Religion

RELIGION CALENDAR

Concerts

Arise! Let Your Light Shine!, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Century II, Mary Jane Teall Theater. A reception will follow. Tickets $20, $12 children ages 5-12. Information and tickets, WichitaTIX.com, 316-219-4849 or 316-685-0452.

"Can't Stop Praising His Name!," 27th annual Christmas concert by the Dennis Family, 6 p.m. Sunday, Tabernacle Bible Church, 1817 N. Volutsia. Free admission; offering. Proceeds will be donated to the W.G. Williams Community Foundation, which provides college scholarships for local students. Call 316-734-1495.

Seventh Annual Christmas Concert, featuring David Josefiak and Teresa Kirkendoll, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Episcopal Church, 400 W. Ash, El Dorado. Free. Call 316-321-6606.

Fundraisers

Indian Tacos, 11 a.m. today, Wichita Indian United Methodist Church, 1111 N. Meridian. Cost $5. Delivery available on orders of five or more. Call 316-351-7515.

Recovery classes

Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, West Side Christian Church, 1819 W. Douglas. Call 316-648-8842.

Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Central Community Church, 6100 W. Maple. Call 316-943-1800.

Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m. Friday, Derby Friends Church, 1034 N. Woodlawn Blvd., Derby. Call 316-788-1751.

Revivals

Healing Revival, by Pastor Rovilla Ritchey, 10 a.m. Dec. 11, Century II Convention Center. Presentations at 1 p.m. include "What You Believe Determines Who You Are in Christ" and "Ending the Cycle of Confusion and Negativity." Register at Perfect Peace Lifestyle Stores, 604 N. Tyler Road, 2020 N. Woodlawn. Cost $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 316-992-4297.

Seminars

Eckankar Spiritual Workshop, 2:15 p.m. today, Hutchinson Public Library, 901 N. Main, Hutchinson. Free. Information, eckankar.org.

Tinsel and Tears, 1 p.m. today, Church of the Magdalen, 12626 E. 21st St. A camp for families with children ages 3-18 who have had someone die, to assist families with their holiday grief and begin new traditions. Pre-registration recommended. Free. Call 316-263-3335.

The Calling, 2 p.m. Sunday, Orpheum Performing Arts Centre, 200 N. Broadway. A behind-the-scenes look at young Americans _ Christian, Jewish, Catholic and Muslim _ preparing to become the nation's next generation of religious leaders. Free. Call 316-263-0884.

"The Twelvefold Chain of Causation (and Cessation)," with Don Riley, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Southwind Sangha, 7202 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-612-0826.

"The Sacraments," a religious study program presented by Father Pat York, 9 a.m. Dec. 11, The Spiritual Life Center, 7100 E. 45th St. North. Cost $60. Call 316-744-0167.

Special events

Free Clothing Give-Away, 8 a.m. today, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 2799 S. Meridian. Gently used clothing and donations welcome. Call 316-941-4744.

UMW Cookie Walk, 9 a.m. today, Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 1600 W. 27th St. North. Cookies, candy, crafts and silent auction. Proceeds to benefit local mission projects. Call 316-838-1600.

Winterfest, 9 a.m. today, Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S. Woodlawn, Derby. Crafts, silent auction and bake sale. Proceeds will benefit local missions. Free admission. Call 316-788-1507.

Renaissance Christmas Pageant, 7:30 p.m. today, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 600 N. Greenwich Road. A majestic ceremony re-creating the Christmas "Boars Head" celebrations held in the great manor homes of the Middle Ages. Reception after each performance. Free. Information, 316-684-5201 or www.holycrosslutheran.net.

Movie, "Letters to God," 1 p.m. today, 3 p.m. Sunday, Kingman Theater, 237 N. Main, sponsored by the First Baptist Church, Kingman. Door prizes. Free. Call 620-532-3797.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 4 p.m. Sunday, St. Michael Orthodox Church, 7230 E. 29th St. North. A traditional selection of Eastern and Western Orthodox Nativity music and Scripture lessons. Refreshments available. Free. Call 316-734-6248.

Old English Advent Lessons and Carols, 6 p.m. Sunday, St. Joseph of Glastonbury Anglican Rite Catholic Church, 1309 W. Lydia. Refreshments available. Free.

Mid-Week Advent Service, 6:15 dinner, 7 p.m. service, Wednesday, Dec. 15, Christ Lutheran Church, 5356 N. Hillside. Call 316-744-1242.

Christmas Cantata: The First Noel, 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Country Acres Baptist Church, 8810 W. 10th St. Free. Call 316-722-1239.

Gospel Chuckwagon Dinner with Riders for the Cross, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Prairie Rose, 15231 S.W. Parallel Road, Benton. Gates open 5 p.m., dinner/show 6:30 p.m. Train rides, wagon rides and movies offered after the show. Tickets $30, $10 for ages 6-12, $5 for ages 3-5, ages 2 and under free. Discounts available. Reservations required. Call 316-778-2121.

East Wichita Christian Women's Connection, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 16, Wichita Country Club, 8501 E. 13th St. Music by Wichita Collegiate fourth-grade choir, program "A Christmas Love Story," speaker Marjorie Morgridge-Weniger. Reservations and cancellations by Dec. 13 by calling Ladean, 316-682-1495, or e-mailing saracortner@att.com.

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