Church Briefs


HOOD CEMETERY in Royal will have decoration on Saturday, May 12.

FOSTER’S CHAPEL CEMETERY will have decoration on Sunday, May 13. Donations to the cemetery fund will be collected to help with cemetery expenses. The group is attempting to identify the older, unmarked graves, and any information is appreciated. Email, visit the Facebook page, or phone Jimmy Hudson at 405-0030.

MT. CARMEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have Homecoming on Sunday, May 20. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch, then The Baileys from Sand Rock will perform at 2 p.m. The church is located on County Road 29, pastor is Jeff Fore.

PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have the regular third Sunday singing on May 20 at 6 p.m., featuring Three in One. The church is located on U.S. 278 approximately two miles east of Holly Pond. Phone 256-796-5986 for more information.

REMLAP UNITED METHODIST CEMETERY will have decoration on Sunday, May 20. There will be fellowship and food at The Church of Remlap at noon that day. Please remove all old flowers at the cemetery prior to May 4 for mowing.

BLOUNT COUNTY EMMAUS CLUSTER will meet Tuesday, May 22, at Turning Point United Methodist Church in Locust Fork. Potluck supper is at 6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m.

ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH will have a singing on Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m., featuring Trusting Grace. Pastor is Dale Young.

EDGEWOOD CEMETERY will have a Memorial Service on Sunday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m. Please remove all flowers by May 25 for preparation of the cemetery grounds.


PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST CHURCH will have ‘Camp Moose on the Loose’ VBS on Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. nightly. VBS is offered to ages three through adult. Dinner is served and transportation is available. Visit the Facebook page to register.

PARK AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH will have ‘Game On’ VBS on Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., for ages preschool through adult. Registration will be held Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. The church is located at 909 Park Avenue behind Burger King. Pastor is Bobby McCullough.


PRE-NEED WORKSHOP Long Family Funeral Homes will offer a free Pre-Need Workshop at Valley Chapel on Thursdays, May 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Family service counselor Shelia Wootan will answer questions on pre-planning funeral needs. Phone 274-2323 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.

CROSSROADS BAPTIST CHURCH offers a Celebrate Recovery ministry every Tuesday evening with a light meal at 6:30 p.m., followed by praise and worship music, then a testimony or lesson in small groups led by a leader. Come as you are. The church is located at 801 Ala 160 in Hayden.

CLEVELAND FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH is seeking a youth minister. The Crosswalk youth group has a consistent attendance of 30-50 teens. Email a resume and references to

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 Word, and will begin the New Testament on April 25, one book each week, on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Come learn more about the world of technology and how you can put it to use in your life with Taming Technology 1 Byte at a Time. Classes have begun and are on Thursdays from 10 – 11:30 a.m. 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.

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.

BLOUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have a Swamp John’s dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, May 30, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., at the fellowship hall. The $12 plate includes chicken, shrimp, or fish, and includes sides, drink, and dessert. Eat in or take out. Proceeds benefit the ladies’ group’s local missions. The youth meets each Sunday from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

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.