• 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.
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