Community News & Events for Dec. 22
The Woodstock United Methodist Church will host a Living Nativity from 5 to 7 p.m. today through Thursday.
Candlelight services will be held at 3, 7 and 11 p.m. Thursday.
Patmos Lutheran Church, west of Woodstock, will hold a Christmas program at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Refreshments will follow.
Liberty Brethren Church in Quicksburg will hold a Christmas program and candlelight service at 7 p.m. Wednesday with special music. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall afterward.
Lebanon Lutheran Church will hold a Holy Communion candlelight service at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The following offices will be closed in observance of Christmas:
• The Shenandoah County Landfill will close at noon Thursday through Friday. The citizen convenience sites will be closed both days. No loads will be accepted at the landfill pit after 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
• The New Market Area Library will be closed Thursday through Sunday.
The United Way will hold a Rubbermaid product sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Belk parking lot at Apple Blossom Mall, Winchester. This month’s sale will benefit the Salvation Army-Winchester.
United Way grants
The United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley is accepting applications to receive its Community Impact Grant which focuses resources on the priority health and human care needs that matter most to the people in our communities.
Applicants do not have to be a United Way partner agency to apply. Applicants must, however, be nonprofit and tax exempt 501c3 organizations registered in Virginia and provide services in Winchester or Frederick, Shenandoah and Clarke counties. Applicants must have a volunteer governing board, be financially accountable and provide local health and human care services.
Program grant reviews are undertaken annually by the Fund Distribution Committee, chaired by Kurt Beyreis.
United Way funding availability will be announced shortly after the conclusion of the annual campaign, which officially wraps up Dec. 31. In 2015, $395,079 was given out to 36 local nonprofits. Results of previous grant awards can be found at www.unitedwaynsv.org.
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