Dec 9 (Tue), 1:00pm
Christmas Luncheon - All women in the area are invited to a Christmas Luncheon. Come and hear Louise Kooiker, a former teacher and social worker, from Eau Claire. Louise will be speaking on "Christmas Prescence." Also, there will be a silent and live auction of Christmas baking, crafts and decoration.
Location: Eau Claire Country Club, 828 Clubview Lane, Altoona
For info & reservations: (715) 835-5288
Cost: $14.00 - inclusive
Dec 13&14 (Sat&Sun), 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Manger Scene - All are invited to this FREE event. In the midst of a busy Christmas season, take a moment to reflect on God's perfect gift. This live interactive manger scene is a great way for children and adults as well to be reminded of the greatess event that ever happened when Christ came to earth to provide a way of redemption for all of us from our sins. We invite your family to experience an interactive live manger scene and enjoy some refreshments in the barn loft. Dress warm!
Location: Harvest Home Farm, WI16303 Simonson Rd., Whitehall (directions at website below)
For info: (715) 538-1446
Dec 13 (Sat), 6:30pm
What Gift Can You Be? - Join us for a special Christmas Praise service. Everyone is invited. Speakers from both the Augusta and Pleasant Valley Methodist churches will share the kind of gift we can be for Christ, who gave everything for us. In addition, you can join in Christmas carols and listen to the spirit-filled music of talented members of both churches, moved to share their gifts to celebrate the coming birth of our Savior. Prepare yourself for a special Christmas by filling your soul with the real meaning of the Christmas season.
Location: Augusta United Methodist Church, 137 E. Brown St., Augusta
For info: (715) 286-2305
Dec 14 (Sun), 4:00pm
Christmas Concert - All are welcome to "Behold He Comes." This annual Christmas concert performed by the Bethesda Lutheran Church is under the direction of Lil Larson. The theme is Christ's lon awaited coming to earth as a babe in a manger and the long -awaited coming in the sky at the end of time. The 30 voice choir will present some wonderful anthems along with narration and scriptures. The program features University Brass, Children's Choir and amazing 4-hand piano. The free-will offering received will be given to the Salvation Army and APPLE Crisis Pregnancy Center. Child care available.
Location: Bethesda Lutheran Church, 123 W. Hamiton Ave., Eau Claire
For info: (715) 835-5031
Dec 21 (Sun), 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Wise Men Still Seek Him, Living Nativity - Come and experience the re-creation of the birth of our Savior. The Living Nativity will feature live animals and a memorable Christmas. Put the true meaning back into CHRISTmas. While your here, come in and warm yourselves with free refreshments. Join us in singing Christmas carols. Children will be able to craft their own nativity scene to take home with them to remember this special occasion. Admission is FREE.
Location: Cornerstone Apostolic Church, 110 E. Indepence Dr., Elk Mound
For more info: (715) 210-9878
Dec 24 (Wed), 6:30pm
Children's Christmas Performance - It's at this time of the year when we hear a lot about the birth of our Savior. It could be that you've never heard the story or you want to hear it again. Then you will want to take in the special Christmas Eve performance "And Wonders of His Love." The children of Messiah Lutheran Church and School will be presenting the story of the birth of Jesus.
Locataion: Messiah Lutheran Church, 2015 N. Hastings Way, Eau Claire
For info: (715) 829-2000
Dec 24&25 (Wed&Thu), Wed - 4:00pm & 6:00pm; Thu - 9:30am
Special Christmas Services - The public is welcome. A special celebration of our Lord's birth. There will be candlelight services, at 4:00pm and 6:00pm, on Christmas Eve, Wednesday (Dec 24). On Christmas Day, Thursday (Dec 25) at 9:30am.
Location: Christ Lutheran Church, 467 E. Colome St., Chippewa Falls
For info: (715) 723-8273
Iron Disciples - The Iron Disciples Christian Motorcyclists Assn., Eau Claire Chapter meet on the second Sunday of each month. The meetings are held beginning at 4:30pm at the Culver's Restaurant, 2753 Commercial Blvd., Chippewa Falls, across from Wal Mart in Lake Hallie. Join us for burgers and ice cream for fellowship, share ride stories, evangelism experiences and talk bikes. Meeting locations, ride and event schedules are posted on the Iron Disciples website (cmancr3.org). Everyone is welcome.
Leading With Power - Leading With Power, Chippewa Falls meet on the second Thursday of each month at 11:45am to 1:00m.. A men's leadership lunch open to all men. Lunch and door prizes followed by an inspirational speaker on topics realted to leadership.
Location: Eagle's Club, Hwy 53 Bus, Hallie (across Hwy. 53 Bus from Farm & Fleet)
For more info & RSVP: go to leadingwithpower.org
Cost: Free lunch
Website: leadingwithpower.org < speakers list
Thursday's (weekly), 12noon
Mondovi Area Prayer Meeting - If you live in the Mondovi area and would like to pray for your community and the entire Chippewa Valley, then join other Christians each Thursday at noon in the basement of the Mondovi City Hall to pray. Join other Christians and pray for our schools, families, singles, our churches, businesses, government and more.
Location: Mondovi City Hall, 156 S. Franklin St., Mondov (basement of City Hall)
Info: 287-4435, Margie Meis
Sammy's Groups In The Area - Mom's do you need a "soft" place to land every week? A mother's life can be tough! In the midst of a mom's busy week, with all of her errands, cleaning, child raising, and home management. Be a part of this mother's group - where you can "refuel." Develop genuine friendships, Bible studies and where you can be yourself. Whether you're a first time mother, expectant mom, or a grandmother - as well as any place in between, your welcome.
Locations & contact info:
- Harvestime Church, 3231 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire, Cathy Jensen, "cathy email@example.com"
- Faith Evangelical Free Church, 705 N. Madison Ave., Stanley, Emily Eichstadt, "firstname.lastname@example.org"
- United Methodist Church, 2703 Bongey Dr., Menomonie, Kris Redman, "email@example.com"
Web site: "strengthamongmomsministry.com"
Hope Gospel Mission
Hope Gospel Mission, in Eau Claire, has a favor to ask of you if you're a small business owner. Would you help Hope Gospel Mission help others by considering helping a Hope resident who has successfully completed a one year employment readiness course? If you would like to be notified when applicants are available or are interested in helping to give someone a second chance, call Hope Gospel Mission.
Info: 839-9498, Ext. 108
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