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Holiday events

Risen Savior Church, 8010 W. Jefferson Blvd., will have its all-ages St. Nicholas Day Celebration at 9 a.m. Sunday. It will be followed with carriage rides and a pancake breakfast.

Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., is having a Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols with a Santa Lucia Procession at 4 p.m. Sunday. The worship service will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by a wassail reception. The church will also have Breakfast with an Angel from 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 8. It will include crafts, a photo with the angel and a story about what the angel saw at the first Christmas. To register, call 426-3424 or email

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 546 W. U.S. 224, Decatur, is having Christmas at the Coffeehouse performances at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Faith United Church of Christ, 10707 Coldwater Road, is having a cookie and candy sale for women and men from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8. It will include Christmas shopping for those ages 3 to 8. Gifts are $2 each or three for $5. Santa Claus will be there from 9 to 11 a.m.

Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1500 W. State Blvd., is hosting The Bach Collegium: A Baroque Music Ensemble’s sing-along of “Messiah” at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.

Agape Church of the Brethren, 11610 Lima Road, is having a Christmas cookie walk from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 8.

Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, is offering “Moving in the Rhythm of Advent” through tai chi from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and Dec. 11. Cost for the two sessions is $20, and registration begins at 9:15 a.m. each day. The center will have Sacred Journeys from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Dec. 10 and 17. Individuals may attend for a few minutes or a few hours. Events include a labyrinth, Taize music, journaling and quiet prayer.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Road, is hosting The Christ Child of Fort Wayne’s annual holiday cookie walk from 8:30 a.m. to noon today.

Special events

St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Road, is hosting Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass at 7 p.m. today.

Lifetree Cafe is showing a filmed interview with Tom Shadyac, who worked on films including “Patch Adams,” “The Nutty Professor” and “Bruce Almighty,” from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the New Ground Coffee Company, 5925 N. Clinton St. Shadyac sold his Hollywood mansion and moved into a trailer park, and his interview discusses taking steps toward living a happier, saner, less cluttered life.

Special news

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has launched a mobile app, “My Year of Faith,” which offers a short daily reflection on a variety of Catholic-related topics. The app is available for iOS and Android devices and is 99 cents on iTunes and on the Android Market.

Kimberly Trombley, of Fort Wayne, has been named a ministry consultant for Bethesda Lutheran Communities for northern Indiana and Michigan.

Guidelight is a listing of special religious events. To publish religious news, send information to Guidelight, The Journal Gazette, P.O. Box 88, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-0088, or email at least two weeks before desired publication.