Events and special services

Bibleway International Inc. will hold its annual Christmas celebration at 3 p.m. Dec. 22 at Howard Coffin Park, 1402 Sonny Miller Way, Brunswick. More than 1,000 toys will be distributed to children in need. Major League baseball player Domonic Brown will be on hand. Food and drinks will be served. Participants must register by calling 912-963-8468 or by emailing biblewayinterntaional@yahoo.com.

Bethel Baptist Church, 900 Bartow St., Brunswick, will host an 11:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. service Sunday with guest speakers the Rev. Danielle Polite and the Rev. J.D. Williams of Springfield Baptist Church. An anniversary dinner will follow the service.

First Baptist Church of Brunswick will host its Christmas pageant at 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday at 708 Mansfield St., Brunswick. The program will be held in its newly renovated sanctuary.

Fort Frederica Presbyterian Church, 6540 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, will host a special Christmas Vesper Service at 7 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. Michael Hulett will perform Christmas favorites. A reception follows the service that is free and open to the public.

Grace Community Church of the Nazarene, 90 Hardwood Drive, Brunswick, will host a Ladies’ Christmas Gala at 5 p.m. today. LaTan Murphy, author of Courageous Women of the Bible, will be speak. Dinner will be provided. To reserve a space, email peacockdebra@bellsouth.net.

The Jekyll Island United Methodist Church will hold a special Christmas service at 5 p.m. Dec. 21. The “Blue Christmas” service is to help soothe those who find it difficult to cope with the holidays, especially during this longest night of the year. This non-denominational service is open to everyone in the Golden Isles. The service will be led by the Rev. Marcia Cochran.

Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 916 Pennick Road, Brunswick, will hold its Night Watch service at 10 p.m. Dec. 31.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2801 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, will hold several special Christmas services. The first is a youth led service at 10 a.m. Dec. 16. The second is a candlelight service at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 24. Moore Methodist Museum, 100 Arthur J. Moor Drive, St. Simons Island, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. It is closed on Sunday and holidays. There is a free lecture at 2 p.m. every Thursday, detailing John Wesley’s time on St. Simons Island. The lecture is given by Wesley historian the Rev. Dave Hanson. For more information, visit www.mooremethodistmuseum.com or call 912-638-4050.

Maranatha Baptist Church, 3706 Norwich St., Brunswick, will celebrate its 31st anniversary at 10 a.m. Sunday. Dinner will be served.

Moore Methodist Museum is offering an exhibit of nativity scenes, courtesy of local collector June Brown. More than 150 nativities will be on display in addition to the museum’s permanent international collection on display. Viewing opportunities are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 to Jan. 31 at 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island. For more information, call 912-638-4050 or visit mooremethodistmuseum.com.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 1120 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, hosts its nondenominational crafters guild from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays in the St. Joseph Room in the church parish hall. No fees. Everyone is welcome. All types of crafts and ideas area shared. The guild provides hats for preemies and cancer patients, along with leg warmers and lap rugs for nursing homes. For more information, call 912-265-6816.

Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 3200 Gordon Street, Brunswick, will host its Christmas Cantata at 6 p.m. Dec. 16.

Music

Lakeside United Methodist Church, 5572 New Jesup Hwy, Brunswick, will present Celebrate! The Joy and Wonder of Christmas, a Christmas Cantata performed by the LUMC Choir, at 11 a.m. followed by at 5 p.m. children’s Christmas program Dec. 16. There will be music, snacks and Santa.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2801 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, will host its Longest Night service at 7 p.m. Dec. 21. The worship is set on the winter solstice and will offer those suffering loss a sense of peace through music.

Zion Baptist Church, 1611 G St., Brunswick, will host a community concert at 5 p.m. Sunday. It is free and open to all.

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