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SINGINGS BLOUNT COUNTY MIRACLE LEAGUE is having a benefit singing to help raise funds to build a Miracle Field for children and adults with disabilities. The Blue Grass Gospel Band featuring Phillip Mulkey, James Keener, Adrian Willingham, Mark Willingham, and Frank Holt will headline the singing Dec. 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Big Barn at 806 Ketchum Road, Blountsville. The event features music, free food, fun, and laughter. Tickets of $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger can be purchased at the door with all proceeds to benefit the Miracle League. Directions: From Blountsville red light, turn onto hwy 26 toward Garden City; take the third right onto hwy 74 (Double Bridge Road); take third right onto Ketchum Road; turn on dirt driveway to right; Big Barn is through the iron fence on the left.

JONES CHAPEL BAPTIST will have The Spurgeons as specials for the Dec. 5 singing at 2 p.m. Sammy Blakely is pastor, and Fay Owen is singing chairman.

ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST will have fourth Sunday singing Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. Guest singers will be Heartfelt.

NEW HOME #1 MISSIONARY BAPTIST will have the Chosen Generations as special guests for singing Sunday, Nov. 28, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Tommy Riggs and singing chairman Verbon Lancaster invite everyone to attend.

SPECIAL EVENTS UNION HILL BAPTIST will present “Christmas in the Country” on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11. The activities start each evening at 5:30 p.m. with a complimentary community soup and chili dinner with all the trimmings. Following the meal, there will be puppet shows, a live Nativity, children’s activities, and the musical presentation “Joy Has Dawned” at 7 p.m. under direction of Greg Hollis, minister of music and education. Pastor Bill Barnett invites all to the church, located at 2919 county road 39, Oneonta. For more information, call the church, 274-9232.

PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST is hosting a benefit dinner and concert for Mallory Paige Brown on Dec. 4. Dinner of catfish, chicken fingers, and side dishes will be at 5 p.m. with the concert at 7 p.m. See more information in the newsbrief in Section B of this issue.

PARK AVENUE BAPTIST is hosting an open house in its Zbinden building after the Christmas parade Dec. 2. Soup, cornbread, hot chocolate, and coffee will be provided for those participating in the parade. Doors will open around 4 p.m. Donations will be appreciated. BLOUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST will host a community Christmas party Saturday, Dec. 11, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities in the children’s area will include inflatables, face-painting, ornament crafts, Veggie Tales, a cupcake walk, and more. The college-career group (Inner Circle) is sponsoring additional activities.

THE GREENHOUSE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY invites the public to its performance of the Christmas musical, “It All Happened in the Country,” on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Blountsville United Methodist Church. After the performance, all are invited to join them for a country reception in the fellowship hall.

GRACE FELLOWSHIP ALLIANCE will have Christmas worship services each Sunday, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19, and Dec. 26 at 10:45 a.m. The Christmas program, “The Real Story and The Real Star of Christmas,” will be presented at the church Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Christmas goodies will be served in the fellowship hall following the program. The church is located at 418 6th Street South, U.S. 231, past the Jet Pep. For more information, call interim pastor Ralph R. Gardner at 274-8381.

TURNING POINT UNITED METHODIST Women’s quilt walk and bake sale will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. An exhibit of antique and contemporary quilts will be available for view during the free community quilt walk. A holiday luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $6 per plate, which can be taken out or eaten in the church dining room. Vendors are welcome to showcase and sell their homemade goods and crafts. For more information, contact Una Jackson at 681- 0159. The church is located at 337 Tabernacle Road, Locust Fork, about .5 mile south of the school.

THE WORD CHURCH members invite all to attend services at 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 6 p.m. on Sundays and at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Pastor Don Edwards says, “Come worship with us. God loves you and we do too!” Church is located in Blountsville on U.S. 231 south of Jack’s Restaurant in the Ponderosa Mini-Plaza.

A PLACE CALLED HOPE is now conducting church services in the Neely Arts Center building, 306 First Avenue East, downtown Oneonta. Pastor Jeremy Lesley is originally from Oneonta; he is joined by Neely owner Randy Beason, bassist Billy McKeithen, and drummer Si’ave Teofilo as church band members. There are activities for children. All who need HOPE are invited to attend the new and dynamic style of worship. For more information, call 274-PLAY.