Here is a list of Advent/Christmas activities going on this season at churches around the region.
Abba’s House, 5208 Hixson Pike; 7 p.m. today and Sunday; dramatic musical, “A Tennessee Christmas”; tickets available at church (non-ticket holders admitted at 6:45 p.m.); 877-6462.
Abba’s House, 5208 Hixson Pike; 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15; “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” concert by Rhett Walker Band and Shaun Groves; 877-6462.
Apison Baptist Church, 11127 Old East Brainerd Road, Apison, Tenn.; 11 a.m. Sunday; choir presentation of musical drama “Silent Night, Holy Night”; free; 236-4291.
Brainerd Baptist Church, 300 Brookfield Ave.; 6 p.m. Dec. 16; candlelight “Keyboards at Christmas” concert; 624-2606.
Brainerd Baptist Church, 300 Brookfield Ave.; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18; Christmas With the Metropolitan Bells concert; free but donations accepted; 899-3543; also at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 E. Brainerd Road, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.
Brainerd Baptist Church BX, 4011 Austin Drive; 6 p.m. Thursday; Christian Ministry to Israel-sponsored event, “A Taste of Israel — Chanukah/Christmas Nosh,” invites participants to bring a covered dish and enjoy traditional Israel and Middle East foods, plus Jewish-flavored music, menorah lighting, singing, and photos and accounts of recent mission trip; reservations appreciated; 855-4818 or http://www.mmisrael.org.
Brainerd Hills Baptist Church, 6611 E. Brainerd Road; 6 p.m. Sunday; adult choir/orchestra presentation, “One of Us” (followed by reception); 892-6645.
Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road; 11 a.m. Sunday; Chancel Choir/instrumental cantata, “Tapestry of Light” — A Celtic Christmas Celebration,” featuring seasonal folk songs, carols and Scripture-based narration; child care available; 629-0333.
Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7450 Standifer Gap Road; 7 p.m. Tuesdays; rehearsals for fourth annual “Messiah” Community Sing-Along Dec. 16; participants should bring own scores, but a few chorus books are available to loan; free; 605-2468.
Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 E. Brainerd Road; 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 13th annual Chattanooga Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols by Roueché Chorale & Orchestra; free; 892-9363.
Collegedale Community Church, 4995 Swinyar Drive; 5:30 p.m. today; Joyful Christmas” concert; free or listen live at collegedalecommunity.com; 396-5464.
Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy; 6 p.m. today; concert by Derek Smartt; 332-3243.
Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy; 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23; choir and Blaylock Family and Friends offer “Smoky Mountain Christmas,” a program of best-loved carols; free; 332-3243.
Dallas Bay Baptist Church, 8305 Daisy Dallas Road, Hixson; 7 p.m. today, and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday; original comic/drama “Yard Wars,” with music before and after by choir and orchestra; 842-9299.
East Chattanooga Church of God, 4872 Jersey Pike; noon and 6:30 p.m. today; 20th anniversary sanctuary choir dinner theater featuring reunion choir, Curtis and Charmaine Bridgeman, Larry and Gina Bean, Jason Hallcox and Karla Bolanos; $20 dinner and concert or $15 concert only; 894-7926.
First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave.; 5 p.m. Sunday; Salvation Army holiday concert, “Ring the Joyous Bells, a Gift of Christmas,” features Jericho Brass, First Baptist Church choir, Scenic City Choir, Metropolitan Bell Choir and songs from Salvation Army’s production of “Behold the Lamb of God”; free; 756-1023 or www.csarmy.org.
First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave.; 3 p.m. Sunday; Festival of Lessons and Carols features more than 100 singers, ringers and players of brass, percussion and strings; free; 756-2021.
Free Hope Baptist Church, 4176 Highway 76, Chatsworth, Ga.; 11 a.m. Dec. 23; choir cantata, “The Greatest Story of All”; 706-695-3717.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 822 Belvoir Ave.; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Advent music concert features Jericho Brass; free but offering taken; 629-4661.
Hickory Valley Christian Church, 6605 Shallowford Road; 6 p.m. Dec. 15-16; “Finding Room,” original play offers notion the Christmas season has become too busy and people need to slow down and focus on the reason for the season (followed by cheesecake reception); free; nursery/preschool child care provided; 892-4270.
Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road; 6 p.m. Dec. 16; Pioneer Christmas dinner/music celebration; $12 adults, $6 children ages 4-12 ($14 and $7 after Sunday); $5 child care; 624-6073.
One Accord Community Church, 343 Sweetland Drive, Red Bank; 6 p.m. Dec. 23; musical, “Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”; 875-8377 or www.oneaccordcommunitychurch.org.
Pilgrim Congregational Church, 400 Glenwood Drive; 7 p.m. today; concert of traditional Christmas music and carols by Brad Bryan on contemporary organ and piano (reception follows); free; child care available by reservation; 698-5682 or www.pilgrim-church.com.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 14950 Rhea County Highway, Evensville, Tenn.; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 12-19; Advent services; 775-4253.
St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Ooltewah; 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 19; Stations of the Nativity walk-through; 238-7708 or www.sfaec.org.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 12:05 p.m. Wednesday; 65th annual weekly Advent concert features Vox Virili Men’s Consort ($6 lunch and/or Holy Eucharist follow); free but freewill offering welcome; 266-8195.
Signal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain; 11 a.m. Sunday; choirs and orchestra presentation, “A Celebration of Carols”; free; 886-2330.
Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd.; 6:30 p.m. Sunday; Christmasfest concert by choirs, handbells and orchestra, “Be Born in Me,” includes familiar and new songs; 886-2190.
Simpson United Methodist Church, 601 McFarland Ave., Rossville, Ga.; 3 p.m. Sunday; choir cantata, “Christmas! I Love to Tell the Story” (reception follows); 706-866-3410.
Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road; 6:30 p.m. today and Sunday; musical presentation, “A Tyner Christmas” (followed by dessert reception, light music); 892-0444.
Walker County Civic Center, 10052 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga.; 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16; Christ First Church concert features Rhyme & Reason; 706-820-6045.
Woodland Park Baptist Church, 6735 Standifer Gap Road; 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Dec. 15; dessert theater presentation by The ONEworship ministry of the dramatic musical “The Christmas Post”; $10 or $80 per table (all seats reserved); proceeds help fund choir, orchestra and student mission trips; 899-9185.