ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH: Youth Sunday service, 8 a.m. Sunday, 5715 Koon Road. Guest speaker: Schrendria F. Robinson. (803) 786-0119; www.abccolumbia.org
EBENEZER LUTHERAN CHURCH: Quiet communion, 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays in the chapel; 1301 Richland St. (803) 765-9430; www.ebenezerlutheran.org
FAMILY OUTREACH WORD AND WORSHIP CENTER: Convocation/10-Year Celebration of In His Presence Ministries, 10 a.m. today, 631 Sparkleberry Lane. (803) 865-6693
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GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Hanging of the Greens, dinner, 6:15 p.m., service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, 410 Harbison Blvd. (803) 732-1899
GREATER PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST CHURCH: Installation of the Rev. Earthly Haskell as pastor, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 618 Prescott Road. (803) 760-5101
LEXINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH: Columbia Community Concert Band's Christmas concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 308 E. Main St., Lexington. Nonperishable food items will be collected. http://cccb.bandlink.org
ST. DAVID LUTHERAN CHURCH: Mid-week vespers services, 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 23, 132 St. David's Church Road, West Columbia. (803) 356-3035
ST. PETER'S CATHOLIC CHURCH: Christmas event with St. Nicholas, 7 p.m., Neglia Hall, and Mark Husey and the Gallery Choir present "A Festival of Lessons & Carols" in the church, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 5, 1529 Assembly St. (803) 779-0036; e-mail: email@example.com; www.visitstpeters.org
SHANDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Hanging of the Greens service, 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Advent Workshop making a wreath or candy creche, 5 p.m. Sunday and Advent Poetry and Plainsong contemplative worship, 5 p.m. Sunday, 3407 Devine St. Advent workshop reservations, call Sam Apple at (803) 256-8383. (803) 256-8383; www.shandon-umc.org
UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 16th Annual "The Living Christmas Story," 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 6, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. More than 200 cast members, live animals, costumes and more. Special preschool and elementary school program, 9 a.m. Friday. Call Michelle Woods at (803) 354-2401 to book a tour. Map available online for visitors in cars. (803) 407-0986; www.thelivingchristmasstory.com
BOOKER WASHINGTON HEIGHTS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: New Life Productions presents "To Touch God's Hands," 7 p.m. Friday, 2611 Grant St. " A play by Leasharn M. Hopkins. Admission: $10; groups of eight or more, $8. (803) 238-5497; (803) 255-8164
FRANCIS BURNS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Dwight E. Woods and the St. Mark Inspirational Choir in concert - "The Blessing is on You," 4 p.m. Sunday, 5616 Farrow Road. (803) 754-1760; www.francisburns.org
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: USC School of Music Concert Choir's Christmas concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1420 Lady St. (803) 776-0544, (803) 462-0123, www.thegccc.org
HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH: The Memory Singers and Cedar Creek in concert, 7 tonight, 2117 Clemson Road. Love offerings accepted. (803) 957-5925
J&M SINGING CENTER: Open microphone/jam session hosted by Hi-Cotton, 6:30 tonight, 1704 Pond Branch Road, Gilbert. Love offerings accepted. Finger food available. If performing, arrive early to sign up. (803) 260-3639; (803) 260-0007
LAKE MURRAY BAPTIST CHURCH: The Primitive Quartet in concert, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 1001 Highway 378 West, Lexington. (803) 359-1556; www.lakemurraybaptist.org
LIFE SPRINGS WORSHIP CENTER: Brian Free and Assurance in concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, 5630 Platt Springs Road, Lexington. Doors open at 6 p.m. (803) 957-2221; www.lswc.com
MOUNT HOREB UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: "A Baby Changes Everything" celebration of the birth of Jesus, 6 p.m. Dec. 5 and 9 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6, 1201 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington. Free. (803) 359-3495; www.concertsatmthoreb.com
WASHINGTON STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Advent organ series with Jennifer Zoellner, noon Thursday, 1401 Washington St. (803) 256-2417; www.washingtonstreetumcsc.org
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Lunch and speaker series; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; lecture, 12:15-12:50 p.m. Wednesdays in Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion St. Soup and salad, $5; hot meal, $6. Free parking available. (803) 799-9062
SAXE GOTHA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: "Surviving the Holidays" grief program, 3-5 p.m. Dec. 6, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. Register by Monday. Call (803) 359-7770, ext. 18.
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