Faith News

University City United Methodist

Christmas Program: "Majesty of Heaven: A Christmas Musical." Free. 6 p.m. Dec. 17. 3835 W. W.T. Harris Blvd.

Harrisburg Presbyterian

Christmas Concert: "Live Like Christmas." Free. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17. 4815 N.C. 49 S., Harrisburg.

Wesley United Methodist

Christmas Cantata: The chancel choir, with guest musicians, will present "Mary, Did You Know?" Free. 11 a.m. Dec. 18. 3715 Rea Road.

Cole Memorial United Methodist

Christmas Cantata Service: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18. 2022 W. Sugar Creek Road. 704-596-2356.

Bible Presbyterian

Concert: Christmas music for organ and piano. Free. Refreshments served. 6 p.m. Dec. 18. 6237 Rumple Road. 704-596-2645.

Newell Presbyterian

Family Program: The voice and bell choirs and church youth perform original play, "Charlie Brown's Second Christmas." Christmas cookies served following the program. 11 a.m. Dec. 18.

Live Nativity Scene: Actors and animals recreate the drama of the nativity. Children invited to pet the animals afterwards. 7 p.m. Dec. 21.

Christmas Eve Worship: Traditional service with music, communion, sermon, and candle-lighting. 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Prelude at 5:30 p.m. 1500 Rocky River Road W.

Freedom House Church

Christmas Eve Service: "It's a Simple Christmas." Family-friendly service with music, communion, brief message and candle-lighting. 4:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 24. 14015 Mallard Roost Road.

First Baptist, Indian Trail

Christmas Program: "An Indian Trail Christmas 2011." 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 18. 732 Indian Trail-Fairview Road, Indian Trail. Reserved seating available at

Kimball Lutheran, Kannapolis

Advent Services: Sunday worship, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Dec. 18. Fellowship and quiet worship, 7 p.m. Dec. 21. Meal served at 6 p.m.

Blue Christmas Service: Quiet worship for those experiencing grief or loss. 7 p.m. Dec. 23. 101 Vance St., Kannapolis. 704-933-4101.

Crossroads Church, Concord

Christmas Eve Services: 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Dec. 24. Child care provided at 5 and 7 p.m. services. 220 George W. Liles Pkwy., Concord.

Crossroads Church, Kannapolis Campus

Christmas Eve Worship: 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 24. 1908 S. Ridge Ave., Kannapolis.

Mt. Olivet United Methodist, Concord

Blue Christmas Service: Those who have experienced loss are invited to share God's comfort and hope. Light candles in memory of a loved one and in support of those in need. 6 p.m. Dec. 18. 301 Mt. Olivet Road, Concord. 704-782-8846.