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Religion Notebook: South Hill tree lighting Sunday

Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd., will present its second annual South Hill Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with music from Val and the Basement Jazz Trio. There will be crafts for all ages until 6 p.m., when everyone will gather for the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. A bagpiper will play “Amazing Grace,” and there will be a short program with Christmas singing.

The ceremony will be followed by refreshments in the church fellowship hall.

Information: (509) 747-4755.

Messiah concert

First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St., will present its annual Messiah Concert and Community Sing-along on Sunday.

If you want to sing, there is a pre-concert rehearsal at 2:30 p.m. Singers should arrive at 2:15 p.m. to review the score and grab a seat.

For those who just want to listen, the concert starts at 4 p.m., but the church recommends arriving early because seating is limited.

For information, call (509) 747-1058.

Christmas choral concert

First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., will present “An Evening in December” Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

The concert will feature a 40-voice choir, Ross Walters on the saxophone and flute, a children’s choir and soloists.

Tickets are free but need to be picked up at the church office in advance.

For information, call (509) 467-8986 or email


Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St., and the St. Andrew’s Society of the Inland Northwest will present the Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan Sunday at 11 a.m.

This Scottish-American celebration will include a formal blessing of family tartans, so wear or bring yours. There will also be processions and bagpipers, Celtic music, Holy Communion and contemporary Celtic Christian prayers.

A potluck of finger food will follow the service.

For information, call (509) 466-3100.

Taizé service

Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road, will present a Taizé service Sunday at 7 p.m.

There will be prayer, silent contemplation and Scripture.

For information, call (509) 481-8119.

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