Church Calendar for the week of Dec. 14
By J. Chambless
The West Grove United Methodist Church (300 N. Guernsey Rd., West Grove) will hold a live Nativity on Dec. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitors will take part in a recreation of the birth of Christ, with Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, shepherds, wise men, live animals and more. Inside the church, there will be holiday music, home-baked treats, and hot chocolate. For directions and more information, call 610-869-9334 or visit www.westgroveumc.org.
'Blue Christmas' service
West Grove United Methodist Church (300 N. Guernsey Rd., West Grove) will offer a “Blue Christmas” service on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. The service is for those who may have experienced a recent loss and are having trouble finding the joy of the season. The service includes the lighting of candles, meditative music, prayers, comforting scriptures, and the giving of prayer shawls. For more information, visit www.westgroveumc.org or call 610-869-9334.
Christmas Eve services
Avondale Presbyterian Church (420 Pennsylvania Ave., Avondale) will hold two Christmas Eve services on Dec. 24. At 5:30 p.m., there will be a youth-led drama for families, and at 10 p.m., a candlelight service will be held. For more information, call 610-268-2919.
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