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Church briefs: April 24, 2015

Americus

Morningside Methodist Church

A gospel sing is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with music from Joyful Noise and Calvary Cross. A love offering will be taken for Dooly Campgrounds.

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

A Restoration Service is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Ron Smith of Berachah Fellowship Church, Albany, bringing the message. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m.

Five Fold Deliverance Ministry

Family and Friends Day is observed at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 302 Forrest St. Guest speaker is from Faith Clinic Ministry in Thomaston. Everyone is welcome.

Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church

The eighth anniversary of Pastor DeRienzia and first lady Vernice Johnson is celebrated with the theme, “Honoring our Pastor with Overwhelming Love.” A Pastor Appreciation Family Night Celebration is at 6 p.m. Saturday when dinner will be served. An Anniversary Worship Service is at 10 a.m. Sunday with the sermon by the Rev. Artha Grace of New Beginnings Church, Milledgeville. The public is invited.

Springhill Baptist Church

The Ordination Ceremony of Minister Angeli Smith is celebrated all month culminating at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Kenneth Gouch of Antioch Baptist Church of Plains and Mount Carmel Baptist Church of Buena Vista, as speaker. Refreshments will be served.

Union Oak Grove Baptist Church

A Youth Revival us at 7:30 p.m. May 19 and 20 with the Rev. Charles Carr as speaker. The revival culminates at 11:30 a.m. May 24. Everyone is invited.

New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

The mission is celebrated at 11 a.m. May 3 with Sister Laverne Williams of Mount Olive Baptist Church as speaker.

Big Bethel Baptist Church

At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Bryant Drake and Kiokee Baptist Church are in charge of an installation service for the Rev. Erick Thomas.

Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church

Spring Revival is at 7 p.m. April 27-29. Churches on program are: Monday, the Rev. William Laster and Ebenezer Baptist Church; Tuesday, the Rev. Curtis Frazier and Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church; and Wednesday, the Rev. Shirley Strawter and St. Mark and St. John A.M.E. churches. Theme: “Unifying the Body of Christ through Revival” (Ephesians 4:11-13). All are invited.

Andersonville

St. Paul A.M.E. Church

The revival is at 7:30 p.m. May 4-7 with the Rev. Wallace Mills Jr. of Detroit delivering the message. The public is invited.

Ellaville

William Grove Baptist Church

Annual revival services are at 7:30 p.m. April 27-30 with guest evangelist, Pastor Paul MacFarland of New Life Ministries, Montezuma. Guest choirs will provide song services each night. The public is invited.

Leslie

Abundant Life Holiness Church

The second Pastor’s Appreciation, for Evangelist Mary E. Green, will be a one-night revival at 7 p.m. May 1 with Pastor Jonathon Johnson from Prayer, Praise, Preach & Deliverance as speaker. The appreciation culminates at 3 p.m. May 3 with Elder Matthew Woody as speaker. Dinner will be served. Everyone is invited.

Plains

Bethlehem Baptist Church

The annual Youth Revival is at 7 p.m. April 28-30 with the Rev. Jamaica Kelly, pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, as guest speaker. The celebration culminates at 10:45 a.m. May 3 with services by Apostle Charles Carr.

Lebanon Baptist Church

The 144th church anniversary is celebrated Sunday with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Hosie Waters presiding. The 13th oldest living member, Deacon John L. King Jr. will be recognized. All area churches are invited.

Preston

Mount Zion Webster Missionary Baptist Church

The church’s 147th anniversary and the pastor, the Rev. Alfred Starling’s sixth anniversary are celebrated Sunday with Sunday school at 11 a.m. and anniversary services at noon. At 2:30 p.m. the pastor’s anniversary service begins with the Rev. Larry Sims and Union Tabernacle Baptist Church of Americus as guests. Other guest churches are Antioch (Wilson), Bethlehem (Richland), Bethel (Springvale), Corinth Holy Bible, Greater Good Hope (Preston), Lower Sardis, Magnolia Bay (Preston), Mount Temple (Dawson), New Bethel (Ga. Highway 30), New Hope (Preston), Shiloh (Preston), Philadelphia (Lumpkin). St. John A.M.E. (Plains) and St. Mark A.M.E. (Plains. The public is invited.

Smithville

New Hope A.M.E. Church

The annual Youth Revival us at 7:30 p.m. May 12-14 with the Rev. Courtney Moore, the Rev. David Hamm and the Rev. Glenn Bryant Sr. speaking on consecutive nights. Youth Day is celebrated at 11 a.m. May 17 with Minister Trent Floyd of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church as guest speaker. Dinner will be served.