• Founder’s Month. Christ Church at 1350 Evangel Drive will celebrate its annual Founder’s Month beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Willie Lynch, associate minister of the Congregation Christian Community Church, will bring the word and Christ Church will provide the ministry of music. The public is invited. Pastor Jacqueline Thompson and Lion of Judah Praise Team will be in charge of 7 p.m. worship on Jan. 17.
• Marriage Conference. First Baptist Church in Athens is holding a Love and Respect Marriage Conference from 7-10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $20 per person. The conference is based on the book “Love and Respect” by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. Contact: Doug Walker 256-232-6571.
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