The weekly deadline is noon Friday to submit items for this calendar: religion@yorkdispatch.com. Information: 505-5423.

CAROLING

Emmanuel United Church of Christ: 102nd annual Wanamaker's-style carol sing, 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the church, 124 Broadway, Hanover. Information: 632-8281.

CHILDCARE (NIGHT)

Stewartstown United Methodist: Childcare available to parents who want to shop for Christmas, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the church, 26 S. Main St. Cost: $10-$5. Register by Dec. 12: 993-2507, ext. 1.

CHILDREN/YOUTH

New Creation Community: Children's (ages 3 and older) birthday party for Jesus, 11 a.m. Dec. 16 at the church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover Township. Bring toiletry items for New Hope Ministries. Reservations: 764-0252.

Otterbein United Methodist: Children's Christmas party for families, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the church, 3227 N. George St., Emigsville. Santa will visit. Registration: 767-5490.

CHRISTMAS EVE

SERVICES

Bethlehem Steltz Reformed: 6:30 p.m. at the church, 5898 Steltz Road, Glen Rock. Information: 235-1523.

Calvary Bible: 5 p.m. at the church, 603 Wilson Ave., Hanover. Information: 632-3954.

Christ Lutheran: 7 p.m. at the church, 80 S. Main St., Loganville. Information: 428-3523.

Church of the Open Door: 4, 6 and 8 p.m. at the church, 8 Carlisle Court, York. Information: 767-6491.

Covenant Moravian: 7 p.m. at the church, 901 Cape Horn Road, York. Information: 755-3269.


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Emmanuel United Church of Christ: 11 p.m. at the church, 124 Broadway, Hanover. Information: 632-8281.

First St. John's Lutheran: 7 p.m. at the church, 140 W. King St. Information: 843-8597.

Fishing Creek Salem United Methodist: Fellowship hall, 5, 7 and 9 p.m., and sanctuary, 5, 7 and 11 p.m. at the church, 402 Valley Road, Etters. Information: 938-1928.

Harmony Grove Community: 6 p.m. at the church, 6390 Harmony Grove Road. Information: www.hgcc.org.

Locust Grove United Church of Christ: 7 p.m. at the church, 1035 Locust Grove Road.

Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran: 4, 7 and 10:30 p.m. at the church, 2164 Mount Zion Road. Information: 757-7626.

Newberrytown Church of God: 7 p.m. at the church, 2290 Old Trail Road, Etters. Information: 938-1597.

Otterbein United Methodist: 7 and 11 p.m. at the church, 50 School St., Spry. Information: 741-1429.

St. John (Sadler's) Lutheran: 7 p.m. at the church, 2916 Sadler's Church Road, Stewartstown. Information: 993-3873.

Stewartstown United Methodist: 10:30 p.m. at the church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown. Information: 993-2507, ext. 1.

Wrightsville Presbyterian: 7 p.m. at the church, 205 N. Second St., Wrightsville. Information: 252-1302.

CHRISTMAS DAY

SERVICE

First St. John's Lutheran: 9 a.m. at the church, 140 W. King St. Information: 843-8597.

COOKIE WALKS

Emmanuel United Church of Christ: Cookie sale, 9 a.m. Dec. 8 at the church, Abbottstown square. Information: 259-9614.

Grace United Methodist: Cookie walk, 9 a.m. Dec. 15 at the church, 473 Plank Road, New Freedom. Cost: $9.

St. John's Blymire's United Church of Christ: Cookie walk, 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 8 at the church, 1009 Blymire Road, Dallastown. Cost: $6.50 per pound. Information: 244-0655.

St. Peter's Lischey's United Church of Christ: Cookie extravaganza, 8 a.m. Dec. 8 at the church, 5671 Lischey's Church Road, Spring Grove. Information: 225-3932.

Stewartstown United Methodist: Cookie walk, 9 a.m. Dec. 22 at the church, 26 S. Main St. Cost: $10 per bin. Information: 993-2507, ext. 1.

ENTERTAINMENT

Bethlehem Steltz Reformed: Children and parents event with breakfast, Christmas story, crafts and games, and pictures at the manger, 9 a.m. Dec. 8 at the church, 5898 Steltz Road, Glen Rock. Pre-register: lorilgrove@yahoo.com.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ: Afternoon of games, 1:30-4 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays monthly at the church, 124 Broadway, Hanover. Bring your favorite board or card game. Information: 632-8281.

First St. John's Lutheran: Holly tea and organ concert, 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the church, 140 W. King St. Free admission. Information: 843-8597.

New Creation Community: Presentation, "Downhome Christmas," and dinner, 6 p.m. Dec. 7-8 at the church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover Township. Tickets: $6-$3. Information: 764-0252.

Pinchot Park Assembly of God: Children/youth Christmas musical, 6 p.m. Dec. 16 (refreshments afterwards) and 10 a.m. Dec. 23 (banquet afterwards) at the church, 2755 Rosstown Road, Wellsville. Information: 432-2869.

St. John's Blymire's United Church of Christ: A Walk Through Bethlehem display and marketplace with children's crafts, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15 at the church, 1009 Blymire Road, Dallastown. Information: 244-0655.

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist: Family presentation, "The 31/2 Stories of Christmas," by actor Frank Runyeon, 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the church, 140 N. Beaver St. Information: 848-1862.

FREE CLOTHING

Christ Lutheran: Winter clothing give-away for those in need with Christmas cookies available, 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 8 at the church, 80 S. Main St., Loganville. Information: 428-3523.

FREE MEALS

New Creation Community: Free family-style Christmas dinner, noon-3 p.m. Dec. 25 at the church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover Township. Reservations suggested. Delivery arrangements required by Dec. 23: 764-0252.

St. John Evangelical Lutheran: Free lunch with Santa for all residents of southern York and northern Baltimore counties, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the church, 175 E. Main St., New Freedom. Will include a kids craft station; donations to benefit the Lord's Lunch ministry. Information: 235-2315.

FUNDRAISERS

First St. John's Lutheran: Lasagna dinner, noon Dec. 16 at the church, 140 W. King St. Tickets: $10. Reservations due by Dec. 9: 843-8597.

HANGING OF

THE GREENS

Christ Lutheran: Hanging of the Greens, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the church, 80 S. Main St., Loganville. Information: 428-3523.

HEALTH

Hanover First Church of God: Ultimate Wellness interactive event with workshops, demonstrations and entertainment, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 12 at the church, 600 Fairview Drive, Hanover. Cost: $20-$30 by Dec. 15; $25 through Jan. 1. Registration: ultimatewellness.jigsy.com.

MEETINGS

Lutheran Men's Club: Advent breakfast series with speakers, 7 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 19 at Lyndon Diner, 1353 Kenneth Road.

Women's Reach Out Program: Meeting, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at Stony Brook Mennonite Church, 15 Locust Grove Road. Information: 324-6894.

York Aglow Community Lighthouse: Meeting, 9 a.m., and covered-dish luncheon, 11:15 a.m. Dec. 22 at the Lutheran Village at Sprenkle Drive, 1801 Folkemer Circle. Information: 751-2135.

MUSIC

Calvary Bible: Christmas choir celebration, 7 p.m. Dec. 8-9 at the church, 603 Wilson Ave., Hanover. Information: 632-3954.

Church of the Open Door: Christmas celebration music and dessert, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 16 and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the church, 8 Carlisle Court, York. Call for free tickets: 767-6491.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ: Cantata, "God is With Us," 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the church, 124 Broadway, Hanover. Information: 632-8281.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ: Layton Graves organ recital, 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at the church, 124 Broadway, Hanover. Information: 632-8281.

First Church of the Brethren: "Irish Christmas Blessing" cantata, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16 at the church, 2710 Kingston Road.

Grace Baptist: Celtic Christmas, combined-choir musical, "Season of Joy," 10:45 a.m. Dec. 16 at the church, 780 Woodland Ave, Lewisberry. Information: 938-6902.

Grace Lutheran: Grace Choir Christmas concert, 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the church, 220 N. Charles St., Red Lion. Refreshments served. Information: 244-3603.

Guinston Presbyterian: Christmas music by New Song, a community choir, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the (old) church, 14130 Guinston Forge Road, Airville. Dress warmly. Information: 755-8616.

Heidelberg United Church of Christ: Coffeehouse holiday celebration, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 7 at the church, 47 W. Philadelphia St. Information: 854-7125.

Newberrytown Church of God: Hymn sing with 3+1 quartet, 9 a.m. Dec. 30 at the church, 2290 Old Trail Road, Etters. Information: 938-1597.

St. Stephen's United Church of Christ: Tree lighting followed by an evening of Christmas music and refreshments, 6:45 p.m. Dec. 7 at the church, 1569 W. Market St., West York. Information: 854-6736.

Stewartstown United Methodist: Concert by the Chi Rho Singers, 7 p.m. Dec. 13; cantata, "Hope of the Broken World," 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 30; and Company of Praise youth choir Christmas concert with reception afterwards, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at the church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown. Information: 993-2507, ext. 1.

Trinity United Church of Christ: Harrisburg Choral Society Christmas concert and reception afterwards, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the church, 32 W. Market St. Tickets ($15-$5) required: 848-1775.

Trinity United Church of Christ: Cantata, "Season of Wonders," 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at the church, 200 E. Market St., Hallam. Offering benefits Eastern York Food Pantry.

NATIVITIES

First Moravian: 15-scene Christmas putz, 6 and 6:45 p.m. Fridays, 10 and 10:45 a.m. Saturdays and 3 and 3:45 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 6 at the church, 39 N. Duke St. Information: 843-2239.

Fourth United Methodist: Rain-or-shine live Nativity with refreshments afterwards, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the church, 1067 E. Market St. Information: 854-6984.

Good Shepherd Lutheran: Live Nativity, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 9 at the church, 2121 Roosevelt Ave. Bad weather date: Dec. 15. Information: 764-4746.

St. John Lutheran: Bethlehem re-creation with children's activities, food and a live Nativity, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8 at the church, 2580 Mount Rose Avenue, Springettsbury Township. Information: 840-0382.

Stewartstown United Methodist: Live Nativity and carol sing, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at the church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown. Bring lawn chairs; held indoors if raining. Information: 993-2507, ext. 1.

Trinity United Methodist: Live Nativity with refreshments afterwards, 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the church, 101 N. Second St., New Freedom. Rain/snow date: Dec. 22. Information: 235-2544.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

St. Paul's United Methodist: Free pork and sauerkraut dinner, 5-7 p.m., and music by Shiloh Ridge, 7:45-11 p.m. Dec. 31 at the church, 45 First Ave., Red Lion. Part of the borough's New Year's Eve celebration. Dinner reservations required: 244-2355.

SEMINARS, PROGRAMS, ETC.

Calvary Bible: Precept Upon Precept Bible study for teens and adults, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8 at the church, 603 Wilson Ave., Hanover. Register by Dec. 23: 632-3954.

SERVICES

Christ Lutheran: Service of Carols and Lessons (no Sunday school), 9:30 a.m. Dec. 30 at the church, 80 S. Main St., Loganville. Information: 428-3523.

Covenant Moravian: Community Lovefeast, 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the church, 901 Cape Horn Road, York. Information: 755-3269.

East Berlin-Abbottstown churches: Advent soup and sandwich lunch followed by a service, noon Dec. 5 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 100 E. Water St., Abbottstown; Dec. 12 at Zwingli United Church of Christ, 403 W. King St., East Berlin; and Dec. 19 at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Canal Road, Abbottstown.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ: Healing service, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 30 at the church, 124 Broadway, Hanover. Information: 632-8281.

First St. John's Lutheran: German language Christmas service with refreshments afterwards, 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at the church, 140 W. King St. Information: 843-8597.

Hanover Seventh-day Adventist: Christmas candlelight celebration with refreshments afterwards, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the church, 865 Gitts Run Road, Hanover.

Harmony Grove Community: "A Road to Bethlehem" Christmas program, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16 at the church, 6390 Harmony Grove Road. Information: www.hgcc.org.

Heidelberg United Church of Christ: Longest Night service, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the church, 47 W. Philadelphia St. Information: 854-7125.

New Creation Community: Service designed for those who are grieving, 6 p.m. Dec. 23 at the church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover Township. Information: 764-0252.

Newberrytown Church of God: Christmas skit, story and music, 9 a.m. Dec. 23 at the church, 2290 Old Trail Road, Etters. Information: 938-1597.

St. John Lutheran: Soup meal, 6 p.m., and Advent services, 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19 at the church, 2580 Mount Rose Ave., Springettsbury Township. Information: 840-0382.

OUT OF TOWN

First Church of God: Central Pa. Blood Bank blood drive, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the church, 323 Reno Ave., New Cumberland. Door prizes drawn. Information: 774-6947.

Maryland Line United Methodist: Cookie walk, 8 a.m. Dec. 15 at the church, 21500 York Road, Maryland Line, Md. Cost: $8. Pre-orders: (717) 227-2506. Also, thrift shop, 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 15.

Unitarian Church of Harrisburg: Concert by The Stray Birds, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the church's Clover Lane Coffee House, 1280 Clover Lane. Admission: $10.