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Deer Creek Baptist to host Christmas program Sunday
TELL CITY – Deer Creek Baptist Church will hold a candlelight service and children’s Christmas program at 6 p.m. Sunday.
The church’s Christmas service will be at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 23. There will also be Christmas caroling at 6 p.m. Dec. 23. “Silent Night, Holy Night” will be performed by the adult choir.
All are invited to attend.
The church is also continuing Beth Moore’s 10-week Bible study lead by Cheri Taylor at 6 p.m. Thursdays.
Anyone who wishes to participate is invited to contact Taylor.
Cannelton Free Will Baptist Christmas Program
CANNELTON – Cannelton Free Will Baptist Church will host a Christmas program at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, 117 South Second St.
The “Birth of Christ” will be presented with special singing of Christmas songs. The church’s teen class will perform a program also.
The pastor and church members invite and encourage the community to attend.
Winter wonderland at Bethel Baptist
TELL CITY – Bethel Baptist Church, 911 Fulton St., Tell City, will host a winter wonderland with Christmas entertainment, skits and hot cocoa at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
The community is invited to attend to watch the skits and participate in singing their favorite Christmas carols.
“You’re sure to take a trip down memory lane,” said church member Lesa Ammon. “Hope to see you there!”
Special morning worship at Our Father’s House
TROY – Our Father’s House of Worship, 630 Walnut Street in Troy, invites the community to join the congregation Sundays in December for spirit-filled worship services with Pastor Charles Mink of Hardinsburg, Ky.
Mink has accepted the church’s invitation to pastor Sunday morning services for the remaining weeks in 2012.
Services begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Assistant Pastor Donna J. Lynam at 547-3101 or (812) 480-6877.
Candlelight service at CCC
TELL CITY – A Christian candlelight service will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 23 at the Community Christian Church, 821 10th St., in Tell City.
This program will be brought by members of the congregation and will feature various passages that relate to Christmas truths from the Bible. There will be no charge and all are welcome to attend.
St. Meinrad monks welcome guests to Christmas services
ST. MEINRAD – The public is welcome to join the Benedictine monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey as they celebrate Christmas in the Archabbey Church.
On Christmas Eve, vigils will begin at 7 p.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m.
The Mass of Christmas Day will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 25.
Mass is celebrated each day in the Archabbey Church at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. However, during the Christmas season, Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 26 and Dec. 27.
Also, the Archabbey Library will be closed Dec. 22-25 and Dec. 29-Jan. 1. The Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31, and Jan. 1.
Sisters of St. Benedict Christmas invitation
FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict invite everyone to join them for their Christmas celebrations.
Christmas Eve services at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand will be held at 10 p.m. Dec. 24. A carol service will precede the Mass, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the monastery dining room immediately after Mass.
Christmas morning Mass Dec. 25 will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in the monastery church.
This year every day of advent, a sister will provide a reflection on the day’s readings on www.thedome.org/ advent. Take a moment to read each day’s entry to help spiritually prepare for Christmas.
The Christmas lights display adorning “Grotto Hill” on the monastery grounds are currently lit at night and will continue to be through Jan. 6.
Guided tours of Monastery Immaculate Conception are regularly given Tuesday through Friday at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Guided tours will not be given from Dec. 24 through Jan. 2.
For your Christmas shopping needs, the Sisters of St. Benedict’s For Heaven’s Sake gift shop store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The gift shop will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31, and Jan. 1. For Heaven’s Sake is also online at forheavensake.org. Simply Divine bakery items, including the German Christmas traditional Springerles, are also available at the gift shop and online.
All times are eastern standard.
St. Paul’s to offer Catholic classes
TELL CITY – Classes for those seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith are planned and scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through April.
Classes are sponsored by St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City but are open to anyone in the community.
The program will begin with inquiry sessions to answer questions in an effort to see if the Catholic faith is right for those interested.
An invitation to attend the classes is also extended to anyone who has drifted away or who has been hurt by the church.
To register or to seek more information, call Sister Mary Emma at 547-7994 or 547-7102.
Retired priest authors book
DUBOIS COUNTY – The Rev. Bill Wargel, a retired priest, has written a Christian catechism titled “Christians: Friends for Christ,” emphasizing what Jesus said and trying to unify all Christians regardless of denomination.
The book is based on heart experiences rather than book knowledge. It can be ordered from Bill Wargel, P.O. Box 85, Celestine, IN 47521 for $16.50, plus $3.50 for shipping and handling.