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RELIGION NOTES

MUSIC

In celebration of Community Lutheran Church’s 35th anniversary, the church will present the concert “35 Years of Christmas,” featuring more than 100 singers, dancers and musicians, at 7 p.m. today at 3720 E. Tropicana Ave. Tickets are $20-$35 (458-2241).

Shadow Hills Baptist Church’s Celebration Choir and Drama Ministries will present the Christmas musical “Celebrate the Wonder” at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at 7811 Vegas Drive. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and child care will be provided for those younger than kindergarten age (880-7811).

The musical arts department of Trinity United Methodist Church will present its annual Christmas musical “A Child is Born … A Christmas Worship Experience of the Christ-Light” at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 6151 W. Charleston Blvd. (870-4747).

The Peoples Valley Chorus will present Handel’s “Messiah” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1978 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson (454-8484).

The Sonrise Singers of Sunrise Baptist Church will present the free Christmas musical “Child of Wonder” at 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Dec. 13 and 10:45 a.m. Dec. 14 at 1780 Betty Lane (452-8599).

Green Valley Methodist Church, 2200 Robindale Road, will celebrate the holiday season with Christmas carols presented by the church’s four vocal ensembles, a bell choir and instrumentalists, and with Bible stories of the birth of Christ at 5 p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 (454-7989).

EVENTS

The Sisterhood of Congregation Ner Tamid, 55 N. Valle Verde Drive, Henderson, will have its annual holiday bazaar featuring ceramics, handbags, handmade craft items, mah jongg items, food, music, games, a drawing and door prizes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday (733-6292).

The Women’s League of Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane, will have its annual Hanukkah bazaar featuring original jewelry; Judaic items; kosher herbs and spices; candles; stained, fused and handblown glass pieces; mah jongg sets and accessories; and food and other items, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday (804-1333).

The Lebanese American Festival featuring live entertainment, games, food, crafts, a silent auction and other activities will be 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today and 1-5 p.m. Sunday at St. Sharbel Church, 10325 Rancho Destino Road. A liturgy and blessing of the hall will be at 11 a.m. Sunday (285-3533; www.stsharbel-lv.org).

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 204 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, will have its annual fall holiday craft sale featuring handmade crafts, baked goods and “whatnots” 2-7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 14 (565-8406).

The L’Dor V’Dor Committee of Temple Beth Sholom will present a free celebration of Hanukkah for homebound and facility-bound seniors throughout Las Vegas at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16 at Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane. The event will feature singing by children from Sandra and Stanley Mallin Early Childhood Center, entertainment by Ron Seifer and a catered lunch by Spiedini Ristorante and chef Gustav Mauler. Reservations are required by Monday and attendees should indicate if transportation is needed (Elaine Jacobs, 228-0247).

SERVICES

St. Bridget Catholic Church, 220 N. 14th St., will have a novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe daily through Dec. 12, with a rosary recitation at 6:30 p.m. and a Mass celebration at 7 (384-3382).

Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave., will celebrate the church’s 35th anniversary at services at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. A reception will follow both services. In addition, Doug Wilson will perform a concert featuring the church’s new organ at 2 p.m. (458-2241).

MEETINGS

The Secular Franciscans of St. Margaret of Cortona fraternity meets at 12:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month at Pace E Bene offices, 1420 W. Bartlett Ave. (453-2417).

Hadassah Tzipor will have a White Elephant Latka Party at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Sun City Clubhouse, 7930 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas (Mady Shapiro, 399-5347; Gayle Pallens, 657-0456).

CLASSES

The Sathya Sai Baba Devotional Singing Group meets at 5 p.m. Sundays at 1128 Triumph Court (461-8655).

Govinda’s Center of Vedic India, 6380 S. Eastern Ave., offers mantra meditation, a presentation of Indian Vedic Wisdom, vegetarian snacks and literature at 6 p.m. Sundays (434-8332)

St. Bridget Catholic Church, 220 N. 14th. St., presents a “Guided Study of the Spiritual Life of St. Teresa of Avila” the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m. (384-3382).

Community Baptist Church, 245 E. Foster Ave., Henderson, offers a free reading program for all ages 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays (565-0071).

SINGLES GROUPS

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, 4794 S. Eastern Ave., Suite C, offers singles programs for adults of all ages. Jewish singles in their 20s and 30s meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Co. at The District, 2220 Village Walk Drive, Henderson; Jewish singles age 60 and older meet for dinner at various locations the third Wednesday of the month in Henderson, and the last Thursday of the month in Summerlin; all singles meet for a movie the fourth Wednesday of the month at Rave Motion Pictures, 6857 Las Vegas Blvd. South (794-0090).

New Life Christian Center has a singles meeting at 7 p.m. the second Friday of the month at 1229 E. Carson Ave. (387-5433).

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church sponsors a singles group for professionals 25 to 45 years old that meets for hiking and other social outings (228-8311, Ext. 7334). There also is a singles group for people 45 and older interested in social, spiritual and cultural activities (228-8311, Ext. 7333).

Single Adults Learning Together, or SALT Ministries of CornerStone Christian Fellowship, meets at 6 p.m. Saturdays at 5825 W. Eldora Ave. (871-5050).

To have religious events announced in the weekly Religion notes column, send complete information to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070. The deadline for inclusion in the column is no later than 10 days in advance of publication.

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