Oak Chapel Methodist Church, located on Highway 9 in Wilsonville, will host a singing on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Guest singers will be the Gospel Aires.
Alabaster First United Methodist Church, adjacent to the Winn Dixie Shopping Center, will hold its annual fall bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featured this year will be crafts and homemade goodies.
Vandiver Church of God will have its fall festival Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be games, crafts and food available.
The Church at Brook Hills will be hosting the 2002 Conference for Prison Ministry sponsored by the State of Alabama Department of Corrections on Oct. 11-12 beginning at 8 a.m. each day. Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, Attorney General Bill Pryor and other state officials will be present along with representatives of several faith-based intervention programs. Chaplains from every state prison facility will also be present. The conference will include 26 breakout sessions focused on prevention, intervention, reconciliation, restoration and life skills for individuals and ministries who work with prisoners and their families in Alabama.
Hickory Hills Worship Center is having a gospel singing on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. The Royal Masters will be in concert. A love offering will be taken. There will be a food &uot;van fundraiser&uot; afterward. A $4 donation is appreciated. For information, call the church at 663-5947.
CrossWay Community Church will host special missionary guest speaker Andy Toth in its worship service on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. Toth and wife, Dorciane, serve with Mexicanos Para Alcanzar al Mundo (Mexicans Reaching the World in English) in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. They lead a ministry that trains Mexican nationals to do missionary work around the world. CrossWay Church meets for worship at Thompson Middle School in Alabaster. For information, call the church office at 620-0150 or visit the church’s website at www.crosswaychurch.net.
Morningstar, a new United Methodist congregation in Chelsea, is hosting Network, a unique four-week course on discovering spiritual passions, gifts and personalities for ministry in God’s church. The church offers Network once a year. Bill Taylor and Steve West will be leading the course on four Wednesday nights beginning Oct. 9 during October from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CHS. The highly interactive and hands-on workshop format is guaranteed to change many lives. Sign up at the church or call the office for information. Cost is $12 for materials.
Valleydale Baptist Church will host a Practical Budgeting Workshop on Sundays, Oct. 6 through Nov. 10 at 9:40 a.m. at Crossroads. Learn practical instructions from the Bible about finances; how to reduce personal debt; how to establish savings and investing goals; and how to create and manage a personal budget. The workshop will be led by trained and experienced stewardship counselors. Cost is $10. Call the Development Office at 991-5282, ext. 243, to register. Space is limited.
The First Baptist Church of Columbiana will host a kindergarten fall festival on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles in Hoover will celebrate its eighth birthday on Sunday, Oct. 13. Holy Eucharist will be held at 10:30 a.m., and all former members and visitors are welcomed. For information, call the Rev. Margaret Taylor at 988-8000.
Meet five characters who encounter Grace at &uot;Grace’s Cafe&uot; in a one-woman performance by Sandi Norwood and discover how Grace transforms life and community in this special drama at Westwood Baptist Church in Alabaster. The performance, sponsored by the Women of Westwood, will be Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 including dinner catered by Costa’s. Seating is limited. Call 664-0122 to reserve space