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Church briefs: Jan. 23, 2016

Americus
Daniel Grove Baptist Church
The Free Will Usher Union holds a business meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 29. All usher board presidents and ushers are requested to attend.
Worship is at 11 a.m. Jan. 31. The public and area churches are invited. Dinner will be served.

New St. Paul Baptist Church
Black History is celebrated at 11 a.m. Feb. 7.
The 54th Ushers’ anniversary is celebrated at 4 p.m. Feb. 14 with Sister Hattie Ferguson of Old Corinth Baptist Church speaking on ushers. The church pastor, Michael walker, delivers the sermon.

Five Fold Deliverance Ministry
A Spiritual Cake Bake Program is at 3 p.m. Jan. 31 with several speakers on the program. Everyone is welcome.

New Jerusalem Baptist Church
A Fifth Sunday Fellowship service is at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 31. Pastor Georgia Deriso of Freedom Worship Center, Leslie delivers the message. Everyone is welcome.

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 bethesdambc@att.net

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

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.

Leslie
Freedom Harvest    Worship Center
The first Community Wide Prayer Brunch is at 10 a.m. Jan. 30. Everyone from DeSoto, Leslie and Cobb is invited.
The Women Deliverance Ministry holds a pre-Valentine celebration, “God’s Expression of Love” Banquet, at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Leslie Civil Center. Speakers are Pastor Howard James of Harvest Kingdom Ministry, Albany; and Co-Pastor Pamela Hagan of True Power Ministries, Dawson. Tickets are $30/couple and $20/single. Everyone is invited. For Information call Pastor Georgia Deriso 229-874-8670 or 229-942-2509 or Mary Thomas 229-874-1730 or 229-938-5531.

Plains
Lebanon Baptist Church
The Christian Family Cluster Circle Ministry hosts the annual Valentine Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Children ages 8 to 18 are invited and Sumter County youth will get a special treat. A spaghetti dinner will be served.

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