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SINGINGS NEW HOME #1 MISSIONARY BAPTIST will have Bama Blu-Grace for its monthly singing Sunday, Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m. Song chairman is Verbon Lancaster and pastor is Tommy Riggs.

WELCOME #2 BAPTIST will have a singing Sunday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. with the River City Quartet as special guests. Pastor is Johnny Allred. Church located in Palmerdale, just off Ala 75 on Terry Heights Road.

CLEVELAND UNITED METHODIST will have a singing Sunday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. featuring the Chuck Wagon Gang.

PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST will have its third Sunday night singing Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. The Revelations will be featured. The church is located on U.S. 278 East approximately two miles east of Holly Pond on the left. For more information, call 256-796- 5986 or 256-786-8375.

REVIVALS ROSA UNITED METHODIST will have revival services at 7 p.m., Sept. 26 through Sept. 28. Nell Culberson from Taylor Memorial United Methodist will be the speaker.

LORD’S HOUSE OF PRAYER will have revival services at 7 p.m., Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, and at 6 p.m., Oct. 3. Guest speakers are Darryl Scott and Robert Scott. Special singing is scheduled nightly.

EDGEWOOD MISSIONARY BAPTIST, county road 13, Locust Fork, will have revival services at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 through Sept. 27. Evangelist is Sammy Blakely. Pastor is Earl Harper.

CLEVELAND UNITED METHODIST will have revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, and at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, through Wednesday, Sept. 22. Guest speaker will be paint brush artist Krel Buckelew.

REDEEMERS REFUGE will have a “Power in the Blood” rally Sept. 20 through Sept. 26 in the red/white tent on Ala 75 in Oneonta, across from Hometown Bank. Planned speakers for 7 p.m. services are Roscoe Weaver on Monday, Sept. 20; Mark Butler on Tuesday, Sept. 21; Don Garrison on Wednesday, Sept. 22; Radford Edwards on Thursday, Sept. 23; and Kevin Rickles on Friday, Sept. 24. Saturday services include David Weaver at 11 a.m. and Calvin Salamone for youth night at 7. Sunday speakers are Don Palmer at 10 a.m., Jim Copeland at 2 p.m., and J.J. Brothers (church pastor) at 6 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS 25TH AVENUE MISSIONARY BAPTIST will have homecoming Sunday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. with Jimmy Wadsworth preaching. Earl Young and the Singing Commodores will sing after lunch at 1 p.m. Church located at #32 25th Avenue NW, Center Point.

CLEAR SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST on county road 15 (Limestone Springs) will have a fish fry and bake sale in its fellowship hall Saturday, Sept. 18, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fish, fries, hush puppies, slaw, beans, dessert, and drinks are $8 per plate. All proceeds benefit the church building fund.

TRAFFORD FIRST BAPTIST will have its annual yard and bake sale Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be something for everyone in the yard sale. Sausage and biscuits, coffee, hot dogs, chips, drinks, goodies, and our “famous” fried apple pies will be available. Homemade cakes can be specially ordered by calling ahead. All proceeds go to the Women’s Missionary Union. Call Lisa Martin 647-7215, Jenise Martin 647- 7177, or Sue Young 647-5252.

CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR for the State of Alabama will be hosted by Briarwood Christian School, 6255 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, on Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. This free event allows students from across the state to preview many programs offered at a variety of Christian colleges.

GRACE FELLOWSHIP ALLIANCE invites all to participate in its 70th-year 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.

CALVARY EPISCOPAL, on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m., will present organist Samuel Burke Jr. in recital at the historical Hinners-Zimmer-Hand pipe organ situated in the church’s nave. The public is invited to the musical event and to a reception to follow in the parish hall.

Samuel Burke Jr. is the son of Sam and Mary Logan Burke of Rosa. He is organist at Grace Episcopal Church, Cullman, and a member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He holds degrees from Birmingham-Southern College and Westminster Choir College, Princeton, N.J. Burke has served as musician for churches in Alabama and in North Carolina and has been employed by public broadcasting studios WHQR in Wilmington, N.C., and WBHM in Birmingham.

The accomplished organist is a member of Calvary Church and served as consultant for the procurement and installation of the organ, a gift from The Chapel of The Cross, Chapel Hill, N.C. The recital will celebrate the eighth birthday of Calvary Episcopal Church. The church is located at 1002 Park Avenue, Oneonta, and visible from Ala 75 behind the old Blount Memorial Hospital.