Memory tree

FARMINGTON – The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has a remembrance tree at the hospital entrance that is lit throughout the holiday season.

Bulbs can be purchased “in memory of” or “in honor of” one or more individuals for a nominal fee. A display in the hospital lobby shows the names of the dedications, as well as the donors that made the gifts. Proceeds will benefit the Franklin Memorial Auxiliary.

To order a bulb, send the name of the person to Albertine Smith, P.O. Box 551, Wilton, ME 04294. Enclose a check payable to the Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for the total bulbs purchased. Each bulb is $5. Forms to order bulbs can also be picked up in the hospital’s gift shop.

Community meal

LIVERMORE FALLS – A Christmas community dinner will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, at the American Legion Hall, Reynolds Avenue. The meal is offered free for anyone who is in need of the meal. Delivery to shut-ins is also available. All are welcome.

Community members have volunteered to seek donations and provide the meal since 2001 with the support of the Food Bank and the Tri-Town Ministerial Association. The meal includes turkey, ham, squash, rolls and pies.

For a reservation or to order home delivery, call 897-3593. To make a food or cash donation for the meal, call 897-6109 or send monetary donations to Elizabeth Green at 48 Spruce Mt. Road, Livermore, ME, 04253.

Holiday services

KINGFIELD – Traditional Christmas Eve services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at the Kingfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. Marriott Churchill will lead the worship service. Churchill’s message will speak to the “Christmas Guest.”

Included in the traditional event will be readings from the scriptures, special music by the Sunday school children and the adult choir. A congregational hymn sing will add to the celebration. Congregational candlelighting and quiet period will close the services. All are invited.

The church’s administrative council has voted to proceed with an abbreviated service on Sunday, Dec. 25, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school will be canceled that day.

Yule services

WILTON – Christmas services at the First Congregational Church of Wilton will include a Christmas Eve service of word, music and pageant at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. A Christmas Day worship service of carol singing and prayer will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, at the church on Main Street. All are welcome.

Carols, reading

PHILLIPS – The Phillips Shared Ministry will celebrate Christmas Eve with a service of carols and reading of the Christmas story from Scripture at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at the Community House, Main Street.

The service will conclude with the traditional singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight, as the light is passed from one to another. After the service, there will be a fellowship time with light refreshments. An offering will be taken for the food pantry, or those wishing may bring nonperishable foods to give.

On Sunday, church service at the Community House will be at 9:30 a.m., a half hour earlier than usual. The service will also include carols, a Christmas message and the lighting of the Christ candle. An offering for the church will be received. For more information about either of the services, call 639-3786.

A homecooked meal will be served from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, at the Community House. Transportation will be provided for those who need it. Meals will be delivered to those unable to travel. There will be no gift-giving. To sign up for a meal or donate/volunteer, call 639-2095 or 639-2338.

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