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St. James the Greater Catholic, Concord
Movie night: "The Nativity Story" focuses on Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. Family event; film rated PG. 7 p.m. Dec. 15. 139 Manor Ave. S.W., Concord. 704-720-0600; www.saintjamescatholic.com.
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Christmas play: "Christmas Hang-Ups." Refreshments afterward. 7 p.m. today.
Christmas cantata: "Noel Celebration." 11 a.m. Dec. 20.
Carols and fellowship: 6 p.m. Dec. 20, Wayland Christian Discipleship Center. 21209 Catawba St., Cornelius. 704-892-5577; www.corneliuspcusa.org.
Pitts Baptist, Concord
Christmas concert: Music ministry, guests This Hope perform Christmas favorites, new music. 7 p.m. Dec. 18. 140 Pitts School Road N.W., Concord. 704-786-1953.
Roberta United Methodist, Concord
Intergenerational Christmas pageant: "'Twas the Night Before." 10 a.m. today.
Adult choir cantata: "His Name Is Jesus." 10 a.m. Dec. 20.
Christmas program: Children and youth to present "The Meaning of the Chrismons." 6 p.m. Dec. 20. 3925 Cochran Road S.W., Concord. 704-786-9215.
St. Mark Catholic, Huntersville
Christmas play: Song, dance, drama tell adventures of seraphim and cherubim on a mission from God to find hope for the world. Free; families encouraged to bring canned food for Catholic Social Services Food Bank. 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 18. 14749 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. 704-577-3408.
First Baptist, Kannapolis
Musical: Sanctuary choir, drama cast and the "Stewart Family" try to figure out "What Makes Christmas Christmas?" 7 p.m. today. Doors open 6:15 p.m. 101 N. Main St., Kannapolis. 704-938-4697.
Mount Hermon Lutheran, Concord
Live outdoor Nativity: "The Journey to Bethlehem." Tours start every 10-15 minutes.5-7 p.m. today. 3600 U.S. 601 S., Concord. 704-782-2326.
Lake Forest Church, Huntersville
Christmas Village Toy Store: Church is joining others in Charlotte area to support the store, open Dec. 17-19 at Warehouse 242, 2307 Wilkinson Blvd. Details, store hours, volunteer opportunities: 877-310-8697 or www.christmasvillagetoystore.com.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Christmas cantata: Geneva choir to perform 8:30 a.m. Dec. 20.
Traditional Christmas pageant: Youth and children's choir to tell story of Christ's birth. Donations of nonperishable food items taken for needy families. 5 p.m. Dec. 20. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-5641; www.dcpc.org.
New Beginning Church, Kannapolis
Living testimony program: Speakers Michael Redfear and Chavis Maxwell. 3 p.m. today.
1124 Thomas Ave., Kannapolis. 704-938-2088.
First Baptist, Huntersville
Christmas musical: Adult, children's choirs to present "Only Love" 6:30 p.m. today.
Service of remembrance: Community invited to service celebrating ones and celebrating the season with Scriptures and carols. Each family is asked to bring a picture of their loved one. 3 p.m. Dec. 20. 119 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6581.
Compiled by Erica Batten