Monthly pancake breakfasts set

Tansi Community Church at 2067 Cravens Dr. is starting a community pancake breakfast to be held in the church basement on the first Saturday of each month from 7:30-10 a.m. with a suggested donation of $3 per person. The purpose of this is to raise funds for the men's group to support various projects for the church.

Take a course in miracles

Anyone interested in joining an existing or new study group of "A Course in Miracles," please call Richard and Lucille Kelly at 459-2343 or Mike and Wendy Weibel, 707-9054. This is a curriculum for obtaining and extending inner peace. It is not affiliated with any specific religion and normally meets on a weekly basis.

Central Baptist presents living Christmas tree

Central Baptist Church, 1346 S. Main St., will present The Living Christmas Tree — The Shepherd's Story at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 and at 6 p.m. on Dec. 10 and 11. The 25-foot living Christmas tree features 75 sings and a live orchestra. The children's choir and handbell choir will perform. There will also be a full drama presentation of the Christmas story. For free tickets, call 484-8426.

Study begins in Cookeville

The International Order of St. Luke the Physician is an interdenominational organization dedicated to the healing of body, soul and spirit through prayer. All interested persons are invited to attend for healing prayer. There is available a 26-week study of "The Healing Ministry of Jesus." Meetings are held each Thursday at Cookeville First United Methodist Church on the corner of Broad Street and Dixie Avenue in Room 121 of the Freeman Building at 6 p.m. For more information, call Jeanne Buck (convener) at (931) 528-1675 or the Rev. Jon Bell (chaplain) at (931) 526-2177.

Fellowship Baptist welcomes Hyssongs

Fellowship Baptist Church invites the community to come be encouraged and uplifted by the Hyssongs on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. The Hyssongs are a well-known Southern gospel music family who sing and travel extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Dell, Susan and Richard have appeared on television and radio and are Nashville recording artists. A love offering will be taken. The church is at 12 Westminster Court in Fairfield Glade; 456-2525.

Silver Springs Baptist holds nativity program

Silver Springs Baptist Church, Lebanon Road at Benders Ferry, Mt. Juliet, will again present John Carter's In Bethlehem Inn through Dec. 2. Those in attendance will experience what it could have been like the night Jesus was born. Performance times are 6:30 p.m. with a 4 p.m. show on Saturday. Admission is free, but reservations are necessary. Those wanting to make reservations should call the 24 hour reservation/information line, (615) 641-0280 or e-mail Those wishing to bring canned goods for the Mt. Juliet Help Center are welcome to do so.

Singles enjoy Christmas banquet

Fellowship Baptist Singles will enjoy their annual Christmas banquet on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Shoney's in Crossville. The cost will be the price of the buffet. This is a popular and fun event. Please bring a wrapped white elephant gift or a purchased gift in the $5-10 range, suitable for a male or female. Participants will leave the church parking lot on Westminster Court at 5 p.m. All singles of the community are welcome. Call 456-1056 for reservations and information.

Pine Grove holds Christmas program

Pine Grove Church of God of Prophecy will be performing our Christmas program on two nights this year. “A Cricket County City Christmas” will be performed on Dec. 10 and Dec. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. each night. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at 1171 Lawson Road off Tabor Loop.

Fellowship Baptist plans Dec. 10 cantata

Fellowship Baptist Church welcomes you to celebrate this Christmas with them at their annual cantata on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. The title of the cantata is "His Name is Jesus," arranged by Mosie Lister and published by Lillenas. The church is at 12 Westminster Court. For more information, call 456-2525.

Bread of Life welcomes singers

The Five Star Jubilee Singers of Harriman will be at the Bread of Life Rescue Mission at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12. For more information, call 707-0503 or 484-0429.

Looper family scheduled to sing on Dec. 3

The Coleman Looper Family will sing at 10 a.m. on Dec. 3 at Bakers Crossroads Freewill Baptist Church on Hwy. 70 N. For more information, call 277-3047.

Chuck Wagon Gang sings in Crab Orchard

The Chuck Wagon Gang will perform at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Crab Orchard Christian Church. For more information, call 761-2820.

Hanging of the Greens planned

The Hanging of the Greens at Fredonia Baptist Church will be at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 3. Everyone is welcome.