CHRIST CHILD FESTIVAL will take place 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6, noon-8 p.m. Dec. 7 and noon-5 p.m. Dec. 8 at University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St. Free admission.
CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 6600 N. Clinton St., will hold an organ recital at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Kramer Chapel. All Saints choral vespers begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Kramer Chapel. Choral evening prayer begins at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in Kramer Chapel. A hymn festival begins at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in Kramer Chapel.
EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 105 W. 8th St., Matthews, will have Tribute Quartet perform in concert at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17; free admission.
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH, Berne, will hold rehearsals at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Dec. 3 for Handel's “Messiah.” Dress rehearsal is Dec. 6, with performances Dec. 7-8.
NEW HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, will hold the annual community Thanksgiving dinner 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 28.
NORTH CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 5201 S. Camden Drive, will hold a free indoor treating event 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
ST. JOSEPH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6004 Reed Road, will present the Young Africans Choir at 7 p.m. Nov. 22.
TRINITY ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 W. Wayne St., will hold All Saints Sunday worship services at 9 and 11 a.m. Nov. 3 in the Nave. Evening prayer begins at 4 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Nave, with music led by Trinity English Schola Cantorum.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 611 W. Berry St., will have the choir present Howard Goodall's “Eternal Light: A Requiem” at 10 a.m. Nov. 3 during the All Saints Day service.
TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1636 St. Mary's Ave., will have Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. Nov. 27. For those who cannot attend services, the 2012 Thanksgiving Eve service will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 and 11 a.m. Nov. 28 on Comcast Channel 55 and Frontier FiOS Channel 25. Midweek Advent services are 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18. For information, call 422-7931, Opt. 1, Ext. 100.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION, 5310 Old Mill Road, will have “Whose Business is Public Education?” 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday in cooperation with Congregation Achduth Vesholom. The public workshop will discuss Indiana's educational reform efforts and the effects they are having on schools and children. The keynote speaker will be Jan Resseger, United Church of Christ's Justice and Witness Ministries' minister for public education and witness. The cost is $12 and $5 for students and includes a light lunch. To register, contact Congregation Achduth Vesholom at 744-4245 or office@ templecav.org. For more information, visit http://uufortwayne.org/pdf/10-27-13reg.pdf or contact Rebecca Reeder at 615-7745.
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS announced Thomas Schneider, a political science professor at the university, was among a small number of American scholars attending the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace celebration of the 50th anniversary of the letter “Pacem in Terris,” written by Pope John XXIII on the occasion of the Cuban missile crisis. The Sisters of St. Francis will present the lecture “The Relevance of Mother Theresia Bonzel and Her Beatification” at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 in Gunderson Auditorium, Achatz Hall of Science. Free admission.
VICTORY NOLL CENTER, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, will present “A Harvest of Blessings” Nov. 9. Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. with a reception in the O'Donnell Room. The Huntington County Strings perform in concert at 8 p.m. in the Archbishop Noll Memorial Chapel, and dessert follows. Cost is $25 a person. Reservations: 1-260-356-0628, Ext. 174, or email victorynollcenter@ olvm.org by Nov. 2. “Wellness Practices for Self-Care,” a three-class workshop that teaches how to deal with stress and its symptoms, will be offered 5:15-6:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18. For those unable to attend Mondays, a repeat of the workshop will be offered 10-11:15 a.m. Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19. Cost is $35; make checks payable to Jan Parker. Reservations: 1-260-356-0628, Ext. 174, or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday.