Atlanta Christian Church,
St. John United Church, Park Meadows Baptist, Kathryn Arneaud, Humane Society, YMCA and park district all make the Close
By Mike Fak
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[December 12, 2008]
Atlanta Christian Church
will again be sponsoring a full evening of Christmas Celebration
entitled, "A Night of True Christmas." This production has been well
received since 2005, and promises to be even better this year! The
evening will feature an outstanding musical program presented by the
Atlanta Community Christmas Choir that everyone is sure to enjoy.
Doors will open at 6:00pm and the Christmas Choir will begin singing
at 6:30pm. There will be light refreshments served during an
intermission, which will be followed by a performance of Kathleen
Conner Combass's "The Jesus Stocking." The evening will bring great
fun for all ages!
program will be presented December 18th, 19th, and 20th at 6:30pm.
Tickets are available at no charge by calling the church office at
(217) 648-2464. If no one is available, please leave a message
including your name, address, telephone number, night of the
performance, and number of tickets requested. Tickets are also
available for pickup at the Atlanta Country Market. Seating is
limited and tickets are available on a "first come – first served"
basis. As a courtesy, we request that you only take tickets if you
will use them. If you cannot use them, please return them to the
church office. We invite you and your family to come and share a
part of your Christmas season with us!
The Christmas Cantata
entitled "The Birthday of a King" will be presented at St. John United Church
of Christ on Sunday, December 14th at 3:00 p.m. Members from St.
John United Church of Christ, Trinity
Episcopal Church and other area churches are presenting this cantata.
The public is invited to attend this free cantata and listen to the music of
the season. A social time will follow.
Meadows Baptist Church, located at 800 Memorial Park Road in
Lincoln, would like to extend a warm invitation to attend a special
presentation of the Christmas Cantata Drama, From Christmas to
Calvary, Sunday evening, December 14, at 6:00 P.M.
Presented by the Park Meadows Baptist Church Choir and Drama
Departments, From Christmas to Calvary acknowledges how too
many of us get caught up in all the festivities of the Christmas
season and brings our focus back to the true meaning of Christ's
birth—that He came to earth with the purpose of dying on the cross
for our sins.
Arneaud, Zion Lutheran School 7th grader, has been selected as
the Zion Lutheran November Student of the Month. Kathryn's ZLS
activities have included honor roll, track and field, cheerleading,
chimes choir, choir, volleyball, band and speech.
Church and community activities include Sunday school,
confirmation, summer reading program, 4-H Junior Master Gardeners
program, YMCA basketball, gymnastics, ballet, jazz and tap dance
Kathryn enjoys painting, photography, baking, gardening, caring
for her dog, traveling, and spending time with friends.
Kathryn's parents are Robert and Marcia Arneaud of Lincoln.
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Humane Society of Logan County is having a bake sale on
Saturday, December 13 at Graue Incorporated at 1905 N. Kickapoo in
from an array of homemade cookies, pies, fudge and holiday treats to
enhance your holiday festivities. All proceeds help the stray,
homeless, abandoned and neglected animals of Logan County.
school is out for the winter break and you need a fun, safe place to
take your children, the Lincoln Area YMCA has you covered!
During "School's Out Fun Days" the children will play games, create
arts and crafts, get lessons on character development, and read
books. On select days, there will be special guests visiting the
YMCA from Audra's Studio of Dance, Chris Grey from the Lincoln
College Theatre Department, Logan County Department of Public
Health, plus more! Don't miss out on these Fun Days; register now!
Space is limited to only 36 participants and registration deadlines
apply. The number to call is 735-3915.
Holidays to each of you from Lincoln Park District. Join them
as they sponsor their Second Annual Holiday Home Outdoor Decorating
Contest. You may enter online at
www.lincolnparkdistrict.com or register by calling them at
732-8770. They will be judging on December 19 and will announce the
winners December 22. Outdoor decorations will be judged on
originality, complexity, and overall theme. All judges' decisions
will be final. The first place winner will receive a one year Full
Access Family membership, second place a 6 month Family Circuit
membership and third place will win a 3 month Family Circuit
membership. You must be registered by Thursday, December 18 in order
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