Saturday, Dec. 14
• Youth gospel explosion, 3 p.m., St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 2389 St. Mary Road, Lincoln. all youth choir and praise dancers are invited to participate. The Rev. Everett Kelly is senior pastor, the Rev. Phillip Keith is youth pastor, 256-283-3364 or 256-310-6515.
• Live Nativity, a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, 5-7 p.m., Sharon Hill Congregational Holiness Church, 2301 U.S. 278 W., Piedmont. The Rev. Ronnie Cook is pastor, refreshments will be served, 256-282-4977.
Sunday, Dec. 15
• Christmas concert with piano maestro Christopher Smith, 10:45 a.m., House of Prayer Church of God, 18 Hamric Drive W., Oxford.
• Christmas concert with the Mars Hill Choir and special guest choirs, 2:30 p.m., Mars Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1300 Parkwood Drive.
Sunday, Dec. 22
• A Christmas celebration, 6 p.m., Unity Christian Center, 101 Eden Hills Road. Guests include Bishop Del Henson and The Vision Church International of Anniston, 256-282-7927.
• A Christmas choir, 10 a.m.; Christmas play, 5 p.m., Hatcher Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, 256-238-0848.
Tuesday, Dec. 24
• Christmas Eve candlelight service, 11 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1024-26 Quintard Ave.
Wednesday, Dec. 25
• Christmas worship celebration, 10 a.m., Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 Ave. Dr. Quintin P. Woods Sr. is pastor.