Church invites community to ancient Bethlehem
FORESTVILLE - The Forestville United Methodist Church welcomes community members to join them today from 6 to 8 p.m. for a night in ancient Bethlehem. During the visit, guests will be able to taste, smell, and see what daily life was like when Jesus was born. Church leaders encourage people to treat themselves and their families to "the true meaning of Christmas." There is no admission for this event.
Annual Children's Remembrance Mass set for Dec. 18
FORESTVILLE - The community is invited to the annual Christmas Children's Remembrance Mass to be offered by Fr. Dan Fiebelkorn, pastor of the Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Church of St. Rose of Lima, 11 Center St., Forestville.
This Mass is offered to anyone who has lost a child. Parents know how hard the holidays are and many have found this special service to bring them peace of mind.
It has been the custom for some parents to order a poinsettia plant as an offering to the Christ child. The flowers are presented during the service in the name of the child. The plant may remain within the Sanctuary of St. Rose of Lima throughout the Christmas Season or parents may take the poinsettia home as a memento. Whether purchasing a flower or not, anyone may have their child remembered at this service by calling Pat Johnson 934-2961 or Mary Franklin 965-4803. All are welcome.
Church plans Women's Day
The Committee of St. Joseph Church, Fredonia, for "Women's Day of Inspiration and Joy" will sponsor a raffle for a theme basket designed especially for women, along with a cookie and poinsettia sale. These items will be available after the weekend Masses on Dec. 8 and 9. The Women's Day of Inspiration and Joy will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. The guest speaker will be Personal Coach Brenda J. Hayes, Ph.D. More information will follow concerning this program. Interested? Call Judy at 672-2647.
Fellowship Church to hold bazaar, celebrate Advent
BROCTON - Homemade chili will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fellowship Church at 148 W. Main St. in Brocton on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Orders may be phoned in to 672-9862, and chili will be ready for pick-up at the designated time. Also, community members are invited to come in and browse at the many tables of craft items available. This is a wonderful opportunity for shoppers to make a dent in their Christmas lists.
Advent season begins this Sunday at 11 a.m. Jackie Donovan will do the first Advent Reading, while Art Donovan lights the hope candle. Guest speakers John and Rhonda Elliott will bring the morning message on hope. All are welcome.