First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen: Adult study group listens to Handel’s “Messiah,” and discuss the composer’s musical interpretation on the biblical texts that talk about the prophecy and birth of Jesus, Wednesday and Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
First United Methodist, 57 Peters St., North Andover: Advent study on the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life” discusses how the Christmas classic reflects or challenges the Christian faith, Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian, 346 Broadway, Haverhill: Book study is reading Rob Bell’s “Velvet Elvis” Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m.
Hampstead Congregational, 61 Main St., Hampstead: Interfaith Choir Christmas concert is perform tonight at 7 p.m.
Londonderry United Methodist, 258 Mammoth Road, Londonderry: Interfaith Choir Christmas concert is perform tomorrow at 4 p.m. Blue Christmas service takes place Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
Lyons Park, 6 Village Green, Pelham: Local church choir members join their voices for a community Christmas sing-a-long tonight, 6-8 p.m. Free, but donations accepted for the Pelham Food Pantry.
North Parish Unitarian Universalist, 190 Academy Road, North Andover: The Book and Movie Group discusses the film, “The Way” with Martin Sheen, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Holiday Concert is Dec. 16, 7:00 p.m. Tickets on sale during coffee hour or by calling the church office at 978-687-7948. Helen Cymbala leads a service for Solstice and Yule Dec. 23, during the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The group Aering provides the music.
St. Andrew Episcopal, 90 Broadway, Methuen: Service of lessons and carols is held tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Christmas pageant is perform Dec. 23 at 9:30 a.m.
St. Anne, 26 Emerson Ave., Hampstead: Deacon Bill Mullen leads a program examining the infancy narratives of the gospel and how they relate to the traditional Christmas story, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a Bible.
St. Augustine, 43 Essex St., Andover: Students in the eighth grade religion education classes and the children’s choir perform carols Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Cookies and hot chocolate follow.