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Church briefs: Feb. 10, 2018

AMERICUS
Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church
The church’s 159th anniversary is celebrated at 2 p.m. Feb. 11 with guest preacher, the Rev. David Hamm of Perry Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Leslie. Theme is “Working Together in Love.” Everyone is invited. To buy an ad in the program, contact Gladys Hopkins @hopkins1020@yahoo.com and mail your check to the church P.O. Box 1522, Americus.

New St. Paul Baptist Church
The ushers’ 56th anniversary is celebrated at 4 p.m. Feb. 11. Guest speaker is Sister Rosemary Jones of New Beulah Baptist Church. For information call Sandra Hall 229-924-5954.

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
The annual Candlelight is observed at 2 p.m. March 11 March with guest speaker, Overseer Benny F. Clark, pastor of Breath of Life Ministries, Americus. The public is invited.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
“The Gift in the Man” is celebrated as they observe the life, service and achievements of their pastor, Bishop Melvin McCluster, over the past 29 years. The pre-celebration services are Feb. 11, 18, 23, culminating on Feb. 25. The schedule is 6 p.m. Feb. 11, Bishop Frederick Williams and Gethsemane Worship Center of Albany, are in charge of services; at 2 p.m. Feb. 18, the Rev. George F. Monts and Zion Hope Baptist Church Family will be in charge of the Services; at 6 p.m. Feb. 23, Family and Friends Night, Flash Back Friday: Dress in ‘70s and ‘80s attire; best dressed will win a prize.  There will be praise dancing, singing, a skit by Sister Pat Harris, food and fun for everyone. And at 10 a.m. Feb. 25, Bishop Henry Moore Jr. and Piney Grove Baptist Church of Dawson are guests; colors for this day are: black, white and red. At 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25, the Anniversary Celebration culminates with the Rev. Hosie Waters and Lebanon Baptist Church, Magnolia Baptist Church and Green Grove Baptist Church families in charges; dinner follows in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited.

United Holiness Church
Pastor’s Appreciation Services are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-23, 6 p.m. Feb. 24 and 11 a.m. Feb. 25. Everyone is invited.

ANDERSONVILLE
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Everyone is welcome to celebrate the annual Ushers’ Anniversary at 11 a.m. Feb. 18.

LESLIE
Women Deliverance Ministry
The “No Greater Love” banquet is at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at Leslie Civic Center. Tickets are $30/couple and $20/single. Speakers are Minister Melinda Lewis of Friendship Baptist Church, Americus and Pastor George Edge of the Restoration Church, Americus. Call Pastor Georgia Deriso at 229-874-8670 or 229-942-2509 or Mary Thomas 229-874-1730 or 229-938-5531. Daycare available.

PLAINS
New Hope A.M.E. Church
Everyone is invited to a Black History Program at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11 when state Rep. Winfred Dukes, District 154 of Albany, is guest speaker.

Bethlehem Baptist Church
Black History Month is celebrated at 10:45 a.m. Feb. 18 with Annie Bell Moss as guest speaker. Pastor O. Quintodd Bryant delivers the message.

Maranatha Baptist Church
Revival services are from 6-7 p.m. March 18-21. Speakers are Evelyn Lemly, CEO of Kairos; Dr. David Gushee, pastor, author and ethicist; Maina Mwaura, speaker and journalist; and Justin Brown, Mercer University football chaplain. For information call 229-824-7896.

SMITHVILLE
New Hope A.M.E. Church
Everyone is invited to a Black History Program at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Guest speaker is state Rep. Winfred Dukes of Albany, District 154.

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