The number of Christmas Eve services this year may be more slim than usual, but a few churches still plan to celebrate.

A handful of churches have planned to carry on with their Christmas Eve traditions, while a few others reported that they would hold off this year due to concerns around COVID-19.

The St. Maries Church of the Nazarene plans to host its annual Candlelight service Thursday. The service will start at 6:00 p.m. and there will be a special message delivered by Pastor Darin Million.

Benewah Community Worship will also host a Christmas Eve get-together for its congregation but organizers plan to do things a little differently this year. The church plans to host an outdoor bonfire for its congregation Thursday at 4:00 p.m. where they will hear the story of Christmas as well as sing Christmas hymns.

The St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will host its Christmas Eve service at 7:00 p.m. The church will also live stream the service on its Facebook page.

The Lutheran Church reported that it canceled its annual Christmas Day service and its Sunday, December 27 service.

The UpRiver Bible Church plans to host its Christmas Eve service at 6:00 p.m. with a special message from Pastor Brian Primer.

The St. Maries Presbyterian Church will have Christmas Eve Worship Thursday, starting at 5:00 p.m. Mask are required to attend.

The St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in St. Maries will have its Christmas Eve service at 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

The Plummer Bible Church and the Harrison Community Baptist Church could not be reached for comment.

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