PRINCETON — Open Prairie United Church of Christ, 25 E. Marion St., Princeton will host a meditative service with carols, candles, prayers and a time to share a memory of a loved one at 5 p.m. Sunday. This service is an attempt to honor grief, offer hope and provide fellowship. The meeting will continue informally at 6 p.m. at a local restaurant. To participate in the meal, contact the church at 815-872-5150 so a seat can be reserved.
SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the U.C.C. Parish Hall. Dan Eiten, an in-person counselor with the Bureau-Putnam County Health Department, will be in attendance from 9 to 10 a.m. to explain the new law, Get Covered Illinois, and answer any questions.
SHEFFIELD — Members of the Sheffield United Methodist Church will be portraying the Nativity on the church parking lot from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. There will be a soup supper from 4 to 7 p.m. as well as cookies and hot drinks. The public is invited.
PRINCETON — Alathea will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at Christ Community Church, 1719 S. Euclid Ave., Princeton. The concert is free and sponsored by Taylor’s Tree and Turf. There will be an offering taken to benefit WUNT Community Christian Radio. Seating is limited. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
LAMOILLE — Granny’s Sweet Shoppe at the First Congregational Church of LaMoille will hold a cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
ARLINGTON — Members of St. Patrick Church in Arlington will be making sausage Saturday. Orders can be placed by calling Lauren Koch at 815-638-2224 or Ann Hunter at 815-638-2691 by Friday. Sausage will be available for pickup on Saturday at the church hall between the 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and on Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.
PERU — St. Valentine Catholic Church will hold its annual Christmas bake sale and raffle from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at the church annex, 1109 Pulaski St., Peru. The bake sale will feature an assortment of baked goods, cookies, candy, pies, noodles and potica. There will be raffle items including a holiday ham, a tray of homemade decorated cookies, Christmas crafts and gift cards from local businesses. Tickets will also be available for the grand raffle drawing on Dec. 27. Tickets are $50 each for large cash prizes.
CHERRY — Holy Trinity Church will hold its pie and coffee club at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the church hall in Cherry. The meeting this month is come visit Santa's workshop. For more information, contact Bonnie at 815-224-4008.
SEATONVILLE — Alathea, an acclaimed folk/gospel duet, will lead worship at the Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 as part of the church's Second Sunday Alternative Worship Gatherings. Following the worship, Alathea will present a Christmas concert to the community. This is a free event and an offering will be taken to help fund the youth mission trip in the summer. For more information, call 815-228-6717 or visit www.facebook.com/secondsunday.seatonville.
OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Midday Connection, a non-denominational Christian Women’s group, invites women from the Illinois Valley area to its monthly luncheon and program at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby.
ARLINGTON — Members of St. Patrick Church in Arlington will be making sausage on Dec. 7. Orders may be placed by calling Lauren Koch at 815-638-2224 or Ann Hunter at 815-638-2691 by Dec. 2.
PRINCETON — Princeton's First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St., will offer free childcare at the church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14. The program is for children ages 3-12 so parents can do some kid-free Christmas shopping. Snacks and activities will be provided. Pre-registration is required, call 815-872-2821.
PRINCETON — The First United Methodist Church of Princeton, 316 S. Church St., will hold a combined worship service at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8. The centerpiece of worship will be the children’s Christmas musical. All are welcome to join.
PRINCETON — Justin and Deb Bullington will present “A Very Tribal Christmas” at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at Christ Community Church in Princeton.
MANLIUS — Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a community Thanksgiving worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday. The church is located at 202 S. Fourth St., Manlius.
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