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11-14-12 Church Briefs

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Prayer Day
The monthly Contemplative Prayer Day at St. Catharine Motherhouse will be on Nov. 17, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The day includes several sessions of centering prayer, meditative walks, silence, a presentation on Thomas Merton’s Spirituality and Prayer by Father James Connor, OCSO from the Trappist Monastery, discussion on the topic, a tea meditation, a sharing about the day, and a blessing. Bring a bag lunch. Cost will be a donation. Any questions, call Sr. Mary Otho Ballard at (859) 284-5201.

Christmas forest at Gravel Switch United Methodist Church
Gravel Switch United Methodist Church located on Church Street in Gravel Switch is inviting families or groups to help them create a Christmas forest this holiday season. You are invited to bring your own tree and decorate it in honor or in memory of a loved one, a friend, a group or a business. Each family or group can come and decorate their tree on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of November. On Saturday, Dec. 15, from 3-9 p.m., the church will hold an open house with food and music showing the forest that has been created by everyone involved. Please call (270) 337-2021 to set up a time to decorate. The public may also view the trees during the church’s candlelight service being held at 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec.23. These trees will remain on display in the church until the first week in January.