Faith events in and around Columbia, Nov. 30 and beyond

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COMPLIANCE WORKSHOP FOR FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS: Free workshop for faith-based organizations, churches and ministries that are nonprofit and 501(c)(3), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7, Richland Library Northeast Branch, 7490 Parklane Road. Register by emailing or call (803) 240-8355.

CHAPIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Chapin High School winter concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 600 Old Lexington Hwy., Chapin. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, or $30 per household. Proceeds benefit the Chapin Choral Boosters (803) 345-0500

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH: The Christmas Cruise Musical Drama, 6 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8, 2700 Bush River Road. Free. (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;

LIFE SPRINGS WORSHIP CENTER: Brian Free and Assurance in concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, 5630 Platt Springs Road, Lexington. Services will be offered for adults, teens and children. (803) 957-2221;

MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Gospel Singing featuring The Glorymen and Lumber River, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 705 Martin Smith Road, Gilbert. A love offering will be accepted. (803) 657-5996

PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH: Drive-thru Nativity, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 13-15, 836 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff. View live scenes featuring animals and actors. Free. No buses, due to limited space. (803) 438-2025

ST. MARTIN’S-IN-THE-FIELDS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Blessing of the Stockings, 5 p.m. Sunday in All Saints’ Hall; Choral Evensong, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18; Advent Festival, Dec. 8 from 9-10:30 a.m. and following the 10:30 a.m. worship service until 1 p.m., 5220 Clemson Ave. (803) 787-0392;

SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Bazaar featuring more than 25 vendors, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14, 1321 Salem Road, Irmo. Proceeds will support missions and/or local charities. (803) 781-1626;

SAXE GOTHA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Lexington County Choral Society concerts, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Dec. 7, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. Purchase concert tickets at (803) 359-7770, ext. 21;

SPRING VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Christmas Concert featuring Southern Bronze and The Capital Brass, 6 p.m. Sunday, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Free. (803) 788-3589;

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 20th annual “The Living Christmas Story” drive-through nativity, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday-Dec. 8, 7582 Woodrow St., Irmo. Live animals, handmade costumes and more than 400 cast members help to recreate Bethlehem and other Biblical scenes associated with the birth of Jesus. Admission is free. (803) 781-3013;