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Living Nativity Rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 29

GILFORD — Due to the snow storm on December 15 the First United Methodist Church of Gilford has rescheduled the Living Nativity for Sunday, December 29 at noon.

The Methodist Church has been a large part of the annual Live Nativity for many years in Gilford Village, but due to the issues surrounding safe places for the animals during the Nativity, and parking for the trailers as well as those who come to the program, the church decided to have the Living Nativity at their church at 18 Wesley Way (off Rt. 11A near the 3/11 by-pass) in Gilford.

Jeff and Joyce Keyser will bring Eeyore the donkey and some sheep from Ramblin' Vewe Sheep Farm to help in the Nativity. After the program everyone will be able to see the animals up close and learn a bit about them.

Any children wishing to participate as shepherds or angels are welcomed to join the presentation. Adults who would like to participate are also welcomed. Just let the church office know at 524-3289 so we can have a costume ready, then be at the church at 11:45 for dressing. There are no lines to learn.

This program celebrates the true meaning of Christmas with the portrayal and reading of the Nativity story and the singing of favorite Christmas carols. The program normally goes only 20 -30 minutes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 09:18

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Family Worship Center hosting Candlelight Service

PLYMOUTH — The Family Worship Center, 319 Highland Street, will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24.

A special invitation is issued to those who have no church home, or where there is no Christmas Eve service. Call 536-1966 for information. Everyone is welcome.

On Tuesday, December 31 at 6 p.m. the Family Worship Center will hold a New Year's Eve Prayer and Praise Service and Dessert fellowship will be held. Attendees are asked to bring desserts to share. Call 536-1966 for information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 08:54

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Library Fines Help Support Food Pantry

GILMANTON — Those who have overdue books or DVD's  at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library can have their fine zeroed out by bring a donation for the Gilmanton Food Pantry to the library.

The Food for Fines program at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library continues to be a success. The GYRL recently donated more than 130 pounds of food to the Gilmanton Food Pantry. Volunteers at the food pantry said: "the Library's Food for Fines program has been helpful to the food pantry. When the shelves are getting low, the Library's donations arrive and help fill in the shelves."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 08:52

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Family Resource Center holds special holiday event

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) held a special holiday event on December 10 for local children and their families who participate with the Family Resource Center of Central NH. A singing snowman welcomed families to a busy evening that included dinner, holiday craft making, caroling and coloring, story time and the very popular penny gift sale.

Children were escorted by elves to the penny gift room, where tables were loaded with a large and varied assortment of donated items. Once shopping was completed, the children met the elves for gift wrapping.

Adding to this special night, The Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) provided free books for every child in attendance and sponsored a lively story time session presented by NH author Marty Kelley. CLiF also donated 100 new books to the FRC on-site library for children and families to enjoy year-round.

"What a wonderful evening. It is so meaningful for the kids and their parents to be out together, having fun and enjoying what the season is about. The kids just love all the activities of Family Fun Night," said Shannon Robinson Beland, Director of the Family Resource Center.

"We couldn't have done this without the hard work of so many - the Family Leadership Council parent group who helped to organize the event, our volunteer elves and the many hard working and dedicated staff from the agency. We so appreciate the generosity of all those who donated gifts to the penny sale, and are especially grateful to Fratello's in Laconia for providing a wonderful dinner for all to enjoy." added Beland.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 08:49

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