Church Briefs


PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST CHURCH will have Awana’s Children’s ministry every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. and continuing until the end of the school year. Open to ages K-3 through sixth grade, children will participate in games, crafts, and learning about God. Phone Nicole Bryant at 353-2192 with questions.

E STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST has Bible classes at 7 p.m. each Wednesday.

PINE BLUFF BAPTIST CHURCH at Locust Fork will have a singing Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. with Brian Free and Assurance performing.

THE CHURCH AT ONEONTA 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.

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. and closed Sundays. Phone 274-2879 or 647-0150 for more information.


MOUNTAIN POINTE MINISTRIES has new worship times: Sunday worship begins at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday school and small groups begin at 11 a.m. For more information, visit


THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF SUSAN MOORE will have a fundraiser Friday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 31, beginning at 7 a.m. There will be Valentine items and gifts and authentic Mexican food for sale. Sopes, posole, menudo, and beef or chicken burritos or fajitas will be available. The church is located at 5485 county road 57. All funds will benefit church projects.

ALTOONA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have a Real Souper Bowl celebration on Sunday, Feb. 8, from noon until 2 p.m. at the church. Select a bowl to keep and fill with your choice of homemade soups. Crackers, cornbread, drinks, dessert, and fellowship included. Donations are appreciated and will benefit the missions fund.


PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have the third Sunday singing on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. featuring Tim Frith and Gospel Echoes from Pearl, Miss. The church is located on U.S. 278 approximately two miles east of Holly Pond. Phone 256-796-5986 or 256-590- 4468 for more information.

ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH will have the fourth Sunday singing Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. with Daily Bread as guest singers. Phone Chasity Hunt at 602-9272 with questions.

LOCUST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH will feature the Ugandan Thunder Children’s Choir from Africa on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 10:30 a.m. Phone the church office at 681-2254 with questions.