IM CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: At 2 p.m. Monday, a special IM Church Christmas Eve service will be at Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake St.

IM Church is an ecumenical, inclusive ministry launched earlier this year by a coalition of several faiths working together to provide a monthly message of God’s love for people with cognitive and other disabilities.

Unlike a traditional church service, IM Church normally is broken up into three components: a short interactive learning session that previews the sermon message; a short worship service with music, where people can participate as they choose; and a simple meal and fellowship afterward.

IM Church meets at 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month at Lake Street United Methodist Church. The next regularly scheduled services will be Sunday, Jan. 20.

From staff reports