Christian Scientists to hold holiday service

The Third Church of Christ, Scientist, 1306 Spring Lane, Holladay, invites the public to its annual Thanksgiving service Thursday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For further information, call 801-466-3518. weekdays between 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Christian Scientist service in Ogden

OGDEN — Even in these tumultuous times we all have something to be grateful for and the Christian Science church, 780 24th St., Ogden, invites the public to join with it on Thanksgiving morning — Thursday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m. — for prayer, scripture readings and hymns.

Children are welcome.

For more information, call 801-430-2887.

Christian Scientists plan holiday service

The Christian Science Church, 1165 Foothill Drive, will hold a Thanksgiving service on Thursday, Nov. 25, 10:30 a.m.

The public is invited. Call 801-272-0147 for more details.

The Christian Science Church in Park City, 605 Main St., in the Park Hotel, is also sponsoring a public "gratitude hour" on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Thanksgiving service at Lutheran Church

A Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2500 E. 3900 South, Holladay, on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m.

The public is invited.

Madeleine choir to present free concert

A free concert by the Choristers of the Madeleine Choir School, which traveled to Italy earlier this month, will be Monday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 309 E. South Temple.

Holiday fair planned by Cosgriff School

The annual holiday fair for J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School, 2335 Redondo Ave., will be Dec. 11-12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily.

There will be crafts, food. Ornaments and gifts.

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Unitarians to focus on Thanksgiving

"Thanksgiving Celebration: "Why Sing Praises?" will be presented by the Rev. Tom Goldsmith at the Sunday services at the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake, 569 S. 1300 East.

Services will be 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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Benefactor loans statue to St. Mark's

SALT LAKE CITY — A benefactor wishing to express his gratitude for the exceptional care provided to a family member by St. Mark's Hospital has arranged for a generous gift — the loan of a full-sized, nearly exact replica of Michelangelo's La Pieta.

Joseph Bishop has loaned the replica to St. Mark's Hospital, 1200 E. 3900 South.

This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. The original La Pieta can be found in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

This replica is licensed by the Vatican Observatory Foundation. The marble sculpture is faithful to the original in its detail and subtlety.

Its premier unveiling occurred in January 2010 during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City.

This is believed to be the first time it has been displayed in a health care venue anywhere in the world. The public is invited to personally experience the sculpture through the end of the year in the main lobby at St. Mark's Hospital.

Holiday boutique at Blessed Sacrament

The 23rd annual "Holiday Blessings Boutique" will be today at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church's gymnasium, 9800 S. 17000 East, Sandy.

There will be more than 50 booths, a raffle, food and more.

The public is invited.

Funeral workshop offered for Catholics

A Catholic Funeral Workshop will be today from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Pastoral Center, 27 "C" Street.

There is a $7 workshop fee.

Although this is geared for ministers, it is open to any Catholic who wishes to learn more.

Call 801-328-8641, ext. 363.

Parish handbell choir seeks new members

St. Ann Catholic Parish, 450 E. 2100 South, is seeking members for its handbell choir.

No musical skills are required, but participants must be over age 10 and rehearsals are held weekly.

For more details, call 801-487-1000.

Parish to hold boutique and lunch

The 26th annual Holiday Boutique by the Ladies of Saint Thomas More Parish will be Friday, Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m.

They will also sponsor a luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m.

For more information, call Dona at 801-942-1413.

Church to hold Thanksgiving feast

First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake, 12 "C" Street, invites all members, their extended families and anyone else to a Thanksgiving feast at the church building on Thursday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m., shortly after the 2 p.m. worship service.

The church will have turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and drinks. Each family should bring one side dish, vegetable, salad, or dessert (your favorite homemade recipe, if possible) to share with 8-10 people.

Please bring one can of food to donate to Crossroads Urban Center.

RSVP or for more information, calf 801-363-3889.

Cathedral announces upcoming concerts

Upcoming concerts at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, include:

— Salt Lake City Performance Tour Concert Performance, Monday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., the music of Palestrinia, Back, Bruckner and Tavener.

— "A Ceremony of Carols," Op. 28, by Benjamin Britten, Friday, Dec. 17 and Wednesday, Dec. 22. 12:15 p.m.

— The Christmas Carol Service Monday, Dec. 20, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 24, 4 p.m., the Music of William Byrd, Anton Bruckner and Herbert Howells

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LDS women urged to enter writing contest

Entry in the "Segullah: Writings by Latter-day Saint Women" annual personal essay, poetry, and fiction contest is open through Dec. 31.

Segullah welcomes unpublished entries that address any subject in harmony with its mission: to publish insightful writings that explore life's richness and complexity while reflecting faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Entrants must be female members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Entries will be judged by Segullah editors.

Winners in each category will be awarded $100.

For more information, visit

Springville museum displays religious art

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.

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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.

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