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Epiphany Lutheran, Rock Hill

Advent worship: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21. 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill.

Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene

Children's Christmas musical: 10:45 a.m. Dec. 11.

Christmas cantata: The adult choir will present "Down From His Glory." 10:45 a.m. Dec. 18.

Nursery provided at all services. 109 Harris St., Fort Mill. 803-548-4633.

St. Peter's Catholic

Ignatian advent retreat: Closing session, 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 17. Registration recommended. 507 S. Tryon St. 704-332-2901;

Walking by Faith 4 Life

Seminar: "Holy Ghost Boot Camp." Twelve-week, in-depth, nondenominational Bible study teaches how to develop and use your faith to overcome every obstacle and triumph over every situation in your life. Small fee for materials. Advance registration required. 4-6 p.m. Sundays starting Jan. 8 at Central United Methodist, 801 S. Hayne St., Monroe. Register at

Calvary Church

Christmas concerts: The Calvary choir and orchestra, youth and children's choirs will present "Love Came for Me." Child care available. 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 11. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road.

St. Ann Catholic

Mass: A Solemn High Mass, according to the 1962 Missale Romanum, will be celebrated by the Rev. Timothy Reid. Newly ordained Seminarian Jason Barone will be the deacon and homilist. The Mass will be in Latin, with worship aids available. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17. 3635 Park Road.

Myers Park Presbyterian

Food donations needed: The church will accept donations for Loaves and Fishes 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays at the Outreach Center, 1073 Providence Road.

All Saints Anglican

Advent service: Lessons and Carols with guest harpist. 9:30 a.m. Dec. 11. Services are held at Charlotte Catholic High School, 7702 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

Living Saviour Lutheran

Concert: The choirs, accompanied by orchestra and organ, will present "A Nativity Tableau," with works by Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Wilberg, Clausen, Scott and others. 7 p.m. Dec. 11. 6817 Carmel Road.

St. Luke's Lutheran

Lessons and carols: The music department, accompanied by the Charlotte Symphony String Quartet and guest organist Patricia McBrayer, present John Rutter's arrangement of seasonal favorites for all ages. Nursery provided. Reception afterward. 5 p.m. Dec. 11. 3200 Park Road. 704-523-7981.

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.

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian

Christmas concert: The Ballantyne Chamber Orchestra will perform. The program will include selections by the chancel choir. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

Service: A service of lessons and carols will be at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Dec. 18. Child care provided. 8601 Bryant Farms Road.

St. Stephen United Methodist

Christmas Eve worship: Family service 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24. Candlelight services 7:30 and 11 p.m. Visitors welcome. 6800 Sardis Road.

St. Matthew Catholic

Polish mass: 3 p.m. Dec. 18. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available at 2 p.m. 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.