Church Briefs


BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH in Snead will have a huge indoor yard sale on Thursday, Oct. 4, and Friday, Oct. 5, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7 a.m. until noon. There will be something for everyone.

The church will have Canaan’s Crossing performing on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. No admission. For more information on church events, phone 466-7424.

HOPEWELL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH will have the annual Alexander Family Memorial Sacred Harp Singing on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 9:30 a.m. Bring a covered dish and enjoy lunch at noon. The church is located on Airport Road.

ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 7, with Waylon Thrasher bringing the message at 11 a.m., lunch at noon, and Bloodline performing at 1:30 p.m. Pastor is Dale Young. Phone Janet at 274-9116 for more information.

GRAVES GAP CHURCH will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m., with worship and singing. Lunch served at noon. Bring a covered dish to share. The church is located in Hayden.

GOD’S LITTLE CHURCH will have a gospel singing on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m., featuring Regina Leeth, New Grace, and Nate Fortner performing. The church is located at 4977 Old Hwy 75, Allgood.

PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 21, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with Exodus performing. Lunch will follow. The church is located on U.S. 278 two miles east of Holly Pond. Phone 256-796-5986 for more information.

BLOUNTSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH will recognize the history of the church on Sunday, Oct. 28, at morning worship services. There will be old pictures to see, a group photo after church, and afternoon activities. Pastor is Randall Edmondson.

CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a Henry .22 rifle, donated by Blount Tactical. The tickets are $1 each and the drawing will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7. To purchase tickets, phone Mickey McAlpine at 446-8695. All proceeds benefit the church’s women’s group.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ONEONTA and Blount County Sav-A-Life present Allison Speer in concert on Thursday, Nov. 8. The event will begin with refreshments and a meet-and-greet at 6 p.m., followed by the concert in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. The event is free; however, donations are accepted. To RSVP for the reception, phone 625-5416.


ALTOONA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday evening Bible study for children, youth, and adults will begin at 6 p.m., and Wednesday evening Bible study and youth group meets at 6 p.m. Pastor is Berry Faust.

FREE BIBLE COURSE For more information, phone 631-7000 or mail a request to: Free Bible Course, 1750 Decatur Hwy, Gardendale, AL 35071.

HAYDEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH has small group study on Monday nights at 6 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share. Hosted by Hayden and Smokerise UMC. Please phone 647-0921 or 901-4980 with questions.

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.

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 has begun the New Testament, 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.

BLOUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH has the Wonderful Wednesday program for kindergarten through sixth grade with a light meal at 5:30 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. The youth meets each Sunday from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Sunday services are as follows: early worship at 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school at 10 a.m.; and worship at 11 a.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.