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First Mennonite Church Choir presents Mozart's Te Deum and Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio concert, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. An offering will be taken.

A New Look at Advent with Fr. John Kratcher, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Charles Church, 320 St. Charles St. Cost: $20. Register: Anna 204-895-2420 or Verna 204-837-8813.

Journey to Bethlehem, Dec. 2, Gilbert Plains Elementary School. Horse-drawn wagon ride to various locations, telling the story of the birth of Jesus.

All Saints Anglican Church presents the 60th annual Advent Procession with Carols, Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m., Broadway and Osborne. A service of the coming of our Lord Jesus. Information: 204-786-4765 or

Winnipeg Male Chorus Yule Sing concert, Dec. 2, 2:30 p.m., Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 653 Knowles Ave. Special guests, Whyte Ridge School Boys Choir and The Jo Family. Purchased in advance $12.50 or door sales $15, students $5.

Advent procession with carols, All Saints' Anglican Church, Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m.

Christmas Concert, St. Anthony of Padua Parish , Dec. 2, 7 p.m., Featuring Michael O'Brien. Free-will offering.

Lessons and carols for Advent Sunday, The Parish Church of St. Luke, Dec. 2, 4 p.m. A service of traditional readings, carols and hymns highlighting the Advent mystery and anticipation of the celebration of Christ's birth.

Worship Service, St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dec. 2, with Kenneth Howes who will officiate 9:15 a.m. German Service and 11 a.m. English Service.

Faith Bible Church of Winnipeg Adult Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Studies in Scripture Contrasts: Part 1 -- Dec. 2; Part 2 -- Dec. 9; Part 3 -- Dec. 16. Worship service, 10:45 a.m., 600 Shaftesbury Blvd., CMU South Campus in the South Chapel. Pastor Jim Barber 204-333-2486.

Order of St. Luke Westwood Chapter ecumenical service of prayer and healing, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m., St. Chad's Anglican Church, Assiniboia Christian Centre, 3390 Portage Ave. Information: Ann 204-837-1539.

Riverwood Church offers the Blue Christmas Service, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., 257 Riverton Ave.

North End Family Centre's Christmas Banquet The Marlborough Hotel, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., Featuring Rev. Dr. Richard Twiss. Tickets: 204-582-7927.

Women's Christmas Potluck Brunch -- McIvor Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church, Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m., with Lisa and Cindy Klassen sharing how God's love has become evident in their life journeys. A silver collection will be taken for the Charis Centre (Women's Addiction Recovery Program).

A Christmas Celebration, Green Acres Memorial Gardens Chapel, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., a light for peace, comfort and joy.

Rabbi Neal Rose offers new course, Biblical Wisdom: A Guide to Right Living, until Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres. Cost: $105/members, $120/non-members. Walk-ins welcome. Information: 204-452-3711,,

Christian Businessmen's Wednesday luncheons, Winnipeg Winter Club. Fellowship, Bible study and prayer. Confirm attendance 204-996-4289.

St. Vital Catholic Church offers preparation sessions for children, teens and adults as part of a beautiful journey called the Rite of Christian Initiation. Adults meet weekly Thursday 7:30-9 p.m. and children Sunday 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Information: Nicole 204-803-6556 or

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 1, 2012 J13

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