Local churches, religious events in the news

Published: Friday, Nov. 5 2010 3:00 p.m. MDT

The 12th annual "Festive Follies" will be held at St. James Catholic Parish, 495 N. Harrison Blvd., Ogden, today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be 60 booths, a café, silent auction and local artists.

Call 801-782-5393 for more information.

St. Thomas Moore Parish hosts boutique

The 26th annual "Holiday Boutique and Luncheon" by the Ladies of Saint Thomas Moore Catholic Parish will be Friday, Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Call Dona at 801-942-1413 for more details.

Exhibit of spiritual art in Springville

SPRINGVILLE — The 25th annual "Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah" exhibition will be on display through Dec. 28 at the Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville.

Since 1986, the Springville Museum of Art has hosted this annual exhibition, which focuses on art that represents myriad aspects of belief and faith.

For more information, go to smofa.org.

'Holiday Bells!' to ring on Temple Square

Ring in the holiday season with the Bells on Temple Square as they present their "Holiday Bells!" concert on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., in the Tabernacle on Temple Square.

This year's program features the 28-member Bells on Temple Square bell choir conducted by Tom Waldron. Leanna Willmore, assistant conductor for the bell choir will also lead the ensemble for several songs on the program.

The evening will also include performances by instrumental ensembles comprised of members of the Orchestra at Temple Square and Temple Square organists, Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts. With a touch of Bach and Holst, a dollop of American folksong, and a dose of holiday standards, "Holiday Bells!" will combine music from around the world to enchant delighted audience members and welcome in the Christmas season.

Free tickets can be obtained at lds.org/events or by calling 801-570-0080 or toll-free 1-866-537-8457 (1-866-LDS-TIKS). There is a limit of four tickets per person.

LDS Church to hold Christmas Devotional

The First Presidency Christmas Devotional for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will feature the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square, on Sunday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m. at the Conference Center.

Members of the First Presidency will be the speakers.

Free tickets are required for the First Presidency Christmas Devotional. Due to the very high demand, tickets have been distributed through a random selection process.

Archuleta to perform with Tabernacle Choir

David Archuleta will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Christmas concerts on Temple Square, Dec. 16-18.

The concerts will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. (dress rehearsal) and Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17–18, 7:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Dec. 19, the choir's weekly Music and the Spoken Word broadcast will also feature Archuleta with a mini-concert immediately following.

All the concerts will be held in the Conference Center.

For more information, go to: lds.org/events

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