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First Presbyterian to host Larned Community Service
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Musical group WindChimes sings, in this photo from Larned's 2008 Community Christmas Service. This year's service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. WindChimes is an area choir made up of singers from eight to 10 congregations. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO


The Larned Community Christmas Service will be Sunday evening, beginning at 6 p.m. This annual Ministerial Association event will be hosted by the First Presbyterian Church, located at Eighth St. and Morris Ave., next to the football field.

Several local congregations will bring Christmas music and skits, and several carols will be sung together as a community of faith. Coffee and cookies will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

According to the Rev. Dennis Scheibmeir, First Presbyterian Church hosted the 2008 gathering, and Escue Chapel hosted the gathering in 2009. Prior to 2008, the fall gathering followed a Thanksgiving theme. The Ministerial Association of Pawnee County also sponsors Easter Afterglow, a community service held on the Sunday following Easter. The two annual MAPC events are intended as services in which all congregations can participate.

"What a joy!" Scheibmeir said of this community program. "Bring your family, friends and neighbors!"