Upcoming Christmas events at area Churches
Christmas with Kyle Matthews
KANNAPOLIS — First Baptist Church Kannapolis presents “Christmas with Kyle Matthews” on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, Dec. 7 also at 7:00 pm. The concert will feature the award winning singer/songwriter Kyle Matthews along with the Sanctuary Choir, Adult Handbells and Kingdom Kids Choir. Admission is free. Doors will open at 6:15 pm. The church is located at 101 North Main Street in Kannapolis across from the Gem Theater. For more information please call 704-938-4697.
Lessons and Carols Service at Hood Theological Seminary
At 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5: Hood Theological Seminary celebrates the Holy Season of Advent through the observance of the Service of Lessons and Carols. Open to the public. The Aymer Center on the campus, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive.
St. John’s Men’s Chorus Christmas concert
‘Sing We Now of Christmas’ will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. The St. John’s Men’s Chorus Christmas concert is free, and will benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. St. John’s Lutheran Church is located at 200 W. Innes St., 704-636-3431.
‘I Beleive’ at KCoG
KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis Church of God, 2211 West A St., presents “I Believe,” a special time of worship and reflection with Janet Paschal, who will be performing with the the church’s Music & Fine Arts Department obn Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. Call 704-932-6582 or visit www.KCOG.com for more information.
Cantata at Memorial Baptist
KANNAPOLIS — ‘Noel,’ a Christmas cantata, will be presented at two venues on two dates by the combined choirs of Memorial Baptist and Centerview Baptist Churches:
On Saturday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Church, 1785 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., and also on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Centerview Baptist Church, 415 Walter St. All are invited to a reception following each performance. For more information, visit mbchurch.org and centerviewbaptist.com
CHINA GROVE — A Live nativity performance, “The Light of the World,” will be presented by Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 6 until 9 p.m.
Christmas events at Blackwelder Park
KANNAPOLIS — Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2204 Summit Ave., will host three special events to celebrate the Christmas season, Two musical performances and a children’s play with fill back-to-back weekends.
The first performance is set for 6 p.m. on Dec. 7. The Blackwelder Park Baptist Church choir will present the cantata “Bethlehem Morning,” directed by church music leader Josh Welch.
The second performance is Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. “Room For The Savior” is a play featuring 20 children and adults, directed by Shirley Hooper. The show will be followed by a dessert social.
The final performance, “The Hope of Christmas,” will be performed twice: Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. The performance will feature Blackwelder Park Baptist Church and community musicians and singers, led by Amanda and Steven Harper, members at Blackwelder Park Baptist Church.
All events are free and open to the public. Phil Goble is host pastor. For more information, call 704-932-4266 or visit www.blackwelderpark.org
Piedmont Choral Society’s annual Christmas concerts
KANNAPOLIS/CONCORD — The Piedmont Choral Society will present its annual Christmas concerts, with orchestra, on Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Vance St. in Kannapolis, and on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. North, Concord.
A reception will follow the Sunday performance. The concert will feature arrangements of familiar carols and songs of the season, along with classic pieces, including several selections from Handel’s “Messiah.” Joseph Judge is director and Don Simmons is accompanist. The concerts are free. A love offering will be accepted. The Piedmont Choral Society is sponsored in part by a grant from the NC Arts Council and the Cabarrus Arts Council. For information, call 704-699-6053 or email email@example.com
Submit your church’s special Christmas events to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday before the Saturday publication.