Children to stage Christmas program

The annual "Children's Christmas Program" at Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South, will be Sunday, Dec. 13, in both the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services.

A potluck dinner will follow at 11:45 a.m.

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Church choir to sing 'Christmas Promise'

The choir of First Christian Reformed Church, 803 E. 900 South, will present the cantata "The Christmas Promise" by Lloyd Larson as part of the morning worship service on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. The service will be accompanied by woodwinds and horn. Refreshments will be served after the service, and a nursery will be provided.

The public is invited. Call 801-359-4243 for more information.

Orem church to hear call to repentance

"John's Call to Repentance" will be the Dec. 13 sermon at Orem Community Church, 130 N. 400 East, Orem.

The church's annual Live Nativity Scene will be Dec. 22-23, from 7-9 p.m. Special holiday music will be on-going inside the sanctuary both evenings during the live nativity scene.

Visiting bishop to address Ukrainians

The bishop of St. Nicholas Eparchy, His Grace, Most Rev. Richard Seminack, will visit the Ukrainian community of Utah on Dec. 13. Mass will be held at St. Jude Maronite Catholic Church, 4900 Wasatch St. in Murray at 1 p.m. Confession will begin at noon.

Menorah to glow at Gallivan Plaza

Chabad Lubavitch of Utah will light Utah's largest Menorah indoors on Sunday, Dec. 13, 5:15 p.m. at Gallivan Plaza.

There will be free skates, ice skating and food from 3-6 p.m. at the Gallivan Ice Rink to Utah's Jewish community. Israeli music will air during the skating. The Chanukah holiday begins this year at sundown on Dec. 11 and culminates on Dec. 19.

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Judge Memorial to hold holiday concert

Judge Memorial Catholic High School students will present their annual holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium, 650 S. 1100 East.

The concert is free, but donations are encouraged. For more information, call 801-363-8895.

New church to meet Jan. 3 at S.L. Library

The Church of the Eternal Rainbow is a new church that will begin in Salt Lake on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, in Conference Room "C" of the Salt Lake City Library, 210 E. 400 South.

Contact Sophie B. at 801-833-8409 for more details, or send an e-mail to:

Church to weave Christmas tapestry

A Christmas tapestry will be created throughout the Advent and Christmas season with intergenerational worship at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday at the United Church of Christ Congregational, 3350 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Verse and song will abound, painting and crafts will blend with living scenes depicting the glory of the season as the Rev. Bob Nuhn delivers the biblical message of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Nell Heller, of Ogden, has prepared and planned the tapestry.

The public is welcome at all events. For more information, call 801-392-5012.

Mass on Alta slopes held every Sunday

Mass will be celebrated every Sunday at 5 p.m. through the ski season at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Chapel in Alta, located directly across from Alta Lodge. The Eucharist has been celebrated at the ski resort during the ski season for more than 40 years.

Christian initiation workshops planned

The Catholic Diocesan Offices of Liturgy, Religious Education and Hispanic Ministry will present a series of workshops discussing the different stages of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults for RCIA team members, pastors, deacons, lay ecclesial ministers, other catechists, musicians, liturgists and any interested adults. Classes run through March 2010. Registration is required. For more information, call the Office of Liturgy at 801-328-8641, ext. 322, or the Office of Hispanic Ministries at ext. 332.

Indonesian service weekly at church

A Salt Lake-area Indonesian Reformed Church worship service is held every Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake, 12 C St.

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St. Olaf to celebrate its 50th next year

St. Olaf Catholic School in Bountiful will celebrate its 50th year in 2010 and is seeking to contact past students so they can join in the anniversary celebrations. Anyone knowing of any past students and their whereabouts is asked to send an e-mail to

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