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Christmas program; Maxine Bates Circle; Soup supper; Live-animal Christmas play

Dec 13, 2013

Christmas program, dinner Sunday at First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church preschool through high school youth will present a Christmas program Sunday.

The program will be part of the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

A sloppy joe fundraising dinner will be held after the service.

Everyone is welcome to attend.


Maxine Bates Circle to meet

The Maxine Bates Circle of First Baptist Church will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The host is Dorothy Rathun.


First Christian planning soup supper Thursday

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will host its monthly soup super from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Several flavors of soups, relish trays, Kenny’s Cornbread and desserts will be served.

A freewill offering will be collected.

Everyone is welcome to attend.


Live-animal Christmas play set at Washington church

WASHINGTON, Iowa — Marion Avenue Baptist Church will present its annual live-animal Christmas play today through Sunday at the church.

Public showings will be at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Private showings are planned for the “bus ministry” at 7 p.m. today and for reserved group seating at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The church put together its first live-animal Christmas play 39 years ago. What started as a simple production has turned into an event, with an all-new script each year, that people from across southeast Iowa have turned into a Christmas tradition for their families.

Taking place in the church auditorium, the play featues a series of scenes from the Bethlehem marketplace to the the manger where Jesus was born.

An array of animals are included in the play; Mary rides a donkey down the center aisle, and the actors sing songs of the season.

Admission is free.

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