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BLOUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have the Christmas Eve service tonight at 8 p.m.

CLEAR SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have Christmas Eve come-andgo communion at the church tonight between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

THE CHURCH AT ONEONTA and the Carpenter’s Ministry will offer the community a free lunch on Christmas Day at 1 p.m. at the church. Phone 625-6744 to RSVP with the number attending. No deliveries available.

PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a Watch Night service on Wednesday, Dec. 31, beginning at 8 p.m. Guest singers will be Point of Honor and refreshments will be served. The group plans to pray the old year out and the new one in. 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.

NEW BEGINNINGS BAPTIST CHURCH will have the new building dedication service on Sunday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. and Open House from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The church is located at 5375 Ala 160, but enter from Sixth St. Phone Cathy Lee at 647-8933 for more information.

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

BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH in Snead will have a food line on Sunday, Dec. 28, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. The free meal will consist of soup and chili for those who would like to eat and have fellowship. The youth will play flag football. The church will begin serving a meal the last Sunday of each month.

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 Amy Long at 274-9985 with questions.

ONEONTA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH offers a weekly DivorceCare program Sundays at 5:30 p.m. There is no fee for participation and childcare is free. Phone Dawn King at 283-3357 or Pam Dean at 256-390-4633, or visit www.oneontafbc.org/dcblount for more information.

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.