SUNDAY


MOUNT DORA ART LEAGUE WINTER SHOW: From noon to 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 650 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Free. Call 352-357-1766.
"TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE JESUS": From 4 to 5:30 p.m. at North Lake Presbyterian Church, 975 Rolling Acres Road in Lady Lake. Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, childrens play, puppet show, Christmas music, refreshments and gift card drawings. Free.
ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS MARKET: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora. Call 352-383-4089 or go to www.fpcmtdora.org.
BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: Mercy Church is a new ministry in the Mt. Dora area currently offering Bible study and fellowship every first and third Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. at the home of Pastor Joe Tassell. Go to www.mercychurchfl.org.
HANGING OF THE GREEN: Annual Christmas celebration service at 6 p.m. at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Presented by Fairway’s dramatists and choir. Call 352-259-9305 or go to www.fairwaycc.org.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. GriefShare meets every Sunday to help people face challenges and move toward rebuilding their lives. Go to www.fpceustis.com.
DIVORCE CARE GROUP: From 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Sunday Through Dec. 18 at Oxford Assembly of God, 12114 N. U.S. Highway 301. $20 charge for book costs. Nursery is provided. Call 352-748-6124.
GOD CONNECTS SERIES: At 11:30 a.m. every Sunday through Dec. 4 at in the Fellowship Hall at Faith Lutheran Church and School, 2727 S Grove St. in Eustis. Light refreshments will be provided and babysitting will be available. Call 352-589-5433.

MONDAY


TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at FaithPoint Church, 290 Citrus Tower Blvd., Suite 200 in Clermont. Call 352-234-6495.

WEDNESDAY


SUMTER MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION: Meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Oxford Assembly of God, U.S. Highway 301 in Oxford. Call 352-748-6124 or email to oxfordassembly@embarq.mail.com.
BIBLE STUDY: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Dec. 21 at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. John Penn will lead a study entitled “The Big Picture of Scripture,” a 12-week overview of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. All welcome. Call 352-259-9305 or go to www.fairwaycc.org.

FRIDAY


CELEBRATE SHABBAT: At 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg. Led by Rabbi Karen Allen. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. Go to http://bethsholomflorida.org.
GAME NIGHT: At 6:30 p.m. in classroom C-D at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Bring your favorite game or come learn a new game. Bring a few snacks to share. Call 352-259-9305 or go to www.fairwaycc.org.

SUNDAY, DEC. 11


"AT LAST, NOEL" CHRISTMAS MUSICAL: At 6 p.m. at the Worship Center at GraceWay Church, 10200 Morningside Drive in Leesburg. Ali Dickson will lead the 60-voice Celebration Choir. Free. Dessert social to follow. Call 352-728-1620 or go to www.gracewaychurch.us.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: At 2 p.m. at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 1351 Paige Place in The Villages. Presented by the Magna Campana Community Handbell Ensemble. Tickets will be available at the door.
THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS: At 9 and 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, 439 E. Fifth Ave. Call 352-383-2005 or go to www.mtdorafumc.org.

MONDAY, DEC. 12


REAL WOMEN OF JESUS: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at theCross Mount Dora, 18800 U.S. Highway 441. Childcare is available from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
REAL MEN OF JESUS: From 6 to 9 p.m. at theCross Mount Dora, 18800 U.S. Highway 441. This group typically meets on the second Monday each month and will also be doing service projects throughout the year. Email jgranger@ridgeoutdoors.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 16


MOVIE NIGHT: At 6:30 p.m. in the worship center at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Showing “Christmas Grace." Free. Call 352-259-9305 or go to www.fairwaycc.org.

SUNDAY, DEC. 18


CELEBRATE CHANUKAH: At 2 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg. With games for children and adults, traditional foods of latkes and jelly donuts, a Menorah lighting and a singalong. Go to http://bethsholomflorida.org.

MONDAY, DEC. 19


CROHN'S AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP: From 7 to 9:30 p.m. every third Monday of the month at New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 La Vista St. in Fruitland Park. Call 561-218-2929, option 1, ext. 8.

THURSDAY, DEC. 22


RABBI ROUNTABLE: At 2:30 p.m. at the Sumter County Administration and Library Building, 7375 Powell Road in Wildwood. With Rabbi Karen Allen of Congregation Beth Sholom. Explores the current Torah Portion and and how it affects our daily lives. Go to http://bethsholomflorida.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 24


SHABBAT MORNING CHANUKAH SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg. Led by Rabbi Karen Allen. A Kiddush will follow the service. Go to http://bethsholomflorida.org.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: At 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, 440 E. 6th Ave. Call 352-383-2005 or go to www.mtdorafumc.org.

SUNDAY, DEC. 25


CHRISTMAS SERVICE: At 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, 440 E. 6th Ave. Free luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Call 352-383-2005 or go to www.mtdorafumc.org.