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Grandma Moses, "So Long Till Next Year," 1960. Via Wikiart.

Grandma Moses, "So Long Till Next Year," 1960. Via Wikiart.

Christmas Eve services (+ bonus poem)

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Candles, greens, the flash of brass and silver. Fellowship, quiet, the inner mystery that is also the infinite outer one. Christmas Eve — the dark of night and the light of words and song. 

There are several Christmas Eve services happening in the village:

5:30 p.m. Family Christmas Eve service, First Presbyterian Church
6 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass, St. Paul Catholic Church
7 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve service, YS United Methodist Church
7 p.m. Christmas Eve program, YS Friends Meeting at Rockford Chapel
11 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve service, First Presbyterian Church

And several more on Christmas Day:

8:30 a.m. Early meeting for worship, YS Friends Meeting at Rockford Chapel
10:30 a.m. Christmas morning worship, YS United Methodist Church
10:30 a.m. “Remembrances of Christmas,” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
11 a.m. Worship service, First Baptist Church
11 a.m. Worship service, Central Chapel A.M.E. Church
11:15 a.m. Meeting for worship, YS Friends Meeting at Rockford Chapel
11:15 a.m. Nativity of the Lord, St. Paul Catholic Church

And a poem, courtesy of the Poetry Foundation:

Messiah (Christmas Portion), by Mark Doty

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