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Luverne United Methodist to present living Nativity, cantata

Luverne United Methodist Church invites the community to come and celebrate the reason for the season this December.

On Sunday, December 10, the church’s living Nativity scene returns to the church grounds at 88 East First Street.

“The living nativity has been a popular event at our church for a number of years. Charlie the camel and some of his friends will join our youth from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. that day, to recreate that first Christmas for us,” says Shay McIntosh of LUMC.

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, the church’s annual “Christmas Spectacular” brings together congregation members with guest vocalists and high school musicians for one amazing musical experience.

For the second year in a row, the LUMC Chancel Choir, under the direction of Melissa Mikul, will combine its musical talents with director Jonathan Chance and the  Luverne High School orchestra to present a Christmas cantata, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear.”

“If you love  music that captures the true meaning of Christmas, you will want to be sure and attend,” says McIntosh.

On Sunday, December 24, a special Christmas Eve Communion will be held at the church from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“Our pastor, Dr. Robert Yawn, will be present that evening to share Communion with anyone who wishes to partake,” says McIntosh. “We want people to know they are welcome to come and take communion, to meditate or pray for as long as they wish while the church is open, and leave their convenience.”

For more information about these and other LUMC events, contact the church office at 335-3013.