December 19, 2019 at 5:39 p.m.

Candlelight will mark Christmas at area churches

Taking Note

A number of area churches are planning evening services as part of the Christmas celebration.

New Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 5905 S. Como Road, will hold a Christmas candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Fort Recovery Church of the Nazarene, 401 E. Boundary St., Fort Recovery, will hold a Christmas candlelight communion service at 6 p.m. Sunday.

On Tuesday, Christmas Eve, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 218 E. High St., Portland, will present Christmas music at 6:30 p.m. followed by a candlelight service at 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, corner of Ship and Arch streets, Portland, will hold its Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

West Walnut Street Church of Christ, 204 W. Walnut St., Portland, will hold a candlelight service with a special presentation by children at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 323 S. Meridian St., Portland, will hold a candlelight service and communion at 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve.



16 trees

The Jay County Historical Museum is getting into the Christmas spirit.

Sixteen Christmas trees decorated by community groups are on display.

The museum will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from now until Dec. 31, with the exception of Dec. 24 and 25.

To emphasize the Christmas spirit, the museum is collecting items for the Jayland Homeless Shelter. Items requested for the shelter include laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner, bed pillows and body soap for men and women.

Among the groups that have decorated Christmas trees are CrownePoint Assisted Living, the Mississinewa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 2nd Chance at Life Ministries, Jay County Home Extension, the Jay County Christian Academy, John Jay Center for Learning, the Pregnancy Care Center, Portland Kiwanis Club, Jayland Parnters, Jay County Solid Waste Management District, IU Health Jay Hospital and the Jay Community Center.



Tree fest

The 15th annual Fort Festival of Trees will be held at the Fort Recovery Public Library, through Dec. 31 during regular business hours.

Trees and wreaths will be decorated by local businesses, organizations, families, and individuals. The display is free and open to the public. Visitors will vote for their favorite tree and the display with the most votes will receive the title of “2019 People’s Choice Award”.



Blood drives

On Monday, Dec. 23, there will be a Red Cross blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. at Bryant Wesleyan Church, 209 S. Hendricks St., Bryant.

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.



Seeking donations

LifeStream is accepting donations for its AngelWish program, which provides gift bags to older adults in its service area, including Jay County.

Those interested in contributing can donate money or canned soup, or become a sponsor. Volunteers can also sign up to deliver gifts between Dec. 7 and 24.

For more information about the program, visit lifestreaminc.org/angelwish, email [email protected] or call (765) 759-3372.
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