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Christmas & Chanukah Services on Martha’s Vineyard

holiday4If religious services are a part of your family’s holiday tradition, Island places of worship welcome you this holiday season.  Carols, Candlelight Vigils, Children’s Nativity Plays and Chanukah celebrations are among the seasonal choices during this joyous time. Most of the churches listed will also be holding their usual Sunday services on December 24, Christmas Eve morning, some with special holiday observances.

Pre-Christmas Services

First Congregational Church
December 13th & 20th: Advent Evensong Service 5:30 pm

Grace Church, Woodland Ave., VH
Blue Christmas Advent Meditation, 6 pm, December 19

Saturday, December 15:  Celebrate Chanukah
Join Rabbi Broitman, Violinist Deborah Strauss,Guitarist Eric Johnson and the ​Shirat Hayam Choir led by Peter Boak.
Bring your Menorah, eat Latkes, sing and assist with lighting of the Center’s outdoor Menorah

Christmas Eve Services: Sunday, December 24

Community Baptist Church of Gay Head
Traditional Lessons, Carols & Candle lighting,  5 pm

Chilmark Community Church, 9 Menemsha Crossroad
Traditional candlelit service of Lessons & Carols with harpist Sandra Atwood.  5 pm. All ages welcome!

Faith Community Church, 231 Meetinghouse Way
Candlelight service at 5:30 pm

Federated Church, South Summer St., Edg
4th Sunday of Advent service at 10:30 am
Candles & Carols, 10 pm

St. Andrews, corner N Summer & Winter Sts.
4 pm Family Eucharist
9:45 pm Choral Eucharist

Oak Bluffs
Trinity Worship Center, across from the Tabernacle
Pre-service music with Cello, Choral & Organ, 6:30 pm
Candlelight Service, 7 pm
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Vineyard Haven
First Baptist Church, Spring & Williams Sts.
Traditional Lesson, Carols & Candlelight Service, 7 pm

Grace Church, Woodland Ave.
Children’s & Family Holy Eucharist, 5 pm
Carols  8:30 pm
Festival Candlelight Holy Eucharist  9 pm

Martha’s Vineyard Bible Church
American Legion Hall, corner William St. & Martin Rd.
Christmas Service 10 am

St. Augustine’s Church, 56 Franklin St.
Mass in English, 4 pm and 5:30 pm
Mass in Portuguese,  7 pm

Vineyard Assembly of God, 1048 State Rd., VH
Candlelight Service, 5 pm

West Tisbury
First Congregational Church
Congregational Church’s Sunday School-Pageant with a Children’s Choir, 5 pm.
Where:  Agricultural Hall, WT
Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols.
First Congregational Church, 10 pm

Christmas Day Services: Monday, December 25



St. Andrews, North Summer St.
10 am Eucharist

Vineyard Haven
First Baptist Church,  Spring Street
Church open for drop-in meditations

Grace Church,  Woodland Ave.
9 am, Holy Eucharist

St. Augustine’s Church, 56 Franklin St.
Christmas Mass, 10 am (English) and 7 pm (Portuguese)