Religion calendar — Dec. 23

Saturday Christmas Eve services — 4 p.m., Lessons, carols, candlelight service and Holy Communion, Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 W. 21st. Coffee. Information: 763-4816. Contemporary Worship Service — 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. Information: 763-6821. Christmas Eve services — 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., Saint James Episcopal Church, 1117 N. Main St. Information: 763-4638. Sunday [...]

Biblical women showed gratitude to God

With Thanksgiving so near, I have been thinking about many Bible women who were thankful. Their examples can give us encouragement today that God is the author of all blessings. God works out the biggest events and the smallest details of our lives. Eve was no doubt t thankful when she had another child after [...]

Tuesday morning briefing: Dinner for airmen, resolutions and a film classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Christmas eve First Presbyterian Church in Portales has scheduled its annual Community Christmas Eve Service for 11 p.m. Friday. The service includes special music, readings and traditional Christmas hymns. And, First Baptist Church is holding a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Friday. Both [...]

Police boosting patrols on New Year’s Eve

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Local law enforcement will be out in extra force combing the streets New Years Eve for drunk drivers. Thursday night, state, county and city police officers will be conducting saturation patrols aimed at stopping drunk drivers. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said patrol numbers will be at their highest [...]

Churches to hold Christmas services

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer For many Christians, the Christmas holiday would not be complete without celebrating with their faith community. Some Christian denominations have weeks, even a month, centered on celebrating the birth of Christ. For Episcopalians and other churches that follow the liturgy, Christmas Eve is just the start of the 12-day-long [...]

Mayor’s New Year’s Eve ball coming up

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ Staff Writer This New Year’s Eve is a black tie affair for Clovis at the Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Ball.

Mayor hosting New Year’s Eve gala

CNJ staff Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield is hosting a New Year’s Eve Ball at the Clovis Civic Center. Advanced tickets are $85 and available at the Clovis Chamber of Commerce and Clovis MainStreet. Dress is black tie optional. Proceeds from the event will benefit downtown revitalization through the Clovis MainStreet program. Information: Robyne Beaubien at [...]

Dec. 23, 2007 Holiday Happenings

Today Citywide Christmas Dinner — 1-3 p.m., Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Meal will consist of ham with side dishes. Admission is free. Information: 762-1933. Monday Christmas Eve Candlelight Service — 6 p.m, Clovis Advent Christian Church, 2101 E. 21st St. Information: 762-0422. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service — 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Kingswood [...]

12-21 Holiday Happenings

Today Christmas Nites at the Zoo — 6:30 -8:30 p.m., Hillcrest Park Zoo. Animal exhibits will be decorated for Christmas and those attending will be able to take photographs with Santa or with reptiles, Coco and Cider. Information: 769-7870. Sunday The Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd, will host a Christmas dinner from 1 to [...]

Dec. 20, 2007 Holiday Happenings

Today Christmas Nites at the Zoo — 6:30 -8:30 p.m., Hillcrest Park Zoo. Animal exhibits will be decorated for Christmas and those attending will be able to take photographs with Santa of reptiles, Coco and Cider. Information: 769-7870. Joni’s Sandia Carolers — 5 -8 p.m., The carolers will begin on Lore Street and travel down [...]