The Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Newton Twp., will host its annual Christmas Cantata on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 1:30 p.m. and at 4 p.m. The title is “He Came Down” and will feature musicians, soloists, music directors and a 40-voice choir comprised of members of more than 10 local Christian faith communities. Refreshments will be served from 3-4 p.m. Call 570-587-3206 for more information.

Performers are pictured; from left, front row: Katya Williams. Second row: Al Hardaway, Matthew Montella, Sue Cagley and Bob Smith. Third row: Edie Sicher, Becky Berardis, Nancy Smith, Luke Berardis and J.P. Duncan. Back row: David Lee, Valerie Black, Roger Clapp and Ron Jackson. Jenny Marcho and Scott Miller will also perform.