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Sugar Hill Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host an unveiling of Connie Lynn Reilly's portrait of Latter-day Saint Jane Manning James at 8:30 p.m. today at the center, 4833 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee. Fine art prints of the painting will be displayed in Latter-day Saint buildings in Suwanee, Gainesville, Dahlonega, Alpharetta and Atlanta. Call 770-614-4006 or visit www.conniereilly.com.

The Women in Mission of Oak Road Lutheran Church will host their annual holiday bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church, 1004 Oak Road in Lilburn. Contact Sherry Zierold at 770-979-6391 or orlc@bellsouth.net.

CrossView Church is an Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Site. The church is located at 1219 Ga. Highway 124, Hoschton. Donations can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and noon today, Sunday and Monday. Call 678-425-9831 for more information.

Christian Directed Singles will participate in praise and worship at 5:45 p.m. today at a member's house. Contact John at john.morgan@chs-inc.net or 678-468-2335.

Sunday

Word of Faith Church will hold a revival with Joel Talley on Sunday through Wednesday at the church, 710 Power Ave., Buford. The revival will start at 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 18, and week night services will be at 7 p.m. Call 770-945-2003.

The Examples Choir of the Lawrenceville Church of God will hold its quarterly Southern Gospel Singing from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 329 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville. Admission is free. Call 770-963-2858 or e-mail Victoria Albee at valbee@bellsouth.net.

Nov. 25

Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church will host its annual community Messiah Sing-a-long at 3 p.m. Nov. 25 at the church, 800 Highway 29 South, Lawrenceville. Professional soloists will perform, as well as a string quartet and organist. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Call 770-963-9498 or visit www.lawrencevillepresbyterian.org.

Unity Christ Center will host Zen Dharma Master Will Tuttle Nov. 25-27 at the church, 3474 S. Scales Road, Suwanee. Tuttle will speak on "Awakening Your Inner Genius" at an 11 a.m. celebration service Nov. 25. He will offer an "Opening the Intuitive Gate" workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 25, and will perform a piano concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Call 770-495-0881.

Christian Directed Singles will host a game and pizza night at 6 p.m. Nov. 25 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5575 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross. Contact Sally at 770-449-1211, ext. 156, or sknapp11@bellsouth.net.

Nov. 30

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host the sixth annual Festival of the Nativity from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 at 5995 Spalding Drive, Norcross. The festival will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. Visit www.festivalofthenativity.com.

Dec. 2

Unity Christ Center will host Aman Motwane, auther of "Yes, You Can Change the World," on Dec. 2 at the church, 3474 S. Scales Road, Suwanee. Motwane will speak at an 11 a.m. celebration service and offer a "Change Your Relationships, Change Your World" workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 770-495-0881.

Christian Directed Singles will attend the Christ the King Christmas Concert at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5575 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross. Contact Sally at 770-449-1211, ext. 156, or sknapp11@bellsouth.net.

Dec. 6

The Congregational Health Ministry/Parish Nurses of Gwinnett Medical Center will host a Lights of Love and Remembrance event at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Outpatient Center of Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth, 3805 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. The event will include youth and handbell choirs, pictures with Santa, tree and luminary lightings and a moment of silence. Call 678-312-2423 or visit www.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.

Dec. 8

Christian Directed Singles will host a dinner and movie event at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at a member's home. Contact John at john.morgan@chs-inc.net or 678-468-2335.

Dec. 9

Perimeter Church's Academy of the Arts will present "Variations on a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" at 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the church, located at the corner of Ga. Highway 141 and Old Alabama Road in Duluth. The event is free and open to the public. Visit www.perimeter.org/christmas or call 678-405-2000.

Dec. 15

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.

Ongoing events

Johns Creek Baptist Church is seeking fifth- to eighth-grade boys and girls for a flag football team. The season runs through Dec. 15. 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 currently 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.

Christian Directed Singles members will attend swing dancing lessons every Monday in November. The lessons are $7 and are offered at the Knights of Columbus, 2620 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta. Contact Norma at normhous@hotmail.com or 770-449-1211, ext. 156.

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.

SideBar: If you go

' What: Whistleville Christian Church's pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

' When: Noon to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

' Where: Whistleville Christian Church, 83 Patrick Mill Road, Winder

' Cost: Free

' Info: The dinner is for those in the community who may not have a holiday dinner otherwise. Delivery, pick-up or dine-in is available. Call the church office at 770-867-5746 by Sunday.