Sydenstricker United Methodist Church's Christmas activities will include church decoration from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, a children's Nativity celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 3 and a performance of a children's choir musical, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11. The church is at 8508 Hooes Rd., Springfield. For more information, call 703-451-8223 or visit

Ox Hill Baptist Church's Christmas activities will include a special "hanging of the green" service at 7 p.m. Sunday, a children's musical celebration at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and Christmas Bible school from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 10. The church is at 4101 Elmwood St., Chantilly.

Registration required for Bible school. For more information, call 703-378-5555.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church will host Joseph Morris for a performance of the text of the Gospel of St. Mark at 6 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets are $7 or $12 per family. The church is at 6744 South King's Hwy. in the Alexandria section of Fairfax. For more information, call 703-765-3949.

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer will hold a St. Lucia feast after the 11 a.m. service Dec. 4. The event portrays the life of the young saint who cared for the poor of Sweden.

The church's "Living Nativity" will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16. The church is at 1545 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. For more information, call 703-356-3346 or visit

Greater Little Zion Baptist Church will present a musical Christmas performance, "Born a Savior, Born a King -- Fulfilling the Prophesy," at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10. The church is at 10185 Zion Dr., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-764-9111.

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