Community holiday services set for Sunday and Wednesday

NEIGHBORS

November 21, 1996|By Judy Reilly | Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THANKSGIVING IS approaching, and Greater Pipe Creek Ministerial Association offers two community holiday services in Union Bridge and New Windsor at 7 p.m. Sunday and at 7: 45 p.m. Wednesday.

Sunday's service is held at Union Bridge Methodist Church. Wednesday's celebration is at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in New Windsor and is co-sponsored by New Windsor Lions Club.

The services have been a Thanksgiving tradition for years, according to the Rev. Charles Acker, pastor at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Choirs from area churches will perform, including Strawbridge Methodist Choir and New Windsor Community Chorus. Community leaders will speak.

Information: 635-2442.

Sunday school play

The children's Sunday school classes at St. Paul's United Methodist Church are busy rehearsing for "The Little Camel Boy," a musical that will be performed at the church at 6: 30 p.m. Dec. 15. Dozens of children are involved in the production, directed by June Keck of New Windsor.

"This year we have enough children to put on a play, and we're really excited about it," said Betty Roop, who coordinates the Sunday school program at the church. "The Sunday school is growing, and the congregation is so supportive of the program. We really want to get the community in to see this -- it's the first production we've had in a while."

The play features Dan Hartzler, Leslie Long, Jason Roop and Kenny Bowen as the leads; Doris Brown is working on the costumes. All children in the Sunday school program will sing and refreshments will be served after the program.

St. Paul's is earnest about developing its Sunday school program. Breakfast is served at the church at 8: 30 a.m. Sundays for harried parents who didn't have time to pull the morning meal together themselves. Adults are welcome, too, to sip coffee and enjoy fellowship before services.

St. Paul's Sunday school meets at 9: 15 a.m. every Sunday. Regular classes are held for those who don't want to participate in "The Little Camel Boy" production.

Information: 635-2442.

Garden club activities

Carroll Garden Club is kicking into high gear for the holidays. On Dec. 3, member Sharon Johnson offers "Holiday Creations," a free workshop and demonstration for those who want to create festive arrangements for the holidays.

The workshop is at 7 p.m. at Union Bridge Community Center on Ladiesburg Road. If you attend, take a container for an arrangement, clippers or shears, and fresh greens if possible.

Information: 876-2278.

Members of the club also are getting ready to decorate the houses on the Historic Uniontown Candlelight Tour, held from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 15.

Members spend days selecting the right materials and creative themes to enhance the historic homes. Only natural materials are used.

The tour features six private homes, three cottages, two churches, a Victorian bank and 19th-century schoolhouse. Refreshments, buggy rides and live music are part of the event. The $10 donation benefits Historic Uniontown Inc. and Uniontown Improvement Association.

Information: 857-1567.

Ski club

If you like to ski, join the ski club sponsored by Taneytown Recreation Council. The program starts Jan. 5 and runs for six weeks. Skiing or snowboarding will be Sunday evenings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ski Liberty. Ski packages are available. Deadline to enroll is Saturday.

Information: 756-2791.

Winter celebration

Holiday Craft Day is Dec. 3 at Taneytown branch library. Three sessions are held throughout the day, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. Children and their parents are invited to spend time creating holiday home decorations.

The library's second annual Winter Celebration is 7 p.m. Dec. 11. Sing-alongs, holiday refreshments and a craft will be featured, plus the reading of "The Night Before Christmas."

Registration and information for Taneytown library programs: 751-1980.

Judy Reilly's Northwest Carroll neighborhood column appears each Thursday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 11/21/96

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