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Church briefs: Feb. 27, 2016

Americus
Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church
As part of its 150th church anniversary celebration, a Bethesda Souvenir Cookbook has been published. The Taste of Bethesda is from 1-3 p.m. March 5, and feast on a variety of delicious dishes from the cookbook recipes that will be prepared by Bethesda Souvenir Cookbook contributors. There is no admission fee; a basket will be available for those who would like to leave a donation. The Cookbook will be available for purchase at this event. The Rev. DeRienzia Johnson, pastor, and the Bethesda congregation invite everyone to come and enjoy good food and fellowship.

Big Bethel Baptist Church
The Women Ministry has its annual Women Day program at 11 a.m. March 13 with the theme “No Wasted Tears, Psalms 126:5.” Speaker is Evangelist Shaquanis Carr of Greater Zion Hope Holiness Church, Lee County. Everyone is invited.

Perry Grove Baptist Church
Women and Men’s Night is observed at 7 p.m. Feb. 29-March 1. Monday is Men’s Night with the Rev. Larry Sims of Union Tabernacle Baptist Church; Tuesday is Women’s Night with Evangelist Dorothy Batts of Perry Grove Baptist Church speaking. The celebration culminates at 11 a.m. March 6 with the Rev. David Hamm bringing the sermon. Everyone is invited.

Greater Cedar Springs Missionary Baptist Church
The pastor’s, the Rev. A.D. Brown, ninth pastoral anniversary is celebrated at 11 a.m. March 6. At 2:30 p.m. the Rev. Donovan Coley of Columbus brings the message. All are welcome.

Andersonville
St. Paul A.M.E. Church
Everyone is invited to the 30th choir anniversary at 3 p.m. March 13. Choirs are asked to render an A and B selection. Refreshments will be served.

Smithville
New Hope A.M.E. Church
The annual Family, Friends and Guests Day is celebrated at 11 a.m. March 20 with the Rev. Willie C. Kleckly of Montezuma bringing the message. Dinner will be served and everyone is invited.

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