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Compassion Outreach Ministries and Bible Presbyterian Church will be hosting their 10th annual Christmas Village on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Unionville Fire Hall, 3372 Highway 41A North.
Fly Dinner Theater
The Fly Arts Center is bringing back The Fly Dinner Theater for its first holiday performance since 2019. “Dashing Through The Snow” is a family-friendly play in which a parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. Also included at extra cost, if desired, is a meal consisting of chicken and dressing with sides. Times are 6 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. for the performance Saturday, Dec. 10, and a 2 p.m. performance with no meal on Sunday, Dec. 11. Tickets ranging from $15-$25 are available at www.flyartscenter.com.
VFW fundraiser breakfast
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5019, and its Auxiliary will host their second Saturday of the month fundraiser breakfast Dec. 10, from 7-9:30 a.m. at the VFW Post, 1320 Depot St. Carry-outs are available. For more information call Alex, 615-513-7959.
The Gilliland House, 803 Lipscomb St., is having a Christmas holiday event from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served and photos with Santa will be available in the cabin behind the main house.
Bell Buckle is holding its annual Gingerbread Decorating Contest from 11 a.m. (sign-up)-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Main Street Pavilion. Age categories are 9-under and 10-up.
Sleigh and S’mores
Sleigh rides with Santa, and a s’mores pit, will be available in Bell Buckle from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 17.
Holiday Open House
First Community Bank is hosting a Holiday Open House from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the main lobby of their main office, 207 Elm St.
Shelbyville City Council will hold a workshop concerning the downtown flume at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Shelbyville Recreation Center.
Bell Buckle meeting
Bell Buckle Board of Mayor & Aldermen will meet Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall.
Bedford County Commission will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Bedford County Courthouse.
Bell Buckle parks
Bell Buckle Parks & Recreation Committee will meet Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall.
Meals on Wheels
Shelbyville Senior Citizens Center is in need of Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound of Shelbyville. For more information, call 684-0019 and ask for Amy Wilson.
Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen serves meals from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 336 S. Cannon Blvd. (corner of South Cannon and Pickle Street). Donations may be made to Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 2259, Shelbyville, TN 37162, and are tax deductible under its 501c3 non-profit designation.
Boxed non-perishables are available. Takeouts are no longer distributed.
Bedford County Head Start Centers are currently taking applications. For more information or to complete an application contact any Head Start Center. Phone numbers are: Wartrace 931-389-6406, Harris Head Start 931-773-0033, North Side Head Start Center 931-773-0141, and Bedford Early Head Start 931-685-0876. Head Start is a free child development program for children 6 weeks to 3 years and their families. Early Head Start enrolls pregnant women for monthly prenatal educational visits.
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The sermon Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church will be “Herod vs the Wise Men” from Matthew 2:1-18. The service will be livestreamed.
“The Heart of Christmas Brings Joy in all Circumstances” from John 1:14 will be the sermon at Edgemont Baptist Church.
Grace Baptist Church’s message will be “The First Sign Of The Holy Spirit Living In You, Is Love” from Galatians 5:22.
Christian (Disciples of Christ)
Sunday’s sermon at First Christian Church in a series on angels and Christmas will be from Luke 1, with the angel Gabriel and Mary, the mother of Jesus. The Advent candle of joy will be lit.
Church of Christ
The “Songs of the Season” series continues at Fairlane Church of Christ with the sermon “O Little Town of Bethlehem” from Luke 2:1-7. The service will be livestreamed and broadcast on WLIJ (98.7 FM/1580 AM/wlijradio.com).
Southside Church of Christ’s lesson Sunday morning will be “The Cross” from 1 Corinthians 2:1-3. A Christmas party with gifts, games and Santa is scheduled at 4 p.m. Sunday. A study of James continues Wednesday night. Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services are livestreamed at cofcsouthside.com.
“Hold On” will be Sunday morning’s sermon at Wartrace Church of Christ.
Blankenship United Methodist Church, 3602 Midland Road, is holding a Musical Christmas Celebration Sunday through Saturday nights from 7-8 p.m,. with special performances. A soup and sandwich fellowship will be held each night except Monday from 5:30-6:45.
First Presbyterian Church’s sermon for the third Sunday of Advent will focus on Isaiah 35:1-10, “God Comes & Saves.” All services are streamed live on Facebook.