Free Christmas dinner
Free meals, including baked ham with brown sugar/pineapple glaze, oxtails, green beans and white potatoes, potato salad, pineapple upside down cake and sweet potato pies, among other delectables will be provided by singer Aretha Franklin. 3-7 p.m.. New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 8430 C.L. Fanklin Blvd. (Linwood), Detroit. Call (313) 894-5788.
70th Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Highlights include Christmas music, a special art presentation, and children’s story of the candlelight service. 6 p.m. Bethany Baptist Church, 1375 Hiller, Waterford. Call (248) 681-2130.
Christmas Worship Service
Christmas worship Sat. and Sun. 6 p.m. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 7979 Commerce, West Bloomfield. Call (248) 363-0741.
Birth of the Savior
Witness the Greatest Story Ever Told, a musical collaboration featuring Fine Arts Ministries. 10 a.m. Christian Tabernacle Church, 26555 Franklin, Southfield. Call (248) 213-4770.
Christmas Day 1-Hour Service
Celebrate the Christmas holiday. 10 a.m. New St. Paul Tabernacle COGIC (Bishop P.A. Brooks, pastor), 15340 Southfield at Grand River, Detroit. Call (313) 835-5329.
Special Christmas Sunday Service
Special program includes Christmas Sunday Service with preaching by Rev. Dr. Dee Coleman, pastor. 9 a.m. Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church, 8700 Chrysler Fwy. Service Dr., Detroit. Call (313) 875-1615.
All invited to celebrate mass. 9:30 a.m. St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh, Livonia. Call (734) 464-4433 or visit stcolette.net.
Christmas Day Masses
Schedule: 7, 8:30, 10 a.m. and noon. Saint Paul Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Call (313) 885-8855.
A Graceful Christmas.
A holiday spectacular live on stage with singing, dancing, mass choir, live animals, falling snow, and other special effects. 10 a.m. Greater Grace Temple, Detroit. Call (313) 543-6000, or visit greatergrace.org.
Live worship, free coffee and pastries, fellowship, and Courage Kids. 11 a.m. (Doors open at 10:30 a.m.) Courage Church, 1953 Military, Detroit. Call (313) 228-5280.
Morning worship service. 10 a.m. Grosse Pointe Congregational Church, 240 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms. Call (313) 884-3075.
Candlelight Vigil For Addiction
Attend first annual candlight vigil honoring community members recovering, seeking recovery or who have lost their battle with the desease of addiction. 7 p.m. Market Street Church, 309 Market, Walled Lake. Call (248) 624-2483.
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