• Coat drive. The Frazier CME Church at 1108 S. Hine St. will hold its first “Helping to Keep our Brothers Warm” coat drive from 9 a.m. until noon Dec. 21. There will be coats of different sizes for men, women and children, drawing for a Christmas food box, Bible book markers and hot dogs. All are free. A special-marked coat will win a $10 gift card. The public is invited.
• A Meal and a Prayer. Victorious Outreach Mobile Ministry is sponsoring the second A Meal and a Prayer event to satisfy the body and edify the spirit. It is from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Brownsferry Community Center in Athens. More information: VictoriousOutreach@yahoo.com.
• 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.
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