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Church Briefs 12-06-19

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Pine Grove Baptist Church

Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have another Brunswick stew sale Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at 1624 NC Highway 56, Creedmoor. Pre-orders can be made by calling 919-408-9552.

First Baptist Church Oxford

First Baptist Church on the corner of Granville and Front streets in Oxford will present a Christmas Cantata on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. with the theme: “I Heard the Bells: A Christmas Epic.” There will be seasonal songs and narrations written and directed by one of the church’s musicians, William Prince. He will be accompanied by L.L. Bartlett along with the youth choir and The Liturgical Dance Angels.

Gray Rock United Methodist Church

The Gray Rock United Methodist Church Choir will present its Christmas musical “Waiting For Christmas” on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at 4173 Gray Rock Road, Kitrell. It tells a story of a letter found in an old Bible. “Waiting For Christmas” introduces a young girl named Sarah, writing to her Nana, expressing her joy and delight as she anticipates the holiday and, once again, getting the family together at Christmastime. Director: Margaret DeMent; narrator: Rev. Matt Robinson; Sarah: Sydney Hockaday; and Nana: Rachel Jones. Soloists are Stacy Hockaday and Bella Anne Biegenzahnn.

Butner Presbyterian Church

Butner Presbyterian Church will hold a service for wholeness on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at 310 S. 16th St., Butner. The holiday season can be a time of loneliness and sadness for those who are experiencing loss: the death of a loved one, illness, depression, unemployment or under-employment, relocation, divorce, or separation from loved ones. The service will offer soft lighting, comforting music and scripture readings, an opportunity to pray for loved ones who are struggling during the holidays, and a service for wholeness with prayer and anointing. In a service for wholeness the community gathers with love and compassion to be reminded that we never walk alone. Contact for more information.

Bullock’s United Methodist Church

Bullock’s United Methodist Church will once again host a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 2682 U.S. Highway 15, Creedmoor. The public is invited to join in the celebration of Christ’s birth. Mark Gustafson is the pastor at Bullocks United Methodist Church.