Announcements of church events are published each Friday and Sunday in The News Courier. 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 e-mail to or a fax to (256) 233-7753.

• Gospel meetings. Sardis Springs Church of Christ on Alabama 251 at Mooresville Road will host a series of gospel meetings April 18-21 featuring speaker Bob Buchanon.

• Faith Christian Open House. Faith Christian Academy’s Athens campus will have an open house at 2-4 p.m. Sunday April 18 at 705 W. Sanderfer Road. For information, call (256) 233-3778.

• Singing. Owens Crossroads Baptist Church at 21619 Alabama 99 will hold a gospel singing at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 18 featuring the Servants. For more information, call John Norman at (256) 232-8767.

• Revival. Concord Baptist Church at 22550 Concord Road in Toney will hold a revival featuring Eric Hixson April 18-21. Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Services Monday-Wednesday will be at 7 p.m.

• Gospel meeting. Market Street Church of Christ in Athens will hold a gospel meeting from April 18-22 featuring Buc Chumbley. Sunday services will be at 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 5 p.m. Services Monday-Thursday will be at 7 p.m.

• Women’s lunch. The women’s group of First Christian Church of Athens will hold a luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 22. Tickets are $8. For information, call (256) 232-5611.

• Fish fry. Salem United Methodist Women will hold a fish fry from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24. Adult plate, $7; child’s plate, $4.50. Proceeds benefit the church Bible school and mission projects.

• Clothing giveaway. Pleasant Acres Seventh Day Adventist Church in Valhermoso Springs will give away men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and household items from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 25 and 9 a.m.-noon Monday, April 26. For information, call Sophie Bush at (256) 778-7206.

• Revival. Berea Baptist Church will hold a spring revival April 26-27 featuring Steve Roberson at 16779 Lucas Ferry Street in Athens. For information, call (256) 232-1586.

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