Candlelight Communion service set

Evangel Temple's annual Candlelight Communion Worship Service will be held at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Evangel Temple, 1110 S. 12th St. The all-ages event will include Christmas carols, Communion and a special time of worship.

Call (479) 782-9121 or visit for information.


Monastery to hold bake sale

St. Scholastica Monastery's Holiday Bake Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the retreat center in the east wing of Trinity Junior High School, 1205 S. Albert Pike Ave. in Fort Smith. Used books and baked goods such as cookies, cakes, pies, candy, bread, rolls, jams, jellies, pickles and more will be available. All customers will receive a 15-percent off coupon for the monastery gift shop.

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Holiday keyboard concert slated

The 2017 Keyboards at Christmas Concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Oak Cliff Baptist Church, 3701 Gary St. The free, all-ages event will feature four grand pianos, 21 pianists, popular Christmas music and more. Songs will include "O Come, All Ye Faithful," "Joy to the World," "Silent Night," "Angels from the Realms of Glory," "This Child, Emmanuel," "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "O Holy Night." Special guest performers will include Dr. Rosilee Russell and Gini Law.

Call (479) 646-3891 or visit the Keyboards at Christmas Facebook page for information.

Silent directed retreat planned

St. Scholastica Retreat Center, 1205 S. Albert Pike, will hold a Silent Directed Retreat on Jan. 4-7. The retreat is based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius. The silence helps participants hear God's invitation to open their hearts and surrender their souls in a deeper way. Along with the silence, participants meet with a spiritual director each day to help them discern God's call and offer suggestions and guidance. Cost is $300, and the registration deadline is Dec. 19. A $50 nontransferable, nonrefundable deposit is required at time of registration.

Visit or call 783-1135 for information or to register.

Mount Zion sets Christmas Prayer Breakfast

Mount Zion CME Church, 910 N. Seventh St., will host a Christmas Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. Dec. 16. Minister Gregory Carthorn will serve as the speaker for the morning program. Ticket donations are $12 and may be purchased at the door. For information, call (479) 782-2100.

Evangel Temple plans annual Candlelight Communion Worship Service

Evangel Temple will host its annual Candle Community Worship Service on Sunday. The special service will be at 9:01 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. at the church, 1110 S. 12th St. in Fort Smith, and will include Christmas carols and communion. For information, call (479) 782-9121 or visit

Calvary Ensemble to perform 'Bethlehem Morning'

The Calvary Ensemble will be presenting the Christmas musical titled “Bethlehem Morning” at 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at Calvary Baptist Church, 2301 Midland Blvd, Fort Smith. The traditional carols and other favorites tell the story of God’s love from the manger to the cross. Call (479) 783-7279 or visit the Calvary Baptist Church Facebook page for event information.

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