Religion Calendar

Published 6:14pm Tuesday, June 25, 2013

•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.

•Seman Congregational Christian Church will have a fifth Sunday singing on June 30, starting at 5 p.m. Featured performer will be Mark Lanier. The church is located at 15970 Central Plank Road in Eclectic.

•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.

•The Red Ridge Methodist Church choir will present a patriotic musical, “God Bless the USA” June 30 at 9:30 a.m. A special group of eight will present “While There’s Time.” Solo parts of “I Love These 50 States’ will be sung by various members. The remaining patriotic songs will be performed by the entire choir. Present and past veterans will be recognized. Red Ridge Methodist Church is located at 8091 Tallapoosa County Road 34.

•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. Guests on July 8 will be the musical comedy duo of Bean and Bailey. Speaker on July 8 will be Dr. Mary Neal, orthopedic surgeon, avid outdoors person and author.

•Cedarwood Community Church, 10286 U.S. Highway 231 in Wetumpka will burn the church mortgage July 14 at 10 a.m. Joining in the celebration that morning 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 donated to determine the winner. Second and third place cakes will be mentioned on the church Facebook page the day of the event. 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 area branches of River Bank & Trust and First Community Bank. All proceeds to benefit the Elmore County Food Pantry.

•Mulder Memorial United Methodist Church hosts a noon salad luncheon the third Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 334-567-4225 for more information.

•Community Fellowshippers meet at Cain’s Chapel United Methodist Church every third Wednesday at 11 a.m. The gathering includes a devotion, program, prizes and a covered dish luncheon. Local pastors and families are encouraged to attend.
•Celebrate Recovery, which deals with life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups, holds meetings every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at Santuck Baptist Church, 7250 Central Plank Road.

•Need a bus ride to church? Healing Waters Church of God in Eclectic offers bus rides to church for anyone who would like to attend, but does not have transportation. Call Steve Roberson at 334-252-1575 at least 24 hours in advance. Sunday services are at 9 a.m. (prayer), 10 a.m. (Sunday School), 11 a.m. (worship) and 6 p.m. (worship). Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. (prayer) and 7 p.m. (worship).

•River’s Edge Flea Market is open every Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East Tallassee United Methodist Church. All vendors are welcome. Various booth cost available. To reserve a space, call Joan Wood at 334-313-4913 or Melanie Baker at 334-415-8314. All proceeds are used for church-sponsored programs.

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