Advent projects: Following 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday, First Central Congregational Church, 421 S. 36th St., will present an Advent craft workshop. Participants are invited to join in lunch and an intergenerational tradition of making Christmas crafts.
Heavenly sounds: The Armouraires Quartet, a gospel group from Wichita, Kan., will present Christmas concerts during the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services at Living Faith United Methodist Church, 5310 S. 182nd Ave., on Sunday.
Season’s activities: St. Benedict Center in Schuyler, Neb., celebrates Christmas on the Hill, a free craft and gift sale, from Sunday through Dec. 15. The “store” will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A display of Nativity scenes also will be on view. Life Teen members will present a Christmas pageant at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the chapel; admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children.
Warm feet, warm hearts: Lutheran Church of the Master is collecting shoes for Soles4Souls, a global effort to fight poverty by providing shoes. Gently worn shoes will be collected Sunday through Dec. 22 at East Campus, 2617 S. 114th St., or West Campus, 1200 N. 181st St. Visit www.giveshoes.org for more information about the program.
Christmas concert: Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson brings his “Behold the Lamb of God” Christmas tour to Bethany Lutheran Church, 4200 N. 204th St., on Tuesday. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the concert will start at 7. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. They can be ordered at www.bethanyelkhorn.org.
Join the fun: Faithful Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 2530 S. 165th Ave., will present a free, live simulcast of the second annual “Women of Faith Christmas” from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday. The program will feature Sheila Walsh, Lisa Harper and the Rev. Max Lucado, as well as singer Francesca Battistelli.
Same simulcast: New Beginnings Worship Center, 2231 Jefferson St. in Bellevue, also will host the simulcast on Friday at the same times. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for registration and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets must be purchased by Sunday for $20. Information: 402-306-0465.
Back in time: The First Unitarian Church recently discovered a commerce quilt from 1898 in its archives. Ladies Circle No. 1 created the quilt to raise money: As businesses made a donation, its logo or receipt became a block on the quilt, which became an advertisement for the businesses of the day. The restored quilt will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the church, 3114 Harney St. After that weekend, the quilt will be donated to the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln.
Compiled by Carol Bicak