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Church briefs: Sept. 29, 2018

AMERICUS
Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church
The first Lay Day Worship Services is at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 featuring the local lay president of Antioch A.M.E. Church, Alfreda Young Brooks, as speaker. She is first vice president of the Sixth Episcopal District.

Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church
Everyone is invited in celebrating the Vivian Bryant Angel Choir’s 26th anniversary at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 with worship, song, and dance. All special guests are invited to render an A and B selection.

Salem United Methodist Church
The church celebrates 182 years of praise and worship at the same location, 942 Upper River Road, on Oct. 7. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by the worship service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark Kinservick, current pastor of County Line Methodist Church, brings the message. He is a former member of Salem.
Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall immediately after the service. Everyone is invited.

New Jerusalem Baptist Church
Family and Friends Night is celebrated at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 with the Rev. Larry Sims, pastor of Union Tabernacle Baptist Church, Americus, delivering the message.

Piney Grove No. 3 Baptist Church
A Men/Women Celebration, “Christian Men/Women Going with Jesus All the Way,” is at 11 a.m. Oct. 14 guest speaker, the Rev. Ferlin Tyson and Minister Belinda Cutts Tyson of Mount Able Baptist Church. Everyone is invited.

Kingdom of Heaven Ministries
Taste of the Kingdom is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29 featuring free food, free money, give-aways, jumping castles and more. To contribute items, contact founding pastor Courtney Moore on Facebook or Quanta Sims 229-331-4354.

New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
The annual Men and Women’s Day program is at 11 a.m. Oct. 7 with church pastor, Michael Walker, bringing the message. Colors are black and white, and everyone is invited.

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
The annual Ushers’ Anniversary observance is at 11 a.m. Oct. 21 during the worship service. Deacon J. C. Bryant from Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church, Plains, speaks on the duties of an usher. The sermon will be delivered by Pastor Ricky Cladd.
Faith Baptist Church
A multimedia PowerPoint presentation on the Old Testament Tabernacle by Mike Todd is from 5-6 p.m. Sept. 30.
Scale models will be on display and participants can view a high priest’s costume. Free.

Big Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
The church celebrates its 135th anniversary Oct. 10-14. At 7 p.m. Oct. 10, the Rev. Ricky Cladd and Antioch Baptist Church, Americus and Jerusalem Grove Baptist Church, Smithville are in charge of the service; at 7 p.m. Oct. 11, the Rev. Dr. H. C. Wilson and Mount Olive Baptist Church, Americus; at 5 p.m. Oct. 13 beginning is the “Evening of Royalty,” with Tracy Famborough of William Grove Baptist Church, Ellaville, as mistress of ceremony, for an evening of fun, fashion and excitement. The celebration culminates at 11 a.m. Oct. 14 with the Rev. Dr. Robert Morgan and McAfee Grove Baptist Church, Lee County in charge. Sunday colors are white with a royal purple scarf for women and a black suit and royal purple tie or bow tie with white shirt for men. Dinner will be served. Everyone is welcome.

Life Point Church
The free family Trunk or Treat begins at 6:30 p.m. Includes jumping castle, hay ride, puppet show, candy, free hotdogs and popcorn, giveaways, games, face painting, and more. Recommended ages birth to fifth grade.

Mitchell Grove Baptist Church
The Progressive Ushers’ Union is at 11 a.m. Sept. 30, hosted by Pastor Johnny Lundy. Speaker is Elder Willie Smith of New Life Holiness Church of
Oglethorpe.

Union Oak Grove Baptist Church
The Free Will Usher Union is at 11 a.m. Sept. 30.

ELLAVILLE
The Church International
The 14th anniversary of the pastor, Jessie Carson, is observed at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5, and at 10 a.m. Oct. 10.

LESLIE
Perry Grove Baptist Church
The Women’s Ministry hosts the first Women Conference Sept. 29 and 30. At 10 a.m. Saturday is the Hats Off to Jesus workshop with Pastor Sheila Williams of The House of Praise Holiness Church, Richland and Evangelist Yolanda Brown Franklin of Whitehill Baptist Church, Reynolds. Women are asked to wear a hat of their choice, and lunch will be served. At 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the conference culminates with a speaker to be announced later. All are welcome.

PLAINS
Greater Cedar Spring Missionary Baptist Church
The annual usher get together is at 11 a.m. Oct. 21with the Rev. Rod Hubbard as speaker. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

Lebanon Baptist Church
Family, Friends and Breast Cancer Day is observed Oct. 28 with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.
The 96th Ushers’ Anniversary is celebrated at 11 a.m. Nov. 25.

SMITHVILLE
New Hope A.M.E. Church
The 164th church anniversary is celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7. The Rev. Jermaine Harris and Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church are in charge of the service. A memorial service for Drunell Williams Young will be held, and dinner will be served.

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