Service Notes 12-16-11

Mission hosts Candlelight Communion

Christmas Eve candlelight communion service 8 p.m. at the Cornville Mission 1125 S. Page Springs Road.

Come for a time of worship prayer and communion as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ our Savior.

Coffee, hot chocolate and cookies provided. Questions call Greg at 254-7069.

Christmas at Verde Valley Presbyterian

Candlelight services make Christmas Eve extra special at Verde Valley Presbyterian Church. The popular evening service begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24 and includes song, Scripture and fellowship. Visitors who arrive at 5:30 p.m. can partake in the annual Christmas Eve Soup and Supper offered by members of the congregation who bring a dish to share during this time of fellowship.

A special Cantata for Christmas will be held on Christmas Day beginning at 10:15 a.m. Featuring Winter’s Grace: A Cantata for Christmas by renowned composer Joseph M. Martin, this special program will be presented by the church’s choir along with special guests. Come hear a message of hope, peace, and love through music, prayer and Scripture.

All are invited to attend both services. Verde Valley Presbyterian Church is located at 1500 E. Hombre Drive in Cottonwood. For more information, contact the church office at vvpchurch@gmail.com or (928) 634-0019.

Christmas Mass schedule for St. Frances Cabrini

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 781 S. Cliffs Parkway in Camp Verde, will celebrate the following Christmas Masses:

Saturday, Christmas Eve

6 p.m. Vigil Mass

9 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass

Sunday, Christmas Day

8 a.m. Morning Mass

Noon Mass

Masses will be celebrated by Pastor Rev. Reynaldo Clutario, Jr., SOLT and Parochial Vicar Rev. Alvin Cayentano, SOLT.

Everyone is welcome.

Christmas at New Beginnings

The New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene will present a Christmas Program, “The Baby’s Name,” on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 10:45 a.m.

Celebrate the story of Jesus Christ’s birth in drama and music. The church is located at 644 S. Seventh St. Camp Verde. For more info please call the church at 567-6336.

‘The Coming of the Light’ at SUUF

Please join the Sedona Unitarian Universalist Fellowship as it celebrates the Christmas season with a special 6 p.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 18 in the Great Room of the Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Road.

The program will incorporate music, singing, storytelling and reflection on the season of darkness and coming of the light. Highlights will include the telling of O. Henry’s famous short story, “The Gift of the Magi,” and a special barbershop quartet singing O Holy Night. Piano music will be provided by Beth Kingsley Hawkins, director of Music.

SUUF serves Sedona and the Greater Verde Valley. Its mission statement reads, “Our Fellowship is a place to grow in mind and spirit.  We promote a loving, just, and sustainable world through service, learning and action.” For more information, call (623) 251-0177 or visit www.SedonaUU.org.

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