Service of the Longest Night

On Wednesday, December 21, First United Methodist Church, Copperhill, will offer a Service of the Longest Night.  Sometimes called Blue Christmas, this service has a long tradition related to the date of Christmas itself. No one knows the exact date of Jesus’ birth.  Only the Gospels according to Matthew and Luke contain stories related to his birth and childhood.  The Gospel according to John, tells us that Jesus was with God, was God in the very beginning when life began. The earliest dates of Christmas celebrations were January 6 and…

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Christmas Puppet Show Announced

The Mountain Regional Puppet Company has announced their show dates for the upcoming Christmas season. The show will debut at the new Mountain Regional Library in Young Harris on December 13, then travel to all the other branches during the remaining week. The show features three classic children’s Christmas books. Animals are featured in Bear Stays Up for Christmas and A Wish to be a Christmas Tree. And then the show finishes with an interpretation of Raymond Briggs’ famous story entitled The Snowman. In 2016, staff members of the Mountain Regional Library formed a production troupe…

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Free Community Thanksgiving Meal

Salem 2 Baptist Church will be hosting a FREE community meal on Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. The menu will consist of turkey and ham, dressing, and sides. Everyone is welcome to dine-in or pick up meals. Plates are available for delivery for those unable to attend. Please contact Rick at 706-633-7516 or Randy at 706-455-4482 if you plan to attend or need a meal delivered. A special invitation goes out to all firefighters and volunteers dealing with wildfires in the area. The church is…

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