Faith events in and around Columbia, Dec. 14 and beyond

12/14/2013 12:00 AM

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ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: The children and youth of Music, Art and Drama present “Hark, the Herald Angel,” 6 p.m. Sunday; “The Incarnation” Christmas Cantata featuring brass, strings, piano and organ, 11 a.m. Dec. 22, 2600 Ashland Road. (803) 798-5350

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Christmas program with bells and “Bethlehem Morning” music, 6 p.m. Sunday, 811 Peachtree Rock Road, Lexington. Refreshments will be served after the program. (803) 730-8577; www.bethelumc

BETHLEHEM BAPTIST OF COLUMBIA: “Adoration to the King of Kings” annual Christmas concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, 1218 Lyon St. (803) 254-5651

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: Christmas Eve Communion service, 5-6 p.m. Dec. 24, 2700 Bush River Road. Childcare is available for children age two and younger. (803) 798-4488;

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Wednesdays@First Lunch Service, 1324 Marion St. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m., speaker from 12:20-12:50 p.m. Hot meal, $6; soup and salad bar, $5. Free parking. (803) 799-9062;

GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: “Make a Joyful Noise” movie night, 7 p.m. Friday, 410 Harbison Blvd. Arrive early for the free hot dog and chili dinner at 6 p.m. (803) 732-1899

LIFE SPRINGS WORSHIP CENTER: “A Night of Hope” Christmas musical, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, 5630 Platt Springs Road, Lexington. Free. (803) 957-2221;

McGREGOR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: The Adult Choir presents “Lessons and Carols on the Nativity,” 11 a.m. Sunday; Family Christmas Eve worship service, 5 p.m. Dec. 24, 6505 St. Andrews Road. (803) 727-4620; (803) 781-6390

MOUNT HOREB UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: “The Gift” musical, 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 1205 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington. Free. Nursery provided for children five and younger. (803) 359-3495;

NEW BEGINNING BAPTIST CHURCH: “No Room at the Ritz” play, 3 p.m. Dec. 21, 9601 Caughman Road. Dinner will be served. (803) 695-1195

NEW WILLIAM STREET BAPTIST CHURCH: 65th Church Anniversary Celebration featuring speaker Rev. Timothy Dicks, 3 p.m. Sunday, 5408 Middleton St. (803) 735-0140

NORTHEAST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: “He Is Born!” musical celebration of Christ’s birth, 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday; Christmas Eve candlelight services, 4 and 6 p.m. Dec. 24, 601 Polo Road. (803) 788-5298;

PARK STREET BAPTIST: Piano and organ concert by Cindy Burn and Bill Johns, 6 p.m. Sunday, 2204 Park St. (803) 252-6434; www.parkstreet

PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH: Drive-thru Nativity, 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff. View live scenes featuring animals and actors. Free. No buses, due to limited space. (803) 438-2025

POND BRANCH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: “Bethlehem Morning” Christmas Cantata, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 1913 Pond Branch Road, Gilbert. (803) 657-5481

PROGRESSIVE BELIEVERS BAPTIST CHURCH: “SonShine, the Light of the World” Christmas Cantata, 6 p.m. Sunday, 1540 Elmtree Road (at SouthEast Community Church). (803) 783-3269;

ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH: Mass Choirs Christmas Concert, 3 p.m. Dec. 22, 230 J.W. Neal Circle, Hopkins. (803) 776-7830

ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH: 16th Annual Christmas Eve Dinner and Worship Service, 9 a.m. Dec. 24, 3404 W. Beltline Blvd. Free. Contact the church to arrange for transportation. (803) 254-4170

ST. MARTIN DE PORRES CATHOLIC CHURCH: Catholic School Christmas Bazaar, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the Allen University Gym, corner of Hampton and Pine streets. Carriage rides, photos with Santa, indoor yard sale and more. Admission is free. (803) 254-5477

ST. MARTIN’S-IN-THE-FIELDS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Choral Evensong, 6 p.m. Wednesday; Christmas Eve Holy Communion service, 5 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Holy Communion service, 10 a.m. Dec. 25, 5220 Clemson Ave. (803) 787-0392;

SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Bazaar featuring more than 25 vendors, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 1321 Salem Road, Irmo. Proceeds will support missions and/or local charities. (803) 781-1626;

SHANDON BAPTIST CHURCH: The Singing Christmas Tree, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 5250 Forest Drive. Concert featuring 130 singers in a 30-foot tree. Tickets are free and are available online at (803) 782-1300

SHANDON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Longest Night worship service for those experiencing grief, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 607 Woodrow St. Nursery provided for kindergarten age and younger. (803) 771-4408;

SHANDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Love Feast, 5 p.m. Sunday; Eddie Huss and Friends Christmas concert to benefit the Family Shelter, 7 p.m. Friday, 3407 Devine St. (803) 256-8383;

STEDFAST CHRISTIAN CENTER: Special Holiday Worship Service, 9 a.m. Dec. 22, 5200 Fairfield Road. (803) 786-9129

TAYLOR MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH: Year-end Clothing Give-Away and Soup Kitchen, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 1004 Short St. (803) 254-4685

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: “A Joyful Sight” concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. Free concert featuring both new music and classic carols. (803) 781-3013;

YELLOW ROCK HALL: Soldiers of Faith and The Ken Clubb Singers in concert, 7 p.m. Saturday, 2211 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. (803) 796-0682

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