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ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Moravian Love Feast 7 p.m. Sunday, 2600 Ashland Road. Event will feature hot chocolate, a roll at candlelit tables, scripture reading, prayer and singing of carols to represent early Christians breaking bread. (803) 798-5350; http://www.ashlandumc.com
ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: The Path Christmas service 8:45 a.m. Dec. 13. Congregational singing and special music by The Path Praise Band.
ASHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Children’s musical “Christmas Around the World” in Ashland Hall 6 p.m. Dec. 13.
BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE: Bingo, live auction and dinner 6 p.m. Dec. 13, 5827 N. Trenholm Road. Event will include bingo with cash prizes, a live auction, a brisket dinner, a latke bar and an open bar. $35 per person. RSVP by Tuesday. (803) 782-2500; www.bethshalomcolumbia.org
CALVARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Nativity exhibition 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, 1130 Calvary Church Road, Swansea. Event will feature more than 100 nativity displays from around the world and a free craft for children. Santa’s Gift Shop will be open for shopping. (803) 568-9712
CHABAD OF SOUTH CAROLINA: Car Menorah Parade and annual S.C. State House Menorah Lighting 5 p.m. Monday. Parade begins in front of the Columbia Jewish Day School, 5827 Trenholm Road. Grand Menorah lighting at State House at 5:45 p.m. Event to feature live music, dancing, gift bags, dreidels and latkes. Those interested in participating in the parade may call Rabbi Levi Marrus at (803) 237-7330.
CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: Christmas – In His Presence mini-cantata 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 13, 2700 Bush River Road. (803) 798-4488; christianlifecolumbia.com
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Nativity 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday, 2062 N. Beltline Blvd. Light refreshments will be served. (803) 787-9777
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 28th annual Columbia Christmas Pageant 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 12 and 4 p.m. Dec. 13, 1306 Hampton St. Complimentary tickets available by calling (803) 217-3250, by visiting the church’s ticket office Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 9 a.m. through noon on Friday or by mailing a stamp to P.O. Box 1000, Columbia, SC 29202 for up to 10 tickets. (803) 256-4251; www.firstbaptistcolumbia.com
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; www.firstprescolumbia.org
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GREENWOOD: The Cecilia Ensemble will perform Christmas music 4 p.m. Dec. 13, 108 E. Cambridge Ave., Greenwood. The Cecilia Ensemble is an early music ensemble that is based in Augusta, Ga.
LEXINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH: Christmas at the Barn 6:30 p.m.at Harmon’s Tree Farm, 3152 August Road, Gilbert. Event will feature Christmas music, the Christmas story, hot chocolate, snow, bonfire, photo booth, hayrides and more. (803) 359-4146; lexingtonbaptist.org
MIDLANDS GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Monthly gospel singing 7 p.m. today, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. The event will feature Heart’s Song Quartet and the Heritage Quartet. Love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served. (803) 719-1289
MOUNT HEBRON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Community sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today at its Go Forth Mission House, 3041 Leaphart Road, West Columbia. Proceeds will help feed and minister to the needy in the area.(803) 786-3645
NORTHEAST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: The Chancel Choir, Celebration Orchestra and Children’s Choir of the church will host “The Christmas Story” cantata 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Dec. 13, 601 Polo Road. Free. (803) 788-5298; www.nepresbyterian.org
RIVERLAND HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH: Christmas Around the World concert 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 201 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo. Event will feature the 130-person choir dressed in international garb, an orchestra and special guests. Free. (803) 772-3227; www.riverlandhills.org
SAINT JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH: Parish garage sale 7 a.m.-1 p.m. today in Saint Joseph Catholic School Gym, 3700 Devine St. (803) 254-7646
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES will host the Black Catholics’ Heritage Celebration 9 a.m. Dec. 12 at the church, 2229 Hampton St., and Embassy Suites Columbia-Greystone, 200 Stoneridge Drive. Cost is $40 for adults and $20 for participants ages Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (864) 331-2627.
SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 12, 1321 Salem Road, Irmo. Event will feature more than 30 vendors and home-made soups for lunch. Proceeds will go toward a mission trip. (803) 781-1626; www.salemumcsc.com
SANDLAPPER SINGERS AND ORCHESTRA: Christmas concerts 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Union UMC, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo, Dec. 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 4600 Devine St., and Dec. 19 at Lutheran Seminary Chapel, 4201 Main St. Event will feature familiar Christmas tunes and special arrangements of Christmas favorites. Tickets are $20 and available at www.sandlappersingers.org or at the door. A reception will follow each concert.
SAXE GOTHA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Lexington County Choral Society winter concert 7:30 p.m. and today, 5503 Sunset Blvd. (803) 359-7770; www.saxegotha.org
SEVEN OAKS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Second Sunday of Advent worship and service 11 a.m. Sunday, 530 St. Andrews Road. Third Sunday of Advent service will be 11 a.m. Dec. 13 and fourth Sunday of Advent will be 11 a.m. Dec. 20. (803) 772-2761
SHANDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Hanging of the greens service 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday, 3407 Devine St. Benefits missions. The service will be filled with Christian symbolism, decorations and music by the choir and bell ringers. (803) 256-8383; www.shandon-umc.org
SPRING VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH: One Bethlehem Night 5-7 p.m. Dec. 13, 91 Polo Road. Event will feature a Broadway-style story telling of the biblical story of Jesus’ birth. A special performance will also be given at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter St., Dec. 12. For Town Theatre tickets, call (803) 799-2510. Event at church does not require tickets. Free. (803) 736-0624; www.springvalleybaptist.com
SUBER-MARSHALL MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Columbia Nativity Festival 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, 3900 Live Oak St. Event will feature more than 100 creches from around the world, 10,000 Villages Fair-Trade gift shop, a living nativity, petting zoo, live music and homemade holiday goodies. (803) 787-2497; www.subermarshall.org
WEST COLUMBIA PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH: Christmas market and yard sale 8 a.m.-noon today, 2310 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. Event will feature arts, crafts, gifts, decorations, goodies and vendors. email email@example.com for vendor applications. (803) 791-9150