December 4-5

St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Pierce will hold a drive through live Nativity from 5:30 until eight on Friday, December 4th and from four until 8:30 on Saturday, December 5th. At this event you will see the birth of Jesus come to life with real people and animals. The Christmas story will be told by way of a special radio broadcast. St. John's Lutheran Church is located five miles west of the Highway 81 and 98 intersection.

December 5

Chambers, Nebraska will be holding their Christmas Cruise Afternoon from two until four on Saturday, December 5. Participants will be encouraged to tune to Good News Radio and enjoy the great Christmas music while they cruise the streets of Chambers. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated vehicle. Free hot chocolate will be availabe at the grocery store.Several businesses will also hold their Christmas Open Houses.

December 6

Dorsey Community Church will be having a Fantasy of Trees walk through their church from four until eight p.m. on Sunday, December 6th. As you walk through this little country church you can view the Christmas tree displays, a live nativity and even enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies. Social distancing will be observed. The church is located 15 miles north of O'Neill on 887th Road and then 16 miles east. More information is available by calling Brooke at 402-336-3051

December 13

The FLAME women's ministry will be holding a Christmas Craft Connection. Packets for making 5 crafts will be available for you to make with your family or with a couple of friends at your own home. The packets can be picked up after the Faith Community Church Sunday morning service on December 6th and December 13th. The packets will include tips on how to share Jesus with others during the Christmas season so you may choose to make your crafts with someone who needs to hear the Good News. The crafts are child friendly. A devotional video featuring Jenny Forker and her daughters making the crafts will also be available. For more information call Teresa at 402-925-2228..

December 31

New Hope Christian Camp near Platte, South Dakota will host their First Annual High School New Year's Retreat from nine a.m. on Thursday, December 31st through noon on Friday, January 1st. Alexander Daum from the Todd Becker Foundation will be the guest speaker. He will be talking about Real Faith and how to follow Christ in a post Christian Culture. Alex and his wife Ahna will lead the worship. There will be great food and fellowship along with faith building activities and lots a fun. Also Remedy Drive will be in concert on Thursday evening. The concert is sponsored by the Platte Community Student Ministry. For more information or to register visit NewHopeChristianCamp.org and then click on the retreats tab.

Ongoing Events

The American Red Cross will be accepting donations at various locations across our listening area. For a compete list of those donation sites visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.

The Basic Needs and Food Pantry of O'Neill, located at the United Methodist Church, is requesting donations of winter clothing for men, women, and children. Items needed include winter coats, sweaters and boots. Donations can be dropped off at the east door of the United Methodist Church between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday.