AMERICAN CANYON COMMUNITY CHURCH:

Worship at 10 a.m. Programs for children and youth during worship service. 2 Andrew Road, American Canyon.

ARBOR ALLIANCE:

Join us Sundays at 5 p.m. Why 5 p.m. worship? It is a good time for busy people and young families. Kids’ church and nursery available. 721 Trancas St., Napa. thearborchurch.org; 530-304-4704.

BEIT ABBA:

Messianic Jewish ministry of The Father’s House is held the first and third Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Child care provided for ages infant to 7 years old. 2557 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa. tfh.org/beitabba.

CARMELITE MONASTERY:

Mass times: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. (except for the first Saturday of the month, Mass will be at 11 a.m.). Morning of recollection every first Saturday of the month: Spiritual Talk, 9-10 a.m.; Confessions, 10-11 a.m.; Mass, 11 a.m. Bible study, on Tuesdays with Father Michael Buckley: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. following the 8 a.m. Mass (contact the office to confirm time and day at 944-2454, ext. 103). Confessions-English: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.-noon, 3-5 p.m., 8-9 p.m. Confessions-Spanish: Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon, 3-5 p.m., 8-9 p.m. 944-2454; oakvillecarmelites.org.

CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING:

Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Youth Program at 10:30 and Teen Group at 10. Rev. Jay Lang will speak on “Walking the Path of Sophia.” Dec. 16, Annual Piner’s Christmas Party, 2-4 p,m. Dec. 20, Winter Solstice Meditation and Ritual. Dec .22, Candle Light Service, 7 p.m. (Childcare provided for 3 and older). Dec. 24, Christmas Service at 10:30 only. Dec. 31, World Peace Meditation at 4 a.m. Visioning for the New Year Workshop with Rev. Julie, Jan 6, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1249 Coombs, 252-4847.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH:

Sunday service and Sunday school for youths up to age 20 at 10 a.m. The Wednesday evening service is at 7:30. Child care provided at all services. New hours for the Reading Room, located in our church building, open to the public weekdays except Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. All current Christian Science literature, including the writings of Mary Baker Eddy and the renowned Christian Science Monitor, are available to all to read or purchase; 2210 Second St., Napa; 255-5255; christiansciencenapa.com.

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, NAPA — SECOND WARD:

Sacrament meeting is each Sunday at 10 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 11:15 and Priesthood and Relief Society at 12:10 p.m. Young men’s and young women’s programs are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Corner of Trower Avenue and Dry Creek Road, Napa. 224-6496.

COMMUNITY CHURCH OF LAKE BERRYESSA:

We are a non-denominational Christian church welcoming all to enjoy the eternal life changing power of Jesus Christ. A weekly food distribution and AA group is available.. 6008 Steele Canyon Road at Moskowite Corners. 252-4488.

CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM:

We wish you a glowing Chanukah. Our annual Chanukah celebration is Friday, Dec. 15 from 5-7:30 p.m., with worship services-reservations please. Be inspired at Torah Study, Dec. 16 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. 1455 Elm Street, Napa, 253-7305, cbsnapa.org.

CORNERSTONE MINISTRIES:

Sunday service is at 10:15 a.m. Spanish Church begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday school and childcare are available at both services. Our midweek service is at 6:30 on Wednesday nights. There is childcare and children’s activities at this service. Middle school and high school study meets on Wednesday nights as well at 6:30 in the Youth Room. On Thursdays at 6:30, Freedom From Bondage meets in our Youth Room. 3305 Linda Vista Ave., Napa; 252-2909. cmnv.org.

COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:

The season of “sparkle and bright” unfolds around us and on this third Sunday of Advent we will light the candle of joy. We invite you to join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. to share the joyful sound of the Covenant Choir, led by Director, Mark Teeters, with accompaniment by Mark Osten. This week is our much-anticipated annual cantata, the hymns that glorify God sung in Latin, After church and coffee we’ll carpool for our annual Christmas caroling event to the homes of some of our elderly members and friends. 1226 Salvador Avenue, cpcnapa.org, facebook.com/cpnapa.

CREEKSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH:

Weekly worship service is Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Services and attire are casual with a blend of fellowship, music and teaching. Child care and children’s church offered during service. 1050 Hagen Road, Napa. CreeksideChurchNapa.org; 255-7266.

CROSSWALK COMMUNITY CHURCH:

Please join us for Sunday services at 9 a.m. (no music) or at 10, special musical guest: Christmas Special on Dec. 17, featuring our own CrossWalk Kids. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be at 6 p.m. Children’s programs are available each Sunday during the 10 service. WeeCare, Kids Crossing K-2, Kids Crossing 3-5 and Middle School. 2590 First Street, 226-1812.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH:

Celebrate the Christmas season each Sunday in December. This Sunday learn more about the Christmas story. Sunday services are at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. 2659 First Street, Napa. fccnapa.org.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:

Join us this Third Sunday of Advent. Pastor David’s sermon will be “Messy Christmas!” We will have a scripture reference of Luke 1:26–38. Our services begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. We will sing Christmas hymns and hear Christmas music. There will be treats and coffee after both worship times. Childcare for newborn to age 5 is available. Sunday School: Friendship Class meets at 10; Children’s Class meets at 10:30. Next Sunday, Dec. 24, we will have one service in the morning at 10 and two Candle Light Services at 5 and 7 p.m. 1333 Third St., 224-8693, fpcnapa.org.

GRACE CHURCH OF NAPA VALLEY:

Sunday services: Worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Adult Sunday school classes at 9 a.m. Children’s service at 9 and 10:40 a.m. Nursery and preschool care available. Junior high ministry meets Tuesday, 7 p.m.; high school meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 3765 Solano Ave., Napa. 255-4033, GraceNapa.org.

HIGHLANDS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP:

If you’re a regular church attendee, never been or maybe it’s just been awhile, we invite you to come join us this Sunday and start the adventure with us at 10:30 a.m. Spanish speaking service on Sunday evenings at 6:30 and an Alcoholics Anonymous group that meets weekly on Monday and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. 970 Petrified Forest Road, Calistoga.

HILLSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH:

We meet at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at 100 Anderson Road, Napa. 255-3036; hccnapa.com.

HOLY FAMILY PARISH:

Holy Mass is celebrated at 9 a.m. on Sundays and in the traditional Tridentine Latin (Extraordinary) form of the Roman Rite, according to the 1962 Missal, at noon. Before Low Masses, there is a recitation of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 11:30 a.m. Confession is available after every Low Mass. Holy Family Parish is a Catholic mission-parish of St. Joan of Arc in Yountville. 1241 Niebaum Lane, Rutherford. 944-2461.

HOLY GROUND CHRISTIAN CENTER:

Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m., and Bible study is Wednesday at 7 p.m. 3860 Broadway, Suite 111, American Canyon. 373-2015.

LIVING VINE CHURCH:

We meet every Sunday morning at 10. 3305 Linda Vista Avenue, Napa. 226-5551.

MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT VETERANS HOME OF CALIFORNIA, YOUNTVILLE:

Sunday worship service, 10:15 a.m. Coffee fellowship one hour before service. Bible study on Wednesday at 1 p.m., Fellowship Room, with refreshments served; prayer meetings Thursday at 1 p.m. The memorial chapel is on the Veterans Home at Yountville campus on California Drive, across from the administration building. 944-4840.

MONT LA SALLE CHAPEL:

Roman Catholic liturgical services are open to all in this chapel of the De La Salle Christian Brothers at 4401 Redwood Road, Napa. Christmas Mass during the Night will be celebrated at 9 p.m. Christmas Eve. Beginning at 8:30 p.m., carols sung by choir and congregation will precede the Mass. There will be no Mass in the chapel on Christmas Day, but there will be a Mass on New Year’s Day at 11 a.m. Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 11 a.m.

NAPA COMMUNITY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH:

We would like to extend an invitation to all to attend a Christmas program entitled “The Heart of Christmas: Embracing the passion of those who lie the story” on either Friday evening, Dec. 15 at 7:30 or on Sabbath morning, Dec. 16 at 11. We have an orchestra along with an adult choir and children’s choir. Come and enjoy the season. napacomm.com, 1105 G Street, 252-2444.

NAPA METHODIST CHURCH:

We are a progressive and reconciling church, where everyone is welcome. Two Sunday morning services: 9:30 Sanctuary service and 11 modern-style Fusion Worship service held in the Asbury Room. Children’s Worship and Nursery are available during both services. Children’s Carol Choir meets between services from 10:30-11 a.m. 6th to 8th Grade Sunday School meets at 11 a.m. Silent Meditation is Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Free Christmas Break Musical Camp the week of Dec. 18: 253-1411, napamethodist.org.

NAPA-SONOMA FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS):

Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Silent meeting in the custom of Friends. Meet at the VOICES Youth Center, 780 Lincoln Ave., Napa. Enter at parking lot on left side of building, using door at end of wheelchair ramp. Quaker signs will be posted on Sunday mornings. We welcome visiting friends or those who are new to Quaker practice. nvquaker@gmail.com; 253-1505.

NAPA VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH:

Join us Sundays at 9:30 a.m. for Bible Study for all ages, 10:30 a.m. for worship service and a fun, interactive and energetic children’s program for preschool through fifth grade. Nursery provided for all Sunday services. 2303 Trower Ave., Napa. napavalleybaptist.org; 252-2100.

NAPA VALLEY BIBLE CHAPEL:

We start Sunday services by remembering the Lord’s death, burial and resurrection during a time of worship and thanksgiving at 9:30 a.m., followed by a fellowship and coffee time starting at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., we enjoy a time of Bible teaching. On Wednesdays at 6 p.m., we meet for a brief Bible study and a time of prayer. A movie night/home Bible study is held in downtown Napa at 6 p.m. on Fridays. 1559 Second St., Napa. napavalleybiblechapel.com.

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NAPA VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH:

Join us this Sunday at 10 a.m. for a very special Christmas Celebration! Christian recording artist Holly Starr will be leading our worship time. Holly was just recently nominated as the Christian Female Vocalist of the Year. Her energetic music and compassionate heart guarantee a wonderful time of worship for all who attend. Following Holly, the message will focus on: The Gift of the Prince of Peace, from Isaiah 9:7. Child care and Sunday School provided. 4149 Linda Vista Ave, Napa, 337-4328. napavalleychurch.org. NVCRC is a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church.

NAPA VALLEY LUTHERAN:

Third Sunday in Advent worship at 10 a.m. Fellowship time follows. All are welcome because all belong to God. The church is located at the corner of Jefferson and Elm, Napa. 226-8166, napavalleylutheran.org.

NAPA VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS:

Dec. 17, 9:30 a.m.: Leader: Jim Craig, Thinking about Religion: “Religion in China Today,” a discussion based on a recent book by Ian Johnson, “The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao.” The situation in China today tells us something about the staying power of some form of religious expression. 11 a.m.: Join Ginger Fisher and Sunday Service Assistant Rainer Hoenicke and NVUU’s children in a celebration of the Winter Holidays, including their presentation of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, festive songs, and holiday cheer. Infant care, child care, and religious education provided. 1625 Salvador Ave., Napa; nvuu.org; 226-9220.

NEW LIFE TABERNACLE:

Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday evening service the first Sunday of every month. Bible study on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. 2625 First St., Napa. 255-1062; NewLifeNapa.com.

ST. APOLLINARIS CATHOLIC CHURCH:

Join us each third Saturday at the crossroads of faith and culture. St. Apollinaris Catholic Church, 3700 Lassen St. Napa. 257-2555.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST:

St. John the Baptist Church holds daily masses in English at 7:30 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. Weekend masses are Saturday at 5 p.m. (English) and 7 p.m. (Spanish) and Sunday 8 a.m. (Spanish), 10 a.m. (English), noon (Spanish), and 5 p.m. (English). Wednesday evening mass at 7 (Spanish). Corner of Caymus and Yajome streets in downtown Napa.

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH:

Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Children’s Church during the 10:15 a.m. service. 3521 Linda Vista Ave., Napa. 255-0119; StJohnsLutheran.net.

ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH:

Worship on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. or Sundays at 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. (organ and choir). Children’s Chapel (Sunday school) is at 9:50 a.m. Sunday. Nursery care is provided during the 10 a.m. service. Coffee hour follows the worship services on Sunday. 1917 Third St., Napa. 255-0991; StMarysNapa.org.

ST. STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN EPISCOPAL CHURCH:

Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., sing using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Refreshments and social time after the 10:30 service. Evensong and Bible Study Wednesdays at 6 p.m. 1250 Oakville Grade, Oakville. 944-8915; ststephensoakville.org.

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CHURCH:

Mass times are Saturday at 4 p.m. (English), Sunday at 8 a.m. (English), 11 a.m. (English) and 1:30 p.m. (Spanish). Daily mass is at 9 a.m., except on the first Friday, which is at noon and in English. 2725 Elm St., Napa. 255-2949; stthomasaquinasnapa.com.

SALVATION ARMY:

Join us for services Sundays at 10 a.m. 590 Franklin St., Napa. napasalarmy.org.

THE FATHER’S HOUSE:

Service times are Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m. Child care and “Kid’s Church” are available (ages infant through sixth grade). Youth ministry “Encounter” meets every Wednesday night at 7. Celebrate Recovery meets on Monday nights at 6:30. 2557 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa. tfh.org.

UNITY SPIRITUAL CENTER IN NAPA VALLEY:

Sunday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. Service. USCNV welcomes Rev. Kathryn Brenson as our guest speaker this third Sunday of Advent. Her message is entitled “The Journey to Bethlehem.” Our third Advent Sunday service music, is performed by our guest musician, Richard Yamate-Morgan. 11:40 a.m. Sunday Forum: No forum will follow our service this week, instead we will be celebrating Advent with a special holiday potluck luncheon. Historic Grange Hall, 3275 Hagen Road (1/2 mile east of the Silverado Trail), Napa. UnityinNapaValley.org.

YOUNTVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH:

Sunday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. we will have a guest speaker Joel Richards. This Sunday marks the third Sunday of the Advent season. Merry Christmas! The main church building is under repairs and we are meeting at 1920 Finnell Road in Yountville while we are under construction. We will continue to have all of our Sunday school classes, services, and bible studies. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. for all ages. We have an Adult Bible class, Youth Group (fifth—eight grades and high school students),and Children’s classes “Jesus and Me”, (Birth-Kindergarten) and first through fifth grades are offered. 944-2179.

Want to have your church included in Worship Notes? Need to update your congregation’s information? Contact editor Sean Scully at sscully@napanews.com or 256-2246.

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