First Baptist Church
On Sunday, Dec. 6 at 10:15 a.m., First Baptist Church in Alhambra will have its Children’s Christmas Program.
On Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 10:15 a.m., the choir will have two performances of this year’s musical, which is 2,000 Decembers Ago, a selection of old and new songs interwoven with Christmas classics. This will be followed by a cupcake reception. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call the church office at 488-3025 for further information.
The church will have a Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24.
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Alhambra Care Center
Residents at Alhambra Care enjoyed an early Thanksgiving with their families on Nov. 20. Good food and great entertainment made the day special for all.
A Christmas Cookie Exchange will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6. Bring six dozen cookies, one dozen will be shared, and everyone participating will go home with five dozen assorted cookies. Mail or email your recipe into the office and recipes will be available for all who want them.
Church member will also be Christmas caroling at Hitz Memorial Home at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6.
Hitz Tasting Bee
The Hitz Home Auxiliary Christmas Tasting Bee and Drawing will be on Friday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m.
Highland School District holiday concerts
Nov. 27 Annual Lighted Christmas Parade (Santa Parade) at 7:15 p.m. (HHS Band)
Dec. 1 HMS/HHS Christmas Choral Concert at 7 p.m. in the HE Auditorium
Dec. 3 Christmas Program for Highland Primary, grade 1, at 7 p.m. in the HE Auditorium
Dec. 7 Christmas Program for Highland Primary, grade 2, at 7 p.m. in the HE Auditorium
Dec. 8 Band concert for grades 6-12 in the HMS gym at 7 p.m.
Dec. 10 Christmas Program for Highland Primary, kindergarten, at 7 p.m. in the HE Auditorium
Dec. 11 & 12 Madrigal Dinner at Highland High School at 6:30 p.m. in the HHS Bulldog Square
Dec. 13 Madrigal Dinner at Highland High School at 5 p.m. in the HHS Bulldog Square
Dec. 15 Christmas Program at Grantfork Elementary at 7 p.m. in Grantfork
Dec. 17 Christmas Program at Alhambra Primary. Grades K-1 will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and grades 2-3 will perform from 7:30 to 8 p.m.
Bread of Life Food Pantry looking for donations
The Bread of life Food Pantry serves the families of Alhambra, Hamel and Worden, as well as some of the small communities in the area. With an increase of 40 percent in the number of families in need, the food pantry is in need of a larger building.
The pantry is located on the campus of the New Life Christian Fellowship in Hamel and is trying to raise $7,000 in order to increase the size of its building. Any donations made may be sent to: Alhambra/Hamel Ministerial Alliance or AMHA, 1117 W. North Street, Alhambra, IL 62001. Please put “Building Fund’ on the memo line of the check. All donations are tax deductible.
Deer Meat Needed
For those who like to hunt, but do not want the deer meat, consider donating it to a food pantry. Grantfork Meats will process the meat for the for local pantries at no charge. Contact, Kirby Knackstedt at the meat market at 675-2155.
This year, the school will do a Winter Wonderland instead of a Santa Breakfast. This will take place on Friday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This will include a raffle, and each class will make a gift basket with different themes:
The Pre-K class will do “Kids Craft Time”
Kindergarten, “Princess/Super- heroes”
First grade, “Game Night”
Second Grade, “Movie Night”
Third Grade, “Christmas/Winter Fun”
The school Christmas program will be held on Friday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m..
Christmas break: Classes will dismiss at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, and school will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.
Happy anniversary on November 27, Kenneth and Mary Suhre, Lawrence and Judy Henschen, Julian and Cathy Bright and Dave and Jerri Reichmann
November 30, Jerald and Rita Zeller; December 1, John and Merilee Mindrup and Chad and Tara Schuster.
Happy birthday on November 26, John Hanratty and Serena Everett; November 28, David Poeggmoeller; November 29, Nancy Zweck: November 30, Dustin Gall, Richelle Ernst, Carol DeClercq December 1, Verna Abert, Bobby Dauderman and Max Schneider; December 2, Shirley Collmann and Jerry Milam; December 3, Betty Zweck.
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