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‘Youth Explosion’ at Rock Springs

Eternal Light Church on Rock Springs Road, Hartselle, will hold a Youth Explosion on Saturday at 3 p.m. in its new building. Donny McDonald, pastor, said groups from as far away as Athens and Gadsden will attend. The band Awaken of Addison will perform.

The church in the Oak Ridge community is the former Rock Springs Baptist. Call 612-1167 for more information.

Woman speaks about sex abuse

A Decatur woman who has written a book about her coping with childhood sexual abuse will speak at Decatur Seventh-day Adventist Church on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The church is at 540 Beltline Road S.W.

Dana Moody of Decatur will also autograph “Secret Sins,” published through PublishAmerica. The church’s women’s ministry is the event sponsor. Moody said her message is “hope and healing through our Lord Jesus Christ.” For more information, call 974-8179 or 590-2354.

Community Study restarts classes

Community Bible Study will begin its 22nd year with “drop by” registration at Southside Baptist Church, 709 Ninth St. S.E., on Thursday, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Classes at Southside begin Sept. 6, 9:30 to 11:20 a.m.

The group is offering five six-week studies. The first one is “God’s Amazing Book.” Go online to for more information.

Monthly Christian music seminars

Embassy Music is launching a series of monthly seminars at Belmont University, Nashville, starting Sept. 1. Embassy Music has worked with artists such as Leeland, whose debut project was nominated for a Grammy, and Melinda Doolittle, an American Idol top five finalist.

For registration forms, go online to or call (615) 361-3700.

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