Saturday, December 21, 2013
Dec. 21 — Blue Christmas Service, a safe place to bring grief and disappointment in a season of joy, 4 p.m. at Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road, Hood River. Everyone is invited; those who are hurting and those who are willing to stand with them. Childcare will be provided.
Dec 22 — Lessons and carols, 10 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, corner of 11th and Eugene streets, Hood River; 541-386-2077.
Dec. 22 — Fourth Sunday in Advent, “Love,” 10:30 a.m. at Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road, Hood River.
Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve candlelight services, 4, 6 and 11 p.m. at Hood River Alliance Church, 2650 Montello Ave., Hood River. Nursery will be provided for infants through age 3. For more info call 541-386-2812 or visit hoodriveralliance.org.
Dec. 24 — Candlelight service at Shepherd of the Valley church, 1631 Eighth St., Hood River, 6-7 p.m., with cider and finger food afterwards. Everyone is welcome. For more info call 541-386-4421 or visit svbchr.org.
Dec 24 — Holy Eucharist, 6 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, corner of 11th and Eugene streets, Hood River; 541-386-2077. Childcare is available.
Dec. 24 — Candlelight Christmas Eve services at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State streets in Hood River, 6 and 8 p.m. Children are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal to place at the manger at the 6 p.m. service.
The 8 p.m. service will feature the Chancel Choir. All are invited to bring gloves, socks or blankets for the “Giving Tree” to assist those who are homeless. Refreshments will be served after each service.
Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve services at Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road, Hood River, with 7 p.m. special family worship geared for children and 10 p.m. candlelight communion service with choir.
Dec. 24-25 — Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ninth and State streets in Hood River. A beautiful family candlelight service, blending meaningful and lasting traditions with a relevant, joy-filled life message. There will be music and Christmas “goodie bags” for all the children. There will be a Christmas Day worship service at 10 a.m.
Dec. 24 — Carol singing, 10:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, corner of 11th and Eugene streets, Hood River; 541-386-2077, followed by Midnight Mass at 11 p.m. No services on Christmas Day.
Dec. 29 — Hymns of Christmas worship service, 10:30 a.m. at Riverside Community Church, Fourth and State Streets, Hood River.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge