Church Briefs


ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH will present the Christmas play on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the evening service. The church is located at 736 First Ave. East, Oneonta.

ONEONTA WORSHIP CENTER The church is sponsoring ‘Ladies Evening Out,’ where shoppers can make purchases from a variety of national companies and their local representatives. A space will be available for children to play while mothers (and dads) shop. The event will be at the church on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.

REDEEMER COMMUNITY CHURCH will present the free concert, ‘Christmas is Beautiful: a Night of Worship’ with Shelly E. Johnson performing tomorrow, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. Door prizes will be given away. Phone Pam at 429-3210 with questions. The church is located at 300 First Ave. East, Oneonta.

NEW BEGINNINGS BAPTIST CHURCH will present the Joyful Singers from Hunter Street Baptist on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 5375 Ala 160 in Hayden. Phone Cathy at 647-8933 or Joan at 590-0642 for more information.

UNION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH presents the annual ‘Christmas in the Country’ event on Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 8-9, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. There will be a light display, a live Nativity, a snack supper, puppets, sign choir, hayrides, and a gift for children (while supplies last). At 7 p.m. each evening, the church choirs will present the musical ‘Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child.’ The church is located at 2919 County Road 39. Phone 274-9232 for more information.

PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a Watch Night service on Sunday, New Year’s Eve, beginning at 8 p.m. Guest singers will be The Singing Commodores. Refreshments will be served at 10 p.m., then the group will pray the old year out and the new year in. The church is located on U.S. 278, two miles east of Holly Pond. Phone 256-796-5986 or 256-590-4468 for more information.


HAYDEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH The Celebrate Recovery ministry is held Monday nights from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., at the Family Life Center at the intersection of Ala 160 and County Road 7. The ministry, sponsored by Hayden and Smokerise United Methodist Churches and Oasis of Hope Church, offers help for those with ‘hurts, hang-ups, and habits.’ Meal provided.

MOUNTAIN CHAPEL CHURCH The series ‘Steps to Freedom in Christ’ will be taught beginning tonight, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m., and continuing each Wednesday for four weeks. Charles Mozeley, founder of Christian Counseling Services, will teach the class, which is about resolving personal and spiritual conflicts. The church is located at 1871 Rogers Road at County Road 20.

FRIENDSHIP FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH The church is seeking a youth pastor/leader. For more information on this or events at the church, phone 789-6403.

AUTUMNWOODS CHURCH at Dailey’s Chapel in Rosa has begun an eight-week small group study by Francis Chan, titled ‘You and Me Forever,’ on Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m. A light meal will be served and childcare is available. Phone pastor David Shearrer at 256-338-7292 or email for more information.

BLOUNT COUNTY SAV-A-LIFE now offers Forgiven and Set Free, a biblical support group for women who have had an abortion. The free, confidential meetings have begun. Phone Kathy Lacks at 625-5416 or Heather Payne at 579-2023 for more information.

GREENS CHAPEL CHURCH has a Bible study, Windows to the World, and will explore all 66 books of the Bible, one book each week, on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

The church has begun a grief support group and will meet for 10 weeks on Thursdays from noon until 1:30 p.m. All are welcome. The church is located at the intersection of Ala 79 and Greens Chapel Road in Cleveland. Phone pastor David Linski at 737-0863 for more information on church events.

CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH has a food pantry 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.

BLOUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH has the Wonderful Wednesday program for kindergarten through sixth grade with a light meal at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. for grades 7-12 followed by Bible studies and activities until 7:30 p.m. No Wonderful Wednesday when school is out. Bus transportation is available.

Youth meets each Sunday from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

CLEVELAND CHURCH OF CHRIST Service schedule is as follows: Bible study, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m., midweek Bible study, Wednesdays, 6 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.

CARPENTER’S MINISTRIES CHURCH 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.