Church Briefs


CROSSROADS BAPTIST CHURCH will have a walkthrough living Nativity on Thursday, Dec. 13, Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. each night. Refreshments will follow. The church is located at 801 State Highway 160 in Warrior. For more information phone 647-3880.

THE SANCTUARY COFFEE SHOP presents ‘What God Wants for Christmas,’ the true story of Christmas through a live Nativity, on Saturday, Dec. 15, with start times at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Cost is $5 for ages 4 through 10 and includes cookies, cocoa, and crafts. The church is located at 400 6th Street South in Oneonta next to Jeff’s Muffler.

GAITHER CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING will be tomorrow, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., at the Legacy Arena at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center. Tickets are available at the BJCC box office, by calling 800-745-3000, or visiting

ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH will present its Christmas play ‘The Greatest Gift’ on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dale Young is pastor.

HARMONY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a live Nativity on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The church is located on County Highway 42.

CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH presents their Christmas cantata (Sing Christmas) on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. There will be a candlelight ceremony during the service and light refreshments will be served following. The church is located at 186 County Highway 36 in Oneonta.

PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a watch night service on Monday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Guest singers will be Point of Honor. Refreshment break will be around 10 p.m. The church is located on U.S. 278 approximately two miles from Holly Pond. For more information, phone 256-796- 5986.


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 Billy York. 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 State Highway 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, 5 p.m., midweek Bible study, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Pastor is Stanley Ryan.

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 State Highway 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 State Highway 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.