"Double Take: A Christmas Pageant as told by Matthew and Luke," family Christmas pageant, 7 p.m., Dec. 20, Beverly United Methodist Church, 700 Park St., Beverly; refreshments to follow.
"The Love of God at Christmas," Christmas cantata, Dec. 20, Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta; presented by church choir.
Christmas "Cantata," during morning worship service, Dec. 20, Beverly United Methodist Church, 700 Park St., Beverly; all church choirs, including Children's Handbell Choir, to participate, with Christmas selections.
"Back To The Bible," radio program by Marietta/Reno Church of Christ, 8:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays, AM 630 and FM 100.9; (740) 434-5310.
"Good News from Christ," radio program of worship and music from Christ United Methodist Church, Marietta, 10:06 a.m., each Sunday, on WMOA, AM 1490; 374-3438.
Live Nativity scene, 6 to 9 p.m., Dec. 22 and 23, Sweetapple Farm, 149 Sweetapple Farm Road, Vincent; performed by local youth groups; singing and reading performances, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.; 373-5178.
Candlelight service, 9 p.m, Dec. 24, New Matamoras United Methodist Church; community of New Matamoras and fellow charge churches of Brownsville and Salem Hall invited.
Christmas Eve worship services, 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Dec. 24, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta; features violin and cello music by David and Cyndy Puls; selections by church choir; pre-service music, 4:30 and 10 p.m.
Candlelight Christmas Eve services, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Dec. 24, Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta; 7 p.m. service includes music by Cathedral Handbell Choir, Bible stories; 9 p.m. service includes music by Sanctuary Choir, Bible stories, carols.
Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 24, Beverly United Methodist Church, 700 Park St., Beverly; features Children's Handbell Choir.
Singles fellowship, 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday, Sand Hill United Methodist Church, Boaz, W.Va.; do not have to be a church member to participate; (304) 375-2802 or (304) 580-1118.
Reformers Unanimous, meeting, 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday, Souls Harbor Baptist Church, 115 Caywood Road, Marietta; RU is a Bible-based addictions program; 373-8118.
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