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Christ Episcopal

Community Thanksgiving service: Combined celebration of six Myers Park churches. People of all faiths and communities welcomed. 10 a.m. Nov. 25. 1412 Providence Road.

St. Michael's Anglican

Thanksgiving service: 10 a.m. Nov. 25. 2211 Margaret Wallace Road. 704-537-7777;

Union Grove United Methodist

Display: Volunteers from the church have provided a collection of more than 300 lighted Christmas homes and figures depicting "A Dickens Christmas" in the Massey-Clark House, 232 N. Trade St., Matthews. Part of the Matthews Hometown Holiday Celebration, the display opens at 4 p.m. Nov. 27. See full calendar of events at

Carmel Presbyterian

Weight management group: Interest meeting for "Weight: I'm in Charge!" coaching support group. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Ligon Hall.

Support group: Multiple myeloma support group for patients, family and friends meets the first Saturday of each month. Next meeting is 10 a.m. Dec. 4.

Christmas musical: "Fear Not Factor" presented by the children's choir. Social at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 followed by musical at 7 p.m. 2048 Carmel Road.

Harrison United Methodist

Service: "A Quiet Christmas" for those who have lost a loved one this year and are not sure how to face the holidays. 7 p.m. Dec. 6. 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville.

St. Matthew Catholic

Santa's craft shop: More than 100 master craftsmen, portraits with Santa, kids' assisted shopping, book signing with Melissa Perry Moraja. Free admission. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. 704-543-7677.

Good Shepherd Presbyterian

Christmas musical: "The Journey." Free admission. 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at Olde Providence Elementary School, 3800 Rea Road. 704-364-1234.

Sardis Baptist

Beginners' yoga: Improve strength, balance and flexibility and reduce stress. All ability levels welcome. $10 per class; preregistration required. 4:45 and 6 p.m. Mondays and 4:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. 5811 Sardis Road. 704-535-2831.

Motivations Ministries

Christmas party: Live pianist, heavy hors d'oeuvres, gift card fundraiser. 7-10 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Johnson home, 1800 Queens Road West. $25 discount tickets available through Nov. 25.

Myers Park Baptist

Concert: The chancel choir with members of the Charlotte Symphony will present "Magnificat in D" by J. S. Bach. Free. 7 p.m. Dec. 6. 1900 Queens Road.