Church briefs for Dec. 14, 2018

Published 9:59 am Friday, December 14, 2018

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Services at Emmanuel Episcopal

— All are welcome and invited for a Service of Holy Eucharist Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 2410 W. Lexington Ave. The Hanging of the Greens follows.

— 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. 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.

Food pantry at First Baptist

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 Salem Church at Pine Grove

The Old Testament love story found in the book of Ruth is the basis for this week’s Advent sermon on “The Women of Christmas” at Salem Church at Pine Grove, 312 Combs Ferry Road. Come and find out how she fits into the ancestry of 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.

Services at Liberty Bible COG

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.