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Christmas services

Forest Park United Methodist Church, 2100 Kentucky Ave., will have a Christmas Eve worship service at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5310 Old Mill Road, will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1636 St. Marys Ave., will have a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Tuesday and a Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 7308 St. Joe Road, will have a Christmas Eve service at 4 p.m. Tuesday with a Eucharist and Children’s Pageant and an 11 p.m. Eucharist Mass with incense. Christmas Day Eucharist Mass will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Salem United Church of Christ, 2401 Lake Ave., will have a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Crossroads Church, 4320 Bass Road, will have a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., will have a Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Special events

First Presbyterian Church of Van Wert in Van Wert, Ohio, will have “An Old Fashioned Christmas” open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Food and music will be offered.

Special music

First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange will have its Musical Christmas Celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday. Featured artists include organist Kevin Ramer, pianist Jan Heaton and vocalist Cassandra Petrie.

Guidelight is a listing of special religious events. Send information to Guidelight, The Journal Gazette, P.O. Box 88, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-0088, or email at least two weeks before desired publication.