November 25, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 19 Religious Notes 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 come for a meaningful worship experience to celebrate the season. The church is located at 730 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes. Celebration to begin with Menorah Lighting The annual Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration at Wyckoff Town Hall will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. This year, the nine-foot menorah will be made entirely of chocolate Chanukah gelt. Five of those coins will contain a winning ticket hidden under the golden foil. Winners will receive passes to Hershey Park. This free celebration is sponsored by Chabad of NW Bergen County and is open to the entire community and residents of neighboring towns. In addition to the Menorah Lighting, those who attend will be able to watch a chocolate sculptor at work; mold their own chocolate dreidels; and enjoy low-giveaways, freshly brewed hot-chocolate and refreshments, and a performance by the Beth Rishon Children’s Choir, all in a super-sized heated tent. For more information, call the Chabad Jewish Center at (201) 848-0449 or visit Contemporary Mass scheduled Saint Elizabeth’s Church, 700 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff will host a contemporary Mass for teens, college students, and young adults on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. This month’s service will be celebrated by Bishop Felesy. The Mass will be followed by Café 700 located downstairs in the church’s Saint John Bosco room. Café 700 is a coffee-house atmosphere offering the opportunity for young people to listen to music, meet friends, have dessert, and play pool and ping-pong. For more information call (201) 891-1122 extension 222. ‘Fairs of Christmas Past’ set “Fairs of Christmas Past” is the theme for the 45th Annual Christmas Fair to be held by Grace United Methodist Church, Friday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the church, 555 Russell Avenue (corner of Eder Avenue), Wyckoff. The fair will include festive foods, craft items, bakery goods, baskets of prizes, the General Store, wreaths, handmade knitted items, jewelry, new toys, photographs with Santa, poinsettias, and more. The fair will also include Getting in the spirit Friendship Ministries, based at the Christian Reformed Church of Midland Park, recently filled 32 shoeboxes with gifts for the Christmas Child program. These special students, ages 21 to 60, get together on Thursday evenings for Bible study and activities. The ministry is headed by Geri Vooys with six volunteer teachers. Last year, the Christmas Child program distributed eight million shoeboxes to children around the world. home based business vendors. Winners of the prize baskets will be announced at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The church’s Senior High Youth Fellowship will be selling Christmas wreaths. Proceeds will be used to fund a summer mission trip. Photos with Santa will be Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The photos will be available at the church. Grace United Methodist Church holds two worship services every Sunday, at 9 and 11 a.m. For information about the Christmas Fair and Grace Church, call (201) 891-4595. ‘Ask the Rabbi’ discussions offered Preschool parents are invited to the “Ask the Rabbi” holiday discussions at Temple Beth Rishon with Rabbi Ken Emert. Participants will learn about the Jewish holidays, and the rituals and traditions meant to be shared with the family. Discussions for Chanukah are scheduled for Dec. 2. The program will be held at Café Rishon in the temple lobby at 9:15 a.m. For more information, call the temple office at (201) 891-4466 or visit A program on Passover will be held on March 17, 2010, and Shavuot will be discussed on May 12, 2010. Christmas boutique, pancake breakfast set Care-A-Lot Christian Nursery School, 475 Lafayette Avenue, Wyckoff, will hold its 21st Annual Christmas Boutique on Friday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Youth Group of Abundant Life Reformed Church will be serving a Pancake Breakfast (from 9 to 11 a.m.) and lunch. The holiday bake table will offer an assortment of wrapped baked goods for the family to enjoy or for gifts. Prize baskets will be available through a special fundraiser. 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