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Church briefs: Feb. 9, 2019

AMERICUS
New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
The 57th Usher Anniversary is celebrated at 4 p.m. Feb. 10 with Sister Hattie Ferguson of Old Corinth Missionary Baptist Church as speaker.

Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church
The church’s 160th anniversary is celebrated at 3 p.m. Feb. 10. All donations are welcome. Everyone is welcome.

Big Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
The 88th Ushers Anniversary is celebrated at 2 p.m. Feb. 24. The Rev. Ezekiel Holley and Zion Hope Baptist Church of DeSoto will be in charge of the service.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
The church celebrates the 30th Pastoral Appreciation as they observe the life, service and achievements of their pastor, Bishop Melvin McCluster, over the past three decades. The pre-celebration services are Feb. 17 & 22 and culminate Feb. 24. The schedule is as follows: 2 p.m. Feb. 17, the Rev. George F. Monts and Zion Hope Baptist Church family in charge of services; 6 p.m. Feb. 22, Family and Friends Night features praise dancing, singing, a skit by Sister Pat Harris, food and fun for everyone; and 10 a.m. Feb. 24, Bishop Henry Moore and Piney Grove Baptist Church of Dawson are guests; colors are black, white, and red. The celebration culminates at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Hosie Waters and Lebanon Baptist Church, Magnolia Baptist Church, and Green Grove Baptist Church families; dinner follows in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited.

Shipp Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
A Black History Program starts at 9 a.m. Feb. 10.
LESLIE
Women Deliverance Ministry
The Walking in Love Banquet starts at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Leslie Civic Center. Speakers are Minister Larry Lee Milledge, CEO of Gladiator Instructional Services and founder of #youaintaverage, and Pastor Krystal Heath of Believe Covenant Deliverance Ministries and Temple of Deliverance & Refuge. Also featuring Alderica Swain and The Voices. Tickets are $20/singles and $30/couples. For information, call Georgia Deriso 229-942-2509 or Mary Thomas 229-938-5531.

New Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church
The annual Black History program will be observed during the 11 a.m. worship service on Feb. 24. Jacqueline Ball has produced a play. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m.

Perry Grove Missionary Baptist Church
The Annual Men & Women Night Out is at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27. On Tuesday, Pastor Krystal Heath of Believe Covenant Deliverance Ministries is speaker for women and colors are red and black. On Wednesday, Pastor Willie Green and Forest Chapel Baptist Church of Byromville is speaker for the men. March 3 concludes the Men & Women Day Program.

St. John Baptist Church
The Ever Ready Spiritual Aires Gospel Singers of Leslie/Americus celebrate their 47th anniversary at 4 p.m. March 3.

PLAINS
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Black History Month is celebrated at 10:45 a.m. Feb. 17 with Deaconess Delores Jackson of Lebanon Baptist Church as featured speaker. If you would like to you can wear African attire or dress old fashioned. Pastor O. Quintodd Bryant delivers the sermon. Everyone is invited.

SMITHVILLE
New Hope A.M.E. Church
Family, Friends and Guest Day is observed at 11 a.m. March 17 during morning worship when Minister Albert Hayslip of Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Lee County brings the message. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m.

SUMTER CITY
Zion Hope Baptist Church
Pastor George F. Monts Jr. and first lady Debra Monts’ 18th anniversary is celebrated at 7 p.m. Feb 5-7. Speakers are Elder Larry Franklin Jr. Tuesday, Bishop Melvin McCuster on Wednesday and the Rev. Hosie Waters on Thursday. Services culminate on at 10 a.m. Feb 10 with the Rev. Quintodd Bryant of Bethlehem Baptist Church as speaker.

SMITHVILLE
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
A Benevolent Program in honor of Deacon James Gordon starts at 3 p.m. Feb. 16.