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Liv­ing na­tiv­ity

Ro­mansville United

Methodist Church: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 the church will host its an­nual “Liv­ing Na­tiv­ity” at 1859 W. Stras­burg Road in Ro­mansville. The Liv­ing Na­tiv­ity is a drive thru event. Meet Ro­man Guards as you en­ter into a time long ago. See the An­gel hov­er­ing over the sta­ble where Christ was born. Watch the lit­tle an­gels and shep­herds gath­ered around camp­fires along with

live an­i­mals. Be sure to stop your car at the front of the church to lis­ten to Christ­mas Car­ols on the way out and re­ceive a bag of home­made cook­ies as a thank you for com­ing. This is a free event, so bring your en­tire fam­ily and in­vite your neigh­bors. In case of in­clement weather, visit the web page at www. ro­mansvil­ for can­cel­la­tion and/or reschedul­ing in­for­ma­tion or con­tact Kathy at 484886-9456.

Prov­i­dence Cham­ber Orches­tra

St. John’s Lutheran Church: The thirty mem­ber Prov­i­dence Cham­ber Orches­tra presents the first con­cert of the 2016-2017 sea­son, 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, at 355 St. John’s

Cir­cle, Phoenixville. Ti­tled “Musique de Danse” the pro­gram fea­tures Ot­torino Re­spighi’s An­cient Airs and Dances, Suite I. The four movement suite uti­lizes 16th cen­tury Ital­ian lute mu­sic by Si­mone Moli­naro for its the­matic foun­da­tion. Also in­cluded on the pro­gram are fa­mil­iar dance themed se­lec­tions by Brahms, Gluck, Gounod, and Strauss. Clos­ing the pro­gram is the Radet­zky March by Johann Strauss, Sr. which tra­di­tion­ally con­cludes New Years’ Eve con­certs and in­cludes au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion.

Com­edy night, lun­cheon talk

Beth Chaim Re­form Con­gre­ga­tion: Satur­day, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. will be “Com­edy Night with Rabbi Bob Alper” as heard on Sirus XM’s Laugh USA! Come laugh and en­joy cock­tails and yummy ap­pe­tiz­ers. Tick­ets $40 each and char­i­ta­ble pro­ceeds go to sup­port Beth Chaim. Re­serve tick­ets at: and click on “Events” to pur­chase tick­ets or call 610640-2147. Lo­cated at 389 Con­estoga Road, Malvern. At 7:30 p.m. Fri­day, Dec. 2, speaker and scholar, Rabbi Neal Gold will present “Why Is­rael – Now More than Ever?” At 10 a.m. Satur­day, Dec. 3, “The Hands of Esau & The Voice of Ja­cob: Seeds of Hope in Is­rael” will be fol­lowed by 12:30 p.m. Kid­dush Lun­cheon and Pre­sen­ta­tion, “Is­rael and Our Com­mu­ni­ties: How to Strengthen Is­rael and Be Strength­ened by Is­rael”. $10 do­na­tion for lunch. RSVP by Nov. 29 to ad­min­is­tra­tor@; Spon­sored in part by Jewish Fed­er­a­tion of Greater Philadel­phia.

In­ter­faith Thanks­giv­ing Ser­vice

West­min­ster Pres­by­te­rian Church: Re­li­gious Coun­cil of Greater West Ch­ester present an an­nual In­ter­faith Thanks­giv­ing Ser­vice Sunday, Nov. 20 at 10 West Pleas­ant Grove Road, West

Ch­ester, be­gin­ning with a ser­vice project at 4 p.m., fol­lowed by the wor­ship ser­vice at 5 p.m. The ser­vice project will ben­e­fit clients of lo­cal non-prof­its, Act in Faith, The Friends Assn., and the St. Agnes Day Room. The theme this year is “Reach­ing Out to the Com­mu­nity: Ac­tivism and Ac­tion.” Guest speaker at the ser­vice will be the Rev. Kyle Boyer of Mount Carmel Church of God in Christ. The event is free and open to all. A freewill of­fer­ing will be taken, with do­na­tions di­vided be­tween Shel­ter Box (in­ter­na­tional non-profit) and In­ter­faith Hous­ing As­sis­tance Cor­po­ra­tion (lo­cal non-profit).

An­nual Men’s Day,

Com­mu­nity Vicin­ity Thanks­giv­ing St Luke UAME Church: 117 South Franklin Street, West Ch­ester. On Sunday, Nov. 20, the An­nual Men’s Day takes place with morn­ing guest preacher, Min­is­ter Michael Borges from Jordan Me­mo­rial UAME Church, Bal­ti­more, Md. Wor­ship be­gins at 11 a.m. Af­ter­noon preacher is Rev Dr. Stan­ley Jordan Smith Sr. Pas­tor of Asbury AME Church Ch­ester along with the choir and con­gre­ga­tion. Wor­ship be­gins at 3 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion, phone 610-872-1290. An­nual Com­mu­nity and Vicin­ity Thanks­giv­ing din­ner will be served Tues­day, Nov. 22, from noon un­til 2:30 p.m. Come and dine with us. Trin­ity Book Worms

Church of the Holy Trin­ity: Trin­ity Book Worms of Holy Trin­ity will meet Mon­day, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. to read and dis­cuss the lat­est book writ­ten by Kate Braestrup, “An­chor and & Flares.” This is a mem­oir of moth­er­hood, hope and ser­vice. The book is avail­able at the county li­braries or as an Ama­zon pa­per­back or e-book. If you love to read, please join the Trin­ity Book Worms at Holy Trin­ity. The church is at 212 South High St., West Ch­ester.

Save the date

Beth Chaim Re­form Con­gre­ga­tion: At 7 p.m. on Satur­day, Nov. 19 the con­gre­ga­tion presents “A com­edy night with Rabbi Bob Alper” as heard on Sirus XM’s Laugh USA. An evening of

com­edy open to the en­tire com­mu­nity, with cock­tails and ap­pe­tiz­ers. Tick­ets are $40 each and char­i­ta­ble pro­ceeds go to sup­port Beth Chaim. To re­serve tick­ets, go to: and click on “Events” to pur­chase tick­ets. Or call 610-640-2147. Beth Chaim is at 389 Con­estoga Road, Malvern. Hiber­nia United Methodist Church: A Christ­mas Bazaar and Craft Show will be held on Satur­day, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event fea­tures 21 crafters, sale of home­made soups and sand­wiches, bake goods, at­tic trea­sures and a silent auc­tion. Back by pop­u­lar de­mand are Ron­ald Cop­pola, fine artist, show­cas­ing his oil paint­ings of Long­wood Gar­dens, Randy Snader fea­tur­ing his PA Ger­man Frak­tur prints, Su­san Moore of Red Hen Pot­tery show­cas­ing her pot­tery pieces, and Ann Zim­mer­man fea­tur­ing her loom wo­ven scarves, hand tow­els, nap­kins. Other crafters will be sell­ing beaded jew­elry, knit­ted and cro­cheted items, scroll saw wood­work in­clud­ing chil­dren’s puz­zles, Christ­mas or­na­ments and linens, dog sweaters, wreaths, can­dles, Amer­i­can

Girl doll clothes and more. The church is at 220 Hiber­nia Road, West Brandy­wine Twp., Coatesville. Quiet Christ­mas Ser­vice Grove United Methodist

Church: A Quiet Christ­mas Ser­vice takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Dec. 21. Per­sons seek­ing a quiet in­ter­lude for Christ­mas wor­ship due to the busy­ness of the sea­son or life cir­cum­stances that call you to a qui­eter, more gen­tle wor­ship cel­e­bra­tion are in­vited. The ser­vice fea­tures candlelight, Christ­mas mu­sic, scrip­ture, and prayer, and a time to rest in the shel­ter of faith, hope, love and peace. At­ten­dees will be in­vited to light a can­dle as a sign of hope and to say a spe­cial prayer or in re­mem­brance of a loved one. Fam­i­lies and friends are in­vited to share in this ser­vice. Child care is pro­vided. Fel­low­ship and re­fresh­ments fol­low the ser­vice. Grove Church is at 490 W. Boot Road north of West Ch­ester. Park­ing is free and plen­ti­ful. For di­rec­tions see For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, con­tact with Pas­tor Lin Ge­orge, pas­­ or 610-350-9372. Book club dis­cus­sion group Calvary Lutheran Church: 730 South New Street, West Ch­ester; Lead­ers of dif­fer­ent faith com­mu­ni­ties are work­ing to­gether to pro­mote un­der­stand­ing and peace. Pas­tor Dan Krew­son be­lieves “that we must be in­ten­tional to wage peace in light of the es­ca­lat­ing re­li­gious vi­o­lence and ex­trem­ism of our day.” Mem­bers of the Re­li­gious Coun­cil of Greater West Ch­ester are host­ing a book dis­cus­sion group in 201617. Par­tic­i­pants are in­vited to read “Lay­ing Down the Sword” by Philip Jenk­ins. The group will meet on: Nov. 28, Jan. 23 and March 6 (first meet­ing was Oct. 24). All are wel­come at 7 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact fa­cil­i­ta­tor Pas­tor Dan Krew­son (dkrew­ All lec­tures are free, open to the pub­lic.

Re­li­gious or­ga­ni­za­tions and con­gre­ga­tions are wel­come to send their news, notes and pho­tos for pub­li­ca­tion. Send emails to chesco­com­mu­nity@21stcen­tu­ry­ If you have any ques­tions, call (215) 648-1125.

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