New Albany United Methodist Church, 20 S. Third St., will offer parents the chance to shop for Christmas without the kids from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, and from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturdays on Dec. 11 and 18.

New Albany United Methodist Church, 20 S. Third St., will offer parents the chance to shop for Christmas without the kids from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, and from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturdays on Dec. 11 and 18.

Children are invited to make crafts, play games, watch a short movie and have a simple meal. Donations will be accepted, with all funds going to support the congregation's youth and Jamaica mission teams.

The church also will host a cookie walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 11. Participants may select a $5, $10 or $15 box to fill with cookies.

Contact Jean Schafer at jean_schafer@sbcglobal.net or 855-1403, ext. 15.