News from the Tennessee Valley Religion


Tent service set at Mutual Savings

Central Baptist Church will hold a worship service Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at the congregation’s future location, the former Mutual Savings Life Insurance property on U.S. 31 South.

The service will be in a tent and will go on rain or shine, said the Rev. Rob Jackson, pastor.

Contemporary Christian songwriter and singer Lenny LeBlanc will be the worship guest.

He and his band will be in concert at 9:30 a.m. Lunch and family activities will start at 11:15 a.m.

“Everyone is chomping at the bit,” he said of the congregation’s plan to relocate. “We are so elated.”

Jackson said he hopes to move into the renovated building and its temporary worship center by August 2008.

Emmanuel Church is purchasing Central’s buildings on Grant Street at Fourth Avenue Southeast. Emmanuel has its property on Central Parkway at Eighth Street Southwest for sale.

Central will offer two worship service styles starting Sunday.

A “classic” worship service with hymns will be at 8:30 a.m., and a “connect” service with praise music will be at 10:55 a.m.

Church open Sept. 11 for prayer

Decatur First United Methodist Church, 805 Canal St. N.E., will be open for prayer on Patriot’s Day, Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The church will be remembering those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and praying for their loved ones and for those who serve in the military.

Call 355-0277 for more information. to launch Sunday

A congregation is holding its first official service as Epic Church on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Epic is meeting temporarily at 801 Fretwell Ave. S.W.,
off Old Moulton Road, the former Dogwood Community Church.

Kevin Lloyd is pastor of the church, which also goes by, its Web address.

For more information, call 345-3434.

- Compiled by Melanie B. Smith

TV INTERVIEW — Philip Rivers, an Athens native and quarterback for the National Football League’s San Diego Chargers, will be a guest on EWTN-TV’s “Life on the Rock” program, Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Catholic network, which based in Birmingham, is on Channel 61 on PCL Cable. EWTN airs in 123 million homes in 140 countries.

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