La Plata County churches to offer Christmas Eve services

La Plata County churches to offer Christmas Eve services

Many local churches will hold special services Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All services will be Monday unless otherwise noted. Services marked with an asterisk indicate that child care will be provided.


Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road. Outdoor stable service at 3 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds; contemporary candlelight service at 5 p.m. and traditional candlelight service at 7 p.m.

Faith Community Church of the Nazarene, 1400 Colorado Highway 172. Reflective worship with communion at 6 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Durango, 332 E. 11th St. Worship services at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Durango, 1159 East Third Ave. Family traditional service at 5:30 p.m.* and candlelight worship at 8 p.m.

First United Methodist Church of Durango, 2917 Aspen Drive. Christmas Eve-Eve contemporary candlelight service with communion at 6:30 p.m.* Sunday; shorter worship for younger children and families at 2 p.m.* and 3:30 p.m.*, family worship at 5 p.m.*, traditional candlelight worship with communion at 7 p.m.*, contemporary candlelight worship with communion at 9 p.m. and reflective worship with communion at 11 p.m.

Florida Mesa Presbyterian Church, 1024 County Road 230. Traditional service at 5 p.m. and contemporary service at 7 p.m.

Heart of the Rockies Fellowship, 373 Hermosa Meadows in the gymnasium at Animas Valley Elementary School. Christmas Eve service with casual dress at 6 p.m.

Mountainview Community Church, 2425 West Third Ave. inside Needham Elementary School. Candlelight service at 5 p.m.

The River Church, 860 Plymouth Drive. Candlelight service at 6 p.m.

St. Columba Catholic Church, 1830 East Second Ave. Schoolchildren’s Mass at 4 p.m., Mass led by Religious Education classes and youths at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Mass, midnight Mass; 10 a.m. Mass on Christmas Day.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave. Children’s worship at 4 p.m.* with attendees encouraged to dress as their favorite Christmas pageant character; candlelight Eucharist with choir at 7 and 9 p.m; and service of Holy Communion at 9 a.m. Christmas Day.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2611 Junction St. Candlelight service at 7 p.m.


Calvary Presbyterian Church, 89 East Mill St. Candlelight service with communion at 7 p.m.*

Pine Valley Foursquare Church, 1328 County Road 501. Christmas Eve service at 5:30 p.m.


St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 15449 Colorado Highway 172. Children’s program at 6:30 p.m. with Christmas Eve Mass at 7 p.m.; Christmas Mass at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

La Plata County churches to offer Christmas Eve services

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