• Appreciation Service. Little Ezekiel Missionary Baptist Church at 16439 Lindsay Road in Tanner will hold an Appreciation Service for Pastor Charles N. Simmons at 11 a.m. Sunday. James Harris will speak and the mass choir of Little Ezekiel will sing. Lunch immediately follows. The public is invited.
• Celebration. Poplar Creek Missionary Baptist Church at 16031 Poplar Creek Road in Athens will hold its Ushers Annual Celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Grissom and Oak Grove CMC will be in charge of the service.
• Jamboree. Pleasant Grove Church Family at 15439 Hastings Road in Athens will hold its Hallelujah Jamboree on Wednesday. Dinner at 5 p.m. The party is from 6-8. Singers include Anointed Voices, Sacrificial Praise and many more including a special surprise guest. The public is invited.
• Candy Explosion. Soul’d Out Christian Center International-Alabama’s Candy Explosion is at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Boys & Girls Club, 1017 W. Washington St. in Athens. More information: Jennifer 256-614-3938.
• Youth Hollu-Festival. Saint Mark Primitive Baptist Church at 740 Sanderfer Road in Athens will host a festival with fun, food and games at 6 p.m. Thursday. All ages welcome.
• Pancake breakfast. Lebanon Community Church at 13500 Lebanon Road in Elkmont will hold a pancake breakfast from 6-10 a.m. Saturday. Includes a variety of pancake choices, bacon or sausage and coffee or juice. Advance tickets $4 (call Sean at 256-655-1054), day of tickets $5.
• Chicken stew. Oak Grove CME Church will hold its annual chicken stew from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $6 per quart.
• Quarterly singing. Oakland Church of Christ at 18111 Townsend Ford Road in Athens will hold its quarterly singing at 7 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited. More information: 256-729-8866.
• Fall revival. New Life Church at 2314 S. Hine St. in Athens will hold its fall revival at 7 p.m. Nov. 4-6. Pastor Gary W. Battles of the Hurricane Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville is the guest preacher. Music by: St. James CPCA Mass Choir on Monday; Blackburn Chapel CPCA Mass Choir on Tuesday; and the Hurricane Chapel Church Choir on Wednesday. The public is invited. More information: 256-233-7228 or 256-468-1539.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or a fax to 256-233-7753.