Religion calendar 12/4

Saturday, December 4, 2004

Calendar

Today

Holiday Bazaar at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, sponsored by the Ladies' Junior Aid. Sale is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and includes craft items, jewelry and collectibles and white elephant gifts. A chicken and dumplings lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and carry-outs are available.

Jackson Ministerial Alliance is collecting food for its food pantry during the Christmas parade at 1:30 p.m. in uptown Jackson.

First Baptist Church in Delta will hold a living Nativity scene, "Village of Hope," beginning at 5 p.m.

First General Baptist Church in Jackson will hold the Florida Boys in concert at 7 p.m. For information, call 243-8467.

Sunday

Hanging of the Greens service at 10:45 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church. There will be no 8 a.m. worship service.

The Wesley United Methodist Church in Fruitland will hold a "Happy Birthday ,Jesus" party for children ages 4 to 11. The event includes games, Christian music, a Christmas lesson and birthday cake. For information, call 243-5948.

The Bollinger County Community Choir will perform "The Glory of the Lord" at 3 p.m. at Marble Hill United Methodist Church and at 7 p.m. at Patton United Methodist Church. Performances also are set for Dec. 12 at Zion church in Gordonville and Hobbs Chapel. For information, call (573) 238-4273.

Commerce Baptist Church will present Jerry Trammell, a former tenor singer for the Florida Boys, in concert at 10:50 a.m. A love offering will be taken. He also will be at Wyatt Baptist Church at 6 p.m. for a concert.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service at 4 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church. Music will be presented by the chancel choir, Voce Festiva and other local musicians. Lessons from the Bible will be read after each musical offering. For information, call 335-2997.

St. Andrew Lutheran Church will present a festival of lessons and carols at 4 p.m. The concert will feature choir anthems, congregational singing and readings.

First Baptist Church in Delta will hold a living Nativity scene, "Village of Hope," beginning at 5 p.m.

First Baptist Church in Jackson will hold a concert at 6 p.m. with The Rivermen Quartet. Members include Stephen Daume, Charlie Brown, Bruce Marrs and Doug Thornton.

Monday

"Pray Them Home" service at 7 p.m. at Mount Auburn Christian Church. The service will include prayers for individuals currently serving in the military. To add a name to the list, bring a photo of the military personnel to the service or e-mail Jeremy Ferguson at macchurch@sbcglobal.net.

Tuesday

United Methodist Women at Centenary Church will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center for a Christmas Celebration Tea. Bessie Buck, president for the Southeast district, will install new officers for the coming year. Nancy Robinson and Nancy Hilty will lead Christmas songs.

Hanukkah celebration at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Christ Episcopal Church. Service includes lighting of the menorah and information about the Jewish Festival of Lights celebration.

Wednesday

Hanover Lutheran Church will hold its Advent service at 11 a.m. and a concert at 7 p.m. Guest Trent Thompson will perform a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. at the church. A light supper will be served at 5 p.m.

Briefly

Annual German service observed at Hanover

Hanover Lutheran Church will hold its annual German Christmas service at 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at the historic Hanover Church. John Turner will be the guest preacher. Music will be provided by Saxony Hills Community Band. Refreshments will be served following the service.

Christmas carnival, choir program in Jackson

First Baptist Church in Jackson will hold a Christmas carnival at Jackson Manor from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12. The church also will hold is children's Christmas choir program at 6 p.m. that day.

Cookie walk event to benefit mission projects

Grace United Methodist Women will hold a cookie walk Dec. 11 at the church. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to noon and proceeds benefit church mission projects.

Christmas at the keyboards in Charleston

First Baptist Church of Charleston will feature an evening of Christmas music played on the piano at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 and at 6 p.m. Dec. 19. The performance features seven pianos and 13 pianists. For information, contact the church at (573) 683-6046.

Church collection to benefit service personnel

Grace United Methodist Church has collected more than $2,000 for a project that will provide long-distance calling cards for the military serving overseas. The project began with the Copeland Circle, a women's group, which raised $300 for the effort. The Circle challenged the congregation to provide as much as $1,500 toward the effort. Jerry Statler first told the Copeland members about the calling cards after he learned of it from his son, who is a military chaplain. "He said we could get the cards at discounted rates, and then we found out through the church that we could get the cards for $5." The church has collected $2,129 in all for its project, and the cards will be distributed through a chaplain serving in Fallujah, Iraq, beginning with the lowest ranking soldier and moving up.

-- From staff reports

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