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Faith briefs: Come As You Are plans Christmas programs; Compassionate Friends' memorial service Sunday

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 12:01 am

COME AS YOU ARE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 7910 S. Anthony Blvd., will present a citywide Christmas musical at 6 p.m. Dec. 15. The church also will present the Christmas production “Take Me To The King” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18.

CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 6600 N. Clinton St., will hold Advent Candlelight Choral Vespers at 4 p.m. Sunday in Kramer Chapel. The Seminary Guild meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Kramer Chapel.

CRESCENT AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1232 Crescent Ave., will have a Taize meditation and worship service at 5 p.m. Sunday.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, McMillen Chapel, 300 W. Wayne St., will hold a worldwide candle lighting service of remembrance and hope for parents who have lost a child, siblings who have lost a brother or sister, and grandparents who have lost a grandchild at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Reservations:

HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6608 Hoagland Road, will hold Christmas Bible school for ages 3 through Grade 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Registration at 9 a.m. Dec. 15 or call the church at 639-6340 or email

LAKEWOOD PARK BAPTIST CHURCH, 5555 DeKalb County Road 29, Auburn, will have a Festival of Lights at 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

LIFETREE CAFE, New Ground Coffee Co., 5925 N. Clinton St. in Washington Square, will show a film about director Tom Shadyac at 7 p.m. today.

MEMORIAL COLISEUM, 4000 Parnell Ave., will hold a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday.

ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2120 S. Harrison St., will celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday. After a 12:30 p.m. Mass, which includes Aztec and Ecuadorian dancers, a procession will walk to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to present Bishop Rhoades with a gift and have an Aztec dance performance. Afterward, everyone will walk back to St. Patrick for a 4:30 p.m. celebration.

TRINITY ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 W. Wayne St., will have Breakfast with an Angel for preschool and elementary students and families 10-11 a.m. Saturday. It includes breakfast and an angel craft. Registration is requested; contact the Rev. Dan Fugate at 426-3424 or by email at DFugate@

TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1636 St. Marys Ave., will have Midweek Advent services at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 19 and at 9:30 a.m. Fridays, through Dec. 21. Christmas Eve service will be at 7 p.m., Christmas Day service with Holy Communion will be at 10 a.m. and New Year's Eve Service will be at 7 p.m. For information, call 422-7931, Opt. 1, Ext. 100.

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS, North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring St., will present “An Eastern Christian Assessment of Vatican II” by Dr. Adam DeVille, assistant professor of theology, at 3 p.m. Dec. 16.

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