GRANT COUNTY - Several area churches have special services or other events coming up to mark the Christmas season. Here are the offerings:
? First Christian Church, 311 NE Dayton St., John Day: Christmas play during the 11 a.m. service, Sunday, Dec. 20, followed by a ham dinner with all the trimmings.
? Prairie Baptist Church, 238 N. McHaley Ave., Prairie City: Candlelight Service, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24.
? St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 139 S. Washington St., Canyon City: Children's Christmas program, 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, following by a fellowship potluck in the parish house. Christmas Eve lamplight service, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, with carols and the Holy Eucharist.
? St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 111 SW 2nd Ave., John Day: Children's Mass, 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24; Midnight Mass, 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24; Christmas Day Masses, 9 a.m. (John Day); 12:30 p.m. (St. Anne Mission, Monument); 2:30 p.m. (St. Katherine Mission, Dale/Long Creek).
? Strawberry Mountain Christian Fellowship, 170 SE Dayton St., John Day: Old-fashioned Christmas caroling, 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18; Christmas Eve candlelight service with "kid's church" Christmas play, "A Night Fit for a King," 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24.