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Saturday: Top off your
Christmas list without
standing in line
Forgot to buy a Christmas gift? You
may be in luck if you have some sim-
ple items in your closet or cupboards.
The women of Two96Main, a shop
in downtown Hermiston, had several
ideas for how to make a gift at the last
Kari Christiansen, Liz Marvin,
Tami Smith and Amber Peterson,
make much of the furniture, decor and
crafts that are sold in their store.
“You could personalize a glass,”
Christiansen said. “Most everyone has
a sharpie and coffee mugs.”
She suggested baking the glass at
200 degrees Fahrenheit after writing
Sunday: Area churches
provide special services
In the Christian faith, Christmas is
celebrated in recognition of the birth of
Many churches offer additional ser-
vices during the holiday season as a
way to remember the significance of
Christmas. The special services may
include the singing of Christmas car-
ols, taking communion, lighting can-
dles and the reading of scriptures (bib-
lical accounts about the story of the
Jesus’ birth are found in the New Tes-
tament in the Gospels of Matthew and
“For unto you is born this day in the
city of David a Saviour, which is Christ
the Lord.” Luke 2:11 (King James
Area Christmas Eve and Christmas
Day services include:
Assembly of God Church
•730 E. Hurlburt Ave.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017
on it, to make the ink more permanent.
Then, she said, line the glass with tis-
sue paper and fill it with candy, finish-
ing it off with a ribbon or some jute
Smith suggested finding a round
piece of wood to build a candle or glass
stand, while Marvin suggested finding
berries and greenery from backyards
and arranging them in jars.
“I think that’s the issue — people
just don’t go outside and look in their
yards enough,” Christiansen said.
Smith brought out a brown paper
bag filled with candy-coated popcorn,
which the women had been snacking
on all day. The white chocolate-pep-
permint popcorn is an easy gift, too.
Start by laying out popcorn on a
cookie sheet, then drizzle white choc-
olate over it. As an extra topping, dust
crushed candy canes over the popcorn.
“You can put it in a mason jar, and
put a nice ribbon and a little note on
it,” Christiansen said.
Christiansen also suggested mak-
ing homemade cards, decorated with
buttons, ribbons or hand drawings. A
pack of five or 10, she said, can serve
as a good gift.
“If you have card stock, it’s so sim-
ple,” she said.
•Sunday: 11 a.m., Christmas in Hermiston
An interactive, family-friendly event with a
“clear message about Christmas.” Childcare
provided for kids under 5. Although the service
is free, people are encouraged to reserve
tickets in advance to ensure a seat (www.
christmasinhermiston.com or 541-567-5831).
First Christian Church
•775 W. Highland Ave.
•Sunday: 9:45 a.m., message “A Most Unusual
A Coffee & Mingle time takes place prior to the
service in Room 1-2.
First United Methodist Church
•191 E. Gladys Ave.
•Sunday: 10:30 a.m., advent worship service
Also, people are invited to the church’s handbell
choir concert Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Sun
Terrace, 1550 N.W. 11th St. Features a special
solo performance of “O Holy Night” by Linda
Grace Baptist Church of Hermiston
•555 S.W. 11th St.,
•Sunday: 6 p.m., Christmas Eve service
People are invited to take time to remember
why Christmas is celebrated.
Hermiston Church of the Nazarene
•1520 W. Orchard Ave.
•Sunday: 10:30 a.m., family Christmas service
Visitors are welcome to bring their whole family
for Christmas at HermNaz.
Living Faith Church
•1611 Diagonal Blvd.
•Sunday: 4-4:55 p.m., Christmas Eve candlelight
The event includes traditional carols, special
music, communion and a special Christmas
message. Children are welcome.
New Hope Community Church
•1350 S. Highway 395
•Sunday: 10:45 a.m., morning service; 5:30 p.m.
& 7 p.m., candlelight Christmas Eve services
Nursery provided. Also, the candlelight services
has childcare for ages 0-4. No morning Sunday
Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church
•565 W. Hermiston Ave.
•Sunday: 4 p.m., family mass; 9 p.m., Christmas
mass with incense (Spanish); midnight,
Christmas mass with incense (English)
•Monday: 9 a.m., Christmas mass with incense
(English); 11 a.m., Christmas mass with incense
Also, David Bisono will present “Expecting
Grace,” an advent retreat, at 7 p.m. Wednesday
(in English), Thursday (Spanish) and Friday
St. Johns Episcopal Church
•665 E. Gladys Ave.
•Sunday: 9 a.m., advent service; 7 p.m., carols
service; 7:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist, special music
In addition, an advent prayer service is
Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
“About 20 years ago, Dorothy purchased
the Christmas Pickle ornament. The Smith
family has basically modified the tradition
“Christmas Pickle”... on Christmas Eve,
Dorothy hides the Christmas Pickle in the
Christmas tree and in the morning the kids
(and still young adults today) search the tree
for the Christmas Pickle. Not only does the
person who finds the Christmas Pickle have
good luck all year, but they get to become
Santa and pass out all of the gifts under the
tree to everyone!”
— Dave Smith
Echo Community Church
•21 N. Bonanza St.
•Sunday: 6 p.m., candlelight Christmas Eve
Stanfield Baptist Church
•310 N.E. Wheeler Ave.
•Sunday: 10 a.m., morning worship; 6 p.m.,
candlelight Christmas Eve service
The evening service, which will be less than an
hour, includes candle lighting, communion,
singing Christmas carols and a devotion.
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tion manager of the Span-
ish-language radio station
La Ley, climbed up on the
roof (with permission from
Fiesta Foods manager Leo
Leal) on Sunday and won’t
come down until Wednes-
day at 5 p.m. He is broad-
casting for La Ley from
the roof encouraging peo-
ple to come and donate food
and clothing items for area
children in need for Christ-
mas. The donations can be
dropped off at a La Ley van
parked in front of the store,
and people can choose to
purchase items inside at
Fiesta Foods or bring their
own from home.
• • •
The Umatilla County
Cultural Coalition is
accepting applications for
2018 grant funds for art, her-
itage and humanities proj-
ects. The coalition receives
funding from the Oregon
receiving grants in 2017
included Armand Lar-
ive Middle School choir,
$770 to purchase tickets for
a Desert Arts Council per-
formance; Inland North-
west Musicians, $500 for
the Young Artist Compe-
tition, Echo High School,
$1,080 for choir students
to attend “Phantom of the
Opera,” Echo Jr. High,
$180 for tickets to the Port-
land Art Museum and Chi-
The upcoming grant
deadline is Thursday, Jan.
11. Guidelines and the appli-
cation is available at www.
For questions, contact 541-
276-0012 or umatillacoun-
• • •
Santa Claus will make
his final stop before Christ-
mas Eve on Saturday, touch-
ing down at the Hermis-
ton Warming Station, at
1075 South Highway 395,
Hermiston. John Perkins,
dressed as St. Nick for the
last time this year, will get
be there starting at 8:30
p.m., handing out gifts for
those staying at the station
because they have nowhere
else to go.
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY TOM MARKS
Cathy Stolz, a longtime Community Fellowship Dinner
volunteer, visits with guests during the 2011 free
By TAMMY MALGESINI
The second of the twice-
yearly Community Fel-
lowship Dinners will offer
a free holiday meal on
Christmas Day at Hermis-
ton High School.
The traditional meal
features Hill’s Meat ham
with all the trimmings, as
well as a vegetable and
dessert. Also, there is a
limited supply of turkey.
Everyone is welcome
to attend Monday, Dec.
25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in the school’s main com-
mons. Also, meal deliv-
ery service, take-out orders
and transportation to the
meal site is available.
People are treated as
guests, said Gary Hum-
phreys, CFD board chair.
They are greeted and
served, he said.
Joe Kiser, along with his
late wife, Janet, officially
started the meal in the mid-
1980s when 30 people met
at their home. As it grew, it
moved a couple of times.
The largest attendance on
record was serving more
than 800 at the senior cen-
ter, plus addition take-
out orders and deliveries,
“It just ballooned,”
Kiser said. “I never thought
it would get this big.”
The meal was held in
the high school’s commons
for the first time during last
month’s Thanksgiving din-
ner — serving about 700
Humphreys said the
high school’s facilities
offer opportunities for fur-
ther growth. In addition,
the equipment, parking and
seating is top notch. How-
ever, he said volunteers
are the key to the event’s
The food preparation
and set-up party is Satur-
day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
People may come for a
couple of hours or stay all
All ages are welcome to
volunteer during the meal,
although, there is an age
limit for those working
directly in the kitchen. Jobs
include greeters, servers,
deliveries, clean-up and
meal prep. While walk-
ins are welcome, it’s help-
ful if volunteers sign-up
in advance for planning
For more informa-
tion, for meal delivery
or to arrange transporta-
tion, contact 541-371-9772
com. Financial donations
can be sent to Commu-
nity Fellowship Dinner,
P.O. Box 1551, Hermiston,
OR 97838. Additional info
available on Facebook.
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