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-- 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).

-- Joyful Sound Gospel Singers Christmas concert, East Kildonan Baptist Church, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., free-will offering.

-- Solemn Vespers for the Immaculate Conception, St. Ann's Church, Dec. 8, 6 p.m.

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

-- Blue Christmas, Windsor Park United Church, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Christmas can be a hard time when you miss someone you love, when you're facing illness or uncertainty, or when you have to be far away from family and friends. Free-will offering.

-- Know Thyself As Soul Foundation, Temple Shalom, Dec. 9, 1 p.m., a free introductory talk on Sant Mat, a practical spiritual path based on meditation on the inner light and sound, ethical values, services to others, and love for all creation. Information: 204-897-4203.

-- Living Room, Immanuel Pentecostal Church, Dec. 9, 5 p.m., in partnership with the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba and Living Room offers a faith-based support group for persons living with mood disorders.

-- Visting pastor Rev. Horst Gutsche, St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dec. 9, a member of the North American Lutheran Church, will officiate at the 9:15 a.m. German service and 11 a.m. English service.

-- Westminster Church Sunday School Christmas Special, Westminster United Church, Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m., The Christmas Gift, a musical by Geoffrey Hayes. Free.

-- 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. Information: 204-452-3711,,

-- Tabernacle Baptist Church Christmas Event, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.

-- Magnificat by Michael McKay, Westminster United Church, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m. Free.

-- Winnipeg Central Aglow December meeting, Best Western Inn and Suites, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Reserve: Marion 204-736-2341 or Florida 204-453-2561, $7.

-- Vivaldi's Gloria, Westminster United Church, Dec. 23, 10:30 a.m., presentation of Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria. Free.

-- Christmas Eve celebration Dec. 24, 9 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd Anglican. Carol singing and candlelight communion, Caledon Road in Trinity United Church building.

-- 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

-- Faith Bible Church of Winnipeg meets Sundays, South Chapel, CMU, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. at Grant Avenue. Morning prayer meeting 9:15 a.m. Room C11. Adult Sunday school 9:30 a.m.: Living for Christ series. Worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sermon series on The Revelation of Jesus Christ.

-- Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centred recovery program for all people seeking healing and freedom from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets with worship, teaching and open-share groups, Fridays, 7 p.m., Riverwood Church, 257 Riverton Ave. Information: Facebook at Celebrate Recovery Winnipeg, Pam 204-668-3181, ext, 209 or

-- Franciscan Group in South Winnipeg, a small group of Catholic men and women, meets regularly each month to pray together, to study Franciscan material and to support each other on the road to spiritual development. Consider this your invitation to join us. Call Bernadette, 204-474-0320.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 8, 2012 J13

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