Church Briefs

ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Revival continues through Friday, July 5, at 7 p.m. nightly. Daryl Ross is helper. Sammy Blakely is pastor. The church is located at 88 County Highway 49, Blountsville.

NEW BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival Sunday, July 7, at 6 p.m., and Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. Chris Reaves is helper. Stanley Jones is pastor. The church is located on Ala 79 between Locust Fork and Cleveland.

OAK GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m. nightly. Daniel Gann is evangelist. Earnest McKinnon is pastor. The church is located on County Highway 9 in Hayden. Phone Dulon Hogeland at 205-559-2228 for information.

NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP ‘In the Wild’ VBS will be Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. nightly. Registration will be Sunday, July 7, at 5:30 p.m. with a safari scavenger hunt and refreshments. Saturday, July 13, will be a field trip to Harmony Park in Huntsville. Sunday, July 14, is family day at church. Contact Mrs. Avalos at or Mrs. Brown at for more information. The church is located on Ala 75 near the Blount/Jefferson county line.

MULBERRY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m. nightly. Prayer meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. Evangelist is Neal Whited. Pastor is Jay Washburn. The church is located on County Highway 47 in Blountsville.

GOSPEL TENT MEETING will be Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m. nightly, at 870 2nd Avenue East, Oneonta (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken). Speakers will be: Bob Swain (Monday), Ron Freeman (Tuesday), Tim Alexander (Wednesday), Stanley Ryan (Thursday), and David Fanning (Friday). Preachers are welcome to present 10-minute Biblical response after a question and answer period.

LESTER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have the annual Salad Luncheon Tuesday, July 9, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Norma Bynum Scholarship Fund to help children in need to attend preschool and daycare.

PLEASANT MOUNT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival Sunday, July 21, at 6 p.m., with The Baileys as special singers, and Monday, July 22, through Friday, July 26, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. Matthew Fallin is evangelist. Lunch will be served daily following the morning service. Prayer band begins at 6:45 p.m. nightly. The church is located on U.S. 278 approximately two miles east of Holly Pond. Phone 256-796-5986 for more information.

NECTAR CEMETERY AND NECTAR CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH are raising money for the upkeep of the cemetery and repairs and improvements to the church. All money raised will be divided equally between the Nectar Cemetery Fund and the Nectar Congregational Church. Donations may be made through Go Fund Me at or by sending contributions directly to Nectar Cemetery Fund, c/o Sue Gaither, 14760 State Highway 160, Cleveland, AL 35049. Please write “Nectar Cemetery Fund” in the memo section of your check.

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. Desserts are served 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 begun a new Bible study titled ‘More Than a Carpenter.’ The class will meet each Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 11:15 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 are each Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The church is located at 811 Greens Chapel Road in Cleveland. Phone pastor David Linski at 205-737-0863 for more information on church events.

BLOUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday services are as follows: early worship at 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship at 11 a.m.; and youth at 6 p.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.