It's Christmas Eve and we've got the scoop on those beautiful local candlelight services tonight, special store hours today and more!
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Friday, December 24, 2010
1. Candlelight Services are tonight Are you looking for a place to celebrate the reason for the season? Here's just a sampling of local candlelight church services offered in Oconee County tonight: Ashford Memorial Methodist Church, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Main Street, downtown Watkinsville Grace Fellowship, 5:30 p.m., 1120 Malcom Bridge Road, Watkinsville Mars Hill Baptist Church, 6 p.m., 2661 Mars Hill Road, Watkinsville Oconee Presbyterian Church, 5 p.m. and again at 10 p.m., 2601 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville Oconee River Methodist Church, 6 p.m., Watkinsville Community Center, 191 VFW Drive, Watkinsville Check our Events Calendar for other local services held this evening. 2. Shopping is almost over! For those shopaholics, it's …
Every year, Brenda Gober opens her home to the Women's Ministry at Grace Fellowship for an evening of unforgettable Christmas food, fun and fellowship.
The sign on the door reads, "Ring the bell and come in," and those who do step into a winter wonderland. Christmas lights twinkle from every corner of the house, light radiating off the hundreds of ornaments and decorations that have each been thoughtfully placed in the perfect spot. Christmas music fills the air, mixing with the smell of freshly baked brownies. Emerging from the kitchen, homemaker Brenda Gober, the tour guide for the evening, greets visitors with a warm "Merry Christmas!" This is Gober's third year opening her home to the Women's Ministry at Grace Fellowship Church. This year nearly 100 women participated, coming to the house near Butler's Crossing in Watkinsville. "I had just started attending Grace Fellowship and was…