First Christian Church and Blount Christian Church invite the community to their Christmas Cantata on Sunday, Dec. 16. The combined choirs will perform “There’s Something About That Name” under the direction of music minister Janice Ramos. The first performance is at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Church, 400 S. Court Street, Maryville, and the second performance is at 6 p.m. at Blount Christian Church, 323 Partnership Pkwy., Maryville. For additional information, please call 865-983-1281.
Clark’s Grove Church will host a live drive-through nativity Dec. 20 through 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The church is located at 3137 Old Knoxville Highway beside the on-ramp to Pellissippi.
First Baptist Church of Maryville seventh annual living nativity scene is Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Greenbelt Amphitheatre. A cast with live animals will present shows on the half hour beginning at 6 p.m. both evenings. The last show each night will begin at 8:30 p.m. The event is free and everyone will also receive a free gift. Come join the celebration of the Savior’s birth. For further information, call the First Baptist Family Life Ministry at 865-982-5531.
Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene -- Pastor is L.P. Ford. Gospel singing group “The Modesitts” will perform on Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship, 10:30 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer and praise, 7 p.m. Church is located at 1015 N. Union Grove Road, Friendsville. For more information, call 865-250-3194 and leave a message.
Blount County Unitarian Universalist--will host Dr. Mark Banker as he delivers a sermon titled “Appalachia: Re-Imagining Our Region and Ourselves” on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Everett Senior Center at 702 Burchfield Street. Coffee hour and youth/children’s religious education classes will begin at 10 a.m. Services are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. These services are an outreach of Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville. For more information, see www.tvuuc-bc.org or call 865-984-1111.
Bible Baptist Church -- Pastor is Wayne Atchley, associate pastor is Dean Jennings. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m., morning worship, 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening, 7 p.m., Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Church is located at 506 6th St. For more information call 865-982-0784.
First Apostolic Church of Maryville - Pastor is Kenneth Carpenter. Services, Sundays 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; FAC Sanctuary Choir sings in both services. Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. Bible study, Super Kids Church for ages 5-12, and Praisen’tations for toddlers. A nursery is available during all services. Local transportation available upon request, contact the church office at 865-982-4901. The Apostolic Connection TV program airs on WVLR Mondays 11:30 p.m., Wednesdays 3:30 p.m., Saturdays 9:30 p.m., and Sundays 4 p.m. Log on to www.factv.org to view our live webcast of all services, view archived services, or for additional information. The church is located at 1723 William Blount Drive.
Central Baptist Church – Pastor, Rev. Greg Kelly; senior adult minister, Rev. George Gilbert; youth minister, Ken Strickland; music minister, Jeff Carroll. Sunday, Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:45 a.m., morning worship service with children’s church and nursery; 5:30 p.m., discipleship training, 6:30 p.m., evening worship service. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., prayer meeting. Church is located at 962 Springbrook Road, Alcoa. Call 865-982-5663.
Dotson Memorial Baptist Church -- Pastor, Dr. Dale Ellenburg. Early worship, 8 a.m., Sunday school, 9:15 a.m., second worship, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday night service at 6 p.m. Church is located at the corner of William Blount Drive and Morganton Road. For more information contact the church office at 865-984-9240.
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church - Pastor is Rev. Vann Johnston, Assoc. Pastors are Rev. Patrick Resen and Rev. John O’Neill. Deacon is Joe Armento. Saturday evening Mass begins at 5 p.m.; Sunday Masses are 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 3 p.m. (Spanish). Daily masses Mon. thru Fri., 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 - 4:50 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday, 30 minutes before Mass, or any time by appointment. For more information, visit the Web site at www.ourladyoffatima.org or call Parish office at 865-982-3672.
First Christian Church -- Pastor, Roy E. Row. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m., classes for all ages; morning worship 10:30 a.m., staffed nursery, wee and junior worship; evening worship, 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening classes and activities, 7 p.m. Several small groups meet throughout the week. Church is located at 400 South Court St. Call 865-983-1281 for more information.
Freedom Free Will Baptist Church – Pastor is Jason Word. Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Church is located at 3146 Miser School Road, Friendsville. For more information, call 865-681-9369.