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Presenting The Live Nativity

Today

Marsden First United Methodist Church will present The Live Nativity — The Birth of a King, a live re-enactment of the birth of Jesus. The event will take place at 4.30pm at the Cleveland Country Cricket Field in Harrington Sound in Smith's. Guests are encouraged to bring their chairs and blankets. There will be free hot chocolate and hot apple cider. (If raining, the event will be rescheduled on Sunday, December 21.)

Inter-Island Communications will host its second annual gospel concert at 7pm at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for Performing Arts. It will feature 2014 Bermuda Idol Olivia Hamilton, Calvin Busby, Janice Pearman, Tricay, the Vernon Temple Praise Team, the Richard Allen AME Young Adult Network Praise Team, the Agape Faith Kingdom Ministries Praise Team, the Restoration Ministries Seventh-day Adventist Praise Team, The Five Keys and Bermuda Soul recording artist Kaelyn Kastle. Tickets are on sale at 27th Century Boutique, Music Box and the HOTT 107.5 and Magic 102.7 studios.

Tomorrow

Wesley Methodist Church will hold its Fourth Sunday in Advent service, led by Minister Rev Gary Clark. The sermon will be entitled “Blessed with Love”. They encourage people to come out to hear the message and stay for the relighting of the candles Hope, Peace and Joy and lighting of a new candle, Love. Their Sunday School begins at 10.30am and is for children from the age of two and up.

Calvary Gospel Chapel, located on Middle Road, Southampton, will host Casting Call at 7pm. The production will explore the true meaning of Christmas, through drama, music and the arts. For more information phone 234-3250 or e-mail: info@calvary.bm.

St Paul AME Choir (under the patronage of Randolph Hayward) will present an evening of choral music and readings of the Christmas season. The Christmas Concert, featuring guest artists Arielle Crosby (Soprano), Tyler Jacob Hill (Bass-Baritone), Jarrett O'Neal (Tenor), Tislam Swift (Tenor) and The Warwick Academy Ensemble, will start at 6pm. Tickets are $20. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the church office at 292-0505.

Monday

Wesley Methodist Church (located on Church Street, Hamilton) will present its traditional Live Nativity Tableau on the steps in front of their church from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. They invite anyone who is driving by to stop and enjoy the visual presentation or join the congregation for carol singing.

Wednesday (Christmas Eve)

Centenary United Methodist Church is inviting people to celebrate the birth of Christ with the music and message of Christmas at the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at the corner of Collector's Hill and South Road, Smith's at 7pm. For more information call 292-0742.

St Peter's Church will hold its Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols in St George's at 9pm. This year's event will feature guitarist Val Sherwood. One of the carols featured will be “Silent Night”, which was written by an Austrian priest and sung for the first time in 1818 in a small Austrian village church. The musical accompaniment was written specifically for guitar. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.stpeters.bm.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has produced He is the Gift, a video for this Christmas season. It shows that of all the gifts given at this time of year, one gift could be overlooked — the gift that Heavenly Father gave to the world… His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. The two-minute video can be viewed here: http://www.mormon.org/christmas.

Wesley Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Eve Family Service at 7pm. The sermon, called “Expecting the Unexpected”, will be led by intern Minister David Atwood. All are welcome, especially children.

Thursday (Christmas Day)

Wesley Methodist Church will hold a family service starting at 10.30am led by Rev Gary Clark. The message of the day is “What a Gift”. All are encouraged to attend with their family.

Next Sunday

Wesley Methodist Church will hold its First Sunday after Christmas Service at 11am. Their Sunday School begins at 10.30am and is for children from the age of two.

December 31 (New Year's Eve)

Centenary United Methodist Church will host a service of quiet reflection with readings and music. They are encouraging people to come any time from 6pm until 7pm to sit quietly, reflect, meditate and prepare for the coming year. For more information call 292-0742.

Wesley Methodist Church will hold its traditional Watch Night Service starting at 11.15pm led by visitation Minister Leo Mills. The sermon is called “Turning over a New Leaf”.

Although 2014 has been a challenging year for many, Mr Mills will share a way forward. Guests should also be able to hear the city's fireworks at midnight.

REGULAR EVENTS

Saturdays

Widows fellowship group: Every third Saturday from 4.30pm to 6pm at Vernon Temple administration office. Contact Hope Lowe at 297-2101 and 704-3077.

Bilingual worship (Spanish/English): At 6.30pm at Warwick Seventh-day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 92 South Shore Road. Call 236-0077 or 537-4857.

Sundays

The Salvation Army in St George's: Join them at 6 Governors Alley every Sunday for their service at 11am and 6pm. During the week they have activities for all ages. For more information call 297-0267.

Wesley Methodist Church, 41 Church Street, Hamilton: Sunday school at 10.30am. All children are welcome. Telephone 292-0418.

Southampton Seventh-day Adventist Church: Community giveaway every third Sunday of the month including clothing, food and shoes from 1pm to 4pm at Church Fellowship Hall on Middle Road in Southampton. Telephone 238-1080 or southamptonsda@transact.bm. Church school from 10.30am to 11.30am and morning worship at 10am.

Ebenezer Methodist Church at 7 York Street in St George's: Children of all ages invited to a happy and lively Sunday School at 11am.

Somerset Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9 Beacon Hill, Somerset: Free giveaway of clothing and more on the last Sunday of each month from noon to 4pm.

Tuesdays

New Life Church of the Nazarene: Prayer and Bible study at its location on Collector's Hill, Smith's at 7pm.

The Bermuda Bible Institute: A Bible study at TN Tatem Middle School, 7pm to 8pm. E-mail bermuda.bible.institute@gmail.com. Call 537-6480.

Peace Lutheran Church, 154 South Road, Paget (opposite the Botanical Gardens): Homework time for middle school students. Free support/tutoring from 4pm to 5pm. Call Pastor Karsten Decker, 236-5619.

Rosalie Johnson Missionary Society of Heard Chapel AME Church, 42 Glebe Road, Pembroke: Free clothing giveaway from 10am to 2pm.

St Philip AME Church: Prayer and Bible study, 102 Harrington Sound Road, Smith's at 7.30pm.

Wednesdays

St John's Church on St John's Road: Prayer meeting at 1pm.

Catalyst Men's meeting: Fellowship, Bible reflection and prayer from 1pm to 2pm second Wednesday each month at Cathedral Hall, Church Street.

Mt Zion AME: Weekly Bible study from October 29 to December 24 at 7.30pm.

Thursdays

Grace Methodist Church, 167 North Shore: Prayer and Bible study at 5.30pm with Rev D'Wain Wales.

Baha'i Faith: Weekly discussions on Baha'i spiritual solutions to today's problems, 6.30pm to 8pm, all welcome. Baha'i National Centre, Brunswick Street, Hamilton.

Bermuda Islamic Cultural Centre: Islam In Focus, tune to ZBM radio 1340 AM, 6.15pm to 7pm for Islamic news, world affairs, teachings from the Holy Koran.

St Augustine's Church, Pembroke: Community Contact Ministry service and Bible study at 6.30am. Telephone 292-0253.

Nehemiah Bible Conference Institute Revival Assembly: Every week at 23 Ewing Street, Hamilton, from 7.30pm to 9pm 238-5983.

Fridays

African Hebrew Israelites: New World classes on the African Edenic Presence in the Bible and the Holy Land; spiritual upliftment classes, at Dellwood Middle School from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Call 294-4134.

Around Bermuda's Churches is compiled by Nadia Arandjelovic-Laws. E-mail upcoming calendar notices to nadia@royalgazette.com

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Published December 20, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 19, 2014 at 9:24 pm)

Presenting The Live Nativity

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