PEDEE NEWS by Nola Womer

Pedee residents set Christmas Eve service

The candlelight Christmas Eve service at the Pedee Evangelical Church starts 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24.


Plan to join neighbors and friends at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, for Family Night at the women's clubhouse, next to the fire hall, in Pedee to welcome the new year.

Bring finger food to enjoy during the evening.

Board games and visiting will pass the time until 2005 arrives.


Fifteen students came from the school for the afternoon Bible Club Dec. 10 at the Pedee Church.

Susan Mulkey led games before students enjoyed their snack.

Before their study, they read, then, sang, the words of "0, Little Town of Bethlehem."

Misty Thole led the study. Everyone received a folder for notes and lessons.

Plans were made for future meetings.


Lay leader Aaron Burbank lit the third Advent candle before the worship service Dec. 12 at the Pedee Evangelical Church.

The Rev. Lonnie Burbank talked about the names and meanings of the candles.

Aaron Burbank and Dan Hayes assisted with the opening service.

The pastor's message was "Are You Ready for Christmas?"


The Pedee Sunday School Christmas was Dec. 12 at the church.

Sunday School Superintendent Stacy Wiedenmann welcomed parents, grandparents, other relatives and friends.

The children were directed by Kathy Riddle.

The Rev. Burbank shared two Christmas readings.

Derek Burbank read his original work. Patty Griffin's reading reminded us of the real meaning of Christmas.

Special music numbers included solos by Gene Hall and Pam Burbank and a duet of "Redeeming Love" by Aaron and Nonie Burbank (with Pam Burbank on the organ).

Carolyn Hall performed "0 Little Town of Bethlehem," arranged by David Lanz.

A Christmas skit was performed by Suzanne Burbank and her sons, Brennan and Derek, and her mother Arlene Kovash. Suzanne read "A Cup of Christmas Tea" while the others acted it out.

The program ended with everyone singing "Silent Night."

Lonnie and Pam served pie and ice cream to say "thanks" for support during the past year.

Nonie Burbank and Juandeane Skidmore helped served the refreshments.

The tables were decorated with a center piece of fir greens and large red balls.


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