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• Yard sale/stew. Blackburn Road Baptist Church will hold its annual yard sale, chicken stew, bake sale, and car wash beginning at 7 a.m. Aug. 11. Furniture, clothing, household.
• Homecoming. Grace Full Gospel Church on Bain Road will host its homecoming beginning with a singing at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 featuring In His Image and Tommy Lakey. A revival will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 with Mike Webster. Contact: 256-732-4931.
• Revival. Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church in Belle Mina is hosting its fall revival at 7 nightly Aug. 12-14. The guest evangelists are Elder A.B. Jackson and New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Elder Kenneth Owens and St. Mark P.B. Church and Elder Cornelius Hill and St. Andrew P.B. Church.
• Revival. Friendship Stateline Freewill Baptist Church at 13363 Stateline Road in Taft, Tenn., will host a revival Aug. 12-17, featuring evangelist Glyn Pool. Sunday is at 6 p.m. and services will be at 7 nightly Monday-Friday. Singing: Sunday, Linda Taylor; Monday, Claude Rigsby; Tuesday, Maranda Puckett; Wednesday, Glenis Sanders; Thursday, Brand New Touch; and Friday, Mickey Neeley. Contact: 256-423-4429 or 256-828-0386.
• Youth event. New Life Church at 2314 South Hine St. is hosting Youth S.W.A.G.G (Shouting and Worshipping About God’s Goodness) Night at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Youth Pastor Adrian Davis from All Nations Church in Huntsville will be guest preacher. The Decatur Youth Enrichment Choir and the St. James Cumberland Presbyterian Church of America Youth Choir of Decatur will be musical guests. The St. James Hip Hop Dance Team will also minister. A S.W.A.G.G. after-party will feature food, inflatables, and teen break-out sessions. Contact: Nakita Marshall, 321-5538.
• Homecoming. Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church at 27971 Easter Ferry Road in Lester will hold its annual homecoming celebration Sunday, Aug. 19. An essay reading about Mt. Nebo will be from 11 a.m.-noon. At noon, Pastor Adric lane and New Revelation Baptist Church from Nashville, Tenn., will be in charge of worship. At 3 p.m., Pastor Gabe Jolly III and the Hopewell Baptist Church form Rienzi, Miss., will be in charge of worship. Lunch served. Contact: 256-233-5225.