UPCOMING:

THANKSGIVING DINNER: Fields Chapel UMC is hosting a Thanksgiving community dinner 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the church. The community is invited to bring friends and neighbors and share a meal. Meat will be provided; please bring a side to share. Gather at 5:45 p.m. in the downstairs fellowship hall. There will be a worship service beginning at 7 p.m. following the dinner in the chapel. The church is located at 1331 Fields Chapel Road near Canton.

GRIEFSHARE: Canton First UMC is hosting the fourth annual GriefShare seminar: “Surviving the Holidays” 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. This support seminar offers principles for healing to those grieving the loss of a spouse, child, parent or friend. The $5 charge for the seminar covers the workbook. Registration is required. To sign up, contact the church office at 770-479-2502. Canton First is located at 930 Lower Scott Mill Rd. in Canton.

SOUPER SUNDAY: Join Dwelling Place Church for family style gatherings at both the 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. worship gatherings. Nursery will be available. Immediately following the 11:15 a.m. gathering, attendees will enjoy a variety of soups together. Please bring your favorite soup to share with others, or just come to enjoy. It will be great time of connection and fellowship. The church is located at 110 Londonderry Ct. No. 130 in Woodstock.

THANKSGIVING BBQ: From noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 24, Liberty Hill Church will be serving a free Thanksgiving Fellowship Lunch at Reformation Brewery in Canton, 141 Railroad St. Suite 500. Food from Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q will be served. The local community is invited to attend and bring friends and family.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Soloist Ora Poole and the local dulcimer group the Hilltop Strummers will present a Christmas concert at 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Sardis Baptist Church, located at 392 Sardis Circle off Highway 140. A candlelight tradition and light refreshments will follow the concert. For more information, call 678-800-3577.

SANTA BREAKFAST: Bascomb United Methodist Church, 2295 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock is hosting Breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. Dec. 7 www.BascombUMC.org

SANTA BREAKFAST: Fields Chapel will be hosting a Santa breakfast 9-11 a.m. Dec. 7 with free shopping for children to choose gifts for their families. There will have a special visit from Santa during this time. The church is located at 1331 Fields Chapel Road, Canton.

SANTA VISIT: Holly Springs United Methodist Church, 2464 Holly Springs Parkway, will be hosting a visit with Santa from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Talk with Santa, take photographs and receive a special treat. There is no cost to attend, but donations for missions are welcome. For more information, contact 770-877-0618.

CANTATA: “Canticles in Candlelight,” a free Christmas Cantata is 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Bascomb United Methodist Church, 2295 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock www.BascombUMC.org

CHILDREN’S MUSICAL: Canton First United Methodist Church will hold its children’s Christmas musical, “Away in a Mango,” 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the sanctuary. Children will be able to take pictures with Santa in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 930 Lower Scott Mill Road in Canton.

CHILDREN’S PLAY: Orange United Methodist Church will host its children’s play 6 p.m. Dec. 8, “Shepherds, Sheep and a Savior.” Orange UMC is located at 220 Orange Church Circle near Canton.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA: The Orange UMC Christmas cantata will perform “The Carols of Christmas” 11 a.m. Dec. 15. The church is located at 220 Orange Church Circle near Canton.

LONGEST NIGHT: Join Bascomb United Methodist Church for its Longest Night Service 7 p.m., Dec. 21, 2295 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock www.BascombUMC.org.

SANTA: Santa will visit Dwelling Place Church on Sunday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. and visit with Santa free of charge. The church is located at 110 Londonderry Ct. No. 130 in Woodstock.

CANTATA: Dec. 22, Canton First UMC will combine all of its worship times into one service at 10 a.m. The Christmas Cantata will be performed by the Adult Chancel Choir in the sanctuary of the church, 930 Lower Scott Mill Road in Canton.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA: The Holly Springs UMC choir will perform its Christmas cantata, “Looking for the Light,” at 11 a.m. Dec. 22. The church is located at 2464 Holly Springs Parkway. For more information, call 770-877-0618.

CHRISTMAS EVE: From 3-4 p.m. Christmas Eve Dec. 24, Dwelling Place Church will have one hour full of anointed praise and worship, Christmas carols, communion, and a short message as they celebrate the Christ child. Experience the breathtaking sight of a sanctuary full of candles. All age groups are welcome in the main sanctuary for this family-friendly gathering. The church is located at 110 Londonderry Ct. No. 130 in Woodstock.

CHRISTMAS EVE: Canton First UMC will hold a series of special services for Christmas Eve Dec. 24. At 4 p.m. is a family/children service; 6 p.m. is a contemporary candlelight and communion service, and at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. are two traditional candlelight and communion services. The church is located at 930 Lower Scott Mill Road in Canton.

CHRISTMAS EVE: Join Fields Chapel at the chapel for a Christmas Eve service celebrating the birth of the savior at 5 p.m. Dec. 24. The church is located at 1331 Fields Chapel Road, Canton.

OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS EVE: Sojourn Woodstock will host an outdoor Christmas Eve service in Downtown Woodstock on Tuesday, Dec. 24. The event will begin with Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, and bonfires at 5 p.m. with a short candlelight service beginning at 5:15 p.m. The event will be held outdoors at the Elm Street Event Green, 111 Elm St. in Woodstock.

CHRISTMAS EVE: Bascomb United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. family service and 11 p.m. candlelight service, 2295 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock. www.BascombUMC.org.

CHRISTMAS EVE: Holly Springs United Methodist Church, 2464 Holly Springs Parkway will be holding a special Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Special musical guest will be John Russell Haas.

ONGOING:

RECOVERY: Celebrate Recovery for ALL hurts, habits and hang-ups. Mondays at Fields Chapel UMC, 1331 Fields Chapel Road, Canton. Food and fellowship 6:30-7 p.m. Large group worship 7-8 p.m. Share groups 8-9 p.m. Celebration Place kids ages 5-12. Child care is provided.

ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA SUPPORT: An Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group for Caregivers meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at Little River United Methodist Church, 12455 Ga. Highway 92, Woodstock. Contact facilitators, Fritz Kupsky: 678-471-6676 or Rich Seibert: 770-712-2961 for additional details. These meetings are open to the church and the community.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT: Ball Ground United Methodist Church invites the community to a support group the first Sunday of every month at 6 p.m. The church address is 3045 Canton Highway in Ball Ground. Everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Norma Schmidt at 770-735-1348 or 770-366-9585.

PSP/ALS SUPPORT: If you or someone you know suffers from conditions such as progressive supranuclear palsy, corticor basal degeneration or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, there is a support group to help patients, loved ones and caregivers. The group meets every second Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Resurrection Anglican Church, 231 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock. For more information, contact Jackie Green at 678-780-5576.

GRIEF SUPPORT CLASS: Canton First United Methodist Church is offering a fifth cycle of GriefShare, a support group that offers principles for healing to those persons grieving the loss of a spouse, child, parent or friend through death. There are two interchangeable group sessions to best accommodate attendees. Group No. 1 meets Wednesdays 3:30 to 5 p.m., and Group No. 2 meets Thursdays 7 to 8:30 p.m.. A $15 registration fee covers the cost of the mandatory workbook. The church is located at 930 Lower Scott Mill Road at exit 16B off I-575. For more information or to register, call 770-479-2502 or visit cantonfirstumc.org.

SUNDAY SERVICES: Regular Services Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church, an ELCA member church, is located at 3655 Reinhardt College Parkway, Canton. Traditional Lutheran worship services are held every Sunday at 11:30 a.m., with communion, followed by fellowship. The praise team provides contemporary music once a month, usually on the second Sundays. For more information on services, call Pastor Harry at 770-315-8723 or visit their website at celebrationofgrace.org.

SUNDAY SERVICES: Non-denominational church Christian Faith Universal Ministry meets at 10 a.m. every Sunday at the Fairfield by Mariott, 455 Parkway 575. Everyone is invited to attend.

BIBLE STUDY: Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church, now located at Faith Presbyterian Church, at 3655 Reinhardt College Parkway, Canton, is holding Bible study discussion groups in the main classroom at the church, on Wednesday evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Bible readings for the following Sunday service are discussed. All are welcome to come at any time. Contact Pastor Harry at 770-315-8723 or visit celebrationofgrace.org.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church, located at Faith Presbyterian Church, at 3655 Reinhardt College Parkway, Canton, is holding adult and youth Sunday School classes every Sunday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the classrooms at the church. Contact Pastor Harry at 770-315-8723 or visit the website at celebrationofgrace.org.

BIBLE STUDY: Wonderful Wednesdays Bible study classes are every Wednesday night at Sutallee Baptist Church, 895 Knox Bridge Highway in White, with dinner from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Adults are $5 and children and youth are free. Classes begin at 7 p.m. Classes are listed on the church website at sutalleebaptistchurch.com. For more information, call 770-479-0101.

KINGDOM RIDERS: Christian Motorcyclists Association, CMA #1331, Kingdom Riders, meets the fourth Saturday of each month at IHOP off Exit 19, 3010 Northside Parkway in Canton. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m., meeting at 9 a.m. For more information, call President Ken Rice, 770-789-6343 or Vice President John Satterfield at 678-764-7979.

SATURDAY PRAYER: Take a moment before the weekend’s busyness begins and join Thrive Chapel, 11303 Highway 92 in Woodstock, on Saturday mornings. They gather from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to pray for their Sunday services. Help in praying for the seats to be filled by those needing Christ the most and so much more.

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To submit an item for the religion calendar, send the details in an email to editor@cherokeetribune.com. The calendar is published in both the Cherokee Ledger-News and Cherokee Tribune.

To submit an item for the religion calendar, send the details in an email to editor@cherokeetribune.com. The calendar is published in both the Cherokee Ledger-News and Cherokee Tribune.

To submit an item for the religion calendar, send the details in an email to editor@cherokeetribune.com. The calendar is published in both the Cherokee Ledger-News and Cherokee Tribune.

To submit an item for the religion calendar, send the details in an email to editor@cherokeetribune.com. The calendar is published in both the Cherokee Ledger-News and Cherokee Tribune.

To submit an item for the religion calendar, send the details in an email to editor@cherokeetribune.com. The calendar is published in both the Cherokee Ledger-News and Cherokee Tribune.

To submit an item for the religion calendar, send the details in an email to editor@cherokeetribune.com. The calendar is published in both the Cherokee Ledger-News and Cherokee Tribune.

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