Event Calendar

Events for Sunday, December 15, 2019

Family Yoga Class presented by Sing and Swing
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Join Teacher Kelly of Sing and Swing LLC for a free family yoga class for children walkers-8 years old with parent(s) or caregiver(s).

Adults serve as enthusiastic role models for their children as we practice deveopmentally appropriate yoga and play yoga games. Come dressed for movement and bring a yoga mat, if you have one.

Class will be held at Disciples Christian Church in the chapel at 4pm.

Class is free, but registration is required to save your seat. Visit www.singandswingneo.org and click "Free Demo Class" to sign up.
Disciples Christian Church (3663 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44121)
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A Festival of Lessons & Carols
5:00 PM
In the Tradition of Kings College Chapel

The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music.

The first Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Kingís College, Cambridge, was held on Christmas Eve in 1918. It was introduced by Eric Milner-White, the Dean of the College, whose experience as an army chaplain had led him to believe that more imaginative worship was needed by the Church of England. The order of service was adapted from the order created by Benson for Truro Cathedral 38 years earlier, which was based on an idea of George Walpole, at the time Succentor of Truro Cathedral, and the future Bishop of Edinburgh. The first service at Kingís largely followed Bensonís original plan, including the Benedictions before each reading, several of which were later amalgamated by Milner-White into his Bidding Prayer.

The music at the first service at Kingís was directed by Arthur Henry Mann, who was the organist from 1876 to 1929. The choir had 16 trebles as specified in statutes laid down by Henry VI, and until 1927 the menís voices were provided by choral scholars and lay clerks. Today, 14 undergraduates from the Choir of Kingís College, Cambridge, sing the menís parts.

Join us afterward for the International Tea in Spahr Center.
First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland
3630 Fairmount Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44118
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