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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Faith Wesleyan Church offers unique Christmas experience

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Columns

Faith Wesleyan Church, 3356 Route 309, Orefield, will present a live nativity and Bethlehem Christmas experience 7-9 p.m. Dec. 15, 16, and 17.

Participants will enter into a re-created City of Bethlehem to see a cast wearing period costumes. Visitors can be part of the census, interact with merchants and sample simple foods.

Hear what the people of Bethlehem might have been saying that special night so long ago. See the inn and watch as the innkeeper offers Joseph and Mary shelter in the stable.

Watch the shepherds as they hear the news Christ the Savior is born. See the newborn baby and the gifts of the wise men.

Feel the true reason for Christmas in a way you never have before.

Shows run every 20 minutes with photo opportunities, cookies, and cocoa. Everything is free. For more information, call 610-398-0172.

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Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, offers a midweek Holy Communion advent service in the chapel noon Dec. 20.

On Dec. 24, Union Lutheran will celebrate the fourth Sunday in advent with its worship service at 9 a.m.

Family Christmas Eve services will take place 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. with focus on children and youth.

Traditional services with special music featuring the Union Chorale, Glory Ringers, a trumpeter and a harpist will begin at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

All Christmas Eve services will have Holy Communion and candle lighting.

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On Dec. 24, St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, will conduct its morning worship at 10:15 a.m.

A family oriented service with a children’s message will be at 6 p.m. The traditional candlelight service will start at 8 p.m. Come early to enjoy 20 minutes of holiday music before both services.

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Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will feature special music at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services of Lessons and Carols on Dec. 17.

There will be no morning services on Dec. 24. Christmas Eve services are scheduled for 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

All services will feature candle lighting.