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Church Briefs Dec. 20

Posted: December 19, 2013 - 4:11pm

Special Christmas worship at First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church will offer a very special Christmas worship service to the entire Conway community at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, in Room 205, West entrance of the building.

“A Quiet Christmas” is uniquely designed to minister to anyone and everyone in the city and surrounding area who may have experienced the recent death of a loved one: child, spouse, sibling, parent or friend; or who has lost a job, begun or finalized a divorce, or suffering serious illness or other trouble.

All are invited. A time of fellowship will follow the service with listening, compassion and care. Simple refreshments will be served. Call the church office at 329-6483 to schedule complimentary child care during the service.

The church is located at 2400 Prince St.

Mayflower United Methodist Church Plans Concert

The people of Mayflower United Methodist Church request that the public saves the date of Sunday, Dec. 22, at 3 p.m., to attend a concert called “The Angels Sang.”

This is an original compilation of scripture and music performed by the compilers, Rick and Francy Wilkins. The Wilkins began compiling this concert many years ago in honor of Rick’s parents. Rick and Francy have performed this concert for more than 10 years. As noted before, it is a compilation of various scripture passes interspersed with hymns, both old and new, all reverently presenting the Good News of Christ’s arrival. They will continue this year presenting it at Southridge Village in Conway. This concert marks the final performance for the year.

Both Rick and Francy realize that God has given them a gift in their voices and they want to honor that gift by sharing it with others as much as possible. The performance will be held in the church sanctuary. The church is located on Miller Street (Highway 89 South) in front of the Elementary School in Mayflower.

For more information, call Rick Wilkins at 501-442-5045.

Taize Service

First Presbyterian Church will present Taize service at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, in Room 205, west entrance of the building. The church is located at 2400 Prince St.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

First Presbyterian Church will hold Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24.

This traditional service of worship, held in the church sanctuary, will include several Christmas carols, special music by the Chancel Choir and a meditation on this holy night. It will conclude with worshippers lighting their individual candles and sharing that light with others so that the light of Christ goes into the world. It is “Joy to the World.” Childcare will be available for the service.

The church is located at 2400 Prince St. The Rev. Howard Reed, transitional pastor, and Mr. Lyle Ruper is director of music.

For additional information, call the church office at 329-6483.

Two Christmas Eve services hosted by Wesley UMC

Wesley United Methodist Church will hold two Christmas Eve services. The first service will take place at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the sanctuary of the church, 2310 E. Oak St. across from Caldwell Country Store. A candlelight communion service will be held in downtown Conway at the Kris Allen Stage in Simon Park at 7:30 p.m. This will be open to the public and will be hosted by Wesley UMC.

For more information, call 329-7629.

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