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Christmas at Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Nov. 30, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Celebrating the beginning of Advent. Featuring: CMU Choirs, Vocal and Instrumental, Jazz, Flute, Guitar and Handbell Ensembles, Music Faculty, Readings and Drama for Kids, Concert Finale, Audience Carol Singing, Hallelujah Chorus. Free.

Photos at the Manger, Harrow United Church, 955 Mulvey Ave., Nov. 30, 10 a.m. Appointments: 204-284-0079 Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: 1-3 people $10 for 3 poses; 4-5 people $15 for 3 poses.

Advent Procession with Carols All Saints' Anglican Church, Broadway and Osborne, Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m. Experience a vivid presentation in word and song of the "Coming of our Lord" in this English Gothic setting. Donation.

Just Christmas, North Kildonan United Church, 174 Pentland St., Dec. 1, 1:30 p.m. Vendors include 10,000 Villages, Grans 'n' More, 1 Hope Winnipeg. Sponsored by the United Churches of Northeast Winnipeg. Free.

Buddhism for Young'uns, Manitoba Buddhist Temple, 39 Tecumseh St., Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. Information:, or 204-774-9267. Free.

First Mennonite Church Choir with Orchestra, under the direction of Yuri Klaz presents John Rutter's Magnificat, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., 922 Notre Dame Ave. An offering will be taken.

Learning to Surf, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres., Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. Being fully present in the moment, even amid what seems like chaos, requires achieving the equilibrium needed to maintain one's balance on the crest of a wave. This morning we examine how to accomplish that feat, even in the hectic days of our lives. Minister: Rev. Millie Rochester; Service Coordinator: Esther Kathryn. 204-474-1261.

Live in the Power of the Blessing of the Father's love, Assiniboine Gordon Inn, 1975 Portage Ave., Dec. 3, 9:30 a.m. Aglow of Canada, Winnipeg SW Lighthouse A interdenominational Christian group welcomes men and women to come and breakfast with Duane Siemens. $8.75.

Royal Canadian College of Organists three consecutive Advent Communion Services, St. Luke's Anglican Church, Wednesdays, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Featured organists: Dec. 4, Lottie Enns-Braun; Dec.11, Simon King; Dec. 18, Dorcas Windsor. A light lunch will be available before and after the service.

Contemplative State, Portsmouth Retirement Residence, 125 Portsmouth Blvd., Dec. 6, 2 p.m. We will be listening to and discussing the book: Intimacy with God by Thomas Keating, a Trappist/Cistercian Monk. This will be followed by a session on Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina. We will meet in the Library on the third floor Dec. 6 and Dec. 20, 2 p.m. continuing to 3:40 p.m. Refreshments are available afterwards in the Bistro Lounge. Information: Leonard Schmidt at 20. Free.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 30, 2013 D15

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