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Church briefs: Dec. 26, 2015

Americus
Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church
The church’s 150th anniversary kickoff is at 11 a.m. Jan. 9. It  includes a Commemorative Walk from the church’s first home at Forrest and Church streets. Members and friends are asked to line the streets along the way. Balloons and bubbles will be released. Other activities include a pep rally, best cheer competition, motivational talks and prayers, Community Singers sponsored by AmeriGospel Inc. and the Americus Sumter High School Drumline. For information call 229-924-2382 or bethesdambs@att.net

New Jerusalem Baptist Church
A Watch Night Services starts at 10 p.m. Dec. 31. This service combines with County Line, Oak Grove Huntington, New Mount Mariah, New Corinth and New Shady Grove. Breakfast will be served.

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.

Ellaville
The Church International
A Watch Night Service starts at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. All are welcome to attend.

William Grove Baptist Church
Watch Night Services begin at 10 p.m. Dec. 31. The public is invited.