For many West Des Moines residents, Christmas celebrations are centered around their churches and traditions include worshipping on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Here’s our list of services around town. Please add services we have missed in the comments.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Christmas Eve: Mass at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Christmas Day: mass at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Sacred Heart Parish
Christmas Eve: Mass at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Christmas Day: Mass at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.; Spanish Mass at 1 p.m.
Lutheran Church of Hope
Christmas Eve: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m.
Christmas Day: 10 a.m.
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist with pageant; 10 p.m., Holy Eucharist
Christmas Day: 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist
West Des Moines Christian Church – Disciples of Christ
Christmas Eve: 5:30 p.m., Scene Changer featuring youth and children; 6:30 p.m., Soup Supper in Fellowship Hall; 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., The Christmas Story in Scripture and song.
Valley United Methodist Church
Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
St. Mark Lutheran Church
Christmas Eve: 5 p.m., family worship; 7 and 9 p.m., traditional worship with an extended prelude featuring St. Mark Soloists; 11 p.m., contemporary worship.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
Christmas Eve: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Christmas Day: 9 a.m. (Communion service)
West Des Moines United Methodist Church
Christmas Eve: Noon - 3 p.m., open Communion; 3 p.m., Blue Christmas (a service of remembrance; 5 p.m., family service; 7 pm., traditional service with choir and bells; 9 p.m., Communion service with Chamber Choir. Candlelight at all services. Gifts for “A Different Kind of Christmas” campaign will be collected at all services
West Town Church
Christmas Day: 6:30 p.m., community groups.
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Christmas Eve: 6:30 p.m.