• Candlelight March. Peace Missionary Baptist Church at 1214 Plainview Circle in Athens will hold its annual Mothers & Deacons Candlelight March at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Pastor J.E. Turnbore will preach at 11 a.m.; Kenneth Lankford, pastor of Fletcher’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker at 6 p.m.
• Special services. First Baptist Church Tanner will hold a month of special Sunday services called Super September Sunday Nights. Music Evangelist Ronnie Cottingham will be at the church at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.
• Centennial. Nebo Community Church at Jones Crossroads will celebrate 100 years during a homecoming celebration Sunday, 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. to 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.
• Anniversary. Frazier Cumberland Methodist Episcopal Church at 1108 S. Hine St. will celebrate its 144th church anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 9. At the 10 a.m. worship service, the 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, the 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 in 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 congregational singing at 4 p.m. Weeknight services are at 7 p.m. Contact: www.teachingtruth.org or 256-830-1654.
• 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 are $15-$35. Contact: 256-837-9293 or wayfm.com
• Homecoming. Peace Missionary Baptist Church at 1214 Plainview Circle in Athens will observe its annual Friends & Family Day and Homecoming Celebration at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Pastor J.E. Turnbore will deliver the message at 11 a.m. Pastor James Jamar of St. John M.B. Church of Athens will preach at 2 p.m.
• 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., on Saturday, Sept. 29. Tickets available at the door or online at www.ascensionluthernhuntsville.com. Contact: 256-536-9987 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or a fax to 256-233-7753.