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?”