News from the Tennessee Valley Religion


Church Super Bowl events Sunday

Several churches are holding Super Bowl-related special events on Sunday.

Danny Buggs, a former wide receiver for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins in the National Football League, will speak Sunday at 10 a.m. at Autumnwood Baptist Church, 4511 Danville Road S.W.

He also will speak for an Autumnwood “Super Bowl Sunday” event at 4:30 p.m., which will include a showing of the football game on big screens and a “tailgate” fellowship.

Buggs is a native of Duluth, Ga., who was a first-team All-American while playing for West Virginia University.

For more information, call 351-1646.

Decatur Baptist Church, 2527 Danville Road S.W., will show the game on 21-foot screens starting at 5 p.m. “Tailgate” food and fellowship starts at 4. Video testimonies will include speakers Shawn Alexander and Matt Hasselbeck, and the church will give away door prizes worth thousands of dollars.

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Providence band to perform Feb. 12

The group Providence from Spring Hill, Fla., will perform for a youth rally at St. Luke United Methodist Church on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. Adam Mitchell of Birmingham will s peak. Tickets are $5 in advance, available by calling the church at 355-9381, or $7 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The event is a benefit for a work team going from the church to New Orleans to do Hurricane Katrina relief.

‘Sisters of Selma’ to premiere on APT

Alabama Public Television will broadcast “Sisters of Selma,” a new documentary on the role Catholic nuns played in Alabama’s 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery marches. Co-produced by APT and Hartfilms, it will premiere Sunday at 8 p.m.

Eco-justice sermon award announced

The National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. is calling for submissions for its first eco-justice sermon-writing award. The NCC describes the contest as a celebration of God’s creation in the proclaimed gospel.

It is open to clergy and lay leaders. Entries may focus on a variety of environmental issues, such as global warming, wilderness and sustainability.

“As Christians we have the moral responsibility to protect all of God’s creation for current and future generations,” said Cassandra Carmichael of the NCC.

Sermons should be no longer than 1,500 words and should be e-mailed by March 1 to

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