Church Briefs


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Lester Memorial United Methodist Church fellowship hall is Blount County’s drop off location. Collection days are today, Nov. 20, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 22, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 24, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 25, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. The church is located at 108 Third Avenue East in Oneonta.

NEW HOME MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a singing Sunday, Nov. 24, at 1:30 p.m. The Sharps will perform. Matthew Fallin is pastor.

THANKSGIVING LUNCH will be Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. No charge; all are welcome.

COMMUNITY ADVENT HYMN SINGING will be Sunday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m., at Shiloh-Allgood United Methodist Church. Individuals and groups are invited to perform. There will also be congregational singing. The church is located on Boat Landing Road in Allgood. Phone pastor Bill Cofield at 205-237-4441 for more information.


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ONEONTA invites all children in kindergarten through sixth grade to be a part of our Kid’s Bible Club. We will meet from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursdays and have Bible stories, Bible drills, memory verses, games, snacks, and crafts. Enter the church by the side door and take the elevator to the third floor. Phone the church office at 205-625-3191 for more information.

PLEASANT GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., worship service is at 10:30 a.m. David D. Poole is pastor. The church is located at 4415 County Highway 21, Horton. Phone Carolyn Morton at 205-466-7413 for more information.

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 Gary Campbell.

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 focusing on spiritual gifts: what they are, what they are for, strengths and weaknesses, and how to determine your gift. The class meets 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 Wonderful Wednesday program invites high school youth to after school hangout at 3 p.m. Kindergarten through 12th grade activities start at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday services are as follows: early worship at 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship at 11 a.m.; youth 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.

CHURCH BRIEFS Phone 205-625-3231 or email