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Church briefs: Dec. 12, 2015

Americus
First Presbyterian Church
A Candlelight Communion Service at 5 p.m. Dec. 24.

Bibleway Fellowship Center
Founders’ Day is celebrated at 11 a.m. Sunday in memory of the late Pastor Eugene Cooper and in honor of Cofounder, Missionary Delorn Cooper. Guest speaker is Pastor Arthur Greene of New Life Christian Fellowship, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Everyone is invited. Dinner will be served.

Fellowship Baptist Church
A Christmas Missions Market is open from noon-1 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 20 at the church, and from 8 a.m. noon Dec. 19 at Café Campesino’s new downtown location, 134 W. Lamar St. Give to  Sumter Faith Clinic, The Heifer Project, The Fuller Center for Housing, and Jubilee Partners. For each donation, a specified friend or relative will receive an acknowledgment card stating the donation that was made in their name and giving information about the organization.

Perry B. Grove Baptist Church
An ushers get-together program is at 3 p.m. today, Dec.12 with Pastor Mathis K. Wright speaking. Everyone is invited.

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
The annual Christmas program is at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 12. Everyone is invited.

Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church
“Christmas at Campbell” is celebrated at 11 a.m. Dec. 20 with a Christmas play immediately following the worship service. The theme is “Silent Night and Holy Night!” and everyone is invited.

Love, Joy and Peace Ministries
A Watch Night service starts at 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Glover Center, 206 Cotton Ave. Speakers are Sister Joyce Jackson, Deacon Stanley White, the Rev. Calvin Laster and Pastor Shawn Smothers.

New Jerusalem Baptist Church
Sister Eva Mann presents her initial sermon at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited.
The church will not hold a morning service on Dec. 20 but will hold a Christmas program at 3 p.m. that day. The public is invited.

DeSoto
Big Bethel Baptist Church
The annual candlelight service is at 6 p.m. Dec. 27. The Rev. Solomon Loud is guest speaker. Everyone is invited.

Ellaville
William Grove Baptist Church
The public is invited to the initial sermon of Brother Quinton Tyner at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Jerusalem Baptist Church
Guest Day is observed Sunday with Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited.

Plains
Lebanon Baptist Church
Worship services will be held at 9 a.m. Dec. 27 with the Rev. Hosie Waters presiding.

Smithville
New Hope A.M.E. Church
The annual Christmas program is at 11 a.m. Dec. 20 during the worship service. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

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