Lighthouse offers Seeds of Christmas event

TWIN FALLS — Lighthouse Christian Fellowship will offer a musical worship service, Seeds of Christmas, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22 at the church — 960 Eastland Drive, Twin Falls.

There are thousands of ways that your family can be distracted from the true meaning of Christmas. Lighthouse believes their Seeds of Christmas event will help prepare your family’s heart to bring the birth of Jesus back into focus as the center of celebration. Starting with the prophecies of Isaiah and Micah, this musical journey will take the congregation through Matthew’s and Luke’s accounts of Jesus’ miraculous birth.

The Seeds Family Worship Experience is a family event — toddlers to grandparents. It will set a meaningful tone for the whole Christmas season.

A suggested donation of $5 would be appreciated. More information: call Jessica Morlan at 615-496-8143 or email jessica@seedsfamilyworship.com.

Paul church holds Christmas Eve service

PAUL — The Hope Community Church will host a Christmas Eve candlelight service — The Cradle, the Cross and the Crown — at 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at the church, 25 N. Fourth St., Paul. The public is welcome.

Hollister Presbyterians present program

HOLLISTER — The Presbyterian children will present their annual Christmas program at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2461 Central Ave., Hollister. That Sunday’s speaker will be Rev. Jim Sommer. Following the service, there will be a chili/oyster-stew potluck.

A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be combined with the regular 11 a.m. service on Dec. 24. A pie and dessert social will follow the worship service.

Visitors are welcome at all services. More information: call Linda at 208-733-9183.

Greening of the church at Ascension

TWIN FALLS — Greening the sanctuary for Christmas will be completed by parishioners of Ascension Episcopal Church at 9 a.m. this Saturday morning at 371 Eastland Dr. N., Twin Falls. Following that, Ascension’s Feed My Sheep ministry will provide a hot meal at 11:30 a.m. at the Mustard Seed, 702 Main Ave. W., Twin Falls.

The service of Holy Communion will be celebrated by Rev. Michael Case at 9 a.m. Sunday. Case is the part-time priest-in-charge at Holy Nativity in Meridian.

Nursery care for children younger than seven years will be available from 8:45 a.m. until after the service. A fellowship coffee hour will follow the worship service. Ascension Café — the adult discussion group — will meet at that time, also; Jeff Gooding will continue the second week of discussion about “The Christmas Story” and our favorite Christmas story or memory.

This week, choir practice has been changed to 7 p.m. Thursday. The knitting group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons.

All are welcome for worship, fellowship and study at Ascension Episcopal Church which is handicapped-accessible. More information: call 208-733-1248 or go to www.episcopaltwinfalls.org.

Burley churches hold Christmas program

BURLEY — Believing that Christmas is a time to reflect on our Savior Jesus Christ, several churches have collaborated to share their love for the Savior — through story and music — with the Mini-Cassia area. The public is invited to attend the multi-denominational Christmas program, “God Among Us,” at 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Therese the Little Flower Catholic Church, 1601 Oakley Ave., Burley.

Participants include: St. Therese Catholic Church — Rev. Julio Vicente; United Methodist Church — Rev. Scott Allen; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — President Stoker of the Oakley Stake, President Loveland of the Burley Stake and President Jones of the Burley West Stake.

More information: call Debbie Critchfield at 208-431-6414.

Gooding First Baptists holds sing-along

GOODING — Add joy to your holiday season. The First Baptist Church invites the community to their Christmas carol sing-along at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, Fifth and Washington Streets.

There will also be a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at the church. More information: call 208-961-2004.

Rupert Episcopalians host Christmas Eve Festival

RUPERT — The Episcopal Church invites the public to a Festival of Lessons and Carols at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at St. Matthew’s Church, corner of Sixth and I Streets, Rupert.

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