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Faith Notes - November 25, 2011

Sunday

Stockbridge Presbyterian Church, at 4740 North Henry Blvd., in Stockbridge, will hold a worship service, Sunday, at 11 a.m. Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m. A Wednesday Nite Supper is scheduled for Nov. 30, at 5:45 p.m., and children's activities and an Adult Bible Study will be held at 6:30 p.m. The church is holding an essay contest for children in kindergarten through 12th-grade. The deadline to enter is Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. Call (770) 474-7777.

December

Griffin First Baptist Church, at 106 West Taylor St., will host a Christmas With Griffin Choral Arts event, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10 for the occasion, which will feature traditional holiday music. Call (770) 468-3072, or visit www.griffinchoralarts.org.

Bethel United Methodist Church, at 245 Fairview Road, in Stockbridge, will host its annual Live Nativity, Dec 2 and Dec. 3, from 6:30 p.m., to 8:30 p.m. The church will hold a Parent's Time Away event, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m. The cost to participate is $7 per child, and the event will include food, entertainment, a movie, and crafts for kids. Space is limited to 30 slots. The Chancel Choir will present a Christmas Cantata, Dec. 10, and Dec. 11, at 3 p.m., each day. A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is scheduled for Dec. 24, at 6:30 p.m., and a Christmas Day Celebration will be held, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m. Call (770) 474-2570, or visit www.bethel-umc.com.

Bible Baptist Church, at 2780 Mt. Carmel Road, in Hampton, will host World War II veteran, and Pearl Harbor survivor, Bob Schmutzler, Dec. 4, at 1:30 p.m. Call (770) 946-4700, or visit www.BibleBaptistMinistries.com.

Bethel United Methodist Church, at 245 Fairview Road, in Stockbridge, will host "A Christmas Afternoon with Music," Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. The event will include piano-based performances Brian McClure, and others. McClure is a graduate of Georgia State University, with a major in piano performance. A love offering will be collected during the event, with proceeds to benefit the Haven House domestic-violence shelter, in McDonough, and Abigail's Pantry, which operates through the church. Call (770) 474-2570, or visit www.bethel-umc.com.

Community Bible Church, at 2001 Jodeco Road, in Stockbridge, will host Breakfast with Santa events, Dec. 10, at 8:30 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $7.50, each, and there is no charge for children under the age of one. Tickets can be purchased at the church on Sunday mornings, or at the Community Bible Church Bookstore, Mondays through Fridays, from 8:30 a.m., to 4:30 p.m. Call Paula Brannon at (770) 914-0808, ext. 254.

Henry Baptist Church, at 4035 Jodeco Road, in McDonough, will host "Worship the Wonder," Dec. 10, from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m. The free event will include pony rides, hayrides, inflatables, a jazz band, 20,000 lights, and food. A snow slope willl also be featured, weather permitting. The public is invited. The church holds an Awana program and a Summit Student Ministry, each Wednesday, at 6:45 p.m. The Awana program is designed for children in preschool through sixth-grade. The free program focuses on encouraging children's spiritual growth. Summit is geared toward students in sixth- through 12th-grades. Call (770) 414-1191.

Ole Country Church, at 2649 Ga. Highway 155 North, in McDonough, will host a Christmas Celebration, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. The event will feature The Diplomats, Archie Watkins, Smoky Mountain Reunion, the Florida Boys and Danny Jones. A dessert reception will follow. Nursery care will be provided. Call (770) 957-2818.

Ongoing

New Bread of Life Christian Center, at 3382 Jodeco Road, in McDonough, is hosting its Fall Prayer Revival 2011, through Nov. 30. The theme of the event is "God vs. Thanksgiving; Who Will You Serve?" Call (678) 759-0386, or e-mail www.newbreadoflifechristiancenter.net.

Perfecting The Saints Church International, at 1009 U.S. Highway 19/41 in Hampton, holds worship services every Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., and a Bible study on Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to all services. Call the church office at (770) 909-1000, or visit www.ptsministries.org.

Faith Notes is a regular feature of the Henry Daily Herald compiled staff writer Jason A. Smith. To submi; mail to P.O. Box 278, McDonough, Ga., 30253; or fax to (770) 954-0282, Attention: Faith Notes.