Heidi Harris
Staff Writer

Wednesday, December 23
Valley City-Barnes County Public Library Circle Time with Amanda Adams will be held at 10 a.m., and story hour with Emmy Swedland will be held at 10:30 a.m.

The ninth annual "Sounds of the Season" brown bagger series will be held from 12:10 to 12:55 p.m. in the sanctuary of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 138 Third Street Northwest, Valley City. Pastor Brad Edin will be the featured performer.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 499 Fourth Avenue Northwest in Valley City, will hold an Advent Prayer from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m. followed by a soup lunch until 12:50 p.m. The church will also hold Advent Vespers, a contemplative service of silence, song, readings and prayer for those who desire quite pauses in a busier, nosier season. All are welcome.

Thursday, December 24: Christmas Eve
Barnes County Senior Center will serve a Christmas Eve brunch at 10:30 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Candelight Service, 4 p.m., 499 4th Ave NW, Valley City. For more info. (701) 845-3837.

Our Saviors Lutheran Church of Sanborn, Christmas Eve Service, 4:30, everyone welcome!

Grace Free Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 5 p.m. 2351 West Main Street, Valley City. 845-2753

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Valley City, Christmas Eve Candlelight Services 3, 4 & 10 p.m. 138 3rd St NW, Valley City. (701) 845-1328.

Epworth United Methodist and Faith Lutheran Churches Carols, Communion and Candlelight Christmas Eve Services at 3, 5 & 7 p.m. The church is located between VCSU Fieldhouse and Washington School in Valley City.

Congregational United Church of Christ Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 5 p.m. 217 4th Street NW, Valley City.

St. Catherine’s Church Christmas Eve Services 4 p.m. Children’s Mass, 8 p.m. Mass. 540 3rd Ave. NE, Valley City. (701) 845-0354.

Valley City’s annual Community Christmas Eve Dinner will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Everyone is invited to attend.

First Baptist Church Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 6-7 p.m. 3511 Kathryn Road, Valley City (Half mile South of Interstate 94).

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Christmas Services, Dec. 24th, 7 p.m. and Dec. 25th, 10 a.m. 202 3rd Ave NW, Valley City.

Friday, December 25: Christmas Day
Our Savior's Lutheran Church will hold Christmas Day worship with holy communion at 10 a.m. at 138 Third Street Northwest in Valley City.

St. Catherine's Catholic Church will hold Christmas Day services at 12 a.m. (midnight mass) and 10:30 a.m. (mass) at 540 Third Avenue Northeast in Valley City.

Saturday, December 26
Valley City-Barnes County Public Library's Chess Club meets from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sunday, December 27
Our Savior's Lutheran Church lessons and carols will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at 138 Third Street Northwest in Valley City.