Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., will host a Christmas cantata at 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Featured will be the choir, bell choir, children's ensemble, soloists and congregational singing. There will also be a children's viewing zoo beginning at 6 p.m. Call (352) 796-4969.
Faith Fellowship Church in Christ Jesus, 19255 Campground Road, will host a free gospel jam from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. People attending may sing or play an instrument, or just listen. All ages are welcome, and light refreshments will be served. Anyone planning to play an instrument should arrive by 3:30 p.m. Call (352) 754-9330.
The Baha'is of Hernando County will host Part 2 of a discussion and talk, "The Gap: Shrinking the Gap Between the Extremes of Wealth and Poverty," by Kalen Hammann at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Transportation is available, and refreshments will be served. Call (352) 666-7280.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, will have a Holly Berry Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Johnson Hall. There will be crafts, gift baskets, baked goods, Santa Claus and free hot chocolate. Call (352) 683-9016.
First Baptist Church of Spring Hill, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, invites the community to attend its annual Hanging of the Greens at 6 p.m. today. Also, there will be a Christmas caroling service at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 and a candlelight service at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve. Call (352) 683-2863.
St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., will present an Advent Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 featuring parish musicians and the choir under the direction of Adam Brakel. Featured will be movements from Handel's The Messiah, solo choir repertoire, instrumental chamber music and congregational carols. Call (352) 666-5903.
First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, will have Christmas Eve services at 5, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Call (352) 683-2600.
First Baptist Church of Weeki Wachee Acres, 8092 Toucan Trail, will present The Nativity by adult members at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 12. Children will present Christmas in Black and White at 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Call (352) 686-0747.
The Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, choir will perform Gloria in Excelsis Deo at 7 p.m. Dec. 13. It will be directed by Donna Olsen. An offering will be collected to benefit the church's food pantry. A cookie, coffee and punch reception will follow the Christmas cantata. Call (352) 597-1456.
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