With nearly thirty churches of varying denominations dotting the North Fork landscape, there is a house of worship for everyone to celebrate the holidays this Christmas.
This weekend, the North Fork's various churches will open their doors on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for holiday worship. The following is a small sample.
1. , Cutchogue
The Cutchogue Presbyterian Church will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service with Christmas carols, featuring Basically Baroque, at 5 p.m. on Friday. They will also holiday a Christmas worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The Cutchogue Presbyterian Church is located at 27150 Route 25 in Cutchogue.
The Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church will hold its annual Christmas pageant on Friday which will coincide with a Christmas Eve Mass. Mass will also be held at 4 p.m. and a Spanish-language Christmas Eve Mass will be held at 8 p.m. A midnight mass will be held on Saturday as well as an 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Christmas Day Mass. The Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church is located at 523 Front Street in Greenport.
The Church of the Redeemer will hold a family Eucharist on Friday at 4 p.m., featuring carols and a homily for young people. A traditional Christmas festal Eucharist will be held at 9 p.m. and a Christmas Day Eucharist will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The Church of the Redeemer is located at 13225 Sound Avenue, in Mattituck.
4. , Orient
The Orient Congregational Church will hold its annual Christmas Eve pageant and candlelight service on Friday at 4 p.m. On Sunday, the church will hold its "First Sunday after Christmas" service, at 10:30 a.m. The Orient Congregational Church is located at 23045 Route 25 in Orient.
5. , Southold
The First Universalist Church of Southold will hold a candlelight service on Friday at 6 p.m. The First Universalist Church is located at 51900 Route 25 in Southold.
6. , Southold
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church will hold a family Mass on Friday at 4 p.m. and a traditional Christmas Eve Mass at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the church will hold a Christmas Day Mass at 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., as well as a Folk Mass at 10 a.m. St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church is located at 52125 Route 25, in Southold.
7. , Mattituck
The Advent Lutheran Church will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight communion festival at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, the church will hold a Christmas Day Eucharist, at 10 a.m. The Advent Lutheran Church is located at 200 Legion Avenue, Mattituck.
8. , Greenport
The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal church, will hold a Candlelight Eucharist of Christmas on Friday at 5 p.m. The Church of the Holy Trinity is located at 768 Main Street in Greenport.
9. , Mattituck
The Mattituck Presbyterian Church will hold Christmas Eve candlelight worship services on Friday, at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. The Mattituck Presbyterian Church is located at 12605 Route 25 in Mattituck.
The Southold United Methodist Church will hold a service of lessons and carols on Friday at 7 p.m. The Southold United Methodist Church is located at 54020 Route 25 in Southold.