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Church briefs: March 17, 2018

AMERICUS
Christians On a Mission Deliverance Center
The Pastor, Prophetess Helen Mercer’s, 19th appreciation celebration is held during March. Each Sunday service begins at 9:45 a.m. Each evening service starts at 7 p.m. March 19, Pastor Adrian Pitts and World Church Ministry; March 20, Pastor George Monts and Whole Truth Ministry and Zion Hope Baptist Church; March 21, Dr. Pamala Miller and Majestic Kingdom Embassy, Camilla. The celebration culminates at 9:45 a.m. March 25 with Dr. Timothy Miller and Majestic Kingdom Embassy, Camilla.

Shipp Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
The Senior Choir celebrates its 50th Choir Anniversary at 3 p.m. March 18. The public and all surrounding choirs and groups are invited.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
A Maundy Thursday service is a somber worship service that gives special attention to the rejection and suffering of Christ in the week leading up to His ultimate rejection and suffering on the cross. The word “maundy” is Latin for “command.” On the Thursday night before His crucifixion, Christ gave a “new command” when He implemented the practice of Communion at the Last Supper. Therefore, Communion is observed at this service from 6-7 p.m. March 29.

Piney Grove No. 3 Baptist Church
The church choir celebrate its 47th anniversary at 3 p.m. April 8. Community choirs are asked to render at least two selections. The public is invited.

New Corinth Baptist Church
The Rev. Marco D. Grimes of Greater Peace Baptist Church of Columbus, brings the message at 11:30 a.m. March 19. Everyone is welcome.

Butterflies in Flight Ministries Inc.
“Iron Sharpens Iron” Women Conference 2018 is at 7 p.m. April 5-7 at 311 Rees St. Men are also welcome) featuring Five-Fold Ministry Gifts with various apostles, prophetesses, evangelists and teachers. Registration is $20 for all three nights. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Seating is limited.

Mount Salem Baptist Church
Ordination service for Brother Gregory Anthony King for Deacon at 3 p.m. March 18. (Press meets at 2 p.m.) All deacons from various churches are invited. The Rev. Calvin James, pastor of the St. John Baptist Church, Leslie, leads the service. The public is also invited.

ELLAVILLE
William Grove Baptist Church
The Women’s Ministry holds its annual Women’s Day Celebration beginning with a Women’s Day Bunch at 11 a.m. March 24 with Sister Kim Clemons Grigley as guest speaker. The celebration culminates at 11 a.m. March 25 with Pastor Vera Holt of New Life Temple of Deliverance Ministries bringing the message. The public is invited.

LESLIE
New Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Family & Friends Day is celebrated March 25. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11. Everyone is invited.

Perry Grove Baptist Church
Annual revival services are at 7:30 p.m. March 26-29 with Pastor Horace Holloway III of Thomasville as speaker.

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.

Lebanon Baptist Church
Ushers are asked to attend a business and instructional meeting at 7 p.m. March 19.
The Senior Choir celebrates its anniversary at 11 a.m. March 25 with the Rev.  Hosie Waters presiding. The surrounding community is invited.

SMITHVILLE
New Hope A.M.E. Church
Everyone is invited to the annual Family, Friends, & Guest Day at 11 a.m. March 18.
A Faith Revival is celebrated at 7 p.m. May 14-16 with the following speakers: Monday, the Rev. Michael Edge; Tuesday, the Rev. Napoleon Cooper; and Wednesday, the Rev. Ronrica Gordon.
At 11 a.m. May 20 Youth Day is celebrated with a guest speaker.

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