Church plans Nativity concert
“Orthodox Hymns for the Nativity of Christ” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Elijah Orthodox Christian Church, 15000 N May Ave.
The a cappella presentation includes seldom-heard Orthodox Church music about the Nativity of Christ. The event is free. A reception will be held afterward. For more information, call 755-7804.
University offers holiday concerts
The 34th annual Christmas Vespers Concerts will be at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel at Oklahoma City University, NW 23 and Blackwelder. The concerts will be presented by OCU's Wanda L. Bass School of Music. Tickets are $12. For information, call 208-5227 or go to www.okcu.edu/tickets.
Traditional service is planned
Casady School will present a “Lessons and Carols” service at 5 p.m. Sunday at 9500 N Pennsylvania. The Rev. Charles Blizzard, the school's head chaplain, said “Lessons and Carols” is an Anglican service that was started by Eric Milner-White, dean of King's College in England, in 1918. Blizzard said the service is a Christmas season favorite and incorporates familiar Scripture and music.
Holiday performance is offered
“And on Earth ... Peace,” a Christmas production, will be performed at 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday at Village Baptist Church, 10600 N May Ave. For more information, call 751-1951.
Group to perform concert
WEATHERFORD — Contemporary Christian group Point of Grace will perform in concert at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Weatherford High School Performing Arts Center, 1500 N Washington. The group's “Home for the Holidays Tour” is sponsored by First Baptist Church of Weatherford. Tickets are $10. For more information, go to www.fbcweatherford.com.
Author to sign books
The Rev. Larry A. Angus will sign copies of his new book “The Hidden Messages of Jesus” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway. Angus, of Denver, created the website www.gnosticchristians.com and the conversations on the website became inspiration for the book. For more information, call 842-2900.
Outerwear giveaway is planned
The women's mission group at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church is sponsoring a winter outerwear giveaway from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at the church, 1020 NE 42. The group will give away coats, hats, scarves and gloves for men, women and children. For more information, call Alma Edwards at 424-2186.
Gospel singing event is on tap
DEL CITY — Ivan Parker and Made By Mercy will perform during a gospel singing concert at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Del City High School, 1900 S Sunnylane Road. The event is sponsored by Del City Gospel Singing at Del City First Church of the Nazarene. General admission tickets are $15; $10 for balcony and $20 for reserved. For tickets or more information, call 677-2330 or 613-5704. Tickets also may be ordered by calling (800) 965-9324 or online at www.iTickets.com.
Plush toy donation program is under way
Customers at LifeWay Christian stores across the nation may participate in the chain's “Christmas Plush Donation” program during the holiday season. Customers may purchase the “Jesus Loves Me Plush Dog” for $5. The toys come in three different colors and have the words, “Jesus Loves Me,” sewn into their red hats. The plush puppies will then be donated to local hospitals, Baptist Children's Homes and other groups for children in need. Customers may also participate via LifeWay.com by purchasing a Christmas plush puppy to be donated to the Front Porch Ministry in Nashville, Tenn., home to LifeWay's headquarters. More than 100 stores worked with nearly as many charities to provide more than 50,000 plush animals last year. For more information and local store contact information, go to www.LifeWay.com.
• “It's Christmas: Christmas Angel Edition” by Mandisa (Sparrow Records).
From the publisher: American Idol alum Mandisa returns with an updated Christmas album that features three new Christmas songs like “Christmas Makes Me Cry” featuring Matthew West, in addition to nine holiday favorites. Among the favorites are “Feliz Navidad,” “Little Drummer Boy” and “What Child is This?”