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Singing. Cartwright Church of Christ at 23180 Alabama 99 in Elkmont will host its quarterly singing at 2:30 p.m. today, Sept. 2. Contact: 256-233-0993.

Special services. First Baptist Church Tanner will hold a month of special Sunday services called Super September Sunday Nights. The first two are:  Chance Hill of Spurs Ministries will be at the church at 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 2. During the outdoor event, members of the ministry will tame an unbroken horse while communicating what has been called a life-changing message. Homemade ice cream will be served.  Music Evangelist Ronnie Cottingham will be at the church at 6 p.m. Sept. 9.

Ladies Day. Coxey Church of Christ on U.S. 72 at New Cut Road will hold Ladies Day with the theme “The Christian Woman and Stress Management” featuring guest speaker is Rosemary Snodgrass Saturday, Sept. 8. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Lunch provided. RSVP to

Singing. Tabernacle Baptist Church will host a preaching and singing service at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Tony Hutson will preach and a quartet from Middle Tennessee Baptist Church will sing. Contact: 256-233-0554.

Anniversary. Frazier Cumberland Methodist Episcopal Church at 1108 S. Hine St. will celebrate its 144th church anniversary on Sunday, Sep. 9. At the 10 a.m. worship service Rev. Ollie Hatchett Sr. of the Fifth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will be the guest speaker. At the 2 p.m., service Rev. Keith Ellison and the Phillips C.M.E. Church family of Huntsville will be the guests. Contact: Carolyn Moore Williams at 256-233-2104.

Gospel meeting. The Church of Christ on Hughes Road Madison will host a gospel meeting Sept. 9-14 featuring speaker Don Truex of Temple Terrace. Sunday services will be at typical worship times, with a special congregation singing at 4 p.m.  Weeknight services are at 7 p.m. Contact: or 256-830-1654.

Centennial. Nebo Community Church at Jones Crossroads will celebrate 100 years during a homecoming celebration Sept. 9.  Events begin at 9 a.m. with morning worship; a congregational singing and gospel bluegrass will begin at 10:15 a.m. Members will serve lunch on the grounds from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., followed by a church history service led by Dave Hurst. Storyteller Debra Gooch will share highlights on Sunday school and vacation Bible school memories as well as reflections on former members who have contributed to the success of the church. The event will conclude with music from the Royal Masters Southern Gospel Quartet of Birmingham at 2 p.m. Contact: Kay Wilson at 256-527-3372. 

• Singing. Friendship Stateline Freewill Baptist Church at 13363 Stateline Road in Taft, Tenn., will host a gospel singing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 featuring The Lovelace Family of Burnsville, Miss., and Denise Hopkins-Jaco of Toney. Contact: 256-423-4429.

Tour. Lindsay Lane Baptist Church at 1300 Lindsay Lane in Athens will host Tenth Avenue North’s the Struggle Tour with special guests Audrey Assad and Rend Collective Experiment  at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. Tickets: $15-$35. Contact: 256-837-9293 or

Dessert comedy theater. Ascension Lutheran Church on Oakwood Avenue in Huntsville will host a performance of “Sweet Life” featuring comedy and dessert at 7 p.m. Sept. 29. Tickets available at the door or at Contact: 256-536-9987 or

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