The First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St./Route 1, will kick Christmas by the Sea weekend Friday, Dec. 1, at noon, with a fun and festive concert of holiday selections for piano, organ, voice, chorus, ukulele and more, led by Director of Music Matthew Mainster.

This lunchtime concert is presented free of charge, courtesy of First Congregational Church’s Friends of Music program. Donations will be welcomed in support of the Friends.

The church’s weekend also includes a craft fair Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and the annual Ringing in the Season handbell concert at 4 p.m. (see link below). For more information about these events, call the church at 236-4821.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or