Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68FOCUS - DECEMBER 2016 9 CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE Christmas Eve Saturday, December 24 8 pm & Midnight Christmas Day Sunday, December 25 10 am Immaculate Conception Church 1710 Scugog St., Port Perry 905-985-7071 NEW YEAR’S MASS SCHEDULE New Year’s Eve Saturday, December 31: 5 pm New Year’s Day Sunday, January 1: 9 & 11 am Port Perry Baptist Church would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Sunday, December 18 - 6:30 pm Christmas Program Refreshments will follow. Saturday, December 24 - 6:00 pm Candlelight Christmas Eve Service 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 25 - 10:30 am Christmas Worship Service Sunday, January 1 - 10:30 am Morning Worship Port Perry Baptist Church 2210 Hwy 7A (At Island Rd.) 905-985-8681 www.portperrybaptist.ca Allare welcome YOU’RE INVITED TO A PARTY Seagrave United Church is having a Birthday Party for Jesus with Caroling and Horse and Wagon Rides December 24 4:00 p.m. Horse and Wagon Rides 5:00 p.m. Celebrations, Carols and the Christmas Story Seagrave United Church 15 Coryell Street, Seagrave • 905-985-2429 seagrave-church.com • firstname.lastname@example.org 1680 Reach Street, Port Perry 905-985-4441 www.emmanuelcc.ca Running on empty? Free fill-ups here... every Sunday. C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h Sunday 10 a.m. Christmas is quickly approaching and each year about this time comes the contentious issue of what kind of tree to purchase for the coming Christmas season...fresh or fake? There are a number of places to pur- chase either type in Scugog Township, but if you’re buying ‘fresh’, consider supporting the 1st Port Perry Scouts, who will be selling trees at the local Canadian Tire store on Simcoe St., south of town. As long as Christmas trees have been a part of the holiday season, there has been a debate over fresh-cut or manu- factured artificial trees. Each side has its supporters and detractors, and both have their pros and cons. Natural tree supporters feel a real spruce or pine tree is much more aes- thetically appealing. However, those buying late in the season might be stuck with all that’s left, long after the more desirable trees have already been sold. While some like the real look of a natural tree, others like their Christmas tree to be perfect, with none of the flaws (crooked trunk, open spaces) of a natu- ral tree. So, when deciding on ‘real’ or ‘fake’, consider the following factors. Cost Of A Tree Naturaltreepricescanrangefromless than $20 to more than $50. It’s important to keep in mind that a tree does not last very long, and therefore might not be the best way to spend your money. Artificial trees will initially have a higher price tag, from under $100 to $600 or more, depending on size and the accessories, but will last for years. Moving A Christmas Tree Natural trees always pose the chal- lenge of getting it home safely on or in your car and then through the doorway at home and the job can be quite messy. There is also the issue getting a stand that will hold the tree straight, without fear of falling over. Artificial trees are more advanta- geous when it comes to moving them. They usually come boxed and therefore are easy to get into the house. Artificial trees are also easy to set up, most often today with stands and lights installed. Clearly there is a savings by purchas- ing an artificial tree which will last for years, but it’s important to look at the environmental difference between the two options and what is best for your lifestyle. In the end the choice is yours! The Perfect Tree Fresh or fake... it’s a personal choice!