Church to present Handel's Messiah

First Mennonite Church, 429 E. First, will present Handel’s Messiah at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 with a community chorus, orchestra and soloists as follows: Holly Swartzendruber, Monica Schmidt Spicer, Matthew Schloneger, and Christopher Kliewer. The director is Matthew Graber.


Human trafficking subject of meeting

Allison Pate of EmberHope Youthville will present a program on human trafficking, including information on what the public can do to help combat the problem, at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak.


College to offer Christmas performance

HESSTON — Hesston College will celebrate the Christmas season with a performance combining music and theater in “Still, Small Voice” at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Hesston Mennonite Church. The performance is free and open to the public.

Poetry, prose and other reflections performed by Hesston College theater students will reflect the quiet and calm of the Nativity and be echoed by music of the same sentiment. Hesston College choirs, under the direction of Russell Adrian, will perform the music.

The program’s repertoire will include a diverse selection of music and theatrical styles as well as well-loved traditional Christmas pieces and storytelling.