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Choirs combine for 'Lessons and Carols' at Immaculate Conception

Once again, choir members and clergy from 15 local congregations will combine for a magnificent festival of Advent Lessons and Carols.

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What: Festival of Lessons and Carols

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs St., Fayetteville

Cost: Free. Canned food and donations are gratefully accepted.

Participating Churches:

Manlius: Christ Episcopal Church, Eastern Hills Bible Church, Oran Community Church, Community Covenant Church, First Baptist Church

Fayetteville: Immaculate Conception Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, United Church of Fayetteville, Fayetteville United Methodist Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran

Dewitt: St. David’s Episcopal Church, DeWitt Community Church

Chittenango: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

The service is at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs St., Fayetteville. The combined choir of 125 voices offers carols of the season, while clergy of various denominations read verses that foretell the coming of Christmas.

Lessons and Carols is a non-denominational, ecumenical, public event. No church membership or attendance is required.Admission is free. The goal of the event is to create a peaceful and intentional way of anticipating Christmas, in contrast to the often hectic pace around us. Event organizers also collect canned food and free will donations to help prepare the local food pantry for the holiday season.

Renée Tembeckjian coordinates Lessons and Carols. Ron Hebert is choirmaster and Aaron Sprague is the organist. For information, call 682-9846.

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