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November 21, 2013

RELIGION BRIEFS

Enjoy a free Thanksgiving dinner

DERRY — Every is welcome to a free Thanksgiving dinner Sunday, Nov. 24, at 5:30 p.m., hosted by 2nd Chance Ministries.

Dinner will be served in the hall above the Derry VFW at 18 Railroad Ave.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the worship service will follow at 6:30 p.m.

For Information, call Pastor Ron Bodendorf at 315-2249.

Thanksgiving service is Nov. 26

DERRY — The Derry Interfaith Campus hosts its ecumenical Thanksgiving service on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at Etz Hayim Synagogue, 1 1/2 Hood Road.

The Rev. Ray Bonin of Church of the Transfiguration will deliver the sermon. A light reception follows the service.

All are welcome to attend. Visit etzhayim.org for information.

Christmas in the Village is Dec. 7

CHESTER — Chester Congregational Church hosts its annual “Christmas in the Village” fair on Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The church is located at the corner of Chester Street and Route 102. The fair features handmade crafts, holiday gifts, baked goods, music and wassail.

A loaf and ladle luncheon will be served at Stevens Hall across the street from the church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, visit the church at chesternhchurch.org.

Blue Christmas service set

LONDONDERRY — Christmas is not a joyous time for everyone. It can be a lonely, depressing time due to loss of a job, loved one, relationship or health.

Londonderry United Methodist Church, 258 Mammoth Road, hosts a Blue Christmas service on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. The service offers a time to acknowledge sadness or concerns during the Advent season and offers a time for support.

During the service, four white candles will be lighted, representing grief, courage, memories and love. The congregation is then welcome to come forward to light a candle for their own concerns and wishes.

The service is open to all. Light refreshments will be served following the service. For further information, email stepheninfo@londonderryumc.org.

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