• Christmas concert. Athens State University Community Band will host a free Christmas concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Carter Gymnasium on the Athens State campus.
• Christmas revival. Frazier Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will hold its annual Christmas revival 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, and Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the church, 1108 S. Hine St., Athens. Theme is “Stepping for Jesus.” Monday's evangelist will be the Rev. Henry Brown, and the Woodruff's will sing. Tuesday's evangelist will be the Rev. Shirley Fletcher, and Jackson Chapel CME choir will sing.
• Christmas Extravaganza. Alabama Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church of America will present "A Christmas Extravaganza" 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Pincham-Lincoln Center, 606 Trinity Circle, Athens. The theme is "Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him," Psalm 95:1-6 and Psalm 96:1. Tickets are $25 each, with proceeds benefiting the church's community outreach programs.
• Drive-thru Nativity. Emmanuel Baptist Church will host its annual live drive-thru Nativity scene 5:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, through Sunday, Dec. 15. The free event is at 1917 U.S. 72 West, Athens. More information: 256-232-6193; ebcathens.com
• Donations needed. Faith Christian Assembly, 14184 Section Line Road, Elkmont, is seeking donations for families in need in Athens and Elkmont. Toys, clothing, shoes, personal hygiene products and food are needed. To make a donation, call Amanda Thrasher, 256-800-7759
Church briefs must be submitted in writing, either on a form available at The News Courier office at 410 W. Green St., Athens, or by sending an email to email@example.com or a fax to 256-233-7753.