Tis the season for many local churches to host special services recognizing the “reason for the season”.

Sovereign Redeemer Church will host Candlelight Services Wednesday, December 20 at 6:30 p.m. To get to Sovereign Redeemer, go two miles west of Hugoton on Highway 51 to Road 10. Turn right, then immediately turn right again onto the frontage road. ​Travel back east approximately one quarter mile. The Church will be in the white building with the red trim, the Sovereign Redeemer Church sign, and the big iron cross out front.

Assembly of God will host a Christmas Eve service at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, December 24. There will be no Sunday School. The Assembly is located at Second and Main.

Bethel Friends will host a special Nativity during their regular services Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Bethel Friends’ Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. Bethel Friends is located at Eleventh and Jefferson.

River of Life will host Christmas Eve services Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. at their building at 424 S. Jackson.

First Church of God will host their regular Christmas service Sunday, December 24 at 10:30 a.m. and a candlelight service at 6:30 p.m. that evening.

United Methodist Church will offer two Christmas services Sunday, December 24 at 11:00 a.m. and at 7:00 p.m. as a time to reflect, remember and find hope. The Hugoton UMC is located at 828 S. Main. Rolla Methodist Church will also have two services at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24 at 5:00 p.m. at Hugoton Baptist Church at Eighth and Main.

Hugoton’s First Christian Church will host Christmas Eve services at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening. 

St. Helen Catholic Church will host a Christmas Eve Mass Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Christmas Mass is planned for Monday, December 25 at 11:00 a.m. in English. St. Helen is located at 1011 S. Jefferson.

As always, you are invited to worship at the church of your choice. Please see the church directory on page 4 of this week’s Hermes for further information about area congregations.