Religion

RELIGION CALENDAR

Concerts

Stan Kenton's Christmas Brass Concert, 7 p.m. Friday, Hillside Christian Church, 8330 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-683-6577.

"Arise! Let Your Light Shine!," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 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. Dec. 5, 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. Dec. 5, Trinity Episcopal Church, 400 W. Ash, El Dorado. Free. Call 316-321-6606.

Fundraisers

Indian Tacos, 11 a.m. Dec. 4, 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.

Seminars and workshops

Tinsel and Tears, 10 a.m. today, Westlink Christian Church, 2001 N. Maize Road, and 1 p.m. Dec. 4, 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 is recommended. Free. Call 316-263-3335.

Meditations for Relaxation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center, 721 W. 13th St. Cost $7. Call 316-263-1533.

The Spiritual Landscape of America's Nature Writers, presented by Dr. Gary Blaine, 6 p.m. optional dinner, 6:30 p.m. class, Wednesday, University Congregational Church, 9209 E. 29th St. North. Cost $7 dinner, class free. Child care provided. Reservations, 316-634-0430.

Introduction to Zen Meditation, with Del Smith, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Southwind Sangha, 7202 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-612-0826.

Winterfest, 9 a.m. Dec. 4, 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.

The Calling, 2 p.m. Dec. 5, 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. Dec. 8, Southwind Sangha, 7202 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-612-0826.

Special events

Gospel Chuckwagon Dinner with Riders for the Cross, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 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.

Mid-Week Advent Service, 6:15 dinner, 7 p.m. service, Wednesday, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Christ Lutheran Church, 5356 N. Hillside. Call 316-744-1242.

Renaissance Christmas Pageant, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Dec. 4, 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.

Free Clothing Give-Away, 8 a.m. Dec. 4, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 2799 S. Meridian. Gently used clothing and donations welcome. Call 316-941-4744.

Movie, "Letters to God," 1 p.m. Dec. 4, 3 p.m. Dec. 5, First Baptist Church, 200 E. C, Kingman. Door prizes. Free. Call 620-532-3797.

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