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Holiday events: Dec. 23, 2015

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Candlelight at Cropper
CandleLight Service will begin at 7 p.m. today at Cropper Baptist Church.
Elmburg holiday services
On Christmas Eve, a candlelight service will begin at 11 p.m. at Elmburg Baptist Church.  Located at 11307 Elmburg Road.
Waddy Baptist presents holiday music
Waddy Baptist Church will host a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 10 p.m. on Thursday. The public is invited.
Centenary holiday services
The 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service at Centenary United Methodist Church will focus on the family and the 11 p.m. service will be traditional. The church office will be closed Christmas day.
Finchville Baptist
There will be two Christmas Eve services, 5 and 11 p.m. at Finchville Baptist Church. Offices will be closed on Christmas Eve Day. Visit www.finchvillebaptist.com or call 834-7973.
Two services at First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian will have two Christmas Eve services. A family friendly service at 5:30 p.m. and contemplative with communion service 11 p.m.  All are welcome.
Christmas services at Highland
Christmas Services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 p.m. Christmas Eve at Highland Baptist Church.
Services at Olivie Branch
Olive Branch Methodist Church will have their Christmas Eve service at 11 p.m.
Services at Rockbridge
Rockbridge United Methodist Church will have a service of Carols and Candles at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24. The message will be The Word in Flesh from the scripture John 1:1-14. Located at 5317 Rockbridge Road.
Candelight at Simpsonville UMC
Candlelight Communion Christmas Eve Service will begin at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 at Simpsonville United Methodist Church.
Candlelight communion
Simpsonville Baptist Church will have a Christmas Eve candlelight communion at 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at 7208 Shelbyville Rd.
Services at St. James
After the service Sunday, there will be the hanging of the greens in preparation for Christmas Eve at St. James Episcopal. A special music program will begin at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve, followed by the Holy Eucharist. Located at 629 Main Street.
Library holiday hours
The Shelby County Public Library will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24, 25, 26 and 31, 2015, and Jan. 1 and  2, 2016.
Joey’s Memory Tree
Remember beloved pets this holiday season. For a $5 donation, pick an ornament off the tree and replace it with a colored star with your deceased pet’s name on it at Metzger’s Country Store in Simpsonville and Kat’s Doggie Styles Grooming in Shelbyville. All proceeds will benefit various rescues in Shelby County to help spay and neuter homeless animals. For more information, contact Robin Kenyon 727-2703.
New Year’s reception
The Albert Pike Scottish Rite Club will have a New Year’s day reception from noon to 3 p.m. for all Master Masons in Shelby County at Fortitude Lodge #47, Main and Walnut Streets in La Grange. Refreshments will be served and souvenir glasses will be distributed. For more information, call 502-584-6185.