Major Akenhead, left, lights the advent wreath as his wife Rose Akenhead reads the story about the wreath during the Mid-Day at the Manger event at the First United Methodist Church on Monday, Christmas Eve. The service was one of several offered during the holiday at various churches.

Major Akenhead, left, lights the advent wreath as his wife Rose Akenhead reads the story about the wreath during the Mid-Day at the Manger event at the First United Methodist Church on Monday, Christmas Eve. The service was one of several offered during the holiday at various churches.