Church Briefs


BLOUNTSVILE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH The children’s Christmas program ‘Just a Little Christmas’ will be this evening at 6:30 p.m.

CROSSROADS BAPTIST CHURCH will have a walk-through living Nativity on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Dec. 14, 15, and 16, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Come see live animals and enjoy refreshments and entertainment. The church is located at 801 Ala 160 in Warrior.

FOWLER SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH The adult choir cantata will be Sunday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m., and the annual Christmas Day service will be Dec. 25 at 10 a.m.

BLOUNTSVILLE CHURCH OF GOD will have a silent auction on Sunday, Dec. 18, beginning at 5 p.m. Items available include hand crafted items, corkboards, artwork, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, and much more. Proceeds benefit the church children’s, music, and ladies ministries.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ONEONTA The celebration choir and praise band will present ‘Christmas in His Presence’on Sunday, Dec. 18, at a 3 p.m. matinee and a 6 p.m. main performance.

ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH will present ‘My Christmas Guest’ on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.

PARK AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH will present ‘Mary, Did You Know?’ on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the program.

NORTH BROAD STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST will have the annual Holiday Red Cross Bloodmobile at the church for a blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 27, from noon until 4 p.m. The church is located at 308 N. Broad Street, Albertville. There is an urgent need for all blood types during the holiday season.

PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a New Year’s Eve watch night service on Saturday, Dec. 31, beginning at 8 p.m. Guest singers will be Point of Honor and refreshments will be served at 10 p.m. The church is on U.S. 278 in Holly Pond. Phone 256-796-5986 or 256-590-4468 with questions.


CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH has begun a beans and rice food ministry the fourth Sunday of each month, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Dry beans and rice will be given away on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.

MOUNTAIN POINTE MINISTRIES has a bus ministry. Need a ride to church? Phone Tim Baker at 559-4565.

BLOUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH The youth meets each Sunday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

CLEVELAND CROSS HALO COWBOY CHURCH invites worshippers to come as they are to Sunday services at 9 a.m. Arrive early to enjoy a pancake breakfast. The church is located on Ala 160, just past the Ala 79 intersection. Phone pastor Tim Corson at 910-7296 for more information.

BROOKSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH service schedule is as follows: Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., and Wednesday night meal at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 7 p.m. The church is located at 51070 Ala 79. ONEONTA CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST service schedule begins at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school followed by worship at 11 a.m. Pastor is Vondrick Harrison.

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 and phone is 625-6112.

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., closed Sundays. Phone 274-2879 or 647-0150 for more information.