Today

Unity Christ Center will present a live concert of celestial Christmas music performed by internationally known musician Jonn Serrie at 7 p.m. today at the church, 3474 S. Scales Road in Suwanee. The cost is $12. Call 770-495-0881.

Harmony Grove United Methodist Church will hold a Breakfast With Santa event from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the church, 50 Harmony Grove Road, Lilburn. The cost, which includes a picture with Santa, is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Call 770-921-7747.

Buford Church of God Worship Arts Ministry will present "Hope Has Come" at 6 p.m. today and Sunday at the church, 4800 S. Lee St., Buford. Performances include the adult and children's choirs, the full band and orchestra. Admission is free. Call 770-945-4901.

Christian Directed Singles will host a dinner and movie event at 6 p.m. today at a member's home. Contact John at john.morgan@chs-inc.net or 678-468-2335.

Sunday

Perimeter Church will present "Variations on a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" at 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth. The contemporary performance recounts the story of Christmas through drama, video, ballet, music and Perimeter's adult and children's choirs. Admission is free. Call 678-405-2000 or visit www.perimeter.org/christmas.

Word of Faith Church will present "Power Sunday with John Jacobs: The Next Generation Power Force" at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 710 Power Ave. in Buford. Admission is free. Call 770-945-2003 to register.

Mulberry Baptist Church will host a Gospel Singing at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 5970 Thompson Mill Road, Hoschton. Strait Way will perform. Call 770-307-0735.

Thursday

First Baptist Church of Lilburn will host a Christmas handbell concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in Joy Sanctuary, 285 Main St., Lilburn. The event is free. Call 678-205-3595.

Dec. 15

McKendree United Methodist Church will present "One Holy Night: A Journey Through Bethlehem" from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 at the church, 1570 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Lawrenceville. Admission is free. Call 770-339-9801 or visit www.mckendreeumc.org.

Christian Directed Singles will attend "A Christmas Season Spectacular Variety Show" at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at First Baptist Church of Atlanta, 4400 N. Peachtree Road, Atlanta. The cost is $15. Contact Carol at carolhol@msn.com or 770-449-1211, ext. 156.

Dec. 16

Eastminster Presbyterian Church will hold its 15th annual "Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols" at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the church, 5801 High Howell Road, Stone Mountain. The candlelight service will include choirs, handbells and congregational singing, and a reception will follow. Call 770-469-4881.

Level Creek United Methodist Church will offer its "Christmas Choral Cantata" along with bell and string instrument performances at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 at the church, 4844 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee. Call 770-945-0205 or visit www.lcumc.net.

Faith Baptist Church Monroe will host "Christmas Cantata," presented by the Faith Choir, and a Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Church, 1789 Ga. Highway 11, Buford. Call 770-363-8584.

First Baptist Church of Lilburn will present "Christmas is Forever," a Christmas musical, at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 16 in the worship center at the church, 285 Main St., Lilburn. The event is free and will be presented by the church choirs, orchestra and drama ministry. Call 678-205-3595.

Fairview Presbyterian Church will present "O Come All Ye Faithful," a live Nativity, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16. This will be followed by Fairview's Christmas Cantata, "All the Best for Christmas," at 7 p.m. The church is located at 857 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville. Both events are open to the public and refreshments will be served. Call 770-963-7059.

The Sugar Hill LDS Choir will perform "God Bless Us Everyone" at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Sugar Hill Stake Center, 4833 Suwanee Dam Road in Suwanee. The concert will feature classic Christmas pieces and guest musical performances. The cost is free. Call 678-714-0036 or visit www.sugarhillldschoir.com.

Dec. 19

First Baptist Church of Lilburn will present the Annie Moses Band at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 in the worship center at the church, 285 Main St., Lilburn. An offering will be collected. Call 678-205-3595.

Dec. 23

Faith Baptist Church will offer "Christmas Cantata" from the Faith Choir and Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 23 at the church, 1789 Ga. Highway 11, Monroe. Call Darrell Matheny at 770-363-8584.

Dec. 30

Faith Baptist Church Monroe will present The Dixie Echoes in concert at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at the church, 1789 Ga. Highway 11, Buford. The event is free. Call 770-363-8584.

Jan. 8

Cannon United Methodist Church will host "I Can Cope" classes for people facing cancer and their families. Classes will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month beginning Jan. 8 at the Cannon Hope House, 2424 Webb Gin House Road in Snellville. Classes are free and are taught by professionals in each area. Call 770-736-9765 or e-mail hopehouse@cannonchurch.org.

Jan. 13

Living Faith Church's Living Faith Advanced Teaching and Training Center will begin classes on Jan. 13 at the church, 1707 Enterprise Drive, Buford. The first course being offered is "Biblical Counseling," taught by Christian counselor and therapist Dr. Richard Douglas. The cost is $99 per course, plus a $25 registration fee. Call 770-271-9888.

Jan. 17

Cannon United Methodist Church will present "Exploring Aromatherapy" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at Cannon Hope House, 2424 Webb Gin House Road in Snellville. Learn how to use essential oils to help relieve stress and anxiety and promote relaxation. The event is free. Call 770-736-9765 or e-mail hopehouse@cannonchurch.org.

Feb. 7

Winters Chapel United Methodist Church School will hold a consignment event Feb. 7-9 at the church, 5105 Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 7, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8-9. No children - except newborns in slings - are allowed before noon on Feb. 7, and most items will be marked at half-price on Feb. 9. Call 770-393-3478 or visit www.kidscloset.us.

Ongoing events

Free English classes are offered from 10 a.m. to noon and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Hebron Church, 202 Hebron Church Road in Dacula. Child care is available. Call 770-962-3671, ext. 285 for English, or ext. 337 for Spanish.

Johns Creek Baptist Church is seeking fifth- to eighth-grade boy and girls for the JCBC Eagles Competitive Middle School Basketball League. The church is located at 7500 McGinnis Ferry Road in Alpharetta. Contact Tracy Morris at 678-474-4442 or tmorris@jcbc.org.

Johns Creek Baptist Church is offering ballroom dancing lessons and exercise classes. The cost for dancing lessons is $60, and the cost for exercise classes is $15 per month. The church is located at 7500 McGinnis Ferry Road in Alpharetta. The cost is $60. Contact Tracy Morris at 678-474-4442 or tmorris@jcbc.org.

Hebron Church offers free English classes from 10 a.m. to noon and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, 202 Hebron Church Road, building A on the third floor, Dacula. Child care is available and textbooks may be purchased in class. Call 770-962-3671, ext. 285, for English, or ext. 337 for Spanish.

Duluth First United Methodist Church offers a bereavement support group at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the church, 3208 Duluth Highway, room B113, Duluth. Call 770-476-3776, ext. 15.

Faith Baptist in Monroe offers a women's class based on "A Woman's Heart" by Beth Moore on Wednesday nights at the church, 1789 NW Highway 11 in Monroe. E-mail faith@faithmonroe.org or call 770-267-6603.

The Rev. Willie Davis, pastor of the Tabernacle of Praise, is worshiping at the Extended Stay Deluxe Hotel, 3390 Venture Parkway, Duluth. Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sundays in the hotel meeting room, and Davis also offers a praise and Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 770-787-3305 or e-mail williedavis@cov.com.

Faith Baptist Church in Monroe offers Awana, a children's ministry program, for children up to fifth grade at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church's buses and vans run throughout Monroe. Faith Baptist Church is located at 1789 NW Ga. Highway 11, Monroe. Call 770-267-6603.

Forcefield Youth Ministries holds a Youth Open Mic Cafe at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Hoschton First Baptist Church's Family Life Center, 99 E. Jefferson St., Hoschton. The events are open to students in grades 7-12. Call 706-654-2938.

Hebron Baptist Church offers Care, Divorce Care for Kids and Grief Support classes at 7 p.m. each Monday at the church, 202 Hebron Church Road, Dacula. Registration is required for Divorce Care for Kids, visit www.churchinitiative.org. Call 770-962-3671, ext. 277, or visit www.hebronchurch.org.

Stonemill Church offers Celebrate Recovery meetings at 7 p.m. Mondays at the church, 855 Northbrook Parkway in Suwanee. Child care is available. Call 770-476-1400, ext. 232, or e-mail CR@stonemillchurch.org.

Destiny Church offers His Way 12 Step, a support group that meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night at the church, 3015 Pucketts Mill Road, Buford, in the modular to the right. This Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program is open to anyone with addictions or codependency issues. Call 678-482-4960.

Destiny Church offers CRASH, a Wednesday night service for high school and college students, from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at the church, 3015 Pucketts Mill Road, Buford. Call Pastor Jenny at 678-482-4960 or visit www.4yourdestiny.org.

Destiny Church offers MSM, a program designed for middle-schoolers, from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at the church, 3015 Pucketts Mill Road, Buford. The program offers activities to help preteens strengthen their relationship with God. Call 678-482-4960 for details.

Hebron Baptist Church will offer Bosom Buddies support groups at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. The church is located 202 Hebron Church Road, Dacula. Classes are for women with all types of cancer, as well as those newly diagnosed, currently undergoing treatment or who are survivors as well as their families, caregivers and friends. Call 770-962-3671 or visit www.hebronchurch.org.

Living Faith Church offers Brazilian Jujutsu, Mauy Thai and MMA classes for men and women at 6 p.m. every Monday. The church is located at 1707 Enterprise Drive, Buford. Classes are free. Call 770-402-4860.

St. Mary and St. Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church hosts a monthly cancer support group at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The church is located at 3805 Braselton Highway, Buford. Call 770-271-4067.

Freedom Christian Ministry will hold an adult bible study each Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The church is located at 420 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville. Call 678-376-1983.

Sugarloaf United Methodist Church offers 10 Jazzercize classes per week. Jazzercize combines elements of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kick boxing. Call 404-983-1602 or visit www.jazzercise.com.

Level Creek United Methodist Church will host a Cadets 1400 group meeting for second- and third-grade girls at 7 p.m. Mondays. Level Creek United Methodist is located at 4844 Level Creek Road in Suwanee. Call 770-945-0205.

Level Creek United Methodist Church will host Families Anonymous from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the church. The church is located at 4844 Suwanee Dam Road in Suwanee. Call 770-945-0205.

A Celebrate Recovery support group meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Road in Duluth. The Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program is designed for women with chemical addictions or codependency issues and for men with chemical and sexual addictions. Call 678-405-2209.

SideBar: If You Go

What: "A Walk Through Bethlehem," a live Nativity scene

When: 6 to 8 p.m. today

Where: Rock Springs United Methodist Church, 1100 Rock Springs Road, Lawrenceville

Cost: Free

Info: Call 770-945-7329 or visit www.rsumc.org.