• Burks United Methodist Church, 6433 Hixson Pike; 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday; concert including songs, dance and musical instruments by Young Africans group; free but offering will be taken; 423-842-4219.
• Faith Connection Church, 6857 Mountain View Road, Ooltewah; 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Christmas Around the World services; free; 933-6986 or www.faithconnectionchurch.com.
• Lookout Baptist Church, 8645 Highway 193, High Point, Ga.; 11 a.m. Sunday; cantata, “Bethlehem Morning”; 706-931-2356.
• St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 848 Ashland Terrace; 3 p.m. Sunday; Counterpoint holiday concert, “Nativitas,” features mezzo soprano Sara Snider Schone, cellist Joshua Bermudez and pianist/composer Tim Hinck; proceeds benefit upcoming opera project; 774-6252 or www.timhinck.com.
• New Monumental Baptist Church, 901 Woodmore Lane; 6 p.m. Sunday; concert including songs, dance and musical instruments by Young Africans group; free but offering will be taken; 423-629-6106.
• Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 1543 Mercer St., Lupton City; 6 p.m. Sunday; program, “Breath of Heaven,” followed by dessert social) 877-1110.
Christmas Eve services
• Chattanooga Church, 6178 Adamson Circle, 6 p.m. Sunday.
• Lookout Baptist Church, 8645 Highway 193, High Point, Ga.; 6 p.m. Sunday.
• First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave., 3, 5 and 11 p.m.
• St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain, 4, 7 and 10 p.m.
• Silverdale Baptist Church, 7236 Bonny Oaks Drive, 4 and 6 p.m.
• Anglican Church of the Redeemer, 1815 McCallie Ave. (Richmon University), 5 p.m.
• St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, 5 and 10 p.m.
• Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd., 5 and 11 p.m.
• First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave., 5:30 p.m.
• Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive, Collegedale, 6 p.m.
• Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 14950 Rhea County Highway North, Evensville, Tenn., 7 p.m.
• Soddy United Methodist Church, 255 Depot St., Soddy-Daisy, 9 p.m.
Christmas Day services
• St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, 10 a.m.
• Parkway Baptist Temple, 65 Stuart St., Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; 10:45 a.m. Sunday; gospel concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; free; 421-4269; also, Graysville United Methodist Church, 265 Church St., Graysville, Tenn., 7 p.m. Friday.
• Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4017 Norcross Road, Hixson; 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29; fifth Sunday singing; 877-5742 or www.themiddlecrossbaptistchurch.org.
• The Rev. David Brown has been hired as pastor of Suphur Springs Baptist Church, 531 Scenic Highway, Rising Fawn, Ga. … The Rev. Lonnie Denney has been hired as pastor of White Oak Baptist Church, 4601 Georgia Highway 301, Trenton, Ga. ... The Rev. Charles Bray has been hired as pastor of Wallaceville Baptist Church, 2299 N. Highway 341, Rossville, Ga. ... The Rev. Michael Smith has been hired as pastor of New Harvest Baptist Church, 2034 Highway 337, LaFayette, Ga. ... The Rev. Gurney Beard has been hired as pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1200 Park City Road, Rossville, Ga. ... The Rev. Chris Hulsey has resigned as pastor of Center Grove Baptist Church, 68 Center Grove Church Road, Rock Spring, Ga. ... The Rev. Chris Morgan has resigned as pastor of First Baptist Church of Chickamauga, 603 Seventh St., Chickamauga, Ga.
• Home of Genendal Fratantuono, 31 Woodlawn Drive; 10 a.m. today; Chattanooga Aglow Christian brunch; reservations requested; 899-4809 or 296-1631.
Clint Cooper is the faith editor and a staff writer for the Times Free Press Life section. He also has been an assistant sports editor and Metro staff writer for the newspaper. Prior to the merger between the Chattanooga Free Press and Chattanooga Times in 1999, he was sports news editor for the Chattanooga Free Press, where he was in charge of the day-to-day content of the section and the section’s design. Before becoming sports ...