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Evangel Temple, 1110 S. 12th St., Fort Smith, will hold its annual Candlelight Communion Service at 9:01 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday with Christmas carols and communion. or (479) 782-9121.

Greater New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church, 3900 W. 12th St., will celebrate Shepherd Care Day for the church’s pastor, H.L. Fairchild Sr., at 11 a.m. Sunday with guests Fred Daniels and Ulysses Robinson III.

(501) 725-4496.

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 8500 Woodson Lateral Road, Woodson, will celebrate the anniversary of David Withers as pastor at 3 p.m. Sunday. (501) 397-6197.

Organist Jonathan Merritt of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd., will present recitals of Christmas music at noon Friday, Dec. 15 and 22.

(501) 661-1129.

Pulaski Heights Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 4724 Hillcrest Ave., will hold a “Hanging of the Greens” ceremony following its 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. After the ceremony a Christmas-theme potluck will be held in Hunter Hall. or (501) 663-8149.

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St., will serve breakfast in the Parish Hall from 8:45-9:15 a.m. and will accept used and new bicycles at the Scout Hut to benefit Recycle Bikes for Kids from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedra l , 310 W. 17th St., will hold its Alternative Market from 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday in Morrison Hall. Free admission. Refreshments will be served. Advent wreaths and candles will be for sale. or (501) 372-0294.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4501 Rahling Road, will host its annual Birthday Party for Baby Jesus from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Sunday. Children will be served cake and participate in an Advent preparation activity. Admission is free; a donation of an unwrapped children’s outerwear item to benefit Partners for Progress of Perry County is requested. (501) 868-5848.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 North Mississippi St., will host a United Methodist Women’s Christmas brunch at 10:30 a.m. today with a presentation about the Shoes for Water project. Tickets are $12; all women are invited. or (501) 666-2813.

Union African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1825 Pulaski St., will celebrate its 111th anniversary at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with speaker Johnny Kelley. (501) 374-3528.

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