Churches of McLouth will celebrate Jesus Christ and Christmas on Sunday and the public is invited.
McLouth Church of the Nazarene choir will present its Christmas cantata “His Name is Jesus” during its 10:30 a.m. worship service.
First Baptist Church of McLouth welcomes all to a choir musical celebration during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.
McLouth United Methodist Church invites all to a Christmas cantata at 11 a.m.
First Baptist Church of McLouth will present the children's Christmas program “Sing a Song of Christmas” at 6 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship as the children have a birthday party for Jesus.
• The public is invited to a Christmas sing-along at the Tonganoxie Friends Church (404 Shawnee) at 4 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship and refreshments.
• McLouth Friendship Club’s covered dish luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Community Center. A contribution of one canned food item for a local food pantry would be appreciated. All adults 50 and older are welcome. Please bring a covered dish and your table service. If you need a ride, the Jefferson County Services Organization vehicle (with limited seating) is available to residents within a one-mile radius of McLouth. Please call Charlotte Robinson to make your reservation for a ride: (913) 796-6798.
• McLouth Public Library offers two free winter break activities for youths.
Children can make free holiday crafts at Kids’ Craft Day from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22.
Youths also can have free popcorn and a drink while enjoying the movie “The Search For Santa Paws” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29. For more information, call (913) 796-2225.
• Christmas can be a lonely time for some. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, McLouth United Methodist Church will offer a “Blue Christmas” service for those who will be missing someone special at Christmas. Broken relationships, insecurity due to unemployment, illness, isolation, the loss of a child, the loneliness of no longer having a beloved spouse to share each day, the loss of a dear family pet — all these can contribute to the feelings of loneliness and “being blue” in the midst of the society around us, which is geared toward festivities and joyful celebrations around the holiday season. Join in sharing and hearing prayers, music and scripture acknowledging God’s presence, reassuring that His word can shine light into darkness. This brief service will be followed by refreshments and fellowship, and is open to everyone.