News from the Tennessee Valley Religion



Homecoming and 50th anniversary, West End United Methodist Church, Hartselle, Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.

Old Landmark service, Frazier Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Athens, Sunday, 3 p.m. Theme, “Let’s Go Way Back in Christ.” Special guest, Lawanda Douglas of Huntsville. Master of ceremonies, the Rev. Walter Peavey. The church was established in 1868. Call 232-5573.

Veteran’s Day gathering, Shoal Creek Baptist Church fellowship hall, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 355-0424.

Speaker Joyce Antler, Temple B’Nai Sholom, Huntsville, Saturday, 1 p.m. She is a Brandeis University faculty member and author of “You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother.”

Singles of North Alabama, Friendship United Methodist Church, Athens, Saturday, 6 p.m. Covered dish supper, worship and fellowship. Piney Creek Christian Bluegrass Band will perform.

Men’s Day, Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hillsboro, Sunday, 2 p.m. Speaker, Jerry Reeves.

“Justice, Poverty and Public Policy: The Faith Community Responds” conference, Trinity United Methodist Church, Huntsville, Nov. 8. Workshops on climate change, health care, public transportation, predatory lending and more. Cost, $15, including supper. Call 536-2401 by Nov. 6 at noon.

Car show, Westmeade Baptist Church, Sunday, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs, music and more.

13th anniversary and homecoming, Faith Chapel Praise Center, Hartselle, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Lunch afterward. Also, 2 p.m. service with singing and speaker Gary Taylor of Oakville Christian Faith Center. Call 773-2804.

Healing Grief Retreat, Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., through Nov. 18, 1 p.m. Leaders, the Rev. Carl Malm, Margaret Anne Whitsett and Maggie Little. Cost, $175 for a private room. Call 734-8302 to register.

Praise and Worship Conference 2007, Living Way Apostolic Church, Town Creek, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Theme, “Kingdom Impact.” Call 466-2277.

Harvest Drive, St. Stephen’s Primitive Baptist Church, Sunday, 3 p.m. Guests, New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Terry Ragland. Call 355-5012.

Women of Word Conference, Oakville Christian Faith Center, Friday, 7 p.m., with guest Cindy Calhoun. Also, Nov. 3, 6 p.m. with guest Vera Stanley. Call 974-0974.

Lawrence Fuqua’s first sermon, Red Bank Missionary Baptist Church, Town Creek, Sunday, 2 p.m.

North Alabama Library Fall Festival, Shoal Creek Baptist Church, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Ladies’ Meeting, Open Arms Ministry, Moulton, Monday, 7 p.m. Speaker, Carolyn Brackin Orr.


Block Party, Decatur First Church of the Nazarene, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free food, inflatable games, music, “Trunk or Treat” and more. Call 351-8394.

Trunk or Treat, Falkville First Baptist Church, Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m. Free games, treats from cars, food and door prizes.

Fall Festival and Truck or Treat, Athens First United Methodist Church, Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m. Best costume prizes.

Wild West Fall Fest, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wednesday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free inflatable games, face painting, cotton candy, races and more.

Fall Family Festival, Athens First Baptist Church, Wednesday, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Wild West Fall Fest, Central Baptist Church, Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Community Harvest Party and Concert, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 10089 Alabama 36, Lacey’s Spring, Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Owing Adam performing. Free games, prizes, candy and more. Call 881-2659.

Family Fun Festival, Central Park Baptist Church, Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. Pizza, stew, games and treats.

Fall Festival, Westmeade Baptist Church, Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. Hay ride, inflatable games, free concessions and more.

Fall Festival, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Sunday, 3 to 6 p.m. Costume parade, barbecue plates and more.

Wild West Fall Fest, First Baptist Church, Austinville, Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. Food, games, western attire. Call 355-8501.

Trunk or Treat, Burningtree Community Church, 4017 Indian Hills Road, Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Curry Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Valhermoso Springs, Tuesday through Thursday (including Halloween), 7 p.m. Evangelist, the Rev. Ricarldo Linsey, new pastor of Garner Memorial C.M.E. Church. Call 227-8664.


Casting Crowns, Leeland and John Waller, Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Tickets,

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