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117th anniversary, Garner Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Sept. 23, 11 a.m., with speaker Rev. Ricarldo Linsey, pastor. Also, 3 p.m. service with the Rev. James Copeland of Courtland speaking and the Jackson Chapel CME Church choir singing.

Pastor’s seventh anniversary, honoring the Rev. Ronald Merriweather, Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, Sept. 23, 11 a.m., with the Rev. Anthony McCoy of Huntsville speaking. Also, 3 p.m., with the Rev. Julius Scruggs and Huntsville First Missionary Baptist Church as guests.

High Holy Days, Temple Beth Israel, Gadsden, September. Open to all North Alabama Jews. Rabbi Scott Saulson serves the 99-year-old congregation. E-mail for an invitation and details.

139th Church anniversary, Frazier Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Athens, Sept. 23, 3 p.m. Guests, the Rev. Gregory Scott and Oak Grove CME Church. Theme, “Work for the Lord is Worth It.” Call 233-2104.

“Biker” services for motorcyclists, Freedom Christian Center, Lester, Sunday, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Cook-off, noon to 5 p.m. Call 771-5667.

Women’s Day brunch, King’s Memorial United Methodist Church, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Theme, “Keep Mission Alive.”

“Acts 16:5 Initiative” workshop, Decatur First Presbyterian Church, Tuesday, 1 to 8 p.m.

Old Timers Day, Old Bethel Baptist Church, County Line Road, west of Hatton, Saturday. Chicken stew lunch at 11 a.m. Glory Bound Bluegrass performing at 1 p.m. Call 974-1827.

Men and Women Day, Town Creek First Missionary Baptist Church, 2057 Alabama 20, Sunday, 2 p.m. Guests, the Rev. Robert M. Johnson and Ebenezer Christian Church, Hillsboro. Call 685-2584.

Reflection Day, Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Music and prayer of Taize. Cost, $30, including lunch. Call 734-8302. Fourth anniversary, Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church, Sept. 29. Outdoor Mass, 5 p.m. Picnic, games and entertainment. Tent service, Central Baptist Church’s future location, Mutual Savings Life Indurance building, U.S. 31 South, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.

Yard sale, Burningtree Community Church, 4017 Indian Hills Road off Alabama 67, Saturday, 7 a.m.

Auxiliary Day, Red Bank Missionary Baptist Church, Town Creek, Sunday, 2 p.m. Guests, Rev. Horace Snodgrass and Freeman Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Moulton. Call 685-0680.

Homecoming and 96th anniversary, Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Huntsville, Sunday, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Speaker, the Rev. George Sawyer, pastor of Calvary Assembly of God Church. Call 852-0170.

Women’s Day, Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hillsboro, Sept. 23, 2 p.m. Call 306-0776 or 637-8651.

Car wash and yard sale, Apostolic Church of God, 605 Washington St. N.W., Saturday, 7 p.m. Call 351-1463.


Heaven’s Jubilee, First Baptist Church, Hartselle, Sunday, 7 p.m. Presented by the choirs of Hartselle First Baptist and Southside Baptist, Decatur.

Liberty Baptist Church, Saturday, 7p.m., featuring the Fellowship Quartet. Call 309-5621.

Casting Crowns, Leeland and John Waller, Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. For more information, go to

Luke Garrett, Parkview Baptist Church, 305 Beltline Place S.W., Sunday, 6 p.m. Call 353-7124.

Carla and Redemption, East Lawrence Church of God, 6171 Lawrence County 327, Sunday, 6 p.m. The American Indian group is from North Carolina.

Choir Day, Grace Missionary Baptist Church, Athens, Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Guests include Kenn Orr, The Orr Sisters and Willie Gaiter Jr.


Lebanon Baptist Church, Falkville, Sunday, 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dan Ireland, executive director of ALCAP, speaking, and 6 p.m. with the Rev. Edwin Jenkins of Athens speaking. Also, services Monday through Wednesday, 7 p.m., with Jenkins speaking. Music led by Sheryl Lee. Call 784-5841.

Living Water Christian Life Center, 3074 Lawrence County 214, Friday and Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m.; Sept. 23, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eddie Jones, speaker. Call 974-8779.

Bethlehem Baptist Church, Lacey’s Spring, Sunday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday, 7 p.m. Evangelist, Emerson Lyle. Call 881-2659.

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