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Faith briefs for Dec. 7, 2019

Contemporary Christian group Point of Grace performs at the 2018 Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Muskogee. [Photo provided]
Contemporary Christian group Point of Grace performs at the 2018 Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Muskogee. [Photo provided]

Church plans Christmas events

Several Christmas events are planned at United Methodist Church of the Servant, including the church's 10th annual Christmas Festival set for 7 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 14343 N MacArthur Blvd.

The free concert will consist of time-honored Christmas classics performed by the church's Celebration Choir, worship orchestra, adult and youth bell choirs, plus the newly formed children's choir. The centerpiece of the evening will be a live Nativity.

The church will host the second annual "A Walk Through Bethlehem" from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Dec. 14 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15. Part of the church campus will be transformed into a an immersive experience for children of all ages as a unique way to share the story of the birth of Jesus.Visitors will have an opportunity to walk the streets of Bethlehem, strolling through an interactive, village bazaar that will transport them back in time Christ's birth.

For more information, go to https://servantokc.org.

'Real Christmas Story' offered

Crossings Community Church will present "The Real Christmas Story," an event designed for families with young children, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 14600 N Portland Ave.

Parents are invited to bring their children to a special night created just for youths. Children will experience a live nativity play, a live barnyard petting zoo, snacks, crafts and a photo booth.

Families are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on during the nativity play as the story is told of Jesus’ birth and the real reason for the Christmas celebration. Children are invited to wear their favorite pajamas.

For more information, go to https://crossings.church.

Point of Grace concert set

YUKON — Contemporary Christian trio Point of Grace will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church, 600 N Cemetery Road.

Aaron Shust and Mallary Hope will be special guests on The Christmas Story tour.

Point of Grace was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2018. The group was started when Denise Jones (then Denise Masters), Heather Floyd and Terry Lang, who sang together in high school in Norman, were all music students at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where Shelley Phillips (later Shelley Breen) was Jones' roommate. For the past 10 years, Jones, Breen and Leigh Cappillino have made up Point of Grace.

Tickets range from $15 (for four pack) to $35.

For more information or tickets, go to https://www.pointofgrace.net/tour.

Angel Tree support sought

The Salvation Army is asking for the community's support to ensure that no child or older adult is forgotten this Christmas.

Community residents are encouraged to stop by the Angel Tree at Penn Square, Quail Springs or Sooner Mall before Tuesday to adopt an "angel" from the tree. Each angel represents a child or older adult in the community and more than 300 of the angels had not been adopted as of Monday. Community members who adopt an angel agree to purchase gift items on the individual's Christmas wish list."This program is so important for many families in the metro as these angels represent needs and wishes of children and seniors in our community who need our help at Christmas,” said Maj. Susan Ellis, area commander of The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command.

“We ask for the community to support the Angel Tree program and adopt an angel or two this holiday season.”The Angel Tree families will begin receiving their gifts the week of Dec. 16.

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