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Church briefs: Oct. 24, 2015

Americus
Shipp Chapel Baptist Church
A gospel benefit concert for the church musician, Freddie Mann Jr. is at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 with several musical groups performing. The public and all surrounding churches are invited.

Five Fold Deliverance Ministry
A Fall Revival is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-30 at (Word of Faith Ministry) 322 Forrest St. Apostle Norman Pickett is speaker nightly. The public is invited.

Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church
Harvest Day is observed at 3 p.m. Nov. 8. Guest speaker is retired Elder Karl Colquitt of Americus. Music is by Leonard Tyson and Trellis Barthell. Theme is “The Harvest is Evidence of God’s Goodness.” The public is invited.

Old Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
The annual Missionary Program is at 11 a.m. Nov. 15 during the worship service. Guest speaker is Sister Kimberly Page of New Hope A.M.E. Church. Everyone is invited.

United Holiness Church
Hallelujah Night is from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29 at 901 Aaron Snipes Sr.  Drive featuring skits, dances and a trunk or treat for the kids. Everyone is welcome.

Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church
The Friends and Family Day Committee hosts its third annual Dance Extravaganza at 3 p.m. Sunday. Dance ministries are invited to participate. Confirm with Shernone Butts at 229-815-1687.

Andersonville
St. Paul A.M.E. Church
A two-night revival is at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4-5.
The church’s 125th anniversary is observed at 11 a.m. Nov. 8. Everyone is invited to all three events.

Union Oak Grove Baptist Church
The annual Ushers’ Fellowship program is celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited.

Buena Vista
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
The 175th Homecoming service is Sunday. This special day starts at 10 a.m. with gospel singing by Calvary’s Cross from Americus/Sumter County area. There will be a brief intermission before the 11 a.m. worship service with guest speaker, the Rev. Tommy Fountain, pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Winder (formerly of Columbus and Marion County). A covered dish lunch in the dining hall follows, followed by more gospel singing from Calvary’s Cross.  Theme is “Through the Years-generations of Family and Friends.” The community is welcomed.
Revival services are at 7 p.m. Oct. 26-28 with special music each night. Guest speaker is local pastor, Brother Mike McGlaun. All are welcome.
A nursery is available for all services. For information, call 229-886-7799 or 229-937-2986.

DeSoto
Big Bethel Baptist Church
The first anniversary celebration of the pastor, the Rev. Eric Thomas, culminates at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Eugene Hall and Jackson Grove Baptist Church. Everyone is invited.

Ellaville
William Grove Baptist Church
The pastor’s 12th Appreciation is at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3-5 and culminating at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at 2:30 p.m. The program is Tuesday, Bishop Henry Moore Jr. and Piney Grove Baptist Church;
Wednesday, Pastor George Edge and The Restoration Church of Americus; Thursday, Pastor Ronald Wilson, New Hope Baptist Church and Sunday, Pastor Gregory Porter and Mount Zion Baptist Church. The public is invited.

Leslie
Freedom Harvest Worship Center
The Fall Revival, themed “It’s Harvest Time” is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-29. Speakers are Tuesday, Pastor Anthony Walker and Tabernacle Baptist Church of Leslie; Wednesday, Pastor Shawn Smothers and  Love Joy Peace Church of Richland; and Thursday, Pastor Justin Johnson and Greater New Birth of Edison.

Plains
Lebanon Baptist Church
Family and Friends Day is observed Sunday with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 with the Rev. Hosie Waters officiating. The community is invited.
The Senior Ushers’ Board Ministry celebrates the 93rd Ushers’ Anniversary at 11 a.m. Nov. 22. Sister Tracy Clemons of William Grove Baptist Church, Ellaville, will speak on the duties of an usher. The Rev. Hosie Waters delivers the sermons. Gleaner captains are Deacons J.C. Bryant Jr. and Charlie Wright, and Sister Patricia Williams. Everyone is welcome.

Preston
Mount Zion Webster Baptist Church
Men and Women’s Day is celebrated Sunday with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.. Guest minister is the Rev. Shirley Gilbert of Bethel Baptist Church, Springvale. The public is invited.

Smithville
New Hope A.M.E Church
A fifth Sunday Spiritual Cake Walk is at 5 p.m. Nov. 29 with multiple speakers and churches on the program. Refreshments will be served.

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