Sunday support meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous: 10 a.m., 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200; 10:15 a.m., 917 N. Beech; noon, 500 S. Wolcott, Ste. 200; 6:30 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott; 6:30 p.m., 328 E. A; 8 p.m., 917 N. Beech; 8 p.m., 328 1/2 E. A. Douglas: 1 p.m, Douglas, 628 E. Richards (upstairs in back), women’s meeting; 7:30 p.m., 628 E. Richards (upstairs in back). Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are open. Casper info: 266-9578; Douglas info: (307) 351-1688.

Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 6:30 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club; 8 p.m., 15th & Melrose at the church. Web site: http://www.urmrna.org.

Nicotine Anonymous: 5 p.m., 500 S. Wolcott, 12-24 Club. Info: Pam M., 577-0518.

Christmas Eve at UU

The public is invited to attend the Unitarian Universalist Community of Casper services and other events at 1040 West 15th Street, just north of the CY Avenue Albertsons. Christmas Eve service at 10 a.m., is Music From Around the World, led by Rev. Leslie Kee.

Christmas Eve at Sunrise Baptist

Sunrise Baptist Church, 3990 S. McKinley, invites all to Christmas Eve Services, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Celebration of Christ’s Birth through music and message from God’s Word; 6 p.m. Christmas Eve program with music, drama and candlelight service. For more information, please call Pastor Lynn Nikkel, 262-5986.

Christmas Eve at First Presbyterian

All are invited to First Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m., on Christmas Eve for lessons from scripture and traditional carols of joy by candlelight. We celebrate not only Christmas, the birth of a baby in a manger destined to be the Savior of the world, but also the fourth Sunday of Advent, a season in which we anticipate the coming of the Lord in majesty and triumph to judge the world at the Second Coming of Jesus. The church (soon to be called Grace Reformed Church at City Park) is located at 804 S. Wolcott on the south (8th Street) side of City Park. Afterwards, enjoy hot wassail, cookies, and fellowship with friends, old and new, in the parlor.

Christmas Eve candlelight service

Christmas Eve candlelight service is at 6 p.m. at Community Baptist Church, 301 South 2nd St., in Glenrock. All are welcome for a special service of music, readings and the Christmas story. For more information, call 436-9091.

Christmas Eve at First Christian

Christmas Eve services at First Christian Church, 520 CY Ave., are 10:10 a.m., Sunday morning and candlelight service at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Candlelight Christmas Eve at OSL

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church invites all in celebrating the birth of Christ, offering two Christmas Eve Services Sunday, Dec. 24, at 5 and 7 p.m. The early worship is a family service with a special children’s message, and all services will include special music and candlelight.

Regular Sunday worship is at 9 a.m., celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Advent. All Sunday services will offer Holy Communion.

Please join us at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 318 Sixth Street, in Casper. All are welcome and invited.

For more information, call the church office at 237-9087 or see the website, www.oslwyo.org, or the Facebook page, Osl.casper.

Christmas Eve at Christ Church

Christ Episcopal Church, 415 W. Cedar in Glenrock, announces the Christmas Eve schedule: Morning Prayer with Advent music at 9:30 a.m.; Christmas hymn-sing at 6:30 p.m.; and Candlelight service of Holy Eucharist at 7 p.m., followed by a festive reception. Join us Sunday, Dec. 24 for these special celebrations. For info, call Deacon Leigh at 258-2524. The Episcopal Church welcomes you.

Worship at Cornerstone E Free

Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, 4100 Casper Mountain Road, welcomes everyone to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Regular worship services are scheduled Sunday, Dec. 24 at 10 a.m. There will be nursery and children’s classes at both services. The traditional Christmas Eve candlelight services will be at 4, 5:30 and 11 p.m. with nursery provided. These services will focus on Jesus, who is the light of the world. For more information call the church office at 235-6363 or visit the website at cornerstonefree.org.

Candlelight Christmas Eve

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church invites all to its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5 p.m. The Worship Team will be presenting the the Songs of Christmas beginning at 4:30 p.m. The regular Sunday morning worship services are held at 9 a/m. Prince of Peace is located on the corner of 15th and Beverly. For more information, you may call the office at 234-6475 or visit the website at www.princeofpeacecasper.org.

Christmas Eve at St. Mark’s

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 7th and Wolcott, will celebrate Christmas Eve on Sunday with two services.

The first service, at 4 p.m., will include the children’s Christmas pageant. A Festival Eucharist will be held at 9 p.m. Music for both services will be under the direction of Wayne McIntyre, music director.

For further information, call the church office, 234-0631.

PBS to show Concordia concert

The 2016 Concordia College Christmas Concert “Gather Us In O Child of Peace,” will be broadcast this holiday season at 11 p.m. on Wyoming PBS.

During this hour-long event, more than 400 student musicians in five choirs and a full orchestra perform in front of a panoramic mural. The themes of worship service in song explore the virtues of community, tolerance, compassion, and unity, all made possible by the incarnation of Jesus, the true Child of Peace.

The concert was videotaped by Twin Cities Public Television during the performances at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., in 2016. The Concordia Christmas Concert draws more than 20,000 people annually to the concert in Moorhead and in Minneapolis.

Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, and its Concordia Language Villages program are recognized leaders in global education. A four-year, private liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Concordia students learn one or more of 15 world languages and many pursue international internships and volunteer experiences.

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Sally Ann Shurmur arrived at the Star-Tribune to cover sports two weeks after graduating from the University of Wyoming and now serves as community news editor. She was raised in Laramie and is a passionate fan of Cowboys football, food and family.

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