• Free meals. Mighty Warrior Church at 20092 Swanner Boulevard in Tanner is offering hot meals, hair cuts and hugs — all free — from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Nov. 29. The church is located between Tanner Clinic and Athens-Limestone Food and Shelter. More information: 256-278-0855.
• Thanksgiving meal. Elkmont United Methodist Church will hold its free Community Thanksgiving Meal from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Nov. 28 in the church annex. Open to everyone. Seniors are invited to be honored guests. Shut-ins requiring delivery can call the church at 256-732-4301 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. before Thanksgiving Day.
• Musical appreciation. The Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church at 14065 Lucas Ferry Road in Athens is hosting musician Kendrick Patton and drummer Tevin Jackson musical appreciation at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 1. The Rev. Felix Parker and Moses Temple C.P. Church are in charge of the service.
• Quarterly singing. Cartwright Church of Christ, at 23180 Alabama 99 in Elkmont, invites the public to attend its quarterly singing at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1.
• Oak Grove portraits. Oak Grove C.M.E. Church will have a photographer available Dec. 7 and 8 to make portraits. For more information, call Tiffany Burks at 256-874-6716 or Shirley Malone at 256-874-6605.
• Ordination Service. Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church at 27971 Easter Ferry Road in Lester will hold an Ordination Service for Minister Tavares Townsend at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8. The Rev. Damon Betts and Little Zion M.B. Church are in charge of the service. Lunch will be served. The church pre-Christmas program will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and include Minister James Jamar and St. John M.B. Church.
Church briefs must be submitted in writing, either on a form available at The News Courier office at 410 W. Green St., Athens, or sending email to email@example.com or a fax to 256-233-7753.