Baptist


Christ Community Church – 988 Post Road, Darien.   203 655-0318.

Pastors Landon Reesor and Chad Wade.

Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 am. Childcare available.

Christmas Eve, 5 p.m.  — He came to give us peace

A Bible-based, Christ-centered church committed to helping you encounter God,

experience community, and engage the world.

They have a variety of community groups for all ages and affinities.

christcommunityct.org


Catholic


St. Thomas More R.C. Church: 374 Middlesex Road, Darien, 203-655-3303

Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m. and Family Mass at 6 p.m.  at Darien High School. Choir Mass at 10 p.m. at Parish Hall.

Christmas Day Mass at 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m.. 10 a.m. (Family Mass) 11:30 a.m. at Parish Hall.

Mass is held at 9 a.m., Monday through Friday; 4:30 p.m. on Saturday; 7:30, 8:45, 10. Family Mass at 11:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Sunday. Confession is held from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m., Saturday. Pastor: Rev. Paul G. Murphy, parochial vicar: Rev. John Connaughton

STMDarienCT.org.

St. John R.C. Church: 1986 Post Road, Darien, 203-655-1114

Fr. Frank T. Hoffmann, pastor. Regular masses are held at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m., Saturday. Weekend masses are at 4:30 on Saturday, and 7:30, 8:30, 10, 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Confessions are 3 to 4 on Saturdays.

Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. — Children’s Mass, Church; 4:05 p.m. Mass, Center; 6 p.m., Mass, Church; 9:30 p.m, Lessons & carols, church; 10 p.m., Mass, church.

Christmas day — 8, 10, 11:30 a.m. All Christmas Day Masses will be held in the Church.

StJohnDarien.com.


Christian


New Beginnings Community Church: 65 Tokeneke Road, Darien, 203-655-7194

Christmas Eve Service, 4 p.m.

Senior Pastor Robert Cassara. Services are on Saturday evenings at 6 and Sunday mornings at 9 and 11 a.m. There is a children’s ministry on Sunday for children 3 months to 12 years old.

The church also offers weekly care groups which meet in the evening, as well as a “Soul Focus” youth ministry which meets once a month.

Nbccsite.net.

Trinity Church: Office at 5 Tokeneke Road, Darien, 618-0808

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. at New Beginnings Auditorium, 65 Tokeneke Road, Darien

Sunday worship services at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road. Ben Valentine, lead pastor - Darien.

To learn more, including special events and midweek activities: TrinityChurch.life.


United Church of Christ


First Congregational Church of Darien: 14 Brookside Road, Darien, 203-655-0491

The Rev. Dale B. Rosenberger, senior minister; Christine Geeding, director of Christian education; Daniel Hague, music director; Teri Manning, Nursery School director

Christmas Eve: 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Christmas Eve family service; 9:30 p.m. Christmas Eve prelude; 10 p.m. service of Lessons and Carols.

Bible Study class (open to all) is held on Wednesday mornings, at 9:30 a.m., beginning Oct.  11; Junior and senior high youth programs; Confirmation Class; Church School and childcare are available (at 10 a.m. service)

Senior Choir, Junior Choir and Bell Choir; Cooking for the Open Door Shelter

The United Church of Rowayton: 210 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, 203-866-1415

Worship Service held at 10:15 a.m. The Reverend  John Livingston will deliver the message “Moving with Mary’s Song”  Scripture Reading: Luke 1:39-55.

Christmas Eve worship: Family Service at 4 p.m. and Candlelight Service at 11 p.m.

The Reverend  John Livingston will deliver the message “Joy of Christmas”  Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-20.

John Livingston, senior pastor; Marsha Hall, director of music; and Judi Livingston, children’s choir director.

Ucrowayton.org.


Episcopalian


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church : 1864 Post Road, Darien, 203-655-1456

Sundays at 8 a.m. — Holy Eucharist with organ and hymns, 10 a.m.Holy Eucharist with choir

5 p.m. - Come As You Are Holy Eucharist-informal family service with contemporary music.

Wednesdays —  Holy Eucharist & Healing, in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m.

Christmas Eve: 3 p.m.* Children’s service (Especially for children birth through third grade); 5 p.m.* Family Holy Eucharist with Saint Nicholas and Saint Cecelia Choirs (Especially for children 4th grade and above) These two services are heavily attended. Please arrive early for seating.

7:30 pm Festival Holy Eucharist (7 p.m. music); 10 p.m. Festival Holy Eucharist (9:30 p.m. music)

Christmas Day, Tuesday: 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with organ & violin

*Childcare provided at services with an asterisk

Childcare and Church School is available during the Sunday morning services.

Please check website Calendar to confirm dates and information: Saintlukesdarien.org


Lutheran


St. Michael’s Lutheran Church: 5 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, 203-966-3913

Christmas Eve Holy Communion Family Service, 5:00 p.m. followed by Christmas caroling on God's Acre, 6:30 p.m

Sundays - Worship and Holy Communion, 10 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. Nursery care available during the service. Fellowship Hour follows the service.

Tuesday – Adult Bible Study 7:30 p.m.,Wednesday – Adult choir 7 p.m.

Stmichaelslutheran.org.


Methodist


Darien United Methodist Church : 345 Middlesex Road, Darien, 203-655-1469, umcdarien@aol.com; MFC Preschool, 203-655-7407. Pastor: the Rev. Thomas G. Kim.; MFC Preschool Director: Mrs. Laurie Anderson. W orship every Sunday at 10 a.m. The church is equipped with ramps.

 Christmas Eve Worship: 4:30 p.m. (Family Service) & 10 p.m. (Communion & Candelighting.) Sunday School for children, through Grade 12 is at 10 a.m. each Sunday, except for Communion Sundays (usually celebrated the first Sunday of the month). Childcare is available in the nursery.  Adult Choir rehearses at 9 a.m. on Sunday; Adult study meets weekly. Fall tag sale is Saturday, Nov. 3.

umcdarien.org.

Rowayton United Methodist Church: 5 Pennoyer Street, Rowayton, 203-838-0049

Weekly worship service is on Sundays at 10 a.m. Fellowship Hour follows at 11.

Choir rehearsal, Sundays at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary. Nursery care is available for infants and toddlers during the service. Children are invited to attend the beginning of the service with their families and then attend Sunday School following the children’s moment in the service. Communion is offered the first Sunday of each month.


Presbyterian


Noroton Presbyterian Church: 2011 Post Road, Darien, 203-655-1451

The Rev. Gregory Doll, senior pastor; The Rev. Brandi Drake, associate pastor; The Rev. Jimmy McPherson, associate pastor; and The Rev. Gary Morello, associate pastor.

Christmas Eve Services • Monday, December 24

•  2 and 4 p.m. Services for Families — Child care 3 months – 3 years
older children worship with family.


• 7 and 9 p.m. — Inspirational Music and Carols
with Choir and Orchestra


Services 8:30am and 10:30am in the Sanctuary and 7 p.m.  Prayer service on Wednesdays in the Skylight Fellowship Lobby.  Church school is held during the Sunday morning services with professional childcare provided.  The church offers a variety of Bible studies, ministry activities and small groups for adults and fun activities for children/youth. Please call the church at 203-655-1451 or visit our website

norotonchurch.org.

Interdenominational

Talmadge Hill Community Church: 870 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien, 203-966-2314

The Rev. Michael Zeman, minister, the Rev. Carter Via, minister, Rob Silvan, music director.

Sunday services at 10:30.

Christmas Eve services are at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Special music each week.  Refreshments following the service on the patio.

talmadgehillcommunitychurch.com.

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