Church Briefs

MT. CARMEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Homecoming is Sunday, May 19. Service begins at 10:30 a.m.; lunch follows. Jeff Fore is pastor. The church is located on County Highway 29, Straight Mountain.

HOLY LAND/AUSTRIA/GERMANY TRIP There will be an informative meeting Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m., at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Eric and Barbara Bell will speak about the trip (departing June 29, 2020) which will include seeing the Oberammergau Passion Play performed every 10 years.

LESTER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Annie Dennison and Whitney Marquard, eight-year-olds from Oneonta, will have their third annual Lemonade Stand Philippines Fundraiser Sunday, May 19, following both the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

MOUNT PLEASANT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have Homecoming Sunday, May 19, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Pardoned with Rusty Rowan and Donnie Marr will be special singers. The church is located at 40 Mount Pleasant Road, Altoona.

ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH will have the fourth Sunday singing May 26, at 2 p.m., with Chosen Witness.

‘In the Wild’ VBS will be Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 7, from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Registration will be Monday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m.

CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have Homecoming Sunday, May 26. Service is at 10 a.m.; potluck lunch will follow. Chris Green will lead an old-fashioned book singing at 1 p.m. Gene Blackmon is pastor. The church is located at 185 County Highway 36, Oneonta.

MT. VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH ‘In the Wild’ VBS will be Saturday, June 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Classes will be for children age 3 to teens. Phone 205-590-3321 for more information. The church is located on Arkadelphia Road, one mile northwest of the Skyline Drive intersection.

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 205-631-7000 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 205-647-0921 or 205-901-4980 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 205-625-5416 or Heather Payne at 205-579-2023 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 205-737-0863 for more information on church events. 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 seven through 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 205-910-7296 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 Sundays at 4 p.m. The support group is open to those grieving the death of a loved one. Phone Linda Reid at 205-625-4477 with questions. The church is located at the intersection of U.S. 231 and County Road 20 and phone is 205-625-6112.

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 205-274-2879 or 205-647-0150 for more information.