SINGINGS

• Bethel Baptist Church, Steele — 6 p.m. July 17; special guest will be Children of the Promise.

• McEntyre Baptist Church, Alabama Highway 24, Greensport Road, Ashville — 2 p.m. July 31; guests, The Singing Ambassadors

• Whorton Bend United Methodist Church, 2757 Whorton Bend Rd., Gadsden — First Sunday Hymn singing, 6 p.m. Sunday; food, fellowship, and a fireworks show to follow; everyone welcome.

 

REVIVALS

• Tent Revival, Egypt Road and Alabama Highway 179 — 7 p.m. July 8-16; special music provided.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

• Heath Baptist Church, 108 Heath Road, Glencoe — 6 to 8 p.m. July 11-15; “Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface”; free meal at 5:30 p.m.; join us for worship, crafts, games and a sea lab adventure.

• Morningstar Missionary Baptist Church, 1311 Fourth St. NW, Attalla — 6 to 8 p.m. July 11-13; for ages 4 years and up; van will be available; fun and games.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

• Bellevue Baptist Church, 150 Noccalula Drive; 5 p.m. Sunday, annual Independence Day celebration; food, fun and fellowship, followed by fireworks.

• Fellowship Baptist Church, Hearts of Compassion ministry — Special needs fun and activity day has been changed to 11 a.m. Sept. 3 at Convention Hall. Any individual or group home who has not attended in the past and would like to attend this year, please contact Deacon Hosia Henley at 256-390-4791.

• Etowah Baptist Missions Center — Hope It Floats Cardboard Boat Race, a benefit for the center; registration fee, $100; boats arrive, 8:30 a.m. July 23, Rainbow Landing, Rainbow City; race begins, 10:30 a.m.; Karen Lee or Ashley Baccus, 256-546-2980.

• Forrest Avenue Community Church, 2501 Forrest Ave., Gadsden ­— Life After Divorce led by the Rev. Ron Downey; classes start July 12; topics will include grieving the loss and moving on, drawing on God’s grace and power and avoiding stagnation and embracing change; call 256-312-2679 to enroll; free.

• Goodyear Heights Baptist Church, 608 Kaying Road North, Gadsden — “Hope through Hilarity,” 6 p.m., July 24; free admission.

• Holiness Gospel Church of God, 1160 Braid Ave., Gadsden — 3:30 p.m. July 17, 28th Homecoming Gospel Praise; special guest will be The Chosen Disciples, Tuscaloosa; The Rose of Sharon, Atlanta; The Gospel Songbirds, Dalton, Georgia; The Exodus Gospel Singers, Atlanta; 16th St. Baptist Church Male Chorus, Gadsden; and many more.

• Mountain Lakes District of the United Methodist Men’s Club will be meeting July 21 at Gadsden First Methodist Church. Churches Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. on the second floor. A $5 donation will be encouraged. The dinner and meeting will be held in the Gather Room, upstairs at the church. Steve Scharfenburg, Habitat for Humanity, will be the guest speaker. Church members from all denominations are invited to attend the meal and the meeting. RSVP before July 19 by contacting Mark Condra, Gadsden First United Methodist Church, at 256-543-8200; for more information or questions, call 205-960-2664 or email mcondra3@gmail.com

• Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1051 Pulltight Road, Turkey Town — 3 p.m. July 10, appreciation honoring Pastor Melvin Guyton and family; guest church will be Friendship Baptist, Tuscaloosa, Bruce Henderson, senior pastor.

• The Tabernacle, 1301 S. 11th St. — 5 p.m. each Monday, Bro. Willie Wilson, Faith Class; 256-543-9317

The deadline is noon Tuesday to submit special services articles for publication in Saturday’s Worship section.