Celebrations

HEBRON – Hebron Community Baptist Church will host a Christmas Eve celebration at 5 p.m. Saturday, with lessons and carols led by Pastor Meredith Dalessandro and music by the Chancel Choir and soloists Nancy Valliere, soprano, and Edward Gabrielsen, tenor.

To begin the service, student pianists will play carols. At the end, while the congregation sings, Darlene Morrill will accompany on the guitar.

Refreshments will follow in the dining room. The church is located on the northeast corner of the Hebron Academy campus.

Weekend services

PARIS – The First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St., South Paris, will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m., led by Marilyn Hammond.

Musical meditations will be by the choir, Renee Wales, Terry Twitchell, Jeannie and Berdina Whittemore and Forest Perkins, church organist/choir director.

The 10 a.m. Christmas Day service, “Christmas Words and Music,” will be led by Merton Lord with Forest Perkins at the organ. Both services will include carol singing and music of the season. Everyone is welcome.

Book available

WOODSTOCK – The book on “Culture” by Woodstock Historical Society Curator Larry Billings made back its publishing costs after a week.

The book summarizes such components of culture as art, literature, music, history, and religion.

Poems on New England, genealogy, museums and antiques are also included. Some essays on personal experiences with culture are featured.

The book is available at Books n’ Things of Bethel and the Billings family hone in Bryant Pond.

Cantata held

WEST PARIS – The Community Chorus, made up of members of eight area churches, presented a Christmas cantata, “Where Love Leads,” at four churches: the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Woodstock, the Church of the Nazarene in Bethel, the West Paris Baptist Church and the Congregational Church in Dixfield. Mary Alice Standard directed and Maurise Benson Veathch played the piano.

Rink opening

WEST PARIS – The Derby Committee has announced the skating rink by the town hall is opening, and the snack shack will be open some weekends. The committee is looking for good used skates.

They may be turned in at the school, town hall or general store.

For more information, call Sylvia at 674-2114 or Nancy at 674-2936.


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