Religion for Nov. 28
Hambden Congregational Church will present its 12th annual live Nativity Dec. 14 from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free.
In addition, numerous Nativity sets and biblical scenes will be on display inside the church. A children’s craft center and free refreshments will be set up in fellowship hall.
For more information, visit hambdencc.org. The church is located at 13840 G.A.R. Highway.
Christmas Concert, Supper
Embrace the spirit of the season and come to Pilgrim Christian Churchs annual Christmas concert at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Enjoy the sounds of bells, brass, voice, dulcimer, guitar and organ and join in singing classic carols, followed by a light supper in the fellowship hall.
The event is free. A freewill offering will be accepted, with proceeds going toward the steeple restoration.
PCC is located on the square at 202 S. Hambden St. in Chardon. For information, call 440-285-8791.
A Night in Bethlehem
All are invited to enjoy an evening of Christmas joy by attending A Night in Bethlehem on Dec. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 12686 Bass Lake Road in Chardon.
The free event will include a Nativity walk through featuring nativity scenes set up throughout the church, Bethlehem Bakery, free cookies coffee, hot chocolate and wassail, Away in the Manger and activities and entertainment for children.
Catholics Coming Home
Divine Word Church in Kirtland is holding a seven-week series, Catholics Coming Home, for inactive or non-practicing Catholics seeking information about returning to the church in a welcoming, non-judgmental atmosphere. Friends or family members who have drifted away from the Catholic church are welcome to attend the class that meets Tuesdays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 25, from 7-8:30 p.m.
To register, or for more information, call Deacon Carl Varga at 440-256-1412. The church is located at 8100 Eagle Road.
Santa Meets Jesus
New Promise Church will host Santa Meets Jesus Dec. 8, from 5-8 p.m. The evening includes Santas House, Elf Workshop, Reindeer Hideout, North Pole Express, Play Land, Santas Gift Hut, Snowflake Cafe and a live Nativity. Also, get a free photo with Santa.
The church is located at 8671 Euclid-Chardon Road in Kirtland. For more information, call 440-256-3705.
New Promise Church, located at 8671 Euclid-Chardon Road in Kirtland, will begin its DivorceCare program at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Class will continue each Tuesday through Feb. 26.
The program is designed for people experiencing separation and divorce. Guests are welcome to begin attending any week; each session is self-contained.
Total cost for the 13-week program is $30. Call the church office 440-256-3705 for more information.
Elderlife Holiday Dinner
The Federated Church Elderlife group will hold its annual holiday dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at The Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Road in Bainbridge. Cosentinos will cater a pork tenderloin dinner.
Cost for the dinner is $10 and reservations must be received by Dec. 13 by calling 440-247-6490. Payment can be made at the door with a reservation.
Following dinner, guests will be entertained by The Men of Chagrin, a group of 14 singers sponsored by Federated Church and directed by Bill and Carol Foley.
Elderlife is a church-based program directed toward senior citizens in Federated Church and the wider community. It provides programs for spiritual growth, service to others and education. For more information on Elderlife, call Dolly Herschel at 440-247-6490 ext. 160.
Christmas Musical Performance
The Federated Church Chancel Choir will perform Giacomo Puccinis Gloria and selections from Handels Messiah accompanied by a 25-piece orchestra on Dec. 8 at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. The church is located at 76 Bell St. in Chagrin Falls.
Visit www.fedchurch.org for more information.
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