Nativity display includes Newcastle contributions

December 1, 2011

The annual Festival of the Nativities event, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will host a display of more than 500 nativity sets from around the world.

The display will feature contributions by residents of Newcastle, Issaquah, North Bend, Snoqualmie and Bellevue. Special choral performances will be provided by the Seattle Bell Choir and offer family activities for children of all ages.

The event is from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1, noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3, and 12:30-6:30 p.m. Dec 4. It’s free and open to the public.

The display is located off of Interstate 90, across from Bellevue College and behind the LDS temple, 15205 S.E. 28th St.

Nativity display includes contributions from Newcastle

December 1, 2011

NEW — 11:30 a.m. Dec. 1, 2011

The annual Festival of the Nativities event, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will host a display of more than 500 nativity sets from around the world.

The display will feature contributions by residents of Newcastle, Issaquah, North Bend, Snoqualmie and Bellevue. Special choral performances will be provided by the Seattle Bell Choir and offer family activities for children of all ages.

The event is from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1, noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 2  and 3, and 12:30-6:30 p.m. Dec 4. The event is free and open to the public.

The display is located off of Interstate 90, across from Bellevue College and behind the LDS temple, 15205 S.E. 28th St.

Congregations hold food drive Sept. 17

September 8, 2011

NEW — 3:25 p.m., Sept.8, 2011

Two congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Newcastle area will hold a one-day food drive to refill the inventories of local food bank Sept. 17.

The first annual event was held last year, which raised 4,500 pounds of food for the Emergency Feeding Program. In total, more than 30,000 pounds of food to six Eastside food banks along with $8,000 in cash.

“We were able to feed 5,000 people six meals each,” said Robert Johnson, president of the Bellevue South Stake, who oversees 10 congregations in five cities.

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