"The Paradox of Blessedness" will be Dr. Doug Fairbanks' message at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship services Sunday, in the sanctuary at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave. His text will be Luke 1:39-55. At 10:45 in The Vine, the Rev. Brian Davis will speak on "Polar Express: Leaning to Believe," with Hebrews 11:1-3 as text.
Christmas Eve services Monday will be at 5 and 11 p.
m. Music for the Christ Child will precede both services. At 4:45 p.m., Christmas carols and festive music will be presented by strings, piano and organ. At 10:30 p.m., the Chancel Choir, vocal and instrumental soloists will set the stage for the 11 p.m. communion service. Child care will be available during the 5 p.m. service.