Our Saviour Lutheran Church's members welcome the Rev. Linda Lewis into their fellowship. Greet her this Advent season by heading to 141 Laverne Ave. on Sundays, at 10 a.m., for worships of wonder.

Call 410-242-2141.

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church's Scripture Advocates collect Bibles to share with those less fortunate throughout the four weeks of Advent. Donations may be taken to the church on weekdays or Sunday mornings.

Call 410-242-0131.


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An Advent lunch and gift sharing take place at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, in Christ United Methodist Church, 2833 Florida Ave. Bring an entree or dessert; beverages and breads provided.

Unwrap particulars at 410-789-9058 or talk to Margie, 410-789-9544.

A Christmasy Workshop for creative families runs from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, in Arbutus United Methodist Church's Lewis Hall. Myriad tree ornaments and decorations will be made to take home for display. Freewill offering covers the cost of materials.

Reserve a spot, 410-242-9029.

• Head back to the church that evening to bask in the glow of The Cluster Concert at 6 p.m. Eight area church choirs, troupes of liturgical dancers, instrumentalists, soloists, interpreters and a mass choir finale will be followed by tasty finger foods in a festive Lewis Hall. No tickets. Handicap access.

Note details at 410-242-9029.

Hope Presbyterian Church's open doors and open hearts call folks of all ages to Wednesday Advent preparation worships at 7 p.m., at 4748 Shelbourne Road.

Call 410-247-4673.

An Advent penance service begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, at St. Clement Catholic Church, 2700 Washington Ave. Prepare for the Christ Child's arrival through reflection and prayer.

Call 410-242-1025.

"The Night Before Christmas," a lyrical drama, calls music lovers to Halethorpe Community Church, 1312 Francis Ave., at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, and 11 a.m., Dec. 16. Free. No tickets required.

Specific notes available at 410-242-7408.