CHICAGO — The Benedictine sisters at St. Scholastica Monastery breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday when the Vatican released its long-awaited report on American nuns.
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CHICAGO — Meira and Tyler Burnett always look forward to their family’s annual Hanukkah party, when they will light the menorah and enjoy traditional potato pancakes, called latkes.
SHERMAN — At Friendship United Methodist church located at 293 N Friendship Road, Sherman, Texas, the Advent season lasts for four Sundays leading up to Christmas. At that time, the new Christian year begins with the twelve-day celebration of Christmastide, which lasts from Christmas Eve until Epiphany on January 6.
To accommodate the Christmas holiday schedule, all submissions for the Dec. 26 edition’s Faith section are due to the Herald Democrat by 5 p.m. Monday.
Nativity scenes are wonderful experiences in which people gather together to portray their rendition of the birth of Jesus in a small town just outside of Jerusalem.
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BELLS — Hebron Baptist Church will present “The Christmas Cross” at 6 p.m. Sunday. It’s a lighthearted musical. Refreshments will follow.
DENISON — The Bethel youth ministry will have their Christmas program on Sunday at 3 p.m. The theme is “Stop, Look and Listen.” The program will consist of songs, speeches and a play starring the youth of Bethel Community Baptist.
DURANT, Okla. — This Christmas Eve, St. John’s Episcopal will light the sanctuary and grounds in candlelight. Services will begin at 10:30 p.m. They will sing traditional hymns and take part in Holy Communion.
SOUTHMAYD — Southmayd Baptist Church choir, under the direction of Penny VanLaningham, will be presenting the Christmas cantata, “The First Noel: Celebrating the Birthday of a King!” during this Sunday’s morning worship service, beginning at 10:50 a.m.