East County churches will mark Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, and Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 25, with the following services and events:
East Hill Church
Where: 701 N. Main Ave.
7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23
Christmas Eve: 4 and 6 p.m.
No services on Christmas.
There will be an offering to benefit homeless students in the Gresham-Barlow School District and fund wells, schools and medical treatment in Nigeria.
Info: 503-661-4444, anewchristmas.com, easthill.org.
Meanwhile you can enjoy the story of the biblical Joseph and Mary in the multimedia presentation 'Only Hope,' which combines live theater with video. Performances take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.
Admission is free.
Faith United Methodist Church
Where: 27400 S.E. Stark St., Troutdale
Christmas Eve: Candlelight service at 7 p.m.
Christmas: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 25.
Jan. 1: 5:30 p.m. service, followed by a potluck dinner.
All are invited to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the beginning of a new year.
Info: 503-661-4520, troutdalefaithumc.org.
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Where: 11560 S.E. Market St.
Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. service for families; 10 p.m. Both are candlelight services.
Christmas: 8 and 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.
Info: Judith Rykken at 503-256-1835.
Gresham Bible Church
Where: Dexter McCarty Middle School, 1400 S.E. Fifth St.
Christmas: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Children's Christmas Program included.
Info: Naomi at 503-349-2443.
Where: 3101 S.E. Orient Drive
Friday, Dec. 23: 7 p.m. Candlelight service.
Christmas: Traditional service at 10:45 a.m.
River of Life Church
Where: 2477 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale in the Cherry Park Market Place east of the Safeway.
Christmas Eve: 7 p.m. candlelight and carols service.
Christmas: 10 a.m.
Wood Village Baptist Church
Where: 23601 N.E. Arata Road, Wood Village
Christmas Eve: 5 p.m.
Christmas: 9:30 a.m.
Services are identical and feature an hour of Christmas music and message on the theme 'Completed Faith.' All are welcome.
Info: 503-661-7686, woodvillagebaptist.org.