Bible class

A six-session class introducing the Bible to people who feel they know nothing about it begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. "Bible 101" will be taught by Tim Merritt, who is certified as a Lutheran teacher. The six class hours will provide an overview of Scripture as well as tools for helping to understand it, either for personal reading or as part of a group study. Free; all materials provided. Information and registration: 410-255-8236.

Thanksgiving Eve service

Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena, will hold a worship service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. The service will include the singing of traditional and contemporary Thanksgiving hymns; presentations on "Why I Am Thankful" by church members David Pugh, Carolyn Hall and Sam Taylor; a sermon on "Guiding Our Gratitude"; and communion. Donations of food items for the North County Emergency Outreach Network will be taken as part of the offering. Information: 410-255-8236.

Christmas concerts

The Choirs of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church will sing traditional and new music at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 and 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. Admission is free, and donations will be taken to benefit the Arundel House of Hope, the Church World Service and the church's music ministry. Information:

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