Churches plan New Year's Eve events

Churches plan New Year's Eve events

December 25th, 2009 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

Staff Report

At least two New Year's Eve concerts Thursday will have a gospel flair.

* The Ken Hicks and the Gospel Road New Year's Eve Gospel Music Spectacular is scheduled 8 p.m. to midnight at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 Highway 27, in Rock Spring, Ga. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The evening will feature Danny Funderburk, former tenor for the Cathedral Quartet, Singing Americans and Perfect Heart; Testimony Quartet, featuring Ken Hicks of US101's "Gospel Road"; the Sonlife Quartet; and Randall Franks, who played Officer Randy Goode on TV's "In the Heat of the Night."

Tickets are $12 and are available at Walker County Civic Center; SonShine Christian Books in Fort Oglethorpe, 706-861-7675. Special prices for groups of 20 by calling in advance.

For more information, call 423-605-8627 or visit

* The annual singing at Oakwood Community Church, 3927 Webb Road will feature Calvin Newton, a former Gaither Homecoming artist, along with J.R. Worley, emcee Dana Russell and several others.

The celebration will last from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is free. Food will be available. For more information, call 648-9388; or e-mail or


* First Lutheran Church, 2800 McCallie Ave.; 7 p.m.; 629-5990.

* Hawkinsville Missionary Baptist Church, 7463 Pinewood Drive; 10 p.m.; 892-1924,

* Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 2320 Hickory Valley Road; 6:30 p.m.; 892-1916.

* Second Missionary Baptist Church, 2305 E. Third St., 10 p.m.

* Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd., Signal Mountain; 5-7 p.m., come-and-go Holy Communion; 886-2190.