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Published: Saturday, 12/20/2008

Village Church to hold outdoor candlelight service Saturday

The Village Church, a new church in South Toledo, will hold a Community Christmas Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. Saturday in the picnic shelter at Walbridge Park.

Candles, hot chocolate, and hand-warmers will be provided for all.

'Jesus was born outside in a stable, so we are going to get back to the heart of Christmas by celebrating his birth under a simple picnic shelter,' said the Rev. Cheri Holdridge, pastor of Village Church.

She described the new church as a unique partnership of two denominations, the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ.

The Village Church's office is located at Park Congregational United Church of Christ, 1456 Harvard Blvd. Information is available by calling 419-297-5205 or online at villageohio.org.

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