Christmas pageant at St. Michael's on Sunday

John Black will speak about "Radical Presence: Sanctuary from Endless Polarization". From 11 1 p.m., turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, salad, vegetables and pie will be served, catered by LaVilletta at the Elks.

For information, call the church at 503-325-0610.

First Congregational Church, 800 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, will hold Christmas Eve services at 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. December 24.

The church will hold a Blue Christmas service, a service of comfort and hope, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15.

Sunday worship service begins at 9:30 First United Methodist Church, 610 2nd Ave. N.

The Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (PUUF) holds a service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Performing Arts Center, 588 16th St. The doors open at 4 p.m. and the program starts at 5 p.m.

Friendly Avenue Baptist Church in Greensboro helped bring this tree to life.

Dee Sandquist will perform on the Methodist church's pipe organ. The 5 p.m. service will be child-friendly and the 11 p.m. service will have communion. Child care for infants through age 4 is available at the 10:30 a.m. services. Find more information at or 815-933-7353.

The Haven Church, a new ministry, meets at 10 a.m. Proceeds from the sale benefit the work of the Rosary and Altar Society for St. Francis of Assisi Church. The Rev. Anthony Wilson of Indian Grove Missionary Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. The program includes Corelli's "Christmas Concerto" and bluegrass-style carols. "We ask all our folks at the church to invite their family and friends to come". For more information contact 378-5186. Rev. Troy Nipper is the pastor.

Here's the remaining schedule of Christmas services at Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Lee Court, Clayton: Christmas pageant, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18; Christmas carol sing, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24; and Christmas Communion service, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

Community Lutheran Church is located at 2275 Ricca Road, between North Oatman Road and upper Riverview Drive.

The United Methodist Church entered a float in the Rockin' Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 3. The musical will be directed by Denise Barnhart. The evening's free-will offerings will be shared among the Children's Aid Society, the Picton United Church Food Bank and the Salvation Army Christmas Food Hampers. There will be a finger-food fellowship following the program. Participants can warm up with hot wassail, hot chocolate, and Christmas cookies. Tuesdays. To call, dial 857-232-0157, ext.

Gospel Singing: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, The Gospel Tabernacle, 1788 Watson Mill Road, Carlton. A door prize will also be given away.