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Church briefs for Dec. 7, 2018

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Services at Emmanuel Episcopal Church

— The annual parish meeting will take place Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist service, with a potluck lunch to follow. All are welcome and invited at 2410 W. Lexington Ave.

— Communion Services take place Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Gaunce’s.

Events at Trinity UMC

— Trinity United Methodist Church, 307 N. Main St., has Sunday services at 10:30 a.m.

— Trinity United Methodist Church Thrift Store is open every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first two Saturdays of December. During the Christmas holiday season, the Christmas Store will be open on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every Saturday morning until Christmas.

— Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at the church, 306 N. Main St. Service will include communion and candlelight. Everyone is invited.

Christmas musical at First Baptist

The sanctuary choir of First Baptist Church will offer the musical celebration, “Welcome, Jesus, our Redeemer” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

Services at Salem Church at Pine Grove

This Sunday at Salem Church at Pine Grove, 312 Combs Ferry Road, Pastor Don Stanley continues his series of Advent sermons on “The Women of Christmas.” This week he will consider the role Sarah played in the coming of the Christ. Worship at the “Small Country Church with a Big Heart for Jesus” begins at 11 a.m.

Services at First Presbyterian

Services at First Presbyterian Church, 130 Windridge Drive, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Worship will be lively and traditional. Come dressed casual or formal, but more importantly, come expecting to be moved by the Spirit. Sunday school classes for children, youth and adults begin at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Junior high and high school youth groups meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sundays. All are welcome. The Rev. Ryan Bradney is pastor. Contact the church office at 744-3722 for more information.

Food pantry at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church, 37 N. Highland St., will open a food pantry in partnership with God’s Pantry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday at the church. The pantry will be open to those in need and for donations from the community. For more information, call the church at 744-6624.

Services at Liberty Bible Church of God

Services at Liberty Bible Church God are as follows: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday church services, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening Bible study, 5 p.m.; and youth group, 5 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Interim pastor is Jerry Owen. Guest speaker is Brock Barnhouse.