Christ­mas brings lots of events around the area

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS - L.A. Parker Colum­nist L.A. Parker is a Tren­to­nian colum­nist. Reach him at la­parker@tren­to­nian.com.

Hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tions fill a De­cem­ber cal­en­dar as res­i­dents pre­pare for Christ­mas 2017.

Mu­sic serves as the main at­trac­tion as True Ser­vant Church presents a 21st An­nual Hol­i­day Sea­son Con­cert “Christ­mas with the Jenkins Broth­ers & Friends.

Broth­ers E. Earl and Carl Jenkins have as­sem­bled renowned artists and lo­cal tal­ent for a Christ­mas con­cert that in­tro­duces the hol­i­day sea­son.

Grace Lit­tle bol­sters this Sun­day, Dec. 10 show at True Ser­vant Church lo­cated at 2630 S. Broad St, Hamil­ton.

Doors open 5:30 p.m. fol­lowed by a 6 p.m. start. The pro­gram in­cludes Re­becca Hann, Jay­den White , Priscilya Marie, Larry D, Fel­ton Rowe, Calvin Nadir Pow­ell, the True Ser­vant Singers and a spe­cial per­for­mance by Mod­ern De­mand Dance Crew. The Jenkins Broth­ers have been singing to­gether for more than 40 years dur­ing suc­cess­ful ca­reers as five-time Gospel Acad­emy Award win­ners, McDon­ald’s Gospelfest first-place win­ners and fi­nal­ists on the hit TV show, “Big Break.” Their port­fo­lio in­cludes co­pro­ducer roles for McDon­ald’s Gospelfest dur­ing the past eight years. Tick­ets are $15 in ad­vance and $20 at the door. Ad­vance tick­ets may be pur­chased on­line at

w w w.trueser­vantchurch.org. Seat­ing is lim­ited.

For more in­for­ma­tion and for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, please visit www.trueser­vantchurch.org, or fol­low on

Face­book @TrueSer­vantChurch and Twit­ter and In­sta­gram @True_Ser­van­tNJ.

West­min­ster Pres­by­te­rian Church cel­e­brates a 12th An­nual Live Na­tiv­ity on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 10 from 4-6 p.m.

Rev. Karen Hernán­dez-Granzen (Karisuhg@aol.com) says guests can cap­ture the Christ­mas spirit through an in­ter­ac­tive ren­di­tion of Je­sus’ birth story, and singing carols in English and Span­ish.

The event at 1140 Green­wood Ave., Tren­ton in­cludes live per­for­mances by West­min­ster Church’s Worship Team and Chil­dren.

En­joy hot choco­late, hot cider, and cook­ies. Bring your chil­dren to feed and pet the live an­i­mals.

Fel­low­ship Cap­i­tal City Church hosts a live na­tiv­ity on Dec. 1516 from 5-8 p.m. Pas­tor Bren­nan Cough­lin dis­cussed a grow­ing min­istry, faith and live na­tiv­ity “that will spread over four con­nected front lawns. Each house will de­pict the jour­ney made by Mary and Joseph. The fi­nal front yard will show our live na­tiv­ity,” Cough­lin said.

“We will have a camel for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year. Our neigh­bor­hood grows and it’s won­der­ful to cel­e­brate the ar­rival of new faces and fam­i­lies.”

Cough­lin ex­tended an open in­vi­ta­tion for guests to en­joy an evening of fel­low­ship, light re­fresh­ments, a pet­ting zoo and a retelling of the Christ­mas story.

Fel­low­ship Cap­i­tal City Church en­ter­tains on the 200 block of Kens­ing­ton Ave. near Cad­walader Park.

Find info at “na­tiv­i­tyintheneigh­bor­hood.org.”

Cathy DiCostanzo, pres­i­dent of the Mercer County Chap­ter of the Sun­shine Foun­da­tion, vis­its the Joseph F. Cap­pello School Wed­nes­day, Dec. 13 ac­com­pa­nied by two Santa Clauses, vol­un­teers and Knights of Colum­bus 355 mem­bers.

Knights of Colum­bus 355 con­tin­ues a his­tory of giv­ing coats col­lected dur­ing an an­nual drive.

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