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• Women’s Day. New Iberia M.B. Church at 21978 Alabama 99 in Elkmont will hold their first Women’s Day celebration at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Minister Elizabeth Gray-Raybon will speak and the Gray Sisters will provide the song service. Public invited. Snacks served after the service.
• Musical appreciation. Greater Hope M.B. Church will hold a musical appreciation for musicians Kendrick Patton and Tevian Jackson at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at 14065 Lucas Ferry Road. Pastor White and the congregation of David Temple M.B. Church of Tanner are in charge of the service.
• Winter Youth Concert. West Highland Baptist Church will host the The Winter Youth Concert, Saturday Dec. 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. The concert will feature the Zach Fleming Band, various local artists, and guest speaker Robert Ekis. Contact: 256-565-5331.
• Adventurous Christmas. The Cherub and Wesley Children’s choirs, of Athens First United Methodist Church will present their Christmas musical, “Have an ADVENTurous Christmas,” on Sunday, Dec. 9. Choir children range in age from 4 years through fifth grade and are directed by Mary Stephenson. The performance will be during the 9 a.m. worship service, First Light, held in the Beasley Center of the church.
• Family and Friend Day. The Mount Pleasant CME Church Family and Friend Day celebration will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at 423 Bethel St. in Hartselle. Pastor Hurley Grisson and Oak Grove CME Church family will be the guest church. Contact: Priscilla Davis 256-509-4212 or 773-7430.