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Faith in action: Christmas concerts, Hanukkah market, lectures and more

Published November 30, 2012 9:43 am

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Wesley Bell Ringers Christmas Concerts

Wesley Bell Ringers will perform Christmas concerts.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Where • Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, 1580 E. Vine St., Cottonwood Heights

When • Sunday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.

Where • Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City

When • Sunday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m.

Where • Clearfield Community Church, 200 S. 400 East, Clearfield

Tickets • Free; donations to support the choir will be accepted.

Cultural and Religious Pluralism

A film screening, a traditional Hindu Diwali celebration, lectures and panel discussions will honor religious diversity and unity at The City Library's second annual Cultural and Religious Pluralism program. This year's program will highlight Hindu practices and beliefs. Visit http://www.slcpl.org/pluralism for a schedule of events.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1, 2-8 p.m.

Where • Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Hanukkah Market

The Jewish Community Center will host a Hanukkah Market with local vendors of arts and crafts, books and Jewish foods.

When • Sunday, Dec. 2, noon-6 p.m.

Where • IJ and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Hymns of the Season Workshop

Musician Rick McClure will explore the stories behind some of the best-loved hymns of Advent and Christmas. This audience-participation program will include carol-singing and a discussion of the history, legends and scriptures that accompany various songs.

When • Sunday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

Where • Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Jazz Vespers Quartet

The Jazz Vespers Quartet will perform. Visit facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Vespers-Quartet/364277976994593 for information.

When • Sunday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Where • First Unitarian Church, 1300 E. 569 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Rumi Poetry Club

This club espouses spiritual poetry for every day and as a form of meditation to nourish the soul and mind. On Dec. 10, the club will hold its spiritual poetry session. Participants are welcome to read their favorite poems.

When • Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

Where • Anderson-Foothill Branch Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Blue Christmas

The Blue Christmas service is for anyone who may feel less than joyous this holiday season and for anyone who serves as support for someone else.

When • Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Hilltop United Methodist Church, 985 E. 10600 South, Sandy

Tickets • Free

Ogden LDS Institute of Religion Christmas Spectacular

The Ogden LDS Institute of Religion will present its annual Christmas Spectacular "I Heard the Bells ... A Christmas Hope."

When • Friday-Saturday, Dec. 7-8, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, 2:30 p.m.

Where • Weber State University, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 3750 Harrison Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • $5; family $15; matinee: family $12

Breakfast with Santa

The Alpha Lambda chapter of ESA in support of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital will be hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser. There will be a holiday boutique, raffle, door prizes and Santa.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, 9-11 a.m.

Where • First Baptist Church, 777 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7

A Celebration of Christ Interfaith Concert

"A Celebration of Christ," with musical arrangements by composer Taryn Elkins of classic Christmas songs entwined with sacred hymns, will provide a musical celebration of the birth and life of Jesus Christ. This interfaith concert is open to ages 8 and older. Tickets can be ordered at http://www.lds.org/events or by calling 801-570-0080.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake LDS Tabernacle, 50 N. Main, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; visit http://www.lds.org/events

Salt Lake Choral Artists Chamber Choir — Christmas Around the World

The Salt Lake Choral Artists Chamber Choir will present "Christmas Around the World." Visit http://www.saltlakechoralartists.org for more information.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30-9 p.m.

Where • Park City Community Church, 4501 N. Highway 224, Park City

Tickets • $15; group rates available; visit saltlakechoralartists.org/concerts_events

Forum for Questioning Minds — Jeffrey Nielsen

The Forum for Questioning Minds will feature Jeffrey Nielsen, adjunct lecturer at Westminster College and Utah Valley University, who will discuss what is required to live in happiness regardless of circumstances.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, 2-3:30 p.m.

Where • Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Wesley Bell Ringers Christmas Concert

The Wesley Bell Ringers will perform a Christmas concert.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.

Where • St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 420 E. Hillcrest St., Copperton

Tickets • Free; donations to support the choir will be accepted.

"Messiah"

The Draper Symphony and Community Chorus will present its 34th annual sing-in and performance of Handel's "Messiah" at the Corner Canyon LDS Stake Center.

When • Sunday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Corner Canyon Stake Center, 13400 S. 1300 East, Draper

Tickets • Free