First Christian Church, Calvary Chapel to join for Dec. 24 candlelight service

Merced’s First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Merced’s Calvary Chapel, will join together for a community Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Saturday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m.

The service, led by Pastor Greg Boyd of Calvary Chapel and Pastor Gene Hill of First Christian Church, will feature Christmas carols, a manger scene with Baby Jesus, as well as communion and a teaching message by Pastor Boyd.

Some 150 luminaries will surround the front of the First Christian Church building at 1345 East Olive Avenue. The public is invited to participate in this community Christmas Eve service.

Calvary Chapel will hold its Christmas Sunday Service at 8:30 a.m., with First Christian Church’s Sunday Service at 11 a.m. Both churches meet at 1345 East Olive, Merced.

For more information, call (209) 383-1442 or email eugenecurtishill@gmail.com