Church Briefs


NEW LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH will have a yard sale Saturday, May 16, beginning at 8 a.m. at the church. Proceeds benefit the Bread of Life Orphanage in Romania.

Sunday, May 17, pastor Elias Valles from Iquitos, Peru, will be guest speaker at 10:45 a.m. He oversees several protestant churches there where his team ministers to natives in the jungle along the Amazon River. Pastors are Jack and Marla Decanter.

MT. CARMEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have decoration Sunday, May 17. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch and a singing featuring Twice Born. The church is located on Straight Mountain on County Road 29. Jeff Fore is pastor.

SUGAR CREEK CHURCH OF CHRIST in Hayden will feature Robin Bauer of Cape Town, South Africa, who will speak at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, May 17.

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH The RA boys will present the play ‘God Meant It For Good’ on Wednesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow after the program. The church is located at 6156 County Highway 47 in Hayden.

CENTRE METHODIST CHURCH will have Memorial Day services on Sunday, May 24, beginning at 11 a.m. with a covered dish luncheon to follow. At 1:15 p.m., the Murphree Sisters Trio from St. Clair County will perform. The church is located on County Road 36.


ANTIOCH MINISTRIES will present a Restoration Revival through Friday, May 15, at 7 o’clock nightly. Guest revivalist will be Vernon Best. The church is located at 1910 Marsh Street in Oneonta. Phone 256-490-7521 for more information.


PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST CHURCH will have VBS June 14-19, from 6 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. The theme, ‘Epic Expedition at Camp Kilimanjaro’ is open for children 3 years through sixth grade. To register, visit and look for the link.


PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH wil have the regular third Sunday singing on May 17 at 6 p.m. with Shepherd’s Voice from Brooklyn performing. The church is located on U.S. 278 two miles east of Holly Pond. Phone 256-796-5986 or 256-590-4468 with questions.

PINE BLUFF BAPTIST CHURCH in Locust Fork will feature the Florida Boys in concert on Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m. Phone 681-8847 or 681-2714 for more information.


THE CHURCH AT ONEONTA hosts a weekly GriefShare Group on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The support group is open to those grieving the death of a loved one. Phone Linda Reid at 625-4477 with questions. The church is located at the intersection of U.S. 231 and county road 20.

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST ASSOCIATION Baptist Center Thrift Store is located at 7730 Ala 160 in Hayden, at the corner of Wallstown Road. Donations of household goods and gently-used clothing are accepted. The store is open daily 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and closed Sundays. Phone 274-2879 or 647-0150 for more information.