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Church briefs: Feb. 24, 2018

AMERICUS
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
The annual Candlelight is observed at 2 p.m. March 11 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 culminate on Feb. 25. 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. 24 and 11 a.m. Feb. 25. Everyone is invited.

Kingdom of Heaven                 Ministries Inc.
The sixth church anniversary is celebrated at 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.

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.

Zion Hope Baptist Church
A Black History program starts at 9 a.m. Feb. 25. Featured speakers are Chief Police Michael Persley and Chief Community Supervision Officer Kimberly Persley, both of Albany. Everyone is invited.

Women of Power Embracing Their Destiny
Fellowship is at 11 a.m. March 3 at Blackshear Regional Library, 307 E. Lamar St. Speaker is Minister Melody Lewis of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. For information please call Minister Catherine Sims (229)942-1028.

COBB
Spring Creek Baptist Church
Revival services are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26-March 1 with the following speakers: Monday, Minister Horace Holloway III, Cross Road Church, Thomasville; Tuesday, the Rev. Morris Harris, St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Oglethorpe; Wednesday, the Rev. Isiac Owens, Moount Calvary Baptist Church, Cordele; and Thursday, the Rev. Michael Coley, United Holiness, Montezuma.

ELLAVILLE
The Church International
The Healing and Deliverance Ministry everyone to its black history program at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25. On behalf of pastor Jessie Carson and The Church International family.

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 Mens 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 information call Pastor Georgia Deriso at 229-874-8670.

New Shady Grove Baptist Church
Black history is celebrated with a play by Sutton Glory Ministry at 11 a.m. Feb. 25. Everyone is invited.

St. John Baptist Church
The Ever-Ready Spiritual Aires Gospel Singers of Leslie/Americus celebrate their 46th anniversary at 4 p.m. March 4. All gospel groups and area choirs are invited, as well as the public.

PLAINS
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.

Greater Cedar Spring Baptist Church
A benevolent program in honor of Anthony Darling is at 3 p.m. March 10. Everyone is invited.

PRESTON
Mount Zion Webster                  Missionary Baptist Church
An appreciation service for its pastor, the Rev. Alfred Starling and first lady is Feb. 25. Sunday School is at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11. Guest minister is the Rev. R.L. Chatman.

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