The Grace United Methodist Church choir, directed by Brad Wallace, will present a unique Christmas concert - Grace Church and Friends – at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec 12, at the church in Pequot Lakes.

The choir will sing favorite Christmas carols with a twist. Jackie Kline, Marsha Mower and Casey Derksen will be soloists.

Several friends of the congregation will be featured: "Fourteen Stories" with Bethany Rohr and Jeff Boozell , "Uncle Wheat and Eddie" with Wallace and Ed Kochler, and a Classical Trio featuring JP Wesp, Jan Craig and Cathy Binsfeld will add their musical expertise to the evening.

The Christmas for Kids organization will benefit from the generosity of concert goers who are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy. Christmas for Kids will distribute the items to children from Nisswa to Pine River to Crosslake this holiday season.

Non-perishable food items for the Lakes Area Food Shelf will also be accepted. Monetary gifts will be welcomed for either organization.

Grace United Methodist Church is located at 29432 Patriot Ave. just south of Pequot Lakes. Visit graceumcpequotlakes.org for more information.