Sunday

Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church will host its annual community Messiah Sing-a-long at 3 p.m. Sunday 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 Sunday through Tuesday at the church, 3474 S. Scales Road, Suwanee. Tuttle will speak on "Awakening Your Inner Genius" at an 11 a.m. celebration service Sunday. He will offer an "Opening the Intuitive Gate" workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, and will perform a piano concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Call 770-495-0881.

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

Monday

Snellville United Methodist Church and First Baptist Snellville will co-host a call to prayer for rain from noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Snellville Worship Center, 2400 Main St. East, Snellville. Call 770-978-5731.

Friday

Voices of North Georgia will present its Christmas concert, "The Voices of Christmas," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Dec. 1 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 404 Washington St., Gainesville. The cost is $15 general admission, $12 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 11. Call 678-450-5982 or visit www.voicesofnorthgeorgia.com.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host the sixth annual Festival of the Nativity from Friday 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, author 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. 3

Cannon United Methodist Church will host a breast cancer support group organizational meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Cannon Hope House, 2424 Webb Gin House Road, Snellville. The cost is free and dinner will be served. Call 770-736-9765 or e-mail hopehouse@cannonchurch.org.

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.

Cannon United Methodist Church will host a Caregiver Care event from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Cannon Hope House, 2424 Webb Gin House Road in Snellville. Learn about the signs and symptoms of caregiver burnout and what you can do about it. The cost is free. Call 770-736-9765.

Dec. 7

Rock Springs United Methodist Church will present A Walk Through Bethlehem, a live Nativity scene, from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 and 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8. The church is located at 1100 Rock Springs Road, Lawrenceville. The event is free. Call 770-945-7329 or visit www.rsumc.org.

Dec. 8

Unity Christ Center will present a live concert of celestial Christmas music performed by musician Jonn Serrie at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 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. Dec. 8 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.

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.

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. Dec. 9 at the church, 710 Power Ave. in Buford. Admission is free. Call 770-945-2003 to register.

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.

Dec. 16

The Sugar Hill LDS Choir will perform "God Bless Us Everyone" at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints' Sugar Hill Stake Center, 4833 Suwanee Dam Road in Suwanee. Call 678-714-0036 or visit www.sugarhillldschoir.org.

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.

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 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.

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.

SideBar: If You Go

What: Festival of the Nativity

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Dec. 1 and 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2

Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5995 Spalding Drive in Norcross

Cost: Free

Info: The event will include live Christmas music performed by area churches, schools and private groups, as well as hundreds of Nativity displays from around the world. Call 770-475-0713 or visit www.festivalofthenativity.com.