Friday, Dec. 18
NewSong, on its “Very Merry Christmas Tour,” featuring Big Daddy Weave and Francesca Battistelli, will perform at 7 p.m. at Life Christian Center International, in Albany. Info: 439-4846.
The Southern Trio is the special guest at The Cross Cultural Musique in downtown Leesburg at The Lee County Jamboree. Singing begins at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 20
Porterfield United Methodist Church at 2200 Dawson Road will host its Candlelighting 2009 concert at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Candelighting is one of the community’s greatest Christmas traditions, featuring the 50-voice Chancel Choir, 30-voice Senior High Choir, vocal ensembles, hand bells, and the Chamber Orchestra. Included in the program are choruses from “Messiah” by G.F. Handel and works by John Rutter, David Willcocks, Stephen Paulus, Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, as well as favorite congregational carols. Child care is available children 4 and under. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods to support local missions.
Tuesday, Dec. 29- Friday, Jan. 1
Bethel Holiness Tabernacle at 4621 Radium Springs Road in Putney will have its annual camp meeting with Bro. John Gabbard. Day services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday through Friday with Bro. L.D. Savage. Youth services are at 6 p.m. with Bro. Bruce Johnson.
Friday, Jan. 1
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, at 325 Whitney Ave., will hold an Emancipation Proclamation Service sponsored by the Baptist Ministers Conference at 1 p.m. Info: 435-3114 or Shiloh@bellsouth.net
Friday, Jan. 8
First United Methodist Church of Albany, 307 Flint Ave., will host Session I of the acclaimed “Focus on Parenting” workshop in Ford Hall. Session II will be on Feb. 5. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 432-7407
The Bowling Family (formerly Mike and Kelly Bowling) will perform at 7 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church; doors open at 6 p.m. A love offering will be received and a concession stand will be open. Info: Frank Story at 485-6161.
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