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Celebrate the holiday season at a local church

By Lynne Marsala Basche

The holiday season is in full swing and there are several local churches offering services to celebrate the season’s Holy message.

Please note that services are held at the church’s regular meeting places unless otherwise noted.

Castle Oaks Church
Meets at 826 Park Street, Castle Rock;

*Christmas Eve candlelight service:  December 24 at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Cherry Hills Community Church
Meets at 3900 Grace Boulevard, Highlands Ranch;

*Family Christmas Pageant: December 4 at 6:30 p.m.
*Christmas at the Ranch: December 10 – 13 at 7:00 p.m.; with an additional family matinee on December 12 at 3:00 p.m.
*Christmas Eve services: December 22 at 7:00 p.m.; December 23 at 7:00 p.m.;
December 24 at 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

Christ’s Episcopal Church
Meets at 615 Fourth Street, Castle Rock;

*Christmas Eve family service: December 24  at 5:30 p.m.
*Christmas concert: December 24 at 10:00 p.m.
*Midnight Mass: December 24 at 10:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Church

Meets at 9941 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree;

*Live Nativity: December 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; December 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
*Christmas Eve worship services: December 24 at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church of Castle Rock
Meets at 1200 South Street, Castle Rock;

*Family candlelight services (“A Christmas Carol”):  December 24 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
*Christmas Eve traditional candlelight service:  December 24 at 7:00 p.m.
*Christmas Eve candlelight service with communion:  December 24 at 11:00 p.m.

Foundry Church

Meets at 7280 Lagae Road, Suite O, Castle Pines;
*Christmas Eve services: December 24 at 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

God’s Grace Community Church
Meets at Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch;

*Advent worship:  December 6, December 13, December 20 at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
*Christmas Eve services: December 24 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Pax Christi Catholic Church
eets at 5761 McArthur Ranch Road, Littleton;
*Reconciliation service: December 17 at 6:30 p.m.
*Christmas Eve Mass at Rock Canyon High School: December 24 at 3:00 p.m.
*Christmas Eve Mass: December 24 at 7:00 p.m. and Midnight
*Christmas Day Mass: December 25 at 9:00 a.m.

Well of Hope, ELCA
Meets at DCS Montessori School, Castle Pines;

*Christmas Eve service: December 24 at 5:00 p.m.

Chabad Jewish Center of South Metro Denver

Meets at 9950 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree;

*Community menorah lighting: December 6 at Eastridge Recreation Center in Highlands Ranch at 5:00 p.m.; December 7 at The Streets at SouthGlenn in Centennial at 5:30 p.m.; December 12 at O’Brien Park in Parker at 6:00 p.m.; December 13 at Southlands in Aurora at 2:00 p.m.
*“Frozen” Chanukah on Ice: December 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Family Sports Center in Englewood

The congregations noted were included because of their location in, or proximity to, the Castle Pines community or because they have contacted The Castle Pines Connection. If you have a story to share about a local church, email us at For a complete listing of area churches, visit



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