Watch night and New Year’s Eve church events in Atlanta 2017

  • Carolyn Desalu
  • For the AJC
1:03 p.m Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 Living
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Ebenezer Baptist Church will be holding traditional Watch Night service on New Year’s Eve Dec. 31, 2017. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

The following services will take place on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31.

Eagles Nest Church will hold services at 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. 50 Mansell Court, Roswell. 770-500-4323,

Ebenezer Baptist Church will offer watch night services at 7 and 10 p.m., which will feature music director Patrice E. Turner, Ph.D. and V3. 101 Jackson St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-688-7300,

Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Church will offer a 10 a.m. service. 507 Industrial Drive, Woodstock. 770-928-7478,

The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church will offer a 9 a.m. worship service as well as a 7 p.m. watch night service. 1879 Glenwood Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-377-0561,

Hillside International Truth Center Inc. will hold service from 9:30-10:30 a.m.; activities, including games, music and food will be available from 8-9:45 p.m. At 10 p.m., attendees will prepare for the traditional “burning bowl” by writing things they do not want to bring into the new year then tossing it into the flames of a burning bowl to reinforce their awareness that it is over and gone out of their life. Additionally, everyone will have the opportunity to prepare a letter to God, listing desires, goals and objectives for the coming year. The latter will take place from 10 p.m.-midnight. Open to all. 2450 Cascade Road S.W., Atlanta. 404-758-6811,

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will offer a worship service from 9:30 a.m.-noon. A march titled Reclaiming Your Territory will be held from 8:30-9:30 p.m. The watch night service will follow. 6400 Woodrow Road, Lithonia. 770-696-9600,

St. Thomas More Catholic Church will offer Mass at 8 a.m., 9:30 p.m. and noon. 636 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-378-4588,

St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church will offer service at 10:30 a.m. 571 Holt Road, Marietta. 770-971-2839,

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church will host holy Eucharist services at 8:15 and 11 a.m. 13560 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta. 770-521-0207,

United Methodist Church will offer a 10 a.m. service as well as a 10 p.m. watch night service. 3144 Cascade Road S.W., Atlanta. 404-691-5770,

Unity North Atlanta will hold burning bowl services from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Attendees will release things that no longer serves them and set intentions for the new year. 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 678-819-9100,

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