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Religion Calendar


Speaker Darrell Bock, Decatur First Bible Church, Sunday, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. Bock is an author and professor of New Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas.

Women’s Conference, Austinville Church of God, Saturday, 10 a.m. Speaker, Sandy LeSourd of Stowe, Vt., widow of Len LeSourd of Guideposts magazine. Free. She also will speak Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Call 353-2342.

16th anniversary for the Rev. Thomas Sparks Sr., Red Bank Missionary Baptist Church, Town Creek, Sunday, 11 a.m., with the Rev. Fred Ashford and Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church as guests. Also, 2:30 service with the Rev. Jerry Reeves and Galilee Missionary Baptist Church of Leighton as guests.

Angel Food distribution, Serenity Baptist Church, 1062 Perkins Wood Road, Hartselle, Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m. Call 773-5666 or 227-5666 for more information.

Women’s Day, Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church, Belle Mina, Sunday, 2 p.m. Speaker, Ann Franklin.

Women’s Conference, Quail Creek Conference Center, 233 Quail Creek Drive, Hartselle, April 20, 4 to 9 p.m., and April 21, 8:45 a.m. to noon. Speaker, Jena Forehand. Theme, “Authentic Women.” Packages $30 to $55. Call 784-5033.

Marketplace, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Saturday, 7 a.m. Pancake breakfast, bake sale, yard sale and car wash.

Homecoming for Southside Church of Christ, Athens, April 20-22. Concerts, Athens Middle School, April 20, 6 p.m., and April 20, 5, both featuring a cappella gospel artists from across the U.S.

Yard Sale, Westmeade Baptist Church, Saturday, 8 a.m. Benefit for mission trips to Ecuador and New Orleans.

Moms In Touch Regional Spring Celebration, Decatur First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, April 30, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Child-care available. For reservations, call Ann Allen, 353-1708.

Women’s Day, Macedonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 21, 10 a.m., featuring “In His Name” workshop, and April 22, 11 a.m., with the Rev. Arutha Goss of Redan, Ga., preaching.

Bishop Henry Parsley visit and confirmation, St. John’s Episcopal Church, April 22, 10:30 a.m. Reception following in the church garden. Parsley will also teach a class at 9:30 a.m. Also, the bishop will be at Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal, Thursday, 5:30 p.m. for dinner, worship and confirmation.

Buddha Day Celebration, India House, 3300 Holmes Ave., Huntsville, April 29, noon. Call 655-9017.

Bishop’s Lecture in Faith and Ethics, Birmingham-Southern College’s Norton Theater, Birmingham, Tuesday, 11 a.m. Carol Newsome, professor at Emory University, will lecture on “Three ways of Imagining Good and Evil: The Bible’s Internal Conversation.” Free.


Southern Gospel “Egg-stravanza,” Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival, KFC Entertainment Stage, Sunday, 11 a,m. to 5 p.m. Alabama Spirituals, 2 p.m., and Palmetto State Quartet, 4 p.m.

The Spiritual Harmoneers, Holy Temple Cathedral of Faith, 728 Alama St. N.W., Sunday, 3 p.m. Call 301-1181. Proceeds will go to the church building fund.

“Believe” cantata, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Sunday, 11 a.m.

“Voices,” Decatur First Baptist Church, April 22, 6 p.m., featuring the combined student choirs of First Baptist and Huntsville First Baptist churches.


Mount Carmel Church of Christ, Athens, April 20-21, 7 p.m., and April 22, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Redeeming Love Outreach Ministries, 1528 Sherman St. S.E., May 4-5, 7:30 p.m., and May 6, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Speaker, Rev. Enoch John Baptiste, a native of Dominica who now is pastor of a church in Germantown, Md. Theme, “This Is Your Year of Completion.”

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