Church briefs for Dec. 9, 2016

Published 12:39 pm Friday, December 9, 2016

“O Night Divine” at First Baptist 

The First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir will present “O Night Divine: A Christmas Musical Celebration,” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at 32 E. Lexington Ave. Admission is free and childcare will be provided. For more information, call 744-2884.

Epperson First CoG Christmas program 

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The Epperson First Church of God Christmas program will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. Walt Gabbard will provide music. Heidi McKenzie, a young lady who was paralyzed in a car accident, will speak. There will be a cardboard testimony by Epperson members and a nativity scene. Every one will receive a fruit bag.

First Christian collecting items for Operation Happiness

Operation Happiness is the Mission of the Month for First Christian Church. A collection barrel for donations is in the fellowship hall for new and gently-used coats, zip-up and pullover hoodies and non-perishable food. FCC will also receive monetary donations through Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Singing at Outreach Ministry

There will be a gospel singing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Outreach Ministry Church, 8 Bloomfield Road.

Celebrate Recovery meetings on Tuesdays

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the eight beatitudes, the 12 steps and their biblical comparisons. This program is for any hurt, hang-up or habit. There is childcare available for ages newborn to 4 years and Celebration Place, a pre-covery program for ages 5 to 12. The meetings are every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Calvary Christian Church, 15 Redwing Drive. The Landing is a support program based on the eight beatitudes for teens struggling with issues such as family relationships, food issues, being bullied, low self-esteem, drugs, alcohol, cutting or behavior problems. The meetings are from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the RAC, 17 S. Main St. For more information, call Dickie at Calvary Christian Church at 744-0817.

Conversation and Communion

Conversation and Communion take place each week at Gaunce’s Deli. Participants will share a light meal or snack on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and begin Bible study at 6 p.m. The study, which is led by the Rev. Chana Tetzlaff of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, will be followed by holy communion.

Grace Bible feeding program

Grace Bible Church, 250 N. Main St., has a feeding program Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. For more information, call 737-4722.