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Mount Zion United Methodist
Program: "The Word Became Flesh," a musical exploration of the doctrine of the incarnation performed by chancel choir, orchestra and hand bells. 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 13. 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. 704-892-8566; www.mtzionumc.net.
Davidson College Presbyterian
Traditional Christmas pageant: Youth and children's choir will bring the story of Christ's birth to life. Child care available for children 2 and under. Bring soup, sandwich or dessert and join us for supper following the service. Donations of nonperishable food items will be taken for needy families in the community. 5 p.m. Dec. 20. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-5641; www.dcpc.org.
Beth Shalom of Lake Norman
Hanukkah party: Sixth annual celebration will include free refreshments, Hanukkah crafts and children's art projects, music and much more. The highlight of this year's celebration will be the lighting of the Beth Shalom Menorah, Lake Norman's only outdoor menorah. Free and open to the public. Noon-3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Mooresville Town Square, located on the corner of Brawley School Road and Williamson Road. www.bslkn.org.
Christmas celebration: "Celebrating the Season...Celebrating the Savior" features 150 performers, contemporary holiday favorites and traditional carols. Matinee for senior adults, 2 p.m. Dec. 12. Evening service, 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Special presentation for school teachers and staff, emergency personnel and other community volunteers, 6 p.m. Dec.13. The public is invited to attend any of the presentations. 687 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. Free; tickets required. 704-664-2958; www.peninsulabaptist.com.
Walk Thru Bethlehem: More than 200 actors will create an interactive marketplace with crafts, food and music. Travel back in time to register for the census and then be led by shepherds in search of the newborn messiah. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 11 and 2-9 p.m. Dec. 12. 3090 Deal Road, Mooresville. www.walkthrubethlehem.org.
Statesville Christian Women's Club
Luncheon: "Holly Jolly Christmas Luncheon" with speaker Karen Brewer. Music by Jeanie Tatum and creating ornaments with Kay Fox. 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., Statesville. $10. Reservations by Dec. 9: 704-546-7972.
Lake Forest Church
Christmas village toy store: Lake Forest is partnering with other Charlotte-area churches in support of the store, which will be open from Dec. 17-19 at Warehouse 242, 2307 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte. For more information, store hours and volunteer opportunities, call 1-877-310-8697 or go to www.christmasvillagetoystore.com.
Lake Norman Baptist
Sunday school series: One-year chronological study of entire Bible beginning in January. Study includes scripture reading, journal, and discussion. 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. Register at 704-892-0143.