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Church of the Open Door: Christmas program with Jessica & Friends and the church's disabilities ministry, 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the church, 8 Carlisle Court. Refreshments served. Information: 767-6491.
St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran: Youth center open to sixth- to 12th-graders, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays and 7-10 p.m. Fridays at the church, 839 W. Market St. Refreshments available. Membership fee is $5. Information: 845-2721.
St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran: Open house with artist Nancy Wiseman, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and a dedication of her wall mural, 10:15 a.m. Dec. 1 at the church, 839 W. Market St. Information: 845-2721.
Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran: Reservations are due by Nov. 14 for a free Thanksgiving dinner, 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at the church, 2164 Mount Zion Road. Reservations: 757-7626.
St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran: Free Christmas Day dinner for those alone, in need or for on-duty emergency responders, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 25 at the church, 839 W. Market St. Transportation reservations due by Dec. 18: 845-2721.
Salem United Methodist: Free Christmas Closet with clothing, toys, household and gift items, 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 14 at the church, 402 Valley Road, Etters. Information: (717) 938-1928.
Bethany United Methodist: Christmas bazaar with food and Santa's Secret Shoppe, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at the church, 1401 Mount Rose Ave.
Christ Lutheran: Soup, bake and yard sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23 at the church, 80 S. Main St., Loganville. Chicken corn and ham bean soup ($6 per quart) preorders due by Nov. 14: 741-0001.
Christ United Methodist: Christmastime in Loganville with food and displays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 23 at the church, 200 N. Main St., Jacobus. Information: 428-1424.
Cross Roads United Methodist: Christmas bazaar, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 30, with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast until 10:30 a.m. at the church, 6881 Church Road, Cross Roads. Pre-order cold chicken sandwiches, chow chow, ham bean and chicken corn soups: 993-6961 or 741-4366.
Kadampa Meditation Center: Fundraising dinner party, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 23 at the temple, 900 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore, Md. Information: www.meditationmd.org.
Lutheran Social Services: Holiday bazaar, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Village at Sprenkle Drive, 1801 Folkemer Circle. Information: 767-5404.
Mount Royal United Methodist: Fried oyster and hog maw supper along with other foods, 3:30 p.m. (until sold out) Nov. 16 at the church, 6441 Old Carlisle Rd., Dover. Take outs are available. Information: 292-3587.
New Creation Community: Holiday craft show, 4-9 p.m. Nov. 29 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 30 at the church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover. Non-food spaces: 764-0252.
New Harmony Church: Roast chicken supper, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the church, 2295 Delta Road, Brogue. Admission: $9-$4. No carry-outs.
St. John Episcopal: Frozen gourmet food sale, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 23 at the church, 140 N. Beaver St. Information: 848-1862.
St. Paul's Lutheran: Holiday bazaar with white elephant items, refreshments and more, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the church, 4767 Lehman Road, Stoverstown.
St. Paul United Methodist: Christmas bazaar with crafts and food, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the church, 2036 Telegraph Road, Pylesville, Md. Information: (410) 692-4051.
Shiloh Lutheran: Holiday bazaar with food, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 29 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 30 at the church, 2201 Church Road, West Manchester Township.
Stewartstown United Methodist: All-you-can-eat breakfast, 7-10:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at the church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown. Benefits a food run for York's Helping Hand for the Homeless. Information: 993-2507.
Temple Beth Israel: Holiday boutique with vendors, food and more, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the temple, 2090 Hollywood Drive. Information: 843-2676.
Trinity United Church of Christ: Youth fundraiser breakfast, 7-10:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at the church, 116 York St., Hanover. Cost: $5. Benefits youth mission trip.
Trinity United Church of Christ: Christmas bazaar with raffles, lunch and more, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the church, 27 Manchester St., Glen Rock. Information: 235-1444.
HANGING OF THE GREENS
Locust Grove United Church of Christ: Service with Hanging of the Greens afterwards, 9:15 a.m. Nov. 24 at the church, 1035 Locust Grove Road.
Friendship Community: Filmed interview and discussion with author Michael Fosberg, 7 p.m. Nov. 14 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, and session about forgiveness with a filmed interview of Louis Barrios, 7 p.m. Nov. 21 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the church, 3380 Fox Run Rd., Dover. Refreshments available. Information: 779-0400.
St. Paul's United Church of Christ: Filmed interview on the gift of sharing by Alan Kobs, 9 a.m. Nov. 17 and 1 p.m. Nov. 20 at the church, 2173 Stoverstown Road, Stoverstown. Refreshments available. Information: email@example.com.
Advent Lutheran: Leisure group meeting with lunch and presentation by Barre Shepp, noon-1 p.m. Nov. 19 at the church, 1775 E. Market St.
Stony Brook Mennonite: Reach Out women's program, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at the church, 15 Locust Grove Road.
Christ (Roth's) Lutheran: Christ the King service with a hymn sing and refreshments afterwards, 9 a.m. Nov. 24 at the church, 580 Roth Church Road, Spring Grove.
Christ United Methodist: Christmas cantata, 8:30 a.m. Dec. 22 at the church, 200 N. Main St., Jacobus. Information: 428-1424.
Grant Music Festival: An event to bring awareness to depression, 2-7 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Appalachian Brewing Co., Cameron Street, Harrisburg. Tickets: $20-$40. Information: grantmusicfestival.eventbrite.com.
Otterbein United Methodist: Concert featuring Men on a Mission with LaContiss, 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the church, 50 School St., Spry. Reception to follow. Donations accepted.
Otterbein United Methodist: Music by Seasons, a Celtic musical group of five siblings, 10:45 a.m. Nov. 17 at the church, 3225 N. George St., Emigsville.
Round Hill Presbyterian: Christmas concert featuring New Song Community Choir, 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at the church, 7362 Church Road, Felton. Information: 683-6926.
St. John Lutheran: Free live music by His Little Feet International Children's Choir, 6 p.m. Nov. 24 in the church gym, 2580 Mount Rose Ave. Offering to benefit His Little Feet choir. Information: 840-0382.
St. Paul's United Church of Christ: Christmas concert of holiday favorites and a carol/hymn sing with vocalist Troy Winemiller and Lynn Henderson, 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the church, 161 S. Main St., Shrewsbury. Offering to benefit York County Children and Youth Services. Information: 579-4332.
SEMINARS, PROGRAMS, ETC.
Calvary Bible: GriefShare session for the holidays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Nov. 17 at the church, 603 Wilson Ave., Hanover. Registration required: 632-3954.
Church of the Open Door: GriefShare program for the holidays, 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and Dec. 8 at the church, 8 Carlisle Court. Information: 495-9910.
Fishing Creek Salem United Methodist: Help and strategies for facing the holidays after a separation or divorce, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 at the church, 402 Valley Road, Etters. Registration required: 938-1928, ext. 241.
Harmony Grove Community: GriefShare presentation for the holidays, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 21 at the church, 6390 Harmony Grove Rd. Dover. Registration requested: 292-3659.
Lutheran Men's Club: Advent prayer breakfasts with guest speakers, 7 a.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 and 11 at Lyndon Diner, 1353 Kenneth Road.
New Creation Community: Wednesday family nights with dinner and Bible studies, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, 3005 Emig Mill Road, Dover. Nursery care available. Donations suggested but not required. Information: 767-0252.
St. David's Evangelical Congregational: "My Hope America," an outreach event with Billy Graham, 6 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24 at the church, 2411 Oakland Road, Dover. Information: 764-0033.
Christ United Methodist: Blue Christmas service for those who grieve, 7 p.m. Dec. 22 at the church, 200 N. Main St., Jacobus. Nursery care reservations: 428-1424.
Community United Methodist: Blue Christmas service for those who grieve, 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the church, 1601 Bridge St., New Cumberland. Co-hosted by Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services and Salem UMC. Snow date: Dec. 22. Information: 774-1609.
Locust Grove United Church of Christ: Advent service, 9:15 a.m. Dec. 1 at the church, 1035 Locust Grove Road.
Otterbein United Methodist: Harvest services, 9 and 11 a.m. Nov. 24 at the church, 50 School St., Spry. Bring non-perishable foods for the food bank. Information: 741-1429.
St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran: Advent meals, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and services, noon and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at the church, 839 W. Market St. Information: 845-2721.
Grace Baptist: Community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at the church, 3920 E. Prospect Road. Information: 755-0091.
Hallam-area churches: Community service with music by Re-Creation, 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at Faith UMC, 126 E. Market St., Hallam. Offering to benefit Re-Creation. Bring non-perishable food items for Eastern York Food Bank.
Jacobus churches: Community service, 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Grove building behind Salem Lutheran Church, 99 York St., Jacobus.
Locust Grove United Church of Christ: Harvest Home/Thanksgiving service, 9:15 a.m. Nov. 17 at the church, 1035 Locust Grove Road.
St. John (Sadler's) Lutheran: Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the church, 2916 Sadler's Church Road, Stewartstown. Information: 993-3873.
St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran: Thanksgiving Day service, 10 a.m. Nov. 28 at the church, 839 W. Market St. Bring non-perishable foods for the church's food pantry. Information: 845-2721.
Stewartstown United Methodist: Free Thanksgiving dinner with seatings at noon and 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at the church, 26 S. Main St., Stewartstown. Reservations requested: 993-2507.
SERVICES: CHRISTMAS EVE
Christ United Methodist: 7 p.m. (music, 6:30 p.m.) at the church, 200 N. Main St., Jacobus. Nursery care reservations: 428-1424.
St. Matthew Lutheran: Services, 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8 and (music, 10 p.m.) 10:30 p.m. at the church, 839 W. Market St. Childcare available at 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m. services. Information: 845-2721.