• Family and friends. St. Mark Primitive Baptist Church will host family and friends day at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at the church, 740 W. Sanderfer Road, Athens. Public welcome.
• Gospel singing. First Independent Methodist Church, at 13904 Zehner Road, Athens, will host a gospel singing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, featuring Only By Grace, with special guests The Terry Family. Everyone welcome.
Church briefs must be submitted in writing, either on a form available at The News Courier office at 410 W. Green St., Athens, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or a fax to 256-233-7753.