Church briefs: Jan. 16, 2016

Published 12:11 pm Monday, January 18, 2016

Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church
The African American Legends and Legacies Celebration — A Church Family Reunion — is at 3 p.m. Feb. 6. Each “daughter” church (Mount Olive, Big Bethel, Friendship, Union Tabernacle and Restoration) will have displays set up. A youth from each church will present a poetic reading from an African-American poet or writer. Rutha Harris, one of the original Freedom Singers from Albany, will tell her story through music. Barbara Edmonds will perform a dramatic skit. A delicious dinner will be served along with a silent auction. Tickets are $20 each. For information, call the church 229-924-2382 or Shirley Latimore 229-928-2645 or e-mail

Concord United Methodist Church
Revival services are at 7 p.m. Jan. 24-27 with Dr. Edwin Cooper as revival preacher and special music each evening.

Perry Grove Baptist Church
A Fill a Pew Program is at 3 p.m. Jan. 24 with the Rev. Prez Blackmon of Roisin Vick Baptist Church of Blakely, New St. Mark Baptist Church of Richland is in charge of the service.

Welcome Baptist Church
Black History is observed during the 11 a.m. worship service Feb. 7 with guest speaker, Deacon P.D. Harris of Atlanta. The public is invited.

Union Oak Grove Baptist Church
The Pastor’s Anniversary Celebration kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 with Old Corinth Baptist Church as host church. Worship services are at 11 a.m. with an anniversary service at 2 p.m. with Zion Hope Baptist Church and Pastor George Monts. Dinner will be served.

Big Bethel Baptist Church
Everyone is invited to the annual Men and Women Day program at 11 a.m. Jan. 24 with Pastor Zachery Powell as guest speaker. Colors are black and white.

Freedom Harvest
The first Community Wide Prayer Brunch is at 10 a.m. Jan. 30 and  DeSoto, Leslie and Cobb residents are invited to get involved.
The Women Deliverance Ministry hosts a Our Pre-Valentine Banquet — The Expression of God’s Love — at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Leslie Civic Center. Tickets are $20/single and $20/couple. Speaker to be announced later.

Sumter County
Mark 209 in Concert
This musical group has seven nominations in the Christian Voice Fan Awards and won the favorite group in 2015. This thrilling quartet will be concert at several venues: 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at Cornerstone Church in Americus; 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Magnolia Manor; and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at I Heart Church in Americus.

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