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Senior sociables to meet: St. Anthony Senior Sociables will meet at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Social Hall 1305 East Erie Ave., Lorain. The cost for members is $8. Reservations are required and must be made by 6 p.m. Dec. 10. Call Karen Less at 9492934 for more information. There will be no meeting in January and February. The next meeting is March 21 at Sugar Creek Restaurant.
Community Messy Church Service: First United Methodist Church of Wellington, 127 Park Place, will be having a Community Messy Church Service from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9. All are welcome.
New Year’s Eve service: Point of Grace Ministries, Inc., will hold a New Year’s Eve worship service at 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at 6892 Lake Ave., Elyria. Pastors Darrell and Prophetess VaNessa Young will celebrate. For more information, call 440-324-1210.
Interfaith collaboration: A free Interfaith Collaboration, featuring The Cleveland Stake Choir from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints along with St. Joseph’s Parish in Avon Lake and Choral Spectrum of Lorain County will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake.
Live Nativity: First Baptist Church of Sheffield Lake, 633 Harris Road, will hold a live nativity from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22. All are invited to the outdoor live nativity representing the story of Jesus’ birth. There will also be a petting zoo. Then, come inside to enjoy hot cocoa and decorate cookies you can take home. The first 100 vehicles will receive a free car magnet commemorating the birth of Christ. For information, call 440-949-6398
Christmas concert: Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church, 3015 Meister Road, Lorain, invites the community to join for a free Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 14. The Christmas concert is being put on by Re-Creation, a singing and dancing group of young people who travel the U.S. performing for veterans in the VA hospitals. ReCreation presents sparking, energetic professional entertainment by nine exiting young performers who offer dynamic vocal renditions of classic Christmas music. Admission is free for this event but if you are able, we ask you bring a nonperishable item or peanut butter for the church’s food pantry.
Meeting, Christmas party: St. Ann Lodge Br. 114 FCSLA will hold its annual meeting and Christmas party at 1 p.m. Dec. 16 at the American Slovak Club 2915 Broadway in Lorain. All members are invited and encouraged to attend. Deadline for reservations is Dec. 8. For more information, call Bernie Danevich at 440-960-2605 or Marge Thomas at 440288-1492.
Remembrance service: Candles will glow on Dec. 9 when tens of thousands of bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives and friends around the globe join together to light remembrance candles to honor the memories of children who have died but will never be forgotten. Unity Spiritual Center, 23855 Detroit Road, Westlake, will offer its fourth annual service of remembrance and healing during the holiday season for those who lost a loved one too soon. The service will begin at 6 p.m. and will continue to 8 p.m. with candle lighting at 7 p.m. This service will be free and open to all regardless of faith or no faith background. An indoor labyrinth walk will be available after the service. For more information about The Compassionate Friends, visit www.compassionatefriends.org. For more information about events, classes and other services which are available at USC, contact Kathy Lowery at unity[email protected]lake. org, 440-835-0400 or visit www.uscwestlake.org.
Forever Christmas: The Amherst Community Chorus will present “Forever Christmas” at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at St. Joseph social hall in Amherst. The program will feature popular children’s favorites such as Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph as well as traditional religious carols like O Holy Night and Celtic Silent Night. Other seasonal favorites like Home For the Holidays and I’ll Be Home For Christmas are included as well as more popular songs like Do You Hear What I Hear, Mary Did you Know, and Believe from the Polar Express. The chorus concludes with And The Glory of the Lord and The Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Tickets are for sale only at the door for adults at $6, seniors at $5, students at $4 and children 5 and under are admitted free. Homemade refreshments after the concert are included in the price of the ticket. The chorus is beginning its 23rd year under the direction of Simone and Steve Gall.
Sunday services: Amherst United Methodist Church, 396 Park Ave., Amherst holds 10:30 a.m. worship on Sundays with Pastor William Baker delivering sermons. Call 440-9888330 or visit www.amherstchurches.org for additional information. Email to [email protected]
Worship schedule: Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville, has the following worship schedule, 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday now though May 19; 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Hispanic Ministry at 10 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit www. fieldsumc.org.
Worship service: Community Congregational United Church of Christ, 379 S. Main St. Amherst, hosts worship service and Sunday School (for ages 3 and older) at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Nursery care is provided for those 3 and under. Communion is held the first Sunday of every month. For information, call 440-988-9148.
Public invited to worship: Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville, invites the public to join in worship at 7:30 Wednesday evenings. No need to be a member; worship is open to everybody who just wants to take 30 minutes or so to recharge their spiritual batteries midway through the week. Classes for children, youth, and adults are also available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dress is casual. For more information, call 440-327-8753.
Worship service: Old Stone Evangelical Church, 553 S. Main St., Amherst, will host a worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. For further information, call 440-984-7074 or email old[email protected]
Senior lunch bunch: Cornerstone Church, 2949 W. River Road, N. Elyria, will host a Free Community Senior Lunch Bunch from noon to 1:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of every month Come enjoy a free lunch and speaker offering information to seniors. For information, call 440-3241202.
Sunday school: Faith Baptist Church, 440 N. Lake St. Amherst, will host Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. followed by the worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday. For details, call 440-988-8255.