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Religion calendar (Nov. 30)

  • Published Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at 7:30 a.m.

Check out a few upcoming events submitted to GO! Events, The Eagle’s online searchable calendar. Submit your event at events.kansas.com/listings for possible inclusion in this calendar.

Advent Event, 4 p.m. Nov. 30, Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 6000 E. Harry. Free. Simple supper. Make Christmas ornaments. Special worship service for all ages with Advent candles and Christmas symbols. Everyone is welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Convenient parking. Free. 316-685-4451

Amahl and Night Visitors, 4 p.m. Nov. 30, Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 S Main St. $10 general public, $5 students. Hesston College will present this Christmas-themed one-act opera, which tells the story of the night of Christ’s birth from the perspective of a disabled boy and his poor mother when the Magi stop to rest at their home. 620-327-8105

The Dennis Family Christmas Concert, 6 p.m. Dec. 1, Tabernacle Bible Church, 1817 N. Volutsia. Free. Offering collected. The family of nine siblings are the adult children of Pastor J.P. Dennis Jr. and the late Mrs. Sarah Dennis. 316-734-1495

The Gratitude of Christmas, 4 p.m. Dec. 1, Wichita First Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg Drive. Free. An evening of thanks and sharing with singer-songwriter Dara Maclean. Concert at 4 p.m., followed by a winter clothing, shoe and toy giveaway with Living Waters Ministries. 316-858-1400

Zen Meditation 101, 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Southwind Sangha, 1650 Fairmount St. Introduction to Zen meditation. Free. 316-684-8819.

Ethan McCord at the Peace & Social Justice Center Annual Dinner, 6 p.m. Dec. 6, Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, 655 S. Lorraine. $20 includes Mediterranean dinner. Speaker is Ethan McCord, a former member of Bravo Company 2-16, the ground troops involved in the “Collateral Murder” video released by Wikileaks in April 2010. Call 316-263-5886 or e-mail staff@wichitapeace.org to RSVP. 316-263-5886

“Amahl and the Night Visitors,” 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Woodland United Methodist Church, 1100 W. 15th St. Tickets: $10; $5 for students. Presented by Opera Kansas and Woodland United Methodist Church in memory and celebration of the life of Arlene Roost. 316-978-6220

“Magnificat,” 11 a.m. Dec. 8, East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E. Douglas. East Heights’ Chancel Choir presents John Rutter’s “Magnificat” in the sanctuary. Featuring a 17-piece orchestra, Chancel Choir soloists and David Cason, organist. 316-682-6518

Emerald City Chorus Benefit Concert: A Capella Christmas, 2 p.m. Dec. 8, Southwest Presbyterian Church, Scott Hall, 1511 W. 27th St. South. Favorite Christmas music performed by the chorus and quartets. Home-baked cookies, wassail and coffee will be served. Admission is a nonperishable food item or warm clothing item for Operation Holiday. Cash donations will also be accepted. 316-773-9300

Handel’s Messiah, 2 p.m. Dec. 8, First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. Admission: $10. The Wichita Choral Society’s 68th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah featuring area soloists with members of the Wichita Symphony. 316-524-0995

Living Nativity, 6 p.m. Dec. 8, East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E. Douglas. Living Nativity presented by Youth Group at 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. outside north entrance of church. Refreshments, music and art displays in the Coffee House. 316-682-6518

SIGN: Sign In God’s Name worship service, 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Wichita First Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E. Kellogg Drive. Free. Worship service for the deaf and hearing community each Sunday evening at 6. Visit www.firstnaz.org for more details.

The Gift of Christmas: A Celebration of Carols and Hymns, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Road. Free. Hear Christmas carols and hymns with the Eastminster Chancel Choir, Hand Bells, full orchestra, piano and organ. Artists include Tom Wine (choir director), Deborah Harris (hand bells) and Anna Jeter (organ) with a special message by Pastor Bob Hopper. 316-634-0337

“A Night in Bethlehem,” 6 p.m. Dec. 13, First Christian Church, 1600 State St. Stroll the streets with the people of Bethlehem as they gather for the census decreed by Julius Caesar. Visit the shops, displays, and enactments in this outdoor event. Admission is a non-perishable food item for the local caring center, or $1 per person. 316-775-6317

Christmas Fun Day, 8:30 a.m. Dec. 14, Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 6000 E. Harry. Free. Christmas crafts and card-making. Make a Nativity scene. Sew a small pillow. Story time. Free breakfast of cinnamon toast and fruit. 316-685-4451

Great Plains Dulcimer Alliance Christmas Party, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14, First Evangelical Free Church, 1825 N. Woodlawn. Free. Christmas party, lunch potluck and jamming.

Magnificent Christmas Cookie Adventure, 9 a.m. Dec. 14, Grace United Methodist Church, 320 College St. Participants create their own assortment from dozens of varieties of homemade cookies. Sold by the pound for a donation to the missions of United Methodist Women.

“Sounding Joy: Trumpets Sound and Angels Sing,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N. Clifton. Admission: $15; $12 for seniors, $5 for students. High school students admitted free. Celebrate the season with the Wichita Chamber Chorale and conductor Dr. Mark Bartel. Special guests include the Wichita Brass Quintet. Tickets at Senseney Music, 2300 E. Lincoln, wichitachorale.com, or at the door. 316-204-2315

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