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Ideas for Christmas Eve Family Church Service

by Molly Thompson
You've got a million things on your Christmas Eve to-do list, or at least it seems that way. One of them -- an important one, to be sure -- is going to church as a family. However, with the kids bouncing off the walls, dozens of gifts left to wrap and pies to make for Christmas dinner, the idea of s...

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