• Free meal. Shanghai Baptist Church at 13435 Elk River Mills Road is offering a free meal each Sunday following 10 a.m. Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship service. Contact: 256-232-0147 or 729-6746.
• Gospel meeting. Oakland Church of Christ at 18111 Townsend Ford Road is holding a gospel meeting through Friday, April 20, with services at 7 nightly. Speaker is Gerry Sandusky. Contact: 256-729-8866.
• Feed the Hungry. Day of Love Feed the Hungry will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the corner of Plato Jones and Brownsferry Street. Free food box plus clothing giveaway. Sponsored by Pleasant Grove CPCA.
• Singing. Blackburn Road Baptist Church will hold a country-bluegrass singing at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at 17836 Blackburn Road. Musical guests include Kay Simms, Piney Creek, Freddie Craig and Friends and Dan Springer’s Friends & Family.
• Gospel singing. Friendship Stateline Freewill Baptist Church in Taft, Tenn., near Ardmore will host a singing at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, featuring The Carltons from Collinwood, Tenn., and Denise Hopkins-Jaco from Toney. Call 256-423-4429 or 256-828-0386.
• Ladies jubilee. Ladies of all ages are invite to free annual ladies conference from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 21, at Lebanon Community Church at 13500 Lebanon Road, Elkmont. Jo Carwile will speak. Lunch provided following service. For more information, call Margaret Pack at 256-497-2379.
• Men’s day. New Zion Primitive Baptist Church Men’s Day will be Sunday, April 22. Maurice Childress and Meridianville Primitive Baptist Church are in charge of the 2 p.m. service at 1646 Carroll Road, Harvest.
• Fellowship. Pastor Johnny Jones and Liberty Primitive Baptist Church will have fellowship with New Zion Primitive Baptist at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at 1646 Carroll Road, Harvest.
• Free seminar. Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Athens will host a free seminar titled “A Time for Change” from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Continental breakfast from 8:30-8:50 a.m. Attorney Kevin Crenshaw will talk about the need to get our business straight. Teacher Betty Harris will discuss the impact of discipline in the home, church and school on student achievement. Athens State University Vice President of Student Affairs Denver Betts will address the benefits of higher education on today’s society. Lunch provided. Door prizes available.
• Music celebration. Gospel Musical Celebration 2012 will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Little Ezekiel Missionary Baptist Church at 16439 Lindsay Road in Tanner. Free admission. WAFF 48 News anchor Karla Redditte is mistress of ceremony. Guests include MYM Musical Group, Shawn Moore and New Fellowship, Calvin Drake, “The Voice” contestant Wade Brown, Aaliyah Moore, The Gray Sisters and Songbirds of the South. Proceeds benefit Athens-Limestone County’s Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.
• Pastor anniversary. New Beria Missionary Baptist Church at 21978 Alabama 99 in Elkmont will hold a second pastoral anniversary celebration for Pastor Corey B. Thomas on Sunday, May 6. Pastor Antoyne Green and the New Life Baptist Church Family will be in charge of the 11 a.m. service. Pastor Ernest L. Williams Sr. and the Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church Family will be in charge of the 2:30 p.m. service. Contact: 256-230-0823.
• Stepfamily workshop. Asbury Church, Good Shepherd Church and the Rock Family Worship Center in Madison are sponsoring a Stepfamily 911 Workshop May 4-5, to be held on the Asbury church campus on Hughes Road in Madison. Cost is $25 per family no matter the size. The workshop will be taught by Todd and Tammy Gangl, and four of their six children. Childcare is available for sixth grade and under. Details and registration can be found at stepfamily911.eventbrite.com.
• Summer enrichment. Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Athens will host Pathfinders Summer Enrichment Program for children ages 5-13 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays beginning May 29 at 14204 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens. Cost is $70 per week. Register at 256-233-2461.
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.