News from the Tennessee Valley Religion



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

“Honoring Veterans” recognition service, Grant Street Church of Christ, Sunday, 10 a.m. Fellowship meal and another service at 5 p.m. The church invites all military veterans.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Auburn/Alabama Prayer Breakfast, First Baptist Church, Decatur, Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. Speakers, John Gibbons and Brian Cunningham. Drawings of autographed footballs and more. Call 301-4501.

Pastor appreciation, honoring the Rev. Bryce Lipscomb and family, First Missionary Baptist Church, Town Creek, Sunday, 10 a.m. Elder Marshall Garner, speaker. Also, 2 p.m. service with the Rev. Jessie Little and Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Town Creek as guests. Lipscomb became pastor in 2006. Call 685-2584.

Guest speaker, Decatur Christian Fellowship, 221 Beltline Place S.W., Saturday, 7 p.m., and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Speaker, Rev. Doug Jones, professor at Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, Okla. He also is an author and speaks throughout the U.S. Call 355-7880.

Groundbreaking for educational building, Point Mallard Parkway Baptist Church, Nov. 18, noon, followed by covered dish lunch.

“A Night with the King” women’s meeting, 1707 Central Parkway, Suite L, Friday, 7 p.m. Speaker, Paula Manigo. Sponsored by Faith Outreach Covenant International Ministries. Topic, “Feeling Caged?” Call 606-2119.

Anniversary service honoring minister Melissa Glass, Oakville Christian Faith Center, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The King’s Table, Thanksgiving food and clothing event, New Life Baptist Church, 2314 S. Hine St., Athens, Nov. 17, noon to 2 p.m. Free hot meal and clothes.

Healing Grief Retreat, Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, Friday, 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.

Dedication service, Faith Chapel Praise Center new family life center, West Main Street, Hartselle, Sunday, 2 p.m. Open house, 2 to 4 p.m. and The Crossmen will sing during the afternoon. Call 773-2804.

Harvest Tea, Frazier Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Athens, Nov. 18, 3 p.m. Guests, Elder Kenneth Langford and Fletcher’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. Theme, “The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few.

Call 233-2104.


Living Way Apostolic Church, 4430 Alabama 20, Town Creek, Tuesday through Thursday, 7 p.m., with speaker Kasey Phillips. Also, Friday and Nov. 17, with other speakers.

Decatur First Church of the Nazarene, 2036 Modaus Road S.W., Sunday, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday, 7 p.m. Dr. Charles Johnson, speaker.

Call 351-8394.


“Sweet Home Sings,” Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, 803 Westmoreland St., Athens, Sunday, 2:30 p.m. The church’s Angelic, Inspirational, Brotherhood and Sanctuary choirs will sing. Call 694-5476.

Dedicatory organ concert, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sunday, 4 p.m. Guest organist, Jamie McLemore of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham.

“It’s A Family Affair” concert, Poplar Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Athens, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. Singers include The Townsend Family, The Gill Family, The Binford Family and The Kirby Family. Emcee, Frank Davis. Call 729-8852.

“A Soulful Serenade,” Lee High School auditorium, Huntsville, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. Performers will include the Alabama A&M University Choir, Vox & Angelica, the Lee Show Choir and Dance Troupe and others. Donations to support Interfaith Mission Service.

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