Religion briefs, Dec. 19, 2009

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols set

Episcopal Church of the Nativity will present its third annualFestival of Nine Lessons and Carols at 3 p.m. Sunday at 2175 Broadway.

The concert tells the Christmas story in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge, England, and includes a live string ensemble and Christmas carols to sing along. A wine and cheese reception will follow. Nursery care will be provided.

Call 245-9606 for information.

Jewis foundations subject of Bible study

A 10-lesson Bible study about the Jewish foundations of Christianity will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 11-March 14 at several locations in the Grand Valley.

“HaYesod,” which means “The Foundation,” will study the nature, purpose and function of Hebrew Scriptures (the first five books of the Bible) and will explore the unique unity of Jews and Gentiles in the body of Christ.

Call Linda at 241-6796 or Bette at 433-2827 for more information.

Unity Church to have candle lighting

A Christmas Eve candle lighting service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St.

Call 243-3550 for information.

Comedy team to be at New Vision

New Vision Assembly of God will present “The Real Star of Bethlehem” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 2479 Commerce Blvd.

The event will feature guest comedy team “Dr. Faith” and “Dr. Hope.”

Call 241-0407 for information.

Methodists plan candle light service

Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, will have a Christmas Eve candle light services Thursday.

A contemporary service will be at 6 p.m. and the traditional one at 8 p.m. Both will feature communion, a Christmas message and music.

Call 245-1478 for information.

Live nativity presentation to be in Loma

The Loma Community Church, 1307 Garfield St., will have a live, outdoor nativity presentation with costumed characters from 6 to 8 tonight.

Visitors can view the various stations of the nativity that feature Elijah and the prophets, Joseph, Mary and the babe, the shepherds and the angels, and John the Baptist, then stay for hot chocolate and cookies.

Call 858-7147 for information.


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