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Shelburne Solstice and Services this Christmas season

December 13, 2018   ·   0 Comments

Written By MARNI WALSH

Trinity United Church in Shelburne is just one of many local churches offering solstice and services this Christmas. 

Trinity begins the season this Friday with a reading presentation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “A Christmas Carol.” The evening is a fundraising initiative for Partera, one of Trinity’s partners in peace building, with $20 tickets available at Trinity Church, IDA Pharmacy, or at the door. Plum pudding will accompany the reading.

Trinity United Church will offer a Solstice Service on Friday, December 21st at 7:30 pm. “A service reflecting on the light and dark in a season of both celebration and sorrow,” Reverend Bist says it is one of her favourite services. The Solstice Service will include a full choir and “wonderful, thoughtful music and reflection” followed by a “gentle time of visiting and informal communion” and refreshments. 

 On Christmas Eve, Trinity will hold a Candlelight Service starting at 7 pm. The service will include traditional family carols and readings as well as the choir. As always, the historic church will be a beautifully decorated sight on Christmas Eve. Child care is provided.

 December 25th, Soup Haus will host a free dinner from 6-8pm for Christmas Day. Reservations are appreciated at www.souphaus.ca.

Trinity’s sister church, Primrose United, will hold Christmas Service on December 23rd at 9 am. Reverend Bist says, “This is a lovely, morning service” with the choir, traditional carols and the reading of the Christmas story. “There is always a friendly, and lovely, light breakfast offered as well.”

Abiding Place Ministries at the Mel Lloyd Centre, 167 Centre Street in Shelburne, will hold their Christmas Concert with the singing Reverend Mark Curtis on Sunday, December 23rd at 10 am. On the evening of Monday, December 24th at 7 pm Abiding Place will hold a Christmas Eve Service with carols and fellowship.

 Rev. Stephanie Pellow says St. Paul’s Anglican Church, on Owen Sound Street in Shelburne, will hold their family Christmas Eve Service with the story of the Nativity and Holy Eucharist at 4:30 pm on December 24th. Their Children’s Pageant will be held Sunday, December 23rd at 9:30am.

Crossroads Community Church invites the community to an evening of seasonal celebration on Sunday, December 23rd from 7-8pm at 485289 Dufferin County Road 11, in Shelburne.

Compass Church in Shelburne will hold two one hour candle light services at 4pm and 7pm at Grace Tipling Hall on Christmas Eve. Free tickets may be reserved at www.thisiscompass.com. 

For more information on additional churches and services refer to local listings at www.townofshelburne.on.ca.



         

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