WMBC plans Christmas concert

NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church Community Christmas Concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the church, 928 Carrabassett Road, Route 27.

Twenty-two voices will sing a variety of hymns in a cappella. An African carol will be included.

Coffee and snacks will be offered. There is no charge.

FMI: 207-265-2557, www.westernmounyainschurch.org, [email protected]

Oxford church presenting Live Nativity

OXFORD — An indoor Live Nativity will be presented at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Oxford Advent Christian Church, Route 26.

The presentation will tell the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus. Before a backdrop depicting the town of Bethlehem and a manger, the costumed cast will portray the angel Gabriel, the Christ child, Mary and Joseph, shepherds, angels, townspeople and Magi.

The program will include musicians and singers leading Christmas carols related to the story.

After the presentation, the public is invited to a meal of fish, corn and chicken chowders, biscuits, pickles, cupcakes and beverages in the downstairs dining hall.

The program and meal are free and open to the public.

FMI: 207-743-7310.

Candlelight service at Reeds Mill Church

MADRID — Reeds Mill Church is the only church built in Madrid and remains as it was when erected — no water, no electricity — kerosene lamps and a wood stove provide light and warmth. A one-room building designed to hold about 100 people, the first service was held December 1892.

“This church is perfect for a nostalgic trip to Christmas worship past,” says Ginni Robie, who initiated the church’s annual candlelight Christmas service in 2004 and has been leading it since. 

Robie will lead this year’s service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at 995 Reeds Mill Road. 

Worshipers still gather in this historic church to celebrate the Christmas season with the singing of favorite carols and the reading of the Christmas story. All are welcome.

FMI: 207-639-2713, www.reedsmillchurch.org.

Churches to hold Christmas Carol Sing

PARIS — Christ Episcopal Church and Trinity Lutheran Church will lead a Christmas Carol Sing at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at Trinity, 34 Buckfield Road.

All will gather downstairs for refreshments after the event, which is free. However, a basket will be available for a freewill offering to benefit local food pantries.

(Sun Journal stock photo)

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