dinner with all the trimmings open to the community 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Watch Service 10:30 p.m.

Living Water Full Gospel Church 24 Shade Tree Lane, Riverhead
Christmas Eve Candlelight service 6 p.m.

North Shore Christian Church 120 Kroemer Avenue, Riverhead
December 23 candlelight services 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 11 a.m. 7 p.m..
Christmas Eve candlelight service 7 p.m.
North Shore United Methodist Church 260 Route 25A, Wading River
Christmas Eve Worship Service with communion 7 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Hosting Maureen’s Haven for Christmas dinner and overnight at approximately 6 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Aquebogue

Old Steeple Community Church 656 Main Road, Aquebogue
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Lessons and Carols 8 p.m.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 269 Main Road, Aquebogue
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7 p.m.
Christmas Day Worship Service 10 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Worship 7 p.m.
New Year’s Day Morning Prayer 10 a.m.

Riverhead United Methodist Church 204 East Main Street, Riverhead
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7 p.m.

St. Isidore Roman Catholic Church 622 Pulaski Street, Riverhead
Christmas Eve Service 5 p.m. and midnight (English) 10 p.m. (Polish)
Christmas Day Services 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. 12 noon (English) 10:30 a.m. (Polish) 2 p.m. (Latin)

St. John the Baptist R.C. Church 1488 North Country Road, Wading River
Christmas Eve 4 p.m (church) 4 p.m. (hall) 6:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m. music concert before Mass at 10 p.m.
Christmas Day Services 9:15, 11:15

St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church 546 St. Johns Place, Riverhead
Dec. 22 Confession 3:30, 4:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Masses 4, 8 p.m.
Christmas Day Masses 9 and 11 a.m. (English) 6 p.m.(Spanish)
New Year’s Day Mass 8 a.m., 11 a.m. (Spanish)

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church 820 Pond View Road, Riverhead
Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, 9 a.m.; Great Compline 7 p.m.
Christmas Day Confession 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
New Year’s Day Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.
January 6 Divine Liturgy with water blessing 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.; Great Compline 6 p.m.; traditional Holy Supper 7 p.m.
January 7 Confession 9 a.m. Christmas Divine Liturgy 10 a.m.

Truth Community Church 46 Bell Avenue, Riverhead
December 23 Christmas Gathering 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Wading River Congregational Church 2057 North Country Road, Wading River
Christmas Eve Services Candlelight services at 6 and 8 p.m.

To add your church to this list, call 1-866-727-LOCAL (866-727-5622) to submit the dates and times. 

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