Religious briefs from around Utah

Published: Friday, Dec. 17 2010 8:36 p.m. MST

Tracey Slinger, assistant conductor, Wesley Bell Ringers, performs with her group from Christ United Methodist Church.

Jason Olson, Deseret News

Perpetual adoration chapel open daily

A perpetual adoration chapel is available at St. Joseph Catholic Parish, 506 24th St., Ogden, 24 hours each day.

Time can be spent in silent prayer before the blessed sacrament each day.

To sign up for a particular time, or with questions, call 801-399-5627.

First Unitarian holds 'Lessons and Carols'

SALT LAKE CITY — "Lessons and Carols" — Words and music to help you feel the holiday spirit by Rev. Tom Goldsmith, David Owens and the Chancel Choir at the Sunday services of First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake, 569 S. 1300 East, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

For more details, go to www.slcuu.org

Handbell choir offers 2 Christmas concerts

The Wesley Bell Ringer Handbell choir will deliver two free concerts this month — one on Monday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.; and another on Thursday, Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m., both at Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South.

The choir has received honors and awards from around the country for its mastery of handbell music. Each summer the Wesley Bell Ringers perform a national concert tour. Over the years they have performed in all 50 States and throughout Canada. The Choir is made up of talented young men and women of high school age and is directed by Terry Waite.

For more information, go to: www.wesleybells.org

Krishna temple soon to mark 10 years

SPANISH FORK — It has been almost 10 years since the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple opened in Spanish Fork.

Since it opened on June 23, 2001, almost 400,000 tourists have visited it. It has hosted 80 major festivals and performed 300 "pujas" (housewarmings).

Radio Krishna broadcasts 24 hours a day over the Internet and the Krishna website, www.utahkrishnas.org, is accessed by some 500 visitors a day.

Catholic Mass at Our Lady of the Snows

Catholic Mass is celebrated each Sunday, 5 p.m., at Our Lady of the Snows Chapel at Alta Ski Resort.

Located directly behind the Alta Ski Lodge, Mass will be celebrated throughout the 2010-2011 ski season, as it has been done there for more than 40 years.

St. Ambrose services extended for Advent

Vespers and Benediction are held each Sunday, 4:30 p.m., during Advent at Saint Ambrose Catholic Parish, 1975 S. 2300 East.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy this chanted prayer of the church.

For more information, go to: www.stambroseslc.com

Christmas exhibits at history museum

SALT LAKE CITY— The Church History Museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will welcome the Christmas season with a new exhibit and two holiday celebrations.

Holiday events planned include:

 Artwork and Cr?he exhibit — Open now and through the holidays, the exhibit will feature "Nativity," a large mural by Brian Kershisnik. This painting illustrates a host of angels surrounding Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus. Other Christmas-themed artwork will be displayed, including paintings by LDS artists Elspeth Young and Walter Rane. The exhibit will also present cr?hes (nativity sets) from around the world.

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