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Get In The Holiday Spirit With Lots Of Children’s Programs

Thu., Dec. 11, 1997, midnight

‘Tis the season for holiday lights, nativity scenes, Christmas cheer and Sunday school Christmas programs. The children of several South Side churches are presenting their Christmas programs this weekend. Take the opportunity to watch one as a way of getting into the Christmas spirit. Christmas can take on a whole new meaning when seen through the eyes of a child.

Here a some of the upcoming celebrations by area South Hill churches:

The children of Manito United Methodist Church will present “The 1997 Christmas Play” at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday. The play, with dialogue peppered with the thee’s and thou’s of Old English, was written by several of the children.

It’s set in a mythical kingdom, says Pastor John Shaffer, and is a blend of the traditional Christmas story and a time of lords and ladies.

The church is located at 3220 S. Grand.

The Cheney United Methodist Church, 204 Fourth, will hold its Christmas program Sunday. The musical program, presented by the children, will begin at 7 p.m.

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th, will present an evening of Taize prayer Sunday at 7 p.m. Taize prayer, a form that originated in the ecumenical monastic community in Taize, France, includes simple chants, scriptures, silence and prayers in a candlelit setting.

All are invited to attend.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes will host its last Advent noontime concert Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The concert will feature organist Floyd Czoski, Minister of Music and Worship at Salem Lutheran Church.

The free program will last approximately 20 minutes. The Cathedral is located at 1115 W. Riverside.

Bake sale at Westminster United

The youth of Westminster United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington, will hold a bake sale following the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The proceeds will be used to fund a variety of youth classes and activities.

Service change at St. Stephen’s

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry, has changed its worship service schedule. The church is once again offering two Sunday services at 8 and 10 a.m. The 5 p.m. service on Saturday will remain.


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