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FAITH NOTES: Singles Night Saturday, in McDonough

Today and Saturday

Bethel United Methodist Church, at 245 Fairview Road, in Stockbridge, will host its annual Live Nativity, today and Saturday, from 6:30 p.m., to 8:30 p.m. The church will hold a Parent’s Time Away event, Saturday, from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m. The cost to participate is $7 per child, and the event will include food, entertainment, a movie, and crafts for kids. Space is limited to 30 slots. The Chancel Choir will present a Christmas Cantata, Dec. 10, and Dec. 11, at 3 p.m., each day. A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is scheduled for Dec. 24, at 6:30 p.m., and a Christmas celebration will be held, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m. Call (770) 474-2570, or visit www.bethel-umc.com.

Saturday

Tabernacle of Praise & Worship, Inc., at 165 Jonesboro Road, in McDonough, will host a Singles Night, Saturday, at 6 p.m. A worship service is scheduled for Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., and will include the Lord’s Supper. The church will hold a Christmas service, Dec. 25, at 8 a.m., and a Watch Night Service, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. Call (678) 759-0031.

Sunday

Bible Baptist Church, at 2780 Mt. Carmel Road, in Hampton, will host World War II veteran, and Pearl Harbor survivor, Bob Schmutzler, Sunday, at 1:30 p.m. Call (770) 946-4700, or visit www.BibleBaptistMinistries.com.

Bethel United Methodist Church, at 245 Fairview Road, in Stockbridge, will host “A Christmas Afternoon with Music,” Sunday, at 4 p.m. The event will include piano performances by Brian McClure, and others. McClure is a graduate of Georgia State University, with a major in piano performance. A love offering will be collected during the event, with proceeds to benefit the Haven House domestic-violence shelter, in McDonough, and Abigail’s Pantry, which operates through the church. Call (770) 474-2570, or visit www.bethel-umc.com.

Glen Haven Baptist Church, at 345 East Lake Road, in McDonough, will hold worship services, Sunday, at 8:30 a.m., and 11 a.m., with preaching by Senior Pastor Stan Berrong. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. The Children’s Choirs will host a free Christmas concert, at 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. Each Wednesday, the church hosts a Public Servants’ Breakfast, at 7:30 a.m., and a mid-week service, at 6:45 p.m. The Adult Celebration Choir will present a concert, entitled, “The Gift of Christmas,” Dec. 10, and Dec. 11. Call (678) 432-5138, or visit www.glenhavenbaptist.com.

Stockbridge Presbyterian Church, at 4740 North Henry Blvd., in Stockbridge, will hold a worship service, Sunday, at 11 a.m. Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m. A Wednesday Nite Supper is scheduled for Dec. 7, at 5:45 p.m., and children’s activities and an Adult Bible Study will be held at 6:30 p.m. A Ladies Bible Study will be held, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. The church will host a Children’s Christmas Musical, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. The musical will be followed by a church-wide Christmas party. Call (770) 474-7777.

Dec. 9

Christ Church, at 1577 Ga. Highway 85 South, in Fayetteville, will hold an evening of dancing, Dec. 9, from 8 p.m., to 11 p.m., with the Stardust Ballroom Dance Club. The theme is a Classic Ballroom Christmas. The cost is $10 per person, and includes a Waltz dance lesson by Sondra Chan, at 7:30 pm. Music will be provided by disc jockey, Bill Mitchell. Men are asked to wear coats and ties. Light refreshments provided. No reservations are needed. New, unwrapped toy donations for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program will be accepted. Visit www.StardustBallroomDanceClub.com, or e-mail edwardell@bellsouth.net.

Dec. 10

Community Bible Church, at 2001 Jodeco Road, in Stockbridge, will host Breakfast with Santa events, Dec. 10, at 8:30 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $7.50 each, and there is no charge for children under the age of one. Tickets can be purchased at the church on Sunday mornings, or at the Community Bible Church Bookstore, Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30 a.m., to 4:30 p.m. Call Paula Brannon at (770) 914-0808, ext. 254.

Henry Baptist Church, at 4035 Jodeco Road, in McDonough, will host “Worship the Wonder,” Dec. 10, from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m. The free event will include pony rides, hayrides, inflatables, a jazz band, 20,000 lights, and food. A snow slope willl also be featured, weather permitting. The public is invited. The church holds an Awana program and a Summit Student Ministry, each Wednesday, at 6:45 p.m. The Awana program is designed for children in preschool through sixth-grade. The free program focuses on encouraging children’s spiritual growth. Summit is geared toward students in sixth- through 12th-grades. Call (770) 414-1191.

Dec. 11

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, at 984 Panola Road, in Ellenwood, will present its annual Christmas Cantata, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. A Christmas Eve Communion and Candlelight Service will be held Dec. 24, at 4:45 p.m. The public is invited. Call (770) 981-0238.

Ole Country Church, at 2649 Ga. Highway 155 North, in McDonough, will host a Christmas Celebration, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. The event will feature The Diplomats, Archie Watkins, Smoky Mountain Reunion, the Florida Boys and Danny Jones. A dessert reception will follow. Nursery care will be provided. Call (770) 957-2818.

Tabernacle of Praise Church International, at 96 S. Zack Hinton Pkwy., in McDonough, will host its 5th Angel Tree service, Dec. 11, at noon. The event is designed for children of incarcerated parents. Call (678) 272-7838.

Ongoing

Perfecting The Saints Church International, at 1009 U.S. Highway 19/41 in Hampton, holds worship services every Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., and a Bible study on Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to all services. Call the church office at (770) 909-1000, or visit www.ptsministries.org.

Faith Notes is a regular feature of the Henry Daily Herald compiled by staff writer Jason A. Smith. To submit an item for publication, e-mail jsmith@henryherald.com; mail to P.O. Box 278, McDonough, Ga., 30253; or fax to (770) 954-0282, Attention: Faith Notes.