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Cornerstone Presbyterian, Concord

Christmas Cantata: 4 p.m. Dec. 19. 401 Pitts School Road S.W., Concord. 704-782-6824 ; www.cornerstonepcusa.org .

Kimball Lutheran, Kannapolis

Advent Services: Contemporary worship with a band, 8:30 a.m. Dec. 19. Traditional worship with organ and piano, 11 a.m. Dec. 19.

Christmas Play: "Bethlehem PD" featuring children and adults. The Dragnet duo travel back to Bethlehem to get the facts on the heavenly disturbance. 4 p.m. Dec. 19. 101 Vance St., Kannapolis. 704-933-4101 .

First Presbyterian Church of Kannapolis

Christmas Eve Service: This service will be preceded by an extended 15-minute musical prelude, which provides an opportunity for families and individuals to come early and unwind before worship. The service is an informal celebration with candles, carols and "a simple Christmas pageant" for all ages. We will conclude with a joyous candle lighting ceremony. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24. No charge. First Presbyterian Church of Kannapolis, 201 Vance Ave., Kannapolis. 704-938-4623. www.FirstPresb.org

New Grace Baptist, Concord

Live Nativity: Drive-through live nativity with music by the New Grace choir. Refreshments provided. Free. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21. 1160 Warren C. Coleman Blvd., Concord. 704-784-1007 .

Rocky River Church, Concord

Christmas Series: 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. RiverKidz ministry will sing at both services Dec. 19. Services held at Pitts School Road Elementary School, 720 Pitts School Road. www.rockyriverchurch.com .

Advent Lutheran Church

Musical: Advent Lutheran youth and adults will perform "And This Shall Be a Sign" a Christmas musical with live nativity and a mini-play as part of worship. A Christmas luncheon will follow the service. 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 19 in Orinson Fellowship Hall.

Christmas Eve: Dec. 24, 5 p.m., children and family service with Holy Communion; 7:30 and 11 p.m., candlelight services, with Holy Communion. Pre-service music begins 30 minutes before each service; arrive early for seating.

University Hill Baptist Church

A Christmas Carol: A family oriented concert, featuring a contemporary musical setting of a Dickens holiday classic. The preparatory and intermediate levels of the Charlotte Children's Choir will be featured. Group rates and tickets will be available through the Charlotte Children's Choir. 11 a.m. Dec. 18. www.CharlotteChildrensChoir.org. University Hills Baptist Church, 1500 Suther Rd., Charlotte. 704-549-8215.

Westford United Methodist, Concord

Concert: The Charlotte Chorus performs at 7 p.m. Dec. 15.

Christmas Event: Birthday party for Jesus. 5 p.m. Dec. 19. 273 N.C. 49 S., Concord. 704-782-1423 .

Covenant Church of Harrisburg

Candlelight Service: 11 p.m. Dec. 24. 6900 Hickory Ridge Road, Harrisburg. 704-455-5812 .

Fire Church, Concord

Christmas Eve Service: 6 p.m. Dec. 24. 4323 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. www.fire-church.org .

Concord First Assembly

Christmas Program: "The Gift." 6 p.m. Dec. 18 and 9 and 11 a.m. Dec. 19. 150 Warren C. Coleman Blvd. N., Concord. www.cfaconcord.com . Also www.christmastrilogy.com

Roberta United Methodist Church

Cantata: The Adult Choir Christmas Cantata will be held 10 a.m. Dec. 19, followed by the children and youth program "A World of Christmas Customs" at 6 p.m. Holiday snacks and a visit from Santa will follow the program in the Fellowship Building, 3925 Cochran Road, Concord. 704-782-9216. www.robertaumc.org.

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