Faith Digest (Dec. 1, 2018): Christmas social; Christmas Carol Ring and Singalong; Christmas brunch; and live Nativity

Christmas social at Edgewood Vista

FARGO — The Church Women United Christmas Social is set for 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Edgewood Vista, 4440 37th Ave. S., Fargo.

Personal and winter items will be collected and delivered to the YMCA Shelter, Churches United for the Homeless and the New Life Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Christmas carol singalong happening Monday

FARGO — The Fargo-Moorhead Area Music Club and Red River Chapter of the American Guild of Organists present their annual Christmas Carol Ring and Singalong at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at First Presbyterian Church, 650 Second Ave. N., Fargo.

Carols will be led by organists of the AGO. The community handbell choir, BELLissimo, as well as the Noteables, a women's choir of the Music Club, will also be featured. Christmas treats will be served following the program. All are welcome to join in the festivities, and a free-will offering will benefit the Food Pantry and Music Scholarships.

Christmas brunch planned at Hope Lutheran

FARGO — The women of Hope Lutheran Church are hosting their annual Christmas Brunch beginning at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the church, 3636 25th St. S., Fargo.

The event features a performance by Christian music artist Peder Eide and a showcase of tables decorated by the women of Tables by Design. The table viewing begins at 9 a.m., with the brunch and program to follow.

Tickets for the brunch and performance are $20 and can be purchased in the church office or by calling 701-235-6629. Tickets for just the program are available at the door for $15.

Faith United to stage live Nativity

FARGO — Faith United Methodist Church will stage a live Nativity scene outdoors with actors beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the church, 909 19th Ave. N., Fargo.

Experience Bethlehem as congregation members portray all the guests at Christ's birth more than 2,000 years ago. Live animals will also be part of the scene, which is accompanied by classical music. There will also be live music performances by a vocal ensemble by Fargo North High School and the church's praise band, as well as hot cider and holiday treats served in the fellowship hall.