Ouray and Ridgway Welcome You to Celebrate the Holiday!
If you are planning to spend Christmas with us and would like a church to
celebrate here is a list of some options, and a bit about what each has to offer:
Ouray’s Baptist Church just a block from the hotel at 100 4th St, Ouray, Co. (970) 325-4448 will have their Christmas Eve Candlelight service @ 6:30 pm, on Wednesday, December 24th. All are welcome to come. They begin by lighting the Christ candle then different people read Scripture from the Old and New Testaments. In between the readings, they will sing Christmas carols and hymns. All of this together, tells the Christmas story. Toward the end of the service, they light a candle from the Christ candle, and then each person lights their candle from one another. The service ends with singing “Silent Night” in the glow of the candles.
Ouray Christian Fellowship at 336 4th Ave, Ouray, CO. (970) 325-4253 will have a Lessons and Carols service at 7 pm *based* on (but different than) the traditional Anglican service performed each year. It features roughly 7 “lessons” (readings from Scripture) which point us to Christ or to a theme of Christmas and 7 “carols” which are congregational and choral responses to those lessons. The service is entirely “scripture” and “song” – no preaching; we let the Bible and the Hymns preach to us on the Eve of Christmas. Everyone is welcome to attend and to listen to the themes of Scripture unfolded for us in Christ. There is no childcare provided because the service is designed with many interactive elements – mostly singing – to engage the family. The service should last about one hour, concluding with a candlelight singing of “Silent Night”.
Calvary Community Church at 380 2nd St, Ouray, Co (970) 325-4049 is having a Christmas Day Celebration at the church at 10:00 AM. The service will consist of singing Christmas Carols and special readings of the Christmas Story. They will also have stocking for children ages 2-10 during the service. The service will conclude with a brunch welcome to all.
St John’s Episcopal Church, (970) 325-4655 will have a Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols service at 5 pm and a Christmas Day service at 10:30 am. St John’s is located at 329 5th Ave. Ridgway Community Church is having a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5pm. The service will be a remembrance of Luke, Matthew and Mary, the mother of Jesus. The Community Church is located on the north side of Hwy 62 also known as Sherman in town.
St Daniel’s Catholic Church at 614 5th St, Ouray, Co (970) 325-4373 will have a Christmas Eve Mass at 8pm on December 24, 2014, and a Christmas celebration at 9am on Christmas Day.
Ridgway Community Church (970) 626-5692
United Church of the San Juans (970) 626-5803
Ouray and Ridgway are a magical place to celebrate the holidays. From a variety of ourdoor activities, to the thriving community togetherness, there are few more enticing places to enjoy a winter getaway.
The staff at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs works to provide the ideal escape for everyone, and are more than happy to provide information to make your escape perfect!
About the Author: Ever the wine enthusiast and farm to table promoter, Faith Parry is the brains and brawn of the Ouray Wine, Chocolate and Cheese festival. She tirelessly explores hidden gems, and shares with us experiences and adventures that otherwise we wouldn’t know were so fabulous! Southwest Colorado is a treasure trove of talented people all eager to share their passion for a variety of creativity from wine and cheese, to the Ridgway MoonWalk.