Religion Calendar

Published 1:30pm Thursday, June 20, 2013

•Sonwest Roundup VBS will be held at Central Baptist Church on Wednesdays June 19 and 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open to children four years old through sixth grade. For information, call 334-541-2556 or 334-567-4872.

•Eclectic United Methodist Church will host Hay Day Vacation Bible School June 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. and June 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

•Lance Drieskell will be in concert at Holtville Riverside Baptist Church June 23 at 10:45 a.m. For more information, call 334-569-2421.

•Eclectic United Methodist Church will hold a covered dish lunch honoring the Osgood family June 23 following morning worship. The family is leaving to serve the congregation at Perry Hill United Methodist Church in Montgomery.

•Everyone is invited to join the members of Mt. Zion #3 Missionary Baptist Church in Eclectic for their Men and Women Day Celebration June 23 at 2:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. M.A. Moss and Reeltown Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located at 1813 Luke Paschal Road.

•First Baptist Church of Wetumpka is holding its annual Summer Monday nights series through July 22. A different guest speaker brings a message each week. The program begins at 6 p.m. Speaker on June 24 will be Dr. David Clarke, relationship and family counselor and author.

•First United Methodist Church Wetumpka will hold VBS June 24-28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The theme will be “Kingdom Rock.” To register, call 334-567-7865 or email

•Holtville Riverside Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School June 24-28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information or a bus ride, call Cindy Tate at 334-313-3076.

•Mountain View Baptist Church will hold Colossal Coaster World (Facing Fear, Trusting God) VBS June 24-28, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. each day. Open to children who have completed K5-sixth grade. The church is located at 1025 Rifle Range Road in Wetumpka. For information, call 334-567-4458.

•Liberty Baptist Church in Tallassee will hold Colossal Coaster World VBS June 24-28, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Children age pre-K through 12th grade can come and experience the thrill and excitement of a day at the park. Kids will enter Worship Rally at the main gate and make their first stop at Coaster Alley for Bible study. While touring the park, kids will also visit the Cotton Candy Cafe for snacks, the Adrenaline Zone for recreation, Tune Town for music, the Global Expo for missions and the Scissors and Stuff Emporium for crafts. The church is located at 574 Liberty Road. For info, call the church office at 334-283-6338 from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

•Faith Baptist Church and Search and Rescue of Elmore County K9 will host a Summer Bash fundraiser June 29, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the church. Admission is free, with wrist bands to participate in unlimited games $15. All games involve water. Concessions will be sold. Participants should wear old clothes and shoes. Dunking booth $1. Pie throwing $1. Proceeds will benefit Faith Baptist and SARELCO K9.

•Cedarwood Community Church in Wetumpka will hold its monthly camp stew sale June 29, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. A large microwaveable container of stew is $8. All proceed go toward paying the church mortgage and complete the interior spaces. For more information, call Laura Knight at 334-567-2457 or Jo Parker at 334-514-0242.

•Eastmont Baptist Church in Montgomery will host the second annual Memorial Concert June 30. The Blackwood Quartet will perform. The group is one of the leading names in gospel music with 27 Dove Awards, nine Grammys and more than 60 million albums sold. The Blackwoods were featured in the Johnny Cash movie, backed up Elvis and featured many times on Bill Gaither’s Homecoming videos. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m.

•Foundation of Faith Holiness Church invites families and friends to attend a Love Program – Loving Our Mothers June 30 at 2 p.m. Honorees will be Princess Freeman, Viola Morris and Flora Taylor. The church is located at 157 Hull Street in Tallassee.

•Cedarwood Community Church in Wetumpka will burn the church mortgage July 14 at 10 a.m. Joining in the celebration will be the Cavaliers Quartet from Shelbyville, Tenn. A love offering will be taken. For more information, call the church office at 334-567-0476 or follow on Facebook.

•Rodgers Chapel Church in Wetumpka announces a Missionary and Church Choir Sponsored Bake Off to be held July 20, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Bakers will receive advertisement and a chance to win a $50 gift card. Attenders will have an opportunity to taste and purchase cake by the slice. Cake must be homemade. Entrants must be willing to donate their cake with a chance to win. Participants may bake an additional cake to sell whole – the donated cake will be sliced and wrapped for the community to purchase and enjoy. Judges will taste a slice of each cake to determine the winner. Second and third place cakes will be mentioned on the church Facebook page. To register, visit or call/email Pam at 334-567-7744 The church is located at 609 West Bridge Street.

•The Elmore County Food Pantry’s third annual Benefit Gospel Singing will be held July 20 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Wetumpka. The evening will feature The Hopper Family and a Gaither-Style Choir composed of local talent. Tickets are available for purchase at the Elmore County Food Pantry (334-567-3232 or 334-467-6924), First Baptist Church (334-567-5191) and all branches of River Bank & Trust and First Community Bank. All proceeds to benefit the Elmore County Food Pantry.

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