The churches in Nodaway County prepare to celebrate “The Reason for the Season” with the following worship opportunities.

Burlington Jct.

First Christian Church

Blue Christmas, Wednesday, December 21, 6 pm.

Christmas Eve service, Saturday, December 24, 7 pm.

Christmas Day service, Sunday, December 25, 10 am.


Baptist Church

Fourth Annual Christmas Vacation Bible School for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from 2 to 7 pm, Monday, December 12. Christmas songs will be taught and talk about the Christmas story with an emphasis on the wise men. Students will make crafts that will be handed out as the group goes caroling around Clearmont. Families can register via Facebook ( by clicking on the “ticket” link embedded in the event posted or go to


Conception Abbey

Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and going into Christmas Day. Livestream is


United Methodist Church

Annual Chili and Caroling, 6 pm, Saturday, December 17.


First Baptist Church

Living Christmas Tree, 6:30 pm, Friday, December 2, Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 5 pm, Saturday, December 24.

Christmas morning service, no Sunday School, 10:45 am, Sunday, December 25.

First Christian Church

Candlelight Christmas Eve service, 7 pm, Saturday, December 24.

Christmas Day, Sunday school, 9 am, worship, 10:30 am, Sunday, December 25.

First Presbyterian Church

World Christmas Celebration, Nativity sets from all over the world will be displayed, along with a miniature American village, 1 to 3 pm, Saturday, December 10. Cookies and Christmas goodies will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be given to the Choir Scholarship fund.

Christmas Eve service, 7 pm, Saturday, December 24.

No services on Christmas day.

First United Methodist Church

Advent Worship “I am Mary” series, “Annunciation: Thunderstruck”  Sunday, November 27, ”Meeting Elizabeth: The Power of Being Seen,” Sunday, December 4, “Magnificat: Justice for the Lowly,” Sunday, December 11, “Birth: Pain and Wonder,” Sunday, December 18, all at 9 and 11 am.

Christmas Eve service, communion and candlelight worship, 7 pm, Saturday, December 24.

Christmas Day Service, celebrate Christmas morning with Scripture and carols, 10 am, Sunday, December 25.

Laura Street Baptist Church

“All About That Baby” Children’s Choir Musical, 7 pm, Sunday, December 4.

Christmas Worship Choir Musical, 8:15 and 10:45 am, Sunday, December 18.

Christmas Eve Candlelight service, 7 pm, Saturday, December 24.

Countdown 2023 for seventh through 12th graders, Saturday, December 31.

St. Gregory’s Catholic Church

Immaculate Conception Mass, 8 am, 5:30 pm,Thursday, December 8.

Penance Service and Soup Supper, 5:30 pm, Monday, December 19.

Christmas Eve Mass, 4, 6 and 10 pm Saturday, December 24.

Christmas Day Mass,  9 am, Sunday, December 25.

Mass for the Holy Mother of God, 5 pm, Saturday, December 31; 8 and 10:30 am, Sunday, January 1, 2023.

First Saturday Mass, 8 am, Saturday, January 7, 2023.

Mass, Vigil of Epiphany, 5 pm, Saturday, January 7, 2023.

Epiphany Masses, 8 and 10:30 am, Sunday, January 8, 2023.


St. Joseph Catholic Church

Christmas Eve Mass, 6 pm, Saturday, December 24.

Christmas Day Mass, 10 am, Sunday, December 25.

United Methodist Church

Christmas Eve Fellowship hour at 3 pm, followed by service at 4 pm, Saturday, December 24.

There will be no church service on Christmas Day.


Christian Church

Christmas Eve service, 5:30 pm, Saturday, December 24.