News, Notes & Announcements for the Springfield Region

Christmas Eve at the Red Barn

There will be a Christmas Eve service at the Red Barn at 21 Route 106 in North Springfield, across from the Mobil station.

There will be a live nativity from 4-6 p.m. in front of the barn, followed by a candlelight service from 6-7.

Refreshments will be served. Call Pastors Mike and Carol Gibson at 886-1396 for more information.

Free Christmas Community Dinner

There will be a free Christmas Community Dinner on Friday, Dec. 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Saint Mary's Catholic Church on Pleasant Street in Springfield

There will be no delivery services, take-out is available.

The meal will include baked ham with all the fixings, with homemade pie for dessert.

Weathersfield Church Christmas Services

The Weathersfield Community Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at the Meetinghouse on the Center Road at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24.

Will Hunter of Cavendish will host the service and introduce program readers from the community.

Readings of nine lessons and carols will be followed by the lighting of individual candles and the singing of "Silent Night, Holy Night."

Pianist Geraldine Rudenfeldt will accompany the community carolers. Flutist Sally Reeves will play 'Jesu Bambino' and vocalists Susan Hunter of Weathersfield and Hallie Whitcomb of Springfield will be joined by baritone Gregg Eddy.

The Meetinghouse is handicapped accessible and for further information call 674-5280.

Free Community Dinner at Church of Christ

The Springfield Church of Christ will host a free community dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at the building at 972 Chester Road in Springfield. Serving will be from 6 to 6:45 p.m., with doors opening at 5:50.

The evening's menu will be ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and cookies. Beverages will include lemonade, iced tea, milk and coffee.

Any questions should be addressed to Puggy Lamphere at 886-2670 or Tom Snow at 484-5089.

All members of the Springfield area communities are welcome.

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