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Christmas praise service

First Baptist Church, 200 West Walnut, is having a Christmas praise service featuring the First Baptist Church Male Chorus at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. The pastor is Dr. Darrick Briscoe.

Singing

STANFORD — Harris Creek Baptist Church will host singing group, The Firm Believers, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at the church, located at 2205 Harris Creek Road, Stanford.

Food sale

Hope Full Gospel Church will be having a chitlin and chili dog sale begining at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday at 193 East Martin Luther King Blvd. Call (859) 238-0192 for orders. 

Evensong service

Trinity Episcopal Church will have an Evensong service at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 featuring guest organist Oak Martin, 16, from Atlanta, Georgia.

Martin will give a 15-minute prelude before the Evensong service. The prelude will include the works of J.S. Back, Marcel Dupré, and Leon Boellmann. He will play two major organ pieces for the service. His postlude will be a selection from the 6th Symphonie of Widor.

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Oak Martin, is the first Henry Douglas Johnson and William Jacob Weaver Organ Scholar at St. Bartholemew’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta. In that capacity, he accompanies the choirs, sings in the Canterbury Choir, and assists teaching the Royal School of Church Music Ribbon Classes. He currently studies organ performance and vocal performance and his teachers and mentors include Scott Atchison, director of music and organist at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church; Shannon Gallier, director of music and organist at St. Bartholemew’s Episcopal Church; Dr. Jack Michener of Mercer University; Dr. Fransico Silva of Silva Piano Studios; and David R. White, director of The Georgia Boy Choir.

This year Martin took first place at the Cumming First United Methodist Church Rising Stars Music Competition; was organist for the Baltimore Boy Choir Festival; was an organ scholar at the Royal School of Church Music summer program in Portland, Oregon; participated in the American Guild of Organists Pipe Organ Encounter Advance Course in Cincinnati, Ohio; and was the Sandra Aldrich Drew Organ Scholar at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.