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REVIVALS CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST, on U.S. 231 south, 70621 Main Street, Blountsville, will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, through Friday, Sept. 3. Evangelist is William McClellan, and pastor is Waylon Thrasher.

SPECIAL EVENTS ROYAL ADVENT will have yard/donation sales Sept. 4 and Sept 11 beginning at 6 p.m. on Timmerman Road. Benefits from the event will go toward the building fund.

NEW BEGINNINGS BAPTIST will welcome interim pastor Dillon Thornton to the church family Sept. 12. New Beginnings meets at Hayden Community Center.

GRACE FELLOWSHIP ALLIANCE will have a festival for families with lots of fun, food, and fellowship Saturday, Aug. 28, beginning at 1 p.m.

The church also invites all to participate in its 70thyear anniversary celebration Sunday, Sept. 19, when a special service looking backward and forward is planned at 10 a.m. A gospel singing featuring the Tableland Quartet and others will follow at 1:30 p.m.

For further information on both events, call interim pastor Ralph R. Gardner at 274-8381. The church is located on U.S. 231 South, past the Jet Pep in Oneonta.

MT. LEBANON FCM, Chandler Mountain, will have a women’s conference Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon featuring Brenda Robinson and New Desire. Lunch and nursery will be provided. A singing will follow at 6 p.m. For information or directions, call 594-5391.

FAITHWAY CHRISTIAN CENTER, county road 26 and Ashley Circle, Blountsville, is preparing to start a food and clothing ministry. If you want to donate canned food, clothing, or furniture, contact Sandy at 256-586- 0122 or pastor Scotty at 446-8972. Leave a message if no answer. If you want to donate but are unable to deliver, call the above for pickup by appointment. All donations appreciated. The ministry is operating under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and Matthew 25:35-40.

PARK AVENUE BAPTIST, 909 Park Avenue, Oneonta, will present Steve Ladd in concert Sunday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For more information, call Norm Basden at 994-0988.

CALVARY EPISCOPAL, 1002 Park Avenue, Oneonta, will host an organ recital played by Samuel Burke Jr. on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. The event is in celebration of the church congregation’s eighth birthday and will include musical selections featuring the recently installed rank of eight-foot reed pipes added to the pedal division of the historic Hinners-Zimmer-Hand seven-rank pipe organ in the church nave. A reception will be held in the parish hall following the performance. The public is invited.

CHURCH NEWS CALVARY EPISCOPAL, Oneonta, invites anyone interested to join Josephine Rouse and the choir for practice Sundays at 10 a.m. and welcomes everyone to Holy Eucharist following at 11 a.m.

Calvary Episcopal Church is sharing with the community the money paid by buyers of barbecue butts in its annual sale, proceeds from earlier sales having paid off the church’s property debt. Members are grateful to be able to contribute $725 to Blount County Children’s Center and $725 to Oneonta Senior Center. They have allocated $500 to the church benevolence fund and $500 to the community Twelfth Night observance they plan for January. That observance follows Epiphany, which marks the revelation to the Wise Men of the divinity of the Christ Child.