Deadlines for church briefs are Wednesday (Weekend issue) and Friday (Midweek issue) at 4 p.m.

Clothes Closet Giveaway

The New Birth Church Clothes Closet Ministry will give away free clothes on Jan. 18, 8-11 a.m., at the New Birth Church, located at 2425 Fox Ridge Road in Eufaula. All clothing is free and free to all. Come shop. For more information call Sister Geraldine Smith at (229) 343-5939 or Sister Mary Reeves (334) 333-2095.

MLK Memorial Ceremony

The First African Baptist Church, 301 South Forsyth Ave. in Eufaula, will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Ceremony on Jan. 19; at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Was Williams of Zion Baptist Church. Master of Ceremony for the event will be Mo Erkins. Theme will be “The Fierce Urgency of NOW.”

Tribute Fellowship Service

The 33rd Year Celebration of the 4th Sunday Fellowship Service and “A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” will be held Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. at the Eufaula Community Center, 747 Lake Drive in Eufaula. Cost of admission is $30.

Sunday Services

The New Jerusalem Church, 325 Copeland Street in Eufaula, will have services on Jan. 19 starting with Sunday School at 1 p.m. and then a Worship Service at 2 p.m. Pastor for the church is Pastor Jacob Smith Jr. All are welcome.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Saint John AME Church, 03 Saint John Street in Abbeville will host a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration on Monday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. Guest Preacher for the celebration will be Reverend Eddie W. Thomas, Moderator of the Abbeville District Baptist Association, Pastor at Mary Magdalene Baptist Church in Abbeville and Pastor at Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Newville. Theme for the celebration is “Let the Dream become A Reality.” For more information, please contact Mr. Willie Green, 585-2678 or Ms. Barbara McNealy, (334) 585-3261. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend.

Free Tutoring

First African Baptist Church, 301 Forsyth Street in Eufaula, is offering free tutoring from 4-6 p.m. on Mondays only. Tutoring is open to grades 1-11 and will include help with reading, writing, math and language arts. Please bring a composition book for younger grades and a spiral notebook for upper grades. Registration is open to all students. For more information, call Tinnie Hunter at 334-687-4394 to register.

Bridging the gap

SouthPoint Church, 159 Oaks Landing in Eufaula; if you are 18-25 years-of-age (out of high school/college students/young adults) and are feeling alone, disconnected, lost, or just searching for a place to connect, have fun, and build relationships with others and God, join us on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. for the Bridge at SouthPoint Church. For more information, contact Student Pastor Kim Brown at

Connecting Our Community to Hope, Love, and Life in the Moment

A Connections ministry at the First United Methodist Church (on the corner of Highway 431 North and Barbour Street in Eufaula) will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. You may sign up to volunteer, contribute, or register a loved one at For more information, contact Caty Richardson at 334-695-7625, or

Services scheduled

Greater Sardis First Missionary Baptist Church, L.R. Straw, Pastor; Weekly Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 5:30 p.m., Worship Service at 11 a.m. on first and third Sundays.

Service Schedule change

Tabernacle Baptist Church, 404 East Union Street in Eufaula, Eugene Florence, Pastor. Intercessory Prayer, Sundays at 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School, Sundays at 9 a.m.; Worship Service, Sundays at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; Men and Women’s Fellowship — first Monday of each month at 6 p.m.

Services announced

Christian Grove Baptist Church, 1201 Five Mile Road in Eufaula, Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Worship Service at 11 a.m.; Sunday and Wednesday nights, service at 6 p.m.

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