Christmas brunch

Whitfield United Methodist Women, 1319 W. Fifth St., will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brookdale, 2562 Pierce St., for a Christmas Brunch. There will be a gift exchange and program to follow.

Christmas party

Catholic Daughters Ave Maria Court 269 will hold its annual Christmas party Wednesday beginning with a 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A catered dinner served by the Hawarden Catering will follow the mass. Cost of the dinner is $12. Reservations need to be in by Sunday to Paula Kohn, 712-253-4269. All members are asked to bring items for the Sisters' gift bags, and personal items for the Claire House residents. Everyone welcome.

Cookie Walk

Dreading the hassle of holiday baking and candy making this year? Skip the mess and come to the annual Cookie Walk at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2915 Glenn Ave., from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Walk where you can select from a wide variety of homemade cookies and candies for your holiday celebrating. Only $6 per pound. For more information call 712-276-3613.

Living Nativity

See the Biblical Christmas story come to life with live actors, animals, lights and music presented by Faith United and Westminster Presbyterian Churches. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 16, at Faith United Presbyterian Church, 4327 Morningside Ave. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information call 712-276-3121 or 712-276-3613.

'A New Star'

Members of the preschool through fifth grade Sunday School classes at Grace United Methodist Church, 1735 Morningside Ave., will present the skit "A New Star" during the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday.

Swedish Rye

As an annual tradition, Augustana Lutheran Church is selling Swedish rye bread. Each loaf costs $6.50. Customers can choose between plain rye bread or rye bread with caraway seed. The bread will be ready for pickup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Santa will be helping from 10 to 11 a.m. Call 712-255-7694 or email today to order. Please pay when you pick up the bread.

Advent Service

St. Mark Lutheran ELCA, 5200 Glenn Ave., welcomes all to Wednesday evening Advent worship on Dec. 13 and 20, at 6 p.m. This quiet service of prayer includes music from "Holden Evening Prayer."

Advent Service

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3204 S. Lakeport, invites the public to its second Advent service on Wednesday. Traditional morning service will be 11:30 a.m. with a chicken strip meal to follow at noon. Free will offerings will go the John Wolf family, missionaries in Africa. Evening meal continues from 5 to 7 p.m. The 7 p.m. service will consist of special music of band, hand bells and vocal, by the first through eight grade students.

Christmas Program

Children and youth at Peace Reformed Church, 4100 Outer Drive North, in Sioux City will be presenting two Christmas plays during worship on Sunday. Grades preschool through 5th grade will be presenting the play Aaron, the Allergic Shepherd. Students in grades 4-8 will be presenting the play Jesus Means Christmas to Me. The service starts at 9:30 a.m. and the public is invited to attend.


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