The Christmas tree is up, the lights are hung and the presents are wrapped — perhaps it's time to take a look at the other side of the holiday and the real meaning behind Christmas.
Churches in Whitefish Bay have a number of Christmas services scheduled — here's a list of some locations and times:
United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay: On Christmas Eve, the church will hold communion worship at noon, a children's service (especially for preschool children) at 4 p.m., a children's candlelight service (especially for elementary-aged children) at 6 p.m., a student-led candlelight service at 8 p.m. and a chancel choir-led candlelight service at 10 p.m.
St. Monica Parish: On Christmas Eve, the church will hold Mass at 5 p.m., with the children's choir singing at 4:30 p.m. and the Christmas pageant beginning at 4:45 p.m. The “midnight” Mass begins with an adult choir concert at 10:30 p.m. and then Mass begins at 11 p.m. On Christmas Day, mass will be held at 8 a.m. and at 10:15 a.m.
Christ Church Episcopal of Whitefish Bay: Christ Church will hold Christmas Eve services, including a children's pageant, at 4 p.m. A later service at 9 p.m. will include a choral concert. A Christmas Day Holy Eucharist service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Bay Shore Lutheran Church: Bay Shore will hold services at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.