Christmas and New Year's Eve services

To submit holiday church services, call Jo Rafferty 782-5121, e-mail or fax 782-6152.

Carson Valley United Methodist Church

The Carson Valley United Methodist Church will offer several events during the upcoming Christmas Season. The church is located at 1375 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville, and all ages are welcome.

On Sunday, the youth handbell choir, The Bell Cases, and the adult handbell choir, The Sierra Ringers, under the direction of Kathy Chipman Wicker, will be playing at the 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. services of worship. Both groups will perform musical selections appropriate to the season.

The following Sunday, Dec. 17, the Chancel Choir, under the direction of Cindy McIntosh, will perform its annual cantata at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. This year's work, composed by Mark Hayes, is entitled "Let Heaven and Nature Sing Gloria."

On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, regular services of worship will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. In addition, there will be three evening services offered. At 6 p.m. the service will be geared to younger ages. There will be a special visitor and also a gift for every child in attendance. The 8 p.m. service will be the church's traditional Christmas Eve service.

The Chancel Choir will sing, and handbells will play. There is also a candlelight and carols conclusion to this service. Finally, an 11 p.m. service will be offered, during which communion will be served. This service also closes with candlelighting and carols.

Christmas morning, an informal service will be offered at 10 a.m.

For questions, call the church office at 782-4600.

Trinity Lutheran Church

n Dec. 17 at 10:45 a.m. - Children's Christmas service

n Dec. 24 at 9 a.m. - Morning service (no Holy Communion)

n Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. - Family Christmas candlelight service with Holy Communion

n Dec. 24 at 11 p.m. - Midnight Christmas candlelight service with Holy Communion

n Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. - Service of lessons and carols with Holy Communion

n Dec. 31 regular 8 and 10:45 a. m. services with Holy Communion; 9:30 a.m.

Christian education for everyone.

Contact Trinity's church office for more information, 782-8153.

Unity Church of Today

Unity Church of Today will hold two services on Christmas Eve in the sanctuary, located at 1701 Lucerne St., Minden. The first service at 6 p.m. is designed for families and children, while the second service at 7:30 p.m. features candlelight and a Unity Chorus performance.

Christmas Eve day there will be only one Sunday service at 9 a.m., more meditative in nature.

New Year's Eve day there will be one meditative service at 9 a.m. and the annual Unity Burning Bowl Service that evening at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. This Unity tradition invites the release of past troubles, to "Let go and let God," in anticipation of creating a brighter new year.

For more information contact Unity Church of Today visit or call 782-4429.


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