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Sept. 21

• Gospel singing, 5 p.m., Eastside Church of Christ, 1602 Beech St. S.E., Decatur.

Sept. 29

• Singing with group Holy Destiny, Pleasant Ridge Church, 2420 County Road 177, Moulton. 5 p.m.

Special Events


• Beans and Rice Giveaway, 9-11 a.m., Tanner United Methodist Church, 19607 Huntsville-Brownsferry Road. One-pound bags of beans and rice for every adult, no questions asked. 


• Elam Creek Missionary Baptist Church Homecoming. Morning services, 10 a.m. with lunch following. Afternoon services, 1:30 p.m.

• Swamp John's Dinner, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Shiloh M.B. Church, 2415 Old Moulton Road S.W., Decatur. Tickets $12.


• First Fellowship Fall 2019, meals served starting at 5 p.m., no reservations required; classes 6-7 p.m.; First United Methodist Church of Decatur, 805 Canal St. N.E. Nursery and children's activities available. 256-355-0277.

Sept. 22-25

• Gospel meeting, Eastside Church of Christ, 1602 Beech St. S.E., Decatur. Guest evangelist is Willie A. McCord, minister of 10th Avenue Church of Christ in Columbus, Mississippi. Meetings are 7 p.m. each night. On Sept. 22, events include a Bible study at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., lunch at 12:45 p.m., singing at 2 p.m. and afternoon service at 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 28

• Living Proof Simulcast with Beth Moore; doors open at 8:30 a.m.; the event begins at 9:15 a.m.; Grace Life Church, 1311 19th Ave. S.E., Decatur. A BBQ Lunch box will be included, as well as refreshments during the morning and afternoon. It is anticipated that the event will be over around 4:15 p.m. Tickets $20 at or the church office Wednesday or Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 256-355-3790.
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