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Enterprise Staff

Menorah lighting

Chabad-Lubavitch of Montana invites everyone to celebrate freedom with the grand Menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17 at the Livingston Depot Center. 

Livingston City Commissioner Mel Friedman will light the lead candle. Dreidels, donuts, gelt and music will be available.

 

Grief share event 

Shields Valley Bible Church is hosting a special grief share event, “Surviving the Holidays,” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the church.

“If you have lost a loved one recently and will be experiencing celebrating the holidays for the first time without your loved one, we want to help you get through this difficult time,” a church news release said.

For more information, call 686-4708 or 451-4428.

 

Valley Shepherd to host concert at Holbrook

Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene is hosting a Come As You Are Christmas Concert by John Spencer on Friday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.

The concert will be held at Holbrook United Methodist Church, corner of Fifth and Lewis streets, where Valley Shepherd is currently holding its services.

Spencer heads up the Rocky Mountain District’s new outreach called Big Sky Ranch Ministry. The ministry takes the Good News to ranch families in locations too far from a church. It also has plans to be available for Sunday services at rodeos, livestock shows, horse shows and other venues with affinity for the western heritage way of life.

 

Longest Night Christmas Service

Living Hope Church will host a Longest Night Christmas Service on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. 

The Longest Night Service is designed to honor the pain people often feel during the Christmas season and to move us forward in hope, a church news release said.

“Although pain and loss are unpleasant, they provide fertile ground for learning,” Pastor Shad Durgan said in the release. “In our pain we try to remember to reach inward, upward, and outward. Reaching inward means we are honest with ourselves about our feelings, reactions, contributions, and responsibilities. Reaching upward means that we turn our hearts toward our loving God for comfort, direction, healing, and forgiveness. Reaching outward means that we show love and compassion for those hurting around us.”

In an effort to reach out, the church will be writing words of encouragement for the community of Sutherland Springs, Texas as well as others in the Livingston community who are hurting. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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