Advent Church will present a free live nativity from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3600 Kenny Road.

Advent Church will present a free live nativity from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3600 Kenny Road.

The evening will feature live animals in the traditional Christmas scene.

The public is welcome to enjoy music, refreshments and the opportunity to participate in the scene.

North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Broadway, will offer two programs in preparation for the season.

A “Christmas and Consumerism” study will be held at 7 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 21-Dec. 19, at Global Gallery, 3535 N. High St.

The church also will offer a series of Advent prayer based on the book, “Simply Wait: Cultivating Stillness in the Season of Advent” by Pamela Hawkins.

For more information, call (614) 268-8626.