Church briefs: Nov. 3, 2018

Published 10:14 pm Friday, November 2, 2018

New Jerusalem Baptist Church
Pastor Toney Smith’s Installation Service is at 3 p.m. Nov. 4. Everyone is invited.

Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church
The community is invited to the installation activities and services for the new pastor, the Rev. KeAnthony Brooks: 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 14, AWANA and Youth Night; 7 p.m. Nov. 15, Christians Fellowshipping Together, Friendship Baptist Church with sermon by Pastor Melvin McCluster; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Church Family Fellowship; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17, Community Outreach Wellness Symposium; 10 a.m. Nov. 18, morning worship service; 2 p.m. Nov. 18, Installation Ceremonial Service with Concord Missionary Baptist Church, Salem, Ala., and sermon by Pastor Marshall S. Morgan Sr. Fellowship dinner immediately follows. For more information contact Wanda Curry, at 229.942.2213 or

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
The Mission Auxiliary observes its annual Mission Program at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 with Minister Charlene Aldridge from Living Word Church, Ellaville, as speaker. The public is invited.

United Holiness Church
Founder’s Week Observance is at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 16, at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 and 11 a.m. Nov. 18. Everyone is invited.

Community Thanksgiving Service
A Community Thanksgiving worship service is at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 332 S. Lee St. The Rev. Drew Anderson brings the sermon. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the Sumter Area Ministerial Association.

Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church
The annual Harvest Day celebration is at 3 p.m. Nov. 25 at 429 N. Jackson St. Guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Sherrod III of Stringer Street A.M.E. Church, Dothan, Alabama. The public is invited. For more information, call the Rev. Dr. John Williams, pastor, at 229-924-5861.

Perry B. Grove Baptist Church
The pastor’s anniversary celebration is at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 with guest speaker Pastor Donnie Ray Hall Sr. of Mount Oliver Baptist Church of Warwick and Holly Grove Baptist Church of Vienna. Bishop Alfred Rushin brings the message at 11 a.m.

Corinth Holy Bible Church
Jimmy Loud’s 21st anniversary is celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4 with Johnny Lundy as speaker. Dinner will be served.

Saint Paul A.M.E. Church
Everyone is invited to the 128th church anniversary Nov. 11.

William Grove Baptist Church
The pastor’s Michael B. Edge, 15th Pastoral Anniversary celebration begins with Pre-Anniversary Services at 7 p.m. Nov. 6-8 and culminating with Anniversary Service at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 with the following schedule: Tuesday, the Rev. O. Quintodd Bryant and Bethlehem Baptist Church; Wednesday, the Rev. Jerome Jones and Cool Spring and New Ebenezer Baptist churches; Thursday, the Rev. Rod Hubbard and Greater Cedar Spring Baptist Church; and Sunday, Bishop Melvin McCluster and Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. The public is invited to attend.

Jerusalem Baptist Church
The Men and Women’s Day program is Nov. 11 with speaker, Minister Charlene Aldridge of Living World Christian Ministry of Ellaville, Everyone is invited.

Lebanon Baptist Church
The 96th Ushers’ Anniversary is celebrated at 11 a.m. Nov. 25. Deacon Eric Bryant Sr. and the Rev. Hosie Waters are speakers.

Rylander Church
A gospel sing, featuring Calvary’s Cross from Americus, starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 3.

New Hope A.M.E. Church
A Four Gospel Writers program is at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 with the following guest preachers: the Rev. Ronrico Gordon of Macedonia and New Providence Baptist churches, the Rev. Toney Smith, of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, the Rev. Rod Hubbard of Greater Cedar Spring Baptist Church, and the Rev. Dr. Lamar Ward of Vineyard Baptist Church. First lady Shannon Gordon provides the music. Everyone is invited.

Zion Hope Baptist Church
The 142nd anniversary celebration continues at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 with the Rev. Larry Sims as speaker. At 7 p.m. Nov. 8 the Rev. Hosie Waters is speaker; at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Pastor George Monts.

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