Nativity Scenes and the Mormon Church

This is an interesting clip by a news group that shows a Mormon Church displaying Nativity Scenes. Over 600 different Nativity Scenes are on display. Only trouble is it is shown after stories of a robbery and a yellow school bus crash.

The article about the event was better, and take a look at the variety of choirs performing - and they are not even Mormon! Read it here.

Hundreds of nativity scenes from around the world are on display through Sunday at the annual Creche Exhibit sponsored by the Yuba City Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The four-day exhibit continues 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at 1470 Butte House Road in Yuba City.
Admission is free.

In addition, musical groups are performing each night: the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Bell Choir at 7 p.m. today, the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Choir at 7 p.m. Saturday, and the Hillcrest Ward Trio at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Seasons Greetings to you all!

In another stake in Peoria Arizona, Mormons gathered blankets and raised money to buy turkey's:
This year, more than $5,800 was donated to WasteNot Arizona to purchase turkeys that go to more than 80 organizations to provide holiday meals for the less fortunate. The two LDS stakes in the City of Surprise added another $4,800 (LDS members in Sun City and Sun City West are part of these stakes). Quilts, fleece blankets, afghans and booties were hand made and donated to homeless and women's shelters, along with book bags and craft kits.

Terrie Schwartz and Shirley Guthrie, both of Peoria, organized the project and arranged for Judy Ryberg from WasteNot to accept delivery. The money will be used to purchase more than 1,000 turkeys.
Read more at the Peoria Times.

North Salt Lake offers "The Savior of the World" in Spanish. It will be presented as "El Salvador del Mundo". Read more in the Deseret News.

The Tampa Florida Stake is presenting a live Nativity.
Tampa Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7851 Lutz Lake Fern Road, Odessa, "Live Nativity" with music and animals, every half-hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17-20. (813) 926-9748
Read more at the Tampa Bay Online.

The Southwest Region of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is holding a special fast on Sunday December 5th. All other religions are invited to participate.
The Southwest Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fasting and prayer takes place Sunday. Officials said that, because economic conditions affect everyone, the method of prayer or dedication is not important but recognizing and attempting to help is key, so the fast is extended to people of all religious backgrounds.
“We’re asking all communities of all faiths to join together to help feed the hungry and give to those less fortunate,” Deru said. “It’s about sharing the faith and knowing that good things come from faith.”
Read more at Today's News-Herald.

I loved fishes comment on the article, "I learned from the Mormons many years ago about the necessity for preparedness in case of lean times ahead, and have never forgotten it. They are a wise and generous group."

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints performs Handel's Messiah a free concert. Read more at the Washington Post.
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Dec. 6 at 6. Dana Rothlisberger will conduct the orchestra with soloists soprano Teri Bickham, alto Jessica Renfro, tenor Duane Moody and bass Bryan Jackson. Free sheet music will be available for choral parts, and all skill levels are welcome. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Ellicott City, 4100 St. John's Lane, Ellicott City. 410-418-4026. Free.

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appreciable said...

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