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December 7, 2013

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GOSHEN

Coat drive Saturday at New Life Church

Congregants of New Life Church, 501 N. Indiana Ave., Goshen, invite the public to attend their first coat drive Saturday.

More than 100 coats, plus scarves and hats of all sizes will be available.

Doors open at 9 a.m. and the coats and other winter accessories will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Refreshments will be served.

New Life Church is next to the Old Bag Factory and The Depot.

GOSHEN

Advent centering prayer service Monday

The second ecumenical Advent Centering Prayer service will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at College Mennonite Church in the Koinonia Room. Parking is available on the south side of the church and signs on the doors will guide attendees to the proper place. The public is invited.

The service lasts about half an hour. Participants are invited to stay for a cup of tea and fellowship afterward.

No sign up is required.

BRISTOL

ECA students to present Christmas concert

Elkhart Christian Academy’s choir, band and orchestra students will present a concert of traditional Christmas favorites that tell the story of Jesus’ birth at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The concert will take place at First Baptist Church, 53953 C.R. 17, Bristol.

Selections will include vocal jazz arrangements of “We Three Kings” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and an arrangement of “Silent Night,” as well as other Christmas favorites.

The concert will also include a sing-along.

TOPEKA

Church to host live Nativity

Maple Grove Church in Topeka will host a live Nativity from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13, 14 and 15.

Animals will be provided by Maple Lane Wildlife Farm, Topeka.

The church is located at 806 S. Main St.

GOSHEN

Community invited to candlelight service

The public is invited to join the congregants of Bethel Missionary Church for a candlelight and communion service at 6 p.m. Dec. 22.

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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