The Spiritual Calendar runs in Saturday's Lifestyle section. E-mail items to or fax to 770-339-8081. Please include the date, time, address, phone number and cost. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.


Sugar Hill Day School will hold its fourth annual Sugarplum Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gymnasium at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Ga. Highway 20. The market will include 35 vendors selling arts and crafts, and there will be door prizes and refreshments. Call 770-945-2845 ext. 295.

The St. Benedict Women's Guild Holiday Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Benedict Catholic Church Parish Life Center, 11045 Parsons Road in Duluth. More than 40 vendors will sell items including jewelry, handbags, pottery, wine charms, hand-painted furniture and holiday decorations. A baked goods table will sell items to benefit hurricane relief efforts. Lunch will be available for purchase, and there will be a raffle throughout the day. Proceeds from the raffle and bazaar will support charities sponsored by the Women's Guild.

The Ladies of St. Lawrence Catholic Church will host a Spirit of the Season Bazaar featuring crafts, home decor items and gifts at 10 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the church. The bazaar will be held in the church gymnasium at 319 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville.

Prospect United Methodist Church will hold its 33rd annual men's club barbecue from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Meals are $6 and include barbecue, Brunswick stew, bread, chips, dessert and a drink. There will be a free festival in the parking lot, and popcorn and cotton candy will be available. A craft sale will be held in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 1545 Prospect Church Road in Lawrenceville. Call 770-963-5961 or visit

Christian Directed Singles with Christ the King Lutheran Church in Norcross will hold a movie and dinner event at 4:15 p.m. at Medlock Bridge Regal Cinemas. E-mail Carol at

Parkway Baptist Church will present a Dessert Theatre at 7 p.m. at the church, 5975 State Bridge Road in Duluth. The show will be "Reflections ... A Look at Life." Proceeds will benefit youth mission opportunities. Call 770-476-4441.


Blackshear Place Baptist Church will present Christian recording artist Steve Green in concert at 6 p.m. at the church, 3428 Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch. Admission is free, and a nursery will be provided. Call 770-534-7058.

Yellow River Baptist Church will welcome the Perrys Quartet at 6 pm. at the church, 3650 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lilburn. There is no charge, but an offering will be taken after the concert. Call 770-972-5580.

Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Stone Mountain will host a four-evening retreat called "Celebrating God's Gifts" beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday in the sanctuary of the church, 600 Mountain View Drive in Stone Mountain. The retreat will be conducted by nationally known speaker and retreat master Father Janes Freidel. Call 770-469-0395 or visit


The Gwinnett Choral Guild will present the High School Invitational Concert at 8 p.m. at Snellville United Methodist Church, 2428 Main St. in Snellville. The guild will combine with the South Gwinnett High School Women's Chorus and Mixed Chorus to present Mozart's Missa Brevis in C Spaur, and the individual choirs will perform a variety of music. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and groups of 10 or more, and $5 for students. Call 404-223-9962 or visit

Nov. 19

Women of Mission of Oak Road Lutheran Church in Lilburn will hold its annual holiday bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 1004 Oak Road in Lilburn. Items will include crafts, food, Christmas gifts, jewelry, home decorating items and Thanksgiving baked goods. Call 770-979-6391, e-mail or visit

West Buford Baptist Church will hold its annual bake and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 1050 West Shadburn Ave. in Buford. Call 770-932-9514.

Lighthouse Baptist Church will hold a gospel singing featuring William Clayton and Redeemed at 7 p.m. at the church, 5636 Ga. Highway 20 in Buford. Call 770-945-2977.

The Atlanta Youth Choir will present its annual "Tidings and Tapestries" concert at 7 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Snellville. The performance will feature the choir singing songs in seven languages and will include Irish and Mexican lullabies and fresh arrangements of traditional carols. Admission of $5. Call 770-982-0549 or visit

Nov. 21

Divine Healing Ministries Inc. will present a Miracle and Healing Crusade from 5 to 7 p.m. in the conference room at Amberly Suite Hotel, 5885 Oakbrook Parkway N.W. in Norcross. Admission is free. Call 678-380-4543.

Duluth First United Methodist Church will hold a Hope for the Holidays service of remembrance at noon and 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The program is designed to help members of the church and community grieving the loss of a loved one to remember them during a candle lighting and brief program. The church is located at 3208 Ga. Highway 120 in Duluth. Call 770-476-5126, 770-623-4038 or 770-476-3776 ext. 15.

Nov. 22

The seventh annual Thanksgiving Community Service, sponsored by the Buford Ministerial Association, will be held at 7 p.m. in the main sanctuary of Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd. in Sugar Hill. Childcare will be provided for children ages 4 and younger. Call 770-945-2845.

Nov. 23

Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church will hold a Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. at the church, located at the corner of Hog Mountain and Pine roads in Dacula. Call 678-546-1290.

Nov. 24

Winder First United Methodist Church will host its Winder Community Thanksgiving Meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 24. Complete meals will be provided free of charge, and delivery is available upon advance request for the elderly and homebound. No take-out is available. The church is located at 280 N. Broad St. in Winder. Call the church at 770-867-4594 to make a reservation.

Nov. 26

Christian Directed Singles with Christ the King Lutheran Church in Norcross will meet at 8:45 a.m. for a hike on the Tribble Mill Park Trail near Grayson. The group will meet at the MicroCenter parking lot at Pleasant Hill Road and Old Norcross Road. The hike will last 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, and bring money for casual lunch afterward. Call Howard Hall at 678-376-7689 or e-mail

Nov. 27

Sugarloaf United Methodist Church will welcome guest Gip Gayle, who survived a serious hunting accident two years ago, during a Service of Hope at 9:30 and 11 a.m. The church is located at 1795 Old Peachtree Road in Duluth. Call 678-684-6027.

A "Community Messiah Sing-a-long," sponsored by the Gwinnett Choral Guild and the BJ Chorale, will be held at 3 p.m. at the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 800 Lawrenceville Highway S. in Lawrenceville. Donations will be accepted. Call 404223-9962 or visit

The Inspirations will perform at 6 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church, 3156 Langley Road in Loganville. There is no charge, but an offering will be taken. Call 770-554-3482.

Christian Directed Singles will hold a holiday weekend movie night at 6:30 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5575 Peachtree Parkway in Norcross. Light snacks will be provided. Call 770-449-1211 ext. 156 or e-mail

Ongoing events

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Grayson is accepting enrollment for its weekday preschool, God's Little Grove. Classes are open to ages 1 to 4. Call 770-963-7051 or visit

Parkway Baptist Church in Duluth offers young married couples help building strong Christian marriages. For more information, call 770-476-4441 or visit Parkway Baptist Church is located at 5975 State Bridge Road.

McKendree United Methodist Church is offering several 13-week programs. Divorce Care for Adults is a support group for those who are separated or divorced. It will be held in Room 122. Grief Share is an adult program committed to helping those who are grieving cope with loss. The seminar will be held in the Bride's Room. Compassion for Children, designed to run in conjunction with Divorce Care and Grief Share, offers support for children who may need to share feelings of fear or sadness and find hope. All sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The church is located at 1570 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road at the Russell Road intersection. Call the Rev. Kathy McFarland at 770-339-9801, ext. 25.

An exhibition of calligraphy and paintings by students of Hiroko Nishiguchi is on display through Nov. 25 at The Gallery at St. Edwards Episcopal Church, 737 Moon Road in Lawrenceville. Nishiguchi brought the works from Japan, where she taught young people with Down syndrome for 10 years. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 770-963-6128.

A miracle and healing crusade presented by Divine Healing Ministries Inc. is from 5 to 7 p.m. the last Saturday of the month. The event is held in the conference room at the Amberley Suite Hotel, 5885 Oakbrook Parkway N.W. in Norcross. There is no cost. Call 678-380-4543.

Unity Christ Center presents the ongoing "A Course in Miracles" at 9:30 a.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The center is located at 3474 S. Scales Road, Suwanee. An offering is requested. Call 770-495-0881 or visit

Trinity Church in Lawrenceville offers a Spanish-language service at 11 a.m. Sundays, followed by a Spanish-language Sunday school adult class. The church is located at 1985 Old Fountain Road in Lawrenceville. Call 770-339-0017 or visit

A "Boundaries" class meets at 11 a.m. Sundays at Sugarloaf United Methodist Church, 1795 Old Peachtree Road in Duluth. Call 678-684-6027.