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SINGINGS DELIVERANCE NOW TABERNACLE, 1415 Fairview Church Road, Cleveland, will have The Lataste Family for singing New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. Bishop/pastor Tim McMonigal, 205-540-1016, or copastor Angie Gaither, 205-965-8426.

SPECIAL EVENTS CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1002 Park Avenue, Oneonta, invites friends and strangers to Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols beginning at 5 p.m., the Holy Eucharist, and the informal reception to follow. Fr. Grady Richardson, music director Josephine Rouse, and the congregation promise a warm welcome and a meaningful celebration of the Lord’s birthday.

NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP, on Ala 75 at the Blount- Jefferson county line, will have a Christmas candlelight communion service tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. Pastor Kenneth Wren, 205-681-4536. Website: www.new-life-fellowship.com.

WORLD OUTREACH CENTER will present “Candles and Communion” Christmas Eve from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 205-625-5160 or www.wocusa.com.

CLEVELAND CHURCH OF GOD will present a special New Year’s Eve service Thursday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. Meggie Tolbert, 353-4078.

THE CHURCH AT ONEONTA, across from Walmart, will have a free lunch of turkey and ham with all the trimmings at 12:30 on Christmas Day. Church members urge, “Don’t spend Christmas Day alone!” Call Carolyn Jones at 625-2750 or Phyllis Downing at 274-9184 by today, Wednesday, Dec. 23, so the church will know how many to prepare for.

PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a night watch service Thursday, New Year’s Eve, starting at 8 p.m. Guest singers will be New Ground from Scottsboro. There will be a break for refreshments around 10 p.m. Members plan to pray the old year out and the new one in. Church located on U.S. 278 East, about two miles east of Holly Pond on the left. 256-796-5986 or 256-593-3408.

CHURCH SERVICES TURNING POINT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 337 Tabernacle Road, Locust Fork, 205-274-8644, will have the following services: Thursday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. – Christmas Eve candlelight service and communion. Regular services – Sunday school at 8:45 a.m.; Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m.; children’s church for ages 9 and younger at 10 a.m. Church website is www.turningpointumc.org.

GRACE FELLOWSHIP ALLIANCE CHURCH, U.S. 231 south past the Jet Pep in Oneonta, has services on Sundays at 4 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. for its “Encounter with Jesus” ministry in Spanish. Contact pastor Ruben Clemente at 205-503-2330 for more information.

LESTER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Oneonta invites all to participate in the following services: Thursday, Dec. 24, at 5:30 p.m. – Christmas Eve service in the sanctuary. Sunday, Dec. 27 – student Sunday.

ONEONTA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 300 3rd Avenue East, will have the following special services: Thursday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. – Christmas Eve service, carols and candlelight; a time for families to celebrate while hearing the Christmas story and singing carols. Thursday, Dec. 31, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Lord’s Supper; families may come at any time to be served the elements of the Lord’s Supper, a wonderful way to end the year.