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Holiday Happenings: week of Dec. 18

This little one met with Santa at the Cottonwood Christmas parade held Sunday, Dec. 10.

Photo by David Rauzi
This little one met with Santa at the Cottonwood Christmas parade held Sunday, Dec. 10.



Cottonwood

•Emmanuel Baptist Church, 404 Foster Street, will have Christmas Eve morning service Sunday, Dec. 24, 10 a.m. This will include a performance of the Christmas cantata “O Holy Night.” The 6 p.m. service will be a candlelight service with the performance of the Christmas Cantata, followed with light refreshments served in the fellowship hall. All are welcome.

•The Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, will hold a variety of Christmas services. Christmas Eve Mass is set for Sunday, Dec. 24, 7:30 p.m. (Caroling will begin at 7 p.m.). Christmas Day Mass on Dec. 25 is set for 11:30 a.m. A Christmas Concert, “A Prairie Christmas,” will be held Sunday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m.

•Catholic parishes: See Cottonwood News this week for a list of Masses. Since the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, Jan. 1, 2018, falls on a Monday in 2018, it is not observed as a Holy Day of Obligation, granted by Bishop Peter Christensen. It remains a Solemnity and is an important celebration in the life of the Church. The faithful are encouraged to attend Mass.

•The Cottonwood collection site of Idaho County Recycling will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23 (before Christmas). As winter begins, patrons are asked to remember that the site will automatically close if the temperatures dip drastically in order to prevent any undue discomfort for volunteers.

Grangeville

 •Santa Story Time at the Grangeville Centennial Library is set for today, Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 11-11:30 a.m.

•Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 311 South Hall Street, will be host to a Christmas Eve service Sunday, Dec. 24, at 10 a.m., followed by brunch.

•Grangeville Church of the Nazarene will hold Sunday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve services at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. All are invited.

•Grangeville Christian Church will host its regular Sunday morning service Sunday, Dec. 24, and the candlelight communion service Christmas Eve at 7 p.m.

•Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, Centennial Evangelical Free Church will host a candlelight and roses service at 5 p.m., at 408 N. College. This service features traditional Christmas music and an inspirational Christmas story in less than an hour to allow family to get home to Christmas Eve dinner and family traditions.

•Grangeville United Methodist Church will host a Christmas Eve service this Sunday, Dec. 24, 6 p.m.

In addition, the church will hold a New Year’s Eve party Sunday, Dec. 31, 7 to 9 p.m. All are invited.

•The Grangeville collection site of Idaho County Recycling will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23 (before Christmas). As winter begins, patrons are asked to remember that the site will automatically close if the temperatures dip drastically in order to prevent any undue discomfort for volunteers.

•Centennial Evangelical Free Church will host a New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, potluck and talent/no talent show! Potluck begins at 6 p.m., with the “show” to follow at about 7 p.m. at 408 N. College in Grangeville.

Kamiah

•Faith Lutheran Church, located at 6th and Idaho Streets, will host weekly worship every Sunday at 11 a.m. Each Sunday in December will be special Advent services with lighting an Advent candle. Candlelight Christmas Eve service with Holy Communion is at 5 p.m. at the church Sunday, Dec. 24.

•Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 7th and Idaho streets, will host several Christmas services. Christmas Eve Mass will be held Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.; Christmas Day Mass is set for Dec. 25 at 8 a.m.; and New Year’s Day Mass is set for 8 a.m. Jan. 1, 2018.

Kooskia

•The Kooskia collection site of Idaho County Recycling will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23 (before Christmas). As winter begins, patrons are asked to remember that the site will automatically close if the temperatures dip drastically in order to prevent any undue discomfort for volunteers.

Riggins

•Riggins Elementary School Christmas Program will be presented tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m., in the SRHS multi-purpose room.

•Riggins Assembly of God Church will have its annual Christmas Eve Service Sunday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the hourlong service.



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