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Church briefs: Feb. 17, 2018

AMERICUS
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. 18, 23, culminating on Feb. 25. The schedule is at 2 p.m. Feb. 18, the Rev. George F. Monts and Zion Hope Baptist Church; 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  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.

Kingdom of Heaven                  Ministries Inc.
The sixth church anniversary is celebrated at 7 p.m. Feb. 21-23 and 5 p.m. Feb. 25 with speakers as follow, consecutively: Pastor Angela Zanders, Pastor Allison Harvey, Pastor Lakeshia Coller, and Pastor Ronrica Gordon. Everyone is welcome.

New Bethel Baptist Church
Everyone is invited to celebrate the annual Black History Recognition Program at 11 a.m. Feb. 18 during the worship service.

Big Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
The annual Women’s Day Program is at 11 a.m. March 11. The speaker is Minister Frankie Freeman of First Monumental, Albany. Everyone is welcome.

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

DESOTO
Jackson Grove Baptist Church
Celebrating its candle light service, at 6 p.m. Feb. 18, Minister Brad Ford Summonett of the “Saints of God House of Worship” of Leesburg is guest speaker. All are welcome.

LESLIE
Perry Grove Missionary Baptist Church
The “66” Books of the Bible Program is noon, Feb. 24. All community churches and others are invited also.
The Annual Men and Women Night Out is at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-28. Tuesday is Women Night with Evangelist Latina Hill of Zion Hill Baptist Church bringing the message. Colors are purple and black. Wednesday is Men’s Night with Deacon Joe Clark of Friendship Baptist Church of DeSoto as speaker.
Men and Women Day is observed at 11 a.m. March 4. Speaker for the men is Deacon Eric Bryant of Lebanon Baptist Church of Plains. Speaker for the women is Sister Dorothy Sneed of New Beulah Baptist Church of Cobb. Colors for Sunday are yellow and black. For more Information Pastor Georgia Deriso at 229-874-8670.

PLAINS
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.

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