BRATTLEBORO -- First Baptist Church at 190 Main St. will celebrate the second Sunday in Advent on Dec. 8 with carols and scripture. Children will light the Advent Candle with the Rev. David Garrecht leading the celebration.

The Rev. Suzanne Andrews will lead the worship service with the sermon titled "Baptism of Jesus," following scripture lessons from Matthew 3. Children are preparing for their Christmas Pageant to be presented Sunday morning, Dec. 22, at the worship service.

The church is preparing for its annual Christmas bazaar, luncheon and bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 14, open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Upcoming events include Christmas Carol sing at Hilltop House today at 2 p.m., and Christmas Eve Service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. The church is handicapped accessible and all are welcome to attend.