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Come Unto Christ Easter Cantata

The second annual Come Unto Christ Easter Cantata, written by Sally DeFord will be presented by the four-ward choir of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Sunday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at 26525 County Road M. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

Messianic Passover Seder

Passover Seder will be held on Monday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at 15325 Rd. 22 (north of Cortez, near Road S, off Highway 491). As celebrated in homes throughout the world, the Passover Seder is rich with historical meaning and traditions, as well as with Messianic symbolism. Passover is a holy convocation, a calling together for a sacred assembly. The observance will last about three hours and includes reading together through the Haggadah, eating the symbolic elements, drinking the cups, partaking of a meal of traditional foods, partaking of the Lord's Supper, all with music and worship and in order. An optional $10 donation would be appreciated. Please RSVP to one of the following by March 20: Mike and Paulette Gasner, 882-7696; Ron and Carolyn Lucus, 565-2430; Jeanette Conacher, 560-1651; Pat Grant, 560-2848; or Jean Oliver, 565-0747.

Messiah in the Passover

Cathy Wilson of Chosen People Ministries will give a vivid and exciting presentation of how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover. It will be held on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Church of the Nazarene in the sanctuary located at 514 N. Chestnut. We will also be having a Good Friday service on Friday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m.. The public is invited to both special services during Holy Week. For more information contact Tenia (Tina) Tyron at 565-7826.

Easter party for children

All children in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to attend an Easter party from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 350 S. Washington St., Cortez, directly across the street from Manaugh School.

This activity is being organized by the "Fellowshipping Fun Loving Outreaching Christian" committee and the Youth Group of the church. Numerous games and activities are being planned for the children to enjoy. A raffle will be held for a number of items, including a large vinyl bunny. Refreshments will be available for parents who accompany their children.

For more information, contact the church at 565-7024 or Jack Robbins at 882-1444.

St. Barnabas community conversation

"Can, or How Does the Spirit of a Christian Community Evolve" will be the topic on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. for the next "How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community with Integrity and Not Believe All Those Things You Thought You Had to Believe" conversation. St. Barnabas Church (corner of North and Elm) hosts these gatherings for folks who struggle to reconcile their life experience with what they believe the church requires; who don't want to check their minds at a church door; or who just don't want to live in a world they think the Christian church espouses but who might value being part of a community of faith. Questions are required. No answers are promised. Call 565-7865 for information.

See page 9B for The Word Moved into the Neighborhood column.

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