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Saturday

Free Grocery Giveaway

Forgotten Harvest and Triumph Church partner each month to giveaway free groceries to those in need every fourth Saturday. 9 a.m. Triumph Church, South Campus, 2550 S. Liddesdale, Detroit. Cart or box is needed for groceries. triumphch.org

St. Nicholas is Santa Claus

Nativity-season children’s party. Sponsored by the Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 43816 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 345-9346.

Sunday

Sing in Exultation!

Annual Christmas concert performance of sacred and secular works by the Twelfth Night Singers, a south Oakland County a cappella choral group. 3 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, Woodward at Albany, Ferndale. (248) 544-4631 or twelfthnightsingers.com.

Aretha Franklin presents a Gospelfeast

Featuring Pastor Tasha Cobbs (“Put A Praise On It”); the Rev. Dr. William A. Barber II (NAACP National President, Durham, N.C., and Democratic Convention Speaker 2016); Minister Kurt Carr and Company; Bishop Clarence Haddon; Evangelist Audrey DuBois Harris; Pastor Deitrick Haddon; and the Rev. Mother. 4 p.m. Free. New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 8430 C.L. Franklin, Detroit. (313) 894-5788 or nbbcdetroit.org.

I Believe God Choir Concert

Featuring New Testament’s Choir and Triumphant Praisers Dance Ministry. Special guest: saxophonist Daryl Beebe. 6 p.m. Free. New Testament Church of God In Christ, 15003 Joy, Detroit. (313) 582-1610 or newtestamentchurchdetroit.org.

Wednesday

Theology On Tap with Mariners’ Church

Reading and discussion of “Basic Christianity” by John Stott. Copies are free and available to participants. 6-8 p.m. Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 W. Canfield, Detroit. (313) 259-2206.

Advent Series: Preparing the Stable of our Hearts

Noon Mass followed by a simple soup lunch and reflection (continues Dec. 7). $3. Solanus Casey Center, 1780 Mt. Elliott, Detroit. Reservations required. (313) 579-2100, ext. 149.

Thursday

Diamonds and Pearls Affair

Presented by the Ladies of Distinction and Word In Action Christian Center. Guest speaker: Dr. Medina Pullings. Special guests: Dr. Beverly Y. Jackson, Lady Bonita Shelby and Lady Crisette Ellis. 7 p.m. Advance tickets only, $69. The Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile, Plymouth. (313) 864-5300 or wiacc.com.

Friday

Handel’s Messiah Performances

7:30 p.m. (continues 4 p.m. Dec. 4). $15. Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian, 5171 Commerce Road, Orchard Lake. (313) 259-2206.

Dec. 3

Handel’s “Messiah”

Performance by the Fort Street Chorale and Chamber Orchestra. 3 p.m. (continues Dec. 4). General admission, $20. Fort Street Presbyterian Church, 631 W. Fort, Detroit. (313) 961-4533 or fortstreet.org.

Bethlehem Marketplace

Travel back to the ancient city of Bethlehem. 3:30-5:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, 1589 W. Maple, Birmingham. fumcbirmingham.org.

December 4

54th annual Choral Christmas Concert

Featuring traditional carols and contemporary numbers in re-telling Christ’s birth. 2 p.m. Free. Peace Lutheran Church & School, 11701 E. 12 Mile, Warren. peacewarren.org.

52nd annual Community Christmas Choral Concert

Featured choirs include the Rochester College A Cappella Choir; St. Andrew Catholic Church Choir; St. Mary’s of the Hills Catholic Church Choir; Flute Specialist Flute Choir; St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Choir; Stoney Creek High School Women’s Chamber Ensemble; and University Presbyterian Church Choir. 7:30 p.m. St. Andrew Church, 1400 Inglewood, Rochester. standrewchurch.org.

December 7

Theology On Tap with Mariners’ Church

Reading and discussing “Basic Christianity” by John Stott. Copies are free and available to all participants. 6-8 p.m. Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 W. Canfield, Detroit. (313) 259-2206.

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