CHURCHBRIEFS




ALTOONA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will host its annual Hallelujah Night, an evening of fun, Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be food, cake walk, hayride, and games and prizes for all ages. Location is the closed-off intersection at the church on Sixth avenue; turn off Hwy 132 at the Hallelujah Night signs onto Sixth avenue. Proceeds will aid needy families.

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a fall festival Saturday, Oct. 31, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants can enjoy trunk-or-treat, food, prizes, games, and moonwalk. Church located at 6156 County Road 45, Hayden.

THE LIGHTHOUSE OF PRAISE AND HOPE at Altoona will present the “Love Can” tour with special guests Sevenglory and Sarah Reeves on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. at West End High School, 4515 Elm Street, Walnut Grove. General admission is $10 at the door with groups of 10 or more $8 each at the door. 256-572-3077 or 256-328-1425.

ROYAL ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH on Timmerman Road at Royal will host a free community Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 26. Lunch will be served 11 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall with dine-in or delivery available. Deadline for orders giving number of family dinners needed is Nov. 22. Beverly Stillwell, 466-5994, or Alma Jane McConnell, 429-3446.

HOLIDAY GATHERINGS

ABUNDANT LIFE CENTER will have a “hallelujah” party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, with fun, food, and games.

PARK AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH, behind Burger King in Oneonta, will have trunk or treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Zbinden Family Life Center. There will be hot dogs, marshmallows, treats, and a surprise visitor. Come and have fun.

LOCUST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH will host a harvest festival/trunk-a-treat Sunday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. Hot dogs, chili, and cornbread will be served. There will be lots of fun and games, hayride, and a cake walk.

CLEVELAND FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, on Ala 79, invites all children to join members for trunks of treats Saturday, Halloween night, Oct. 31, beginning at 6 p.m. in the church parking lot.

MULBERRY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a “country cornival” Saturday, Oct. 31, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Come have fun and enjoy free games, prizes, and food.

HIGH ROCK FIRST CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCH at Hayden plans a trunk-or-treat and fall festival Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come and enjoy moonwalk, cake walk, games, food, and a lot of fun.

REMLAP METHODIST CHURCH is sponsoring an All Saints Day festival Sunday, Nov. 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and urges everyone to join the fun.

MOUNTAIN POINTE MINISTRIES will have a trunk-or-treat and fall family fun night Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy the trunks of treats, inflatables, games, cake walk, cake auction, and lots of good food and fun.

LOCUST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH to present “Remember the Magic,” a walkthrough judgment house drama, at 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 28, and at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. No admission charge, but not recommended for those under 10. Walk-ins welcome, but reservations recommended. 681-2254 for reservations.

SPECIAL EVENTS ABUNDANT LIFE CENTER will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UNION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH is sponsoring “GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays,” a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. The seminar will be held free of charge Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church. Topics include “Why the Holidays Are Tough,” “What to Expect,” “How to Prepare,” “How to Manage Relationships and Holiday Socials,” and “Using the Holiday to Help you Heal.” Those who attend will receive free books with over 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. 274-9232.

LESTER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 108 Third Avenue East, Oneonta, will begin collection this November of gift-filled shoe boxes for its Operation Christmas Child project. Collections are planned for Monday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Tuesday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Wednesday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Friday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Sunday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who participate should fill shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, necessity items, hard candy, and a letter of encouragement. Step-by-step shoe box packing instructions are available at www.samaritanspurse.org.
Oneontans who pack boxes will be helping children in more than 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine, and poverty.

NEW EMMAUS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival services at 7 p.m. and prayer meetings at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 through Nov. 6. Evangelist is Daryl Ross, and pastor is Wayne Allcorn.

REMLAP METHODIST CHURCH will have a spaghetti supper Saturday, Nov. 14, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Carryouts will be available.

ROYAL ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH on Timmerman Road at Royal will be accepting any non-perishable food items until Nov. 25 to help underprivileged families for the Thanksgiving holiday. For donations, contact Beverly Stillwell, 205-466-5994, or Alma Jane McConnell, 205-429-3446.

BETHLEHEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 623 Washington Avenue, Oneonta, invites all to family night and church anniversary Nov. 7 and Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. and 3 p.m. Guest speakers are Brenda McKenzie of Birmingham on Nov. 7 and Gary Robinson of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ashville on Nov. 8. Michel L.J. Robertson, pastor, welcomes all to the church where everybody is somebody and Jesus Christ is all.