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Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, will have an Advent and Christmas recital featuring local organists of the American Guild of Organists performing at 4 p.m. Sunday. Freewill offerings will be received to benefit the AGO Scholarship Fund (735-7655).

The Center for Spiritual Living Greater Las Vegas, 1420 E. Harmon Ave., will present a concert of acoustic music with Karl Anthony at 6 p.m. Sunday. A donation of $15 to $25 is suggested (739-8200).

Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 6220 N. Jones Blvd., will present a program of carols at 4 p.m. Sunday. A potluck dinner will follow. The event is free and open to the public (399-6451).

The 14th Annual Concert of Christmas will be presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at First Christian Church, 101 S. Rancho Drive. The church’s 40-voice choir with orchestra will perform, with Tim Cooper at the organ and piano. Dave Courvoisier will be the narrator. The program is free, and a nursery will be provided (384-1544).

Dr. David Dorway and Friends will present a Christmas concert at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at First Presbyterian Church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd. The program will include sacred and contemporary instrumental and vocal selections. The concert is free (384-4554).

“Sing We All Noel” will be the theme of the Choral Artists of Southern Nevada concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Anthem Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2497 Cozy Hill Circle, Henderson. The concert will be repeated at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Highland Hills LDS chapel, 3350 W. Alexander Road, North Las Vegas. The concerts are free.

The Desert Winds Wind Ensemble will perform “A Winter Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Center Drive. The concert will feature a variety of traditional and new holiday music. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted (625-2787).

Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, will present a concert featuring the handbell choir at 4 p.m. Dec. 18. A freewill offering will be taken (735-7655).

SERVICES

Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 6220 N. Jones Blvd., will offer Advent services at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. A free supper will be available before each service at 5:30 p.m. (645-4998).

Congregation P’nai Tikvah will offer a Hanukkah celebration and service at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation Building at the southwest corner of Maryland Parkway and Cottage Grove Avenue. The celebration will include food, music, games and a kosher-style dairy dinner. Tickets are $18 for adults; $12 for children. Space is limited (436-4900).

EVENTS

Liberty Baptist Church Ladies’ Christmas Boutique will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today at 6501 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Items at the boutique will include handmade quilts, Christmas decorations, toys, a kids corner, baked goods and free hot apple cider (647-4522).

The Faith Lutheran High School Grad Nite Live will have its annual Crusader Christmas Boutique featuring specialty food items, clothing, home goods, a drawing, bake sale and other items, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today at Faith Lutheran Junior/Senior High School, 2015 S. Hualapai Way. The event will benefit Grad Night Live, an alcohol- and drug-free, all-night graduation celebration for the high school’s seniors.

Congregation Ner Tamid’s Sisterhood will have its annual holiday bazaar featuring jewelry, clothing, crafts, pet gifts, children’s items, food and other items, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at 55 N. Valle Verde Drive, Henderson (733-6292).

The Redrock Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present “The Nativity,” a 25-minute production of the account of Jesus Christ’s birth, with live music and Nativity displays, at the following times: 6 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday (in Spanish); 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, Dec. 16-17; and 6 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Opportunity Village Engelstad campus, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive. The program is free (thenativitylv.com).

Advent United Methodist Church, 3460 N. Rancho Drive, will offer the Christmas program “Bethlehem Village” 5-9 p.m. Dec. 10. The interactive experience will have attendees immerse themselves into the city of Bethlehem the night Jesus was born. The event will include village shops, a live Nativity, live music and dance. The Christmas story will be told at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. (adventumclv.com).

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada will present Camp K’helah, a winter break program for children ages 3 and older, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 19-30 at the organization’s Summerlin campus, 9001 W. Hillpointe Road. The program will include hikes, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, and other activities. Preschool children will remain on campus during the camp. Registration is open until Dec. 19 (794-0090).

MEETINGS

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas/Henderson will have a gathering at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 with the Rev. Jane Bramadat at Midbar Kodesh Temple, 1640 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson. The gathering will start with a service on the topic “Blue and Gold Christmas.” It will be followed by a new member orientation at 8 p.m. For more information, call 437-2404.

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

SINGLES GROUPS

The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, Temple Sinai and Congregation Ner Tamid offer a variety of programs for Jewish singles of all ages in Las Vegas and Henderson. For details, call the Jewish Community Center at 794-0090, Temple Sinai at 254-5110 or Congregation Ner Tamid at 733-6292.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church has a singles dinner for ages 60 and older the first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at Black Mountain Grill, 11021 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson (796-1953).

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 people 45 and older (228-8311, ext. 7333 or 7334).

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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