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Church briefs: Sept. 19, 2015

Americus
Williams Road Church of Christ
The community is invited to get to know the church community at Open House beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the church campus, 110 Williams Road.  Participants can visit 17 displays featuring various parts of church life – everything from men’s outdoor activities to Secret Sisters to financial training, and much more. There is a three-minute video showing what that hour on Sunday is all about, but even that will be fun. It’s a casual event. Dinner is included, along with drawings for door prizes. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/WilliamsRoadChurch

New Shady Grove Baptist Church
The public is invited to a musician celebration at 3 p.m. Sept. 27. All choirs, groups, soloists and praise teams are invited.
The mission anniversary is celebrated during the 11 a.m. worship service Sept. 27. All area churches are invited; missionaries an wear white it they like. Sister Elizabeth Holloway brings the occasion.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
The 120th church anniversary celebration is at 7 p.m. Sept. 22-24. On Tuesday, the Rev. DeReinzia Johnson and Bethesda Baptist Church are in charge of the service; Wednesday, the Rev. David Towns and Welcome Home Full Gospel and Rocky Mountain Baptist churches; and Thursday, the Rev. Ronald Wilson and New Hope Baptist Church. At 5 p.m. Sept. 26, the church’s Mass Choir has its annual concert. The anniversary celebration culminates at 10 a.m. Sept. d 27, with Bishop Melvin McCluster bringing the message. Dinner will be served.

Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church
A Senior Citizen Breakfast is at 9 a.m. today, Sept. 19.
The church’s 113th anniversary is observed at 11 a.m. Sunday with Dr. Chiquita Fye, Bethel A.M.E. Church physician at the Georgia Correctional Institute as speaker.

New St. Paul Baptist Church
The choir’s 43rd anniversary is celebrated at 4 p.m. Sept. 27. All choirs are asked to come and render two selections.

Perry B. Grove Baptist Church
At 11 a.m. Sunday, homecoming and the church’s 86th anniversary are observed. Jerusalem Schley, Oak Grove Schley, Mount Salem and New Union Grove are especially invited. Dinner will be served.

Antioch Baptist Church
Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, followed by worship at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Greg Porter and Mount Zion of Buena Vista in charge.
At 2 p.m. the church’s 137th anniversary is celebrated with the Rev. Daniel Simmons and Mount Zion Baptist Church of Albany in charge. Dinner will be served. The public is invited.

Mount Olive Baptist Church
The annual Women’s Conference, Christian Women Rooted and Built Up in Christ for the Kingdom of God, starts at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 19 with Sister Yvonne Iverson of Shipp Chapel Baptist Church, Americus as speaker.
The Women’s Day program, Christian Women Rooted and Built Up in Christ Jesus Abounding in Thanksgiving, is at 11 a.m. Sunday with Sister Annie Joiner of Antioch Baptist Church, Cuthbert as speaker.
Registration for the conference is $5 and attire is white and purple. All Christian friends are invited.

Welcome Baptist Church
Women Day is observed at 11 a.m. Sunday with Dr. Adrian Duncan of Montezuma as speaker. The public is invited.

Mountain Creek A.M.E. Church
Camp Meeting Service is at 11 a.m. Sunday. Everyone is welcome.

Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church
Fall Revival services are at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22-24 with the program as follows. Tuesday, the Rev. James Alexander and St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Columbus with guests Allen Chapel, Mount  Olive, St. Paul Andersonville, St. Paul Oglethorpe, Brown Chapel, Peter’s Chapel, Mahalia Chapel and William Grove; Wednesday, the Rev. Charlie Hicks and Allen Temple A.M.E. Church of Byron along with Union Hill, St. Phillip, Mount Creek, Davis Chapel, Bethel Montezuma and Scott’s Mater; Thursday, Evangelist Sarah Dice, Zion Hope Baptist Church Sumter County, and Big Bethel, Zion Hill, Friendship, St. Mark Archery, St. John Plains, Reach Out and Touch Ministries and Christians on a Mission. Revival theme is “Cleaning up What We Messed Up”  Psalm 51:10.

New Corinth Baptist
The ushers’ anniversary is observed at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Sara Mills of Old Shady Grove Baptist Church, speaks on the duties of an usher. Everyone is invited.

Americus Life Chain
“Standing for the Unborn” is from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 on the sidewalk in front of SB&T on East Lamar Street. Please bring a chair if you would like to sit. Questions? Call Marilyn Wright 229-942-3098. This is a prayerful event. Everyone is invited.

New Life Temple Of Deliverance Ministries Inc.
At 4 p.m. Sept. 27, Apostle Vera Holt, pastor, hosts a Fruit of Spirit program. Everyone is invited.

Andersonville
Union Oak Grove Baptist Church
The annual Family and Friends Day is celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Everyone is invited.

DeSoto
Big Bethel Baptist Church
Deacon ordination service for Brother Daryl Ra’Shad Dowdell is at 3 p.m. Sept. 27. Everyone is invited.

Jackson Grove Baptist Church
Homecoming is celebrated at 11 a.m. Sunday. All surrounding churches are invited.

Ellaville
William Grove Baptist Church
The Annual Youth Day is celebrated at 11 a.m. Sunday. Minister Diana Laster of Greater Cedar Spring Baptist Church, Plains, delivers the holy word. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

The Church  International
The church’s 11th Anniversary is celebrated at 7 p.m. Sept. 23-25.
Wednesday’s speaker is Overseer Josephine Sims Weston and Love of Christ Church, Americus; Thursday and Friday feature Apostle Charlene Glover and Trumpet of God Ministry, Albany. The celebration culminates at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 with Pastor Jesse Carson. All are welcome.

Plains
St. Mark A.M.E. Church
The Vera Wakefield Gardner Missionary Society observes annual Mission Day during the 11 a.m. worship service Oct. 11. Sister Karen Holley is the speaker. Everyone is invited.

Smithville
New Hope A.M.E. Church
The 162nd anniversary of the church is observed at 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Bishop Henry Moore and Piney Grove Baptist Church of Dawson will be in charge. Brother Kelvin Pless of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church is the emcee. Colors are black and gold. Dinner will be served.