• Marty Raybon. A former member of the group Shenandoah, Marty Raybon, will sing and preach at 11 a.m. Dec. 22 at Truth Baptist Church. More information: 256-233-2315.
• Journey of Mary and Joseph. First Christian Church will present a Christmas pageant, “The Journey of Mary and Joseph,” from 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 22 on the west side of the Athens Square, proceeding to the church at Market and Madison streets. There will be a trumpeter, singers and refreshments. The public is invited.
Church briefs must be submitted in writing, either on a form available at The News Courier office at 410 W. Green St., Athens, or sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or a fax to 256-233-7753.