December 9, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 21 Religious Notes (continued from previous page) feature “He Gave…Signs” and on Dec. 20 the message will be “He Gave…Himself.” Service times for both Sundays are 9 and 10:45 a.m. There will be a special service, “A Christmas Carol” around the piano on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve will offer three services: a family service at 5:30 p.m. which will include a special puppet show presented by the Pearl Puppet Theater, a 7:30 p.m. classic service that will feature candlelight and a traditional flavor, and a 11:30 p.m. service on Christmas Eve, which will be a sacred service allowing for solemn reflection. Presbyterian Church offers Advent liturgies Special liturgies will be presented each Sunday during Advent at The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes. Services are held every Sunday at 10 a.m. with hospitality following at 11 a.m. The annual candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. led by the Rev. Vern Dethmers. All are welcome to celebrate the season. The church is located at 730 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes. Hanukah festivities at Temple Emanuel Temple Emanuel of North Jersey, 558 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes, is offering Hanukah festivities. The Congregational Hanukah Lighting and Latkes is set for Monday, Dec. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. The Hebrew school’s Hanukah Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. For details, call (201) 560-0200. Chanukah begins with Shabbat service Temple Beth Rishon will usher in the eight days of Chanukah on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. with a special Friday night Shabbat service and concert featuring holiday music performed by cantors Ilan Mamber and Ben Rosner along with the Kol Rishon adult choir, the Beth Rishon Hebrew School Youth Choir and Zemer Rishon, the new congregational teen choir. A variety of Chanukah songs from the classical, Sephardic, American, and Eastern European repertoires composed by Benitto Marcello, Debbie Friedman, Tom Lehrer, George Frederick Handel, Peter Yarrow, and other well-known composers will be performed. An Oneg Shabbat will follow. A congregational dinner at 6 p.m. will precede the service and concert. Free to members with reservations made by Thursday Dec. 10. Non-member cost is $15 per adult, $7 per child under 13 or $36 per family. For reservations or more information call the temple office at (201) 891-4466 or visit Advent service offered at Immaculate Conception The Church of the Immaculate Con- ception is holding an Advent lessons and carols service on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. Attendees can escape the holiday bustle and restore the true peace of Christmas with this meditative music-filled program retelling the Christmas story of old through Scripture and song. Church of the Immaculate Conception is located at 900 Darlington Avenue, Mahwah. Call (201) 327-1276 or email for more information. First Presbyterian Church sets Advent and Christmas services The Hand Bell and Chancel Choirs at the First Presbyterian Church will be performing at the Advent IV Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. All are invited to this unique and memorable service. The children and young people of the congregation will present the Annual Christmas Eve Pageant at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24. The Men’s Choir will be singing at 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. At the 11 p.m. Candlelight Service, the Chancel Choir will be singing under the direction of Dr. Deborah S. King. The First Presbyterian located at 15 Shuart Lane. Christmas services at Bergen Highlands Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church will celebrate the Christmas season with services in December featuring the music of the season. The regular church service on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. will feature the Sunday School Christmas presentation. The children’s and youth choirs will sing special Christmas music. Members of the Sunday school and youth groups will perform skits and recreate the manger scene. At 5:30 p.m., the semi-monthly Sunday evening service will include a singalong of traditional Christmas carols and favorite secular songs. Bergen Highlands’ three choirs will perform the annual Christmas Cantata for the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service on Dec. 20. This year’s cantata includes music from “Song of Christmas” by Robert J. and Betty C. Hughes, and “Morning Star” by Joseph M. Martin. The children’s, youth, and senior choirs, under the direction of Betsy Haley and accompanied by Becky Kester, will tell the story of the Christmas miracle through song. The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. This family service includes scripture, caroling, and music. The children who attend will participate in bringing the Christmas story to life. The children’s, youth, and senior choirs will perform Christmas favorites. The church will continue to celebrate Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 27 with a service of lessons and carols at the 10:30 a.m. service. Bergen Highlands United Methodist Church is located at 318 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River. For more information, call the church office at (201) 327-3960. Powerhouse Christian Church Email: • Web: 500 W. Main Street, Suite 2, Wyckoff • 201-540-1993 December 13, 9:00am & 10:45am “He Gave...Signs” December 20, 9:00am & 10:45am “He Gave...Himself” December 20, 6:00pm “A Christmas Carol” ~ Special service around the piano December 24, Christmas Eve Services 5:30pm Family Service ~ Special puppet show presented by the Pearl Puppet Theater 7:30pm Classic Service ~ Candlelight with a traditional flavor 11:30pm Sacred Service ~ A solemn, contemplative time to reflect Friday, December 11, 8:00pm Noel...Music of Christmas, a Christmas concert  December 13 10:30am: 3rd Sunday of Advent Service Rev. Norman Brown - “Herod: The Horrible” 5:00pm: Informal Carol Sing and Supper  December 20 10:30am: 4th Sunday of Advent Service with Sunday School Christmas Program Rev. Norman Brown - “Jesus: The Holy Infant” 6:00pm: Candlelight Service with Cedar Hill Choir and Girls’ Chorus  December 25 10:30am: Christmas Day Service Rev. Norman Brown - “Angels: The Heralds” 12-9-09  December 27 10:30am: Sunday Morning Service PowerhouseChurchHoliday3x3(12-9-09) - “At Home in His Father’s House” Rev. Norman Brown 6:00pm: No Evening Service 3col x 3”  from Nancy Pat... December 31 7:00pm: Old Year’s Evening Service - Communion Rev. Norman Brown - “With a Sense of the Past and Future”  January 3 10:30pm: Sunday Morning Service Rev. Norman Brown - “A Plan for the Fullness of Time” rev: Janine Cedar Hill Church A Christian Reformed Community A Family of Christ Where You Belong 422 CEDAR HILL AVE, WYCKOFF Church Office: 201-652-4277 Worship Service 10:30am & 6:00pm Disability Accessible Worship Service for the Sick or Homebound: 201-447-5300 e-mail: website: