Church briefs: Dec. 15, 2018

Published 12:16 pm Saturday, December 15, 2018

First United Methodist Church
The Open Hand Community Christmas Dinner is to be served at noon on Dec. 25, Christmas Day in the church Fellowship Hall, 200 S. Lee St. Carry-outs available if food remains after all have been served. Shut-Ins may call 924-7072, 928-2526 or 229-417-1952.

New Jerusalem Baptist Church
The annual Christmas Program is at 3 p.m. Dec 16. There will be no Sunday school or 9:30 a.m. worship service. The Youth Department is in charge of the Christmas Program, and the Rev. Toney Smith delivers the sermon. Christmas dinner will be served.

Daniel Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Pastor Curtis and first lady Yvonne Iverson’s 21st Anniversary is celebrated at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 with Pastor Rob Hubbard of Greater Cedar Springs, bringing the message. Dinner will be served.

Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church
A Christmas program is at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16, wsxith the program by the young people’s department. All are welcome.

Kingdom of Heaven Ministries Inc.
The 2019 Watch Night Service, featuring Pastor Courtney Moore, begins at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Breakfast will be served immediately after the service.

Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church
The birth of Jesus will be celebrated at Christmas Day Worship Services at 10 a.m. Dec. 25. Everyone is invited.

Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church
The Eastern District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church holds its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 3 p.m. Jan. 2o with the Rev. Earnest Gordon of St. Paul A.M.E. Church as speaker. The youth group is in charge of the service. Minister Trenton Floyd of Old Antioch Baptist Church brings the occasion, and Union Tabernacle Baptist Church Youth Choir provides the music. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

Andersonville United Methodist Church
A Christmas Cantata is at 4 p.m. Dec. 16. Everyone is invited.

Freedom Harvest Worship Center
A Fruit of the Spirit service is at 3 p.m. Dec. 30 with a youth community choir, and Minister Emmanuel Robinson, Alicia Wright, Shanekia Williams, Kelleigh Mercer, Jasmine King, Deangela Tullis, Quinton Sim, Whitney Kimbrough, and T’Keyah Swain as speakers. Everyone is invited.

St. John Baptist Church
The church and pastor’s anniversary is celebrated Dec. 16 with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. During the 11 a.n. worship service, the Mount Able Baptist Church family of Lee County will be in charge of the service, and Minister Ferlin Tyson will bring the message. At 2:30 p.m. the Rev. Wilson and Oak Grove Baptist Church family of Cordele will be in charge of the service. Dinner will be served.

New Shady Grove Baptist Church
The County Line, New Corinth, New Jerusalem, New Mount Mariah, New Shady Grove, and Oak Grover Baptist churches hold a joint Watch Night Service beginning at 10 p.m. Dec. 31.

Lebanon Baptist Church
On Dec. 23, the worship service will be at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Hosie Waters.
Watch Night Services begins at 10 p.m. Dec. 31 with the Rev. Travis Rush of Spring Creek Baptist Church, the Rev. Curtis Iverson of Daniel Grove Baptist Church and the Rev. Hosie Waters

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