Saturday, Dec. 21
• Christmas cantata, “Christmas Springs from Love,” 5 p.m., Shady Grove Baptist Church, 801 Jennifer Road, Munford.
• Christmas play, “Back to Bethlehem,” 4 p.m., Five Points Baptist Church, County Road 6, just of U.S. 431 south of I-20, everyone is welcome, meal served after play.
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.
• Christmas Eve traditional candlelight service with Holy Communion, 11 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1026 Quintard Ave., all are welcome to attend. The Rev. Kay Yates is the interim pastor.
Wednesday, Dec. 25
• Christmas worship celebration, 10 a.m., Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 Ave. Dr. Quintin P. Woods Sr. is pastor.
Friday, Dec. 27
• “Kwanzaa: The Celebration” will be held at Anniston Meeting Center, Dec. 27 at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is free and no reservations are required. For further info, contact Dea Lové at 256-453-5866.
Saturday, Dec. 28
• A Pre-New Year’s concert, 6 p.m., Mt. Holly Church, 4685 N. Highway 27, Carrollton, Ga., doors open at 5 p.m. Call 770-832-2930 or 770-537-0380 for more information.
• Free meal for Oxford and Anniston area, provided by His Hands Extended, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., House of Prayer Church of God, 18 Hamric Drive W., next to UPS in Oxford, dine-in only. Call 256-831-3505 or 256-689-1419 for more information.
Tuesday, Dec. 31
• Watch Night services, 11 a.m., Mars Hill Baptist Church, 1923 Noble St., the Rev. Charles E. Burton Sr. is pastor.
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014
• All for Him: A Christian writers’ fellowship, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church at McClellan, 851 Morton Road, bring copies of your own work for the group to read or a piece by your favorite writer. Everyone is welcome. Call 256-847-0230 for more information.
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014
• The sixth annual Josh and Ashley Franks “Alabama homecoming” concert, refreshments, 4:30 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m.; concert, 6 p.m., Liberty Hill C.M. Church, off U.S. 431, Heflin, free admission, a free-will love offering will be received. Call 731-607-1948 or visit
www.joshandashleyfranks.com for more information.