McLouth United Methodist Church will play host to this year’s community-wide Advent service at 7 p.m. Sunday. This service marks the beginning of the season of Advent, a time of preparation of our hearts, as well as our world, for the coming of Christ, which we celebrate Christmas Day. Everyone is invited to attend. McLouth Ministerial Alliance will receive a special offering, which will be used to provide food and assistance to individuals and families throughout the coming year.
• McLouth Public Library’s Book Discussion Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, please call (913) 796-2225.
• The Santa Express Toy Fair is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Oskaloosa Library.