SUNDAY


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.
CHRISTMAS MUSICAL: At 6 p.m. at Grace Bible Baptist Church, 1703 Lewis Road in Leesburg. “Mary, Did You Know?” Free. Nursery for kids under 3 years old. Call 352-326-5738.
FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS: At 4 p.m. at Saint Philip Lutheran Church, 1050 Boyd Drive in Mount Dora. Free and open to the public. Donations will be collected to support LifeStream’s The Open Door. Call 352-383-5402.
BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: Mercy Church offers Bible study and fellowship every first and third Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. at the home of Pastor Joe Tassell in Mount Dora. Go to www.mercychurchfl.org.
10TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT: At 3 p.m. at at Graceway Presbyterian Church, 10200 Morningside Drive in Leesburg. Featuring the LC Swing Band. A free will donation will be accepted. Call 352-728-8414 or 352-360-9168.
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE: At 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Clermont, 950 7th St. A time of meditation, prayer and candle lighting for those who may be sad or hurting this year. Go to www.FUMC-Clermont.org or call 352-394-2412.
MORNING STAR: At 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora, 222 W. 6th Ave. Celebrating the everlasting light of Christmas. Free. Call 352-383-4089 or go to www.fpcmtdora.org.
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


GRIEFSHARE GROUP: At 3:30 p.m. every Monday at the First United Church of Tavares, 600 W. Ianthe St. Cost is $15 for workbook. Call 352-308-8229 to register.
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.
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.

WEDNESDAY


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.

THURSDAY


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


CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT COMMUNION: At 6 p.m. at GraceWay Church, 10200 Morningside Drive in Leesburg. Nursery available. Call 352-728-1620 or go to www.gracewaychurch.us.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: Traditional service at 3 p.m., family service at 5 p.m., contemporary service at 7 p.m. and traditional service at 11 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Clermont, 950 7th St. Go to www.FUMC-Clermont.org or call 352-394-2412.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: Contemporary service with choir at 5 p.m., traditional service at 7 p.m. and communion service with choir at 9 p.m. at North Lake Presbyterian Church, 975 Rolling Acres Road in Lady Lake. Child care at 5 and 7 p.m. services. Go to northlakepc.org.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: At 5 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 14745 Johns Lake Road in Clermont. With a reading of the Christmas Story. Go to www.fbclermont.com.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: At 4:30 and 6 p.m. at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 or go to www.fairwaycc.org.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: At 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora, 222 W. 6th Ave. Celebrate the birth of Jesus. Call 352-383-4089 or go to www.fpcmtdora.org.
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 DAY FAMILY SERVICE: Continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and service at 10 a.m. at GraceWay Church, 10200 Morningside Drive in Leesburg. Call 352-728-1620 or go to www.gracewaychurch.us.
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: At the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, 439 E. Fifth Ave. Make a reservation by December 19 by calling 352-383-2005.
CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Sorrento, 24125 State Road 46. Chris Hall will lead the special worship service.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Clermont, 950 7th St. Go to www.FUMC-Clermont.org or call 352-394-2412.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE: At 11 a.m. at North Lake Presbyterian Church, 975 Rolling Acres Road in Lady Lake. Go to northlakepc.org.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 14745 Johns Lake Road in Clermont. Including the carols of Christmas and a message from God's word. Go to www.fbclermont.com.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES: Contemporary service at 9 a.m. and traditional service at 10:30 a.m. at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 or go to www.fairwaycc.org.
INFORMAL CAFE WORSHIP: At 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora, 222 W. 6th Ave. Call 352-383-4089 or go to www.fpcmtdora.org.
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.

SUNDAY, JAN. 1


NEW YEAR'S DAY SERVICE: At 11 a.m. at North Lake Presbyterian Church, 975 Rolling Acres Road in Lady Lake. Go to northlakepc.org.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4


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.

MONDAY, JAN. 9


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, JAN. 20


SHABBAT EXPERIENCE FOR BEGINNERS: At 7 p.m. at the Chabad House – Center for Jewish Life and Learning of Ocala. Call 352-330-4466 or email info@jewishmarion.org. Go to www.ourchabad.org.