Church briefs: 9-21-19

Published 9:35 pm Friday, September 20, 2019

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Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

The 124th church anniversary celebration continues at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 with a concert by the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Choir and guest choir, Restoration Church of Americus. Refreshments to be served following each night’s service. Celebration culminates at 11 a.m. Sept. 22 with pastor, Bishop Melvin McCluster bringing the message. Dinner follows in the fellowship hall. At 3 p.m. is a church note burning ceremony with the Rev. Eddie Oliver and Looking Up Methodist Church of Columbus conducting the service.


Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church

Everyone is invited to the annual Men and Women Day program during the 11 a.m. worship service Oct. 6. Pastor Georgia Deriso of Freedom Harvest Worship Center is guest speaker. Colors are red and black.


Union Oak Grove Baptist Church

The annual Ushers’ Fellowship Program is at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 with guest speaker, Deacon Eric Brown, son of the Late Deacon Isaiah Brown and Deaconess Bessie Brown of New St. Paul Baptist Church.


  Ladies Retreat

Cross Faith Ministries brings its first ladies retreat to Americus Oct. 19 at the KOA Hayes House at 1619 U.S. Highway 280. Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. with the retreat kickoff at 9 a.m. and dismissal at 5 p.m. Join us for a day of anointed worship by Meredith Osterhaus (of Lexington, S.C.) and four powerfully packed sessions by Pastor Shannon (Woods) Contreras (formerly of Americus). Spaces are limited! Call 803-363-6265 or find us on Facebook for more details.


Shipp Chapel Baptist Church

Everyone is invited to the Christian Women in Action annual Women of Color program at 11 a.m. Sept. 29. Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship is at 10 a.m.


Healing Temple Ministries

Faith and Determined host a fellowship program starts at 5 p.m. Sept. 29 with guest groups: Minister Tommie Barber and the DiscipleAires of Ashburn, Out of Darkness of Milledgeville, The Chosen Voices of Montezuma, and the Gospel Blenz of South Georgia. Admission is free and everyone is invited. For more information call 229-942-5068 or 478-244-9595.


New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

Stacey & The Anointed Voices of Americus sponsor a gospel singing at 5 p.m. Sept. 29 with groups Stacey and The Anointed Voices of Americus, Jenkins Jubilees of Americus, Next Level of Albany, Michael Acree and The Miracle Workers of Fitzgerald, Wallace Jordan and The Bright Stars of Fort Gaines, Jamal Pitts and One Purpose of Enigma, and Restored of Albany. Everyone is invited. For more information, call Stacey Sims Kelly (229) 942-6522.


New Jerusalem Baptist Church

The annual Family and Friends Night is at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 when Pastor Ricky Cladd delivers the message. All are welcome.


New Corinth Baptist Church

The Free Will Usher Union convenes at 11 a.m. Sept. 29. All union churches and ushers are asked to attend and the public is invited. Dinner will be served.


Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church

The Young People Department of your church, as well as your church family, are invited to attend the annual Youth Day Celebration at 3 p.m. Sept. 29 with the Rev. Michael Edge, William Grove Baptist Church, Ellaville, as speaker. Theme is “Building Up God’s Kingdom.”


Salem United Methodist Church

Homecoming is celebrated at 11 a.m. Oct. 6. The Rev. McCray Dove, who is also lead singer of the Dove Brothers Quartet, brings the message. Lunch will be served following the worship service.

Dove also performs with the Dove Brothers Reunion Quartet at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Barn (1574 Ga. Highway 49 North, Andersonville. Everyone is welcome.



Shipp Chapel Baptist Church

Everyone is invited to the Christian Women in Action annual Women of Color program is Sept. 29. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m.


Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

The annual ushers’ anniversary is celebrated at 11 a.m. Oct. 20, during the worship service. Guest speaker is Sister Almarie Laster of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Albany. The public is invited. All ushers are asked to wear their church uniform.












Union Oak Grove Baptist Church

Family and Friends’ Day is celebrated during the 11:30 a.m. worship service on Sept. 22. The public is invited.


Freedom Harvest Worship Center

The Women Deliverance Ministry celebrates its 14th anniversary with a Family Conference at 10 a.m. Sept. 21. Speakers include Evangelist Gloria Sweet (brokenness), Sister Gretcha Denson (singles), Sister Diana Roberts (marriage), Minister Rory Edge (purpose), and Minister Larry Milledge (leadership.)


Greater New Lebanon Baptist Church

The Progressive Ushers Union meets at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 when the Rev. Glenn Bryant brings the message. All ushers and members are asked to attend.

The Progressive Ushers Union host a CPR training at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 in the church fellowship hall. All ushers and deacons are invited; no fee required. Call Sister Alice Muff (229-376-5597), Brother Michael Stewart (229-395-5818), or Deacon Calvin Colbert (229-942-5108).

Greater Cedar Spring Missionary Baptist Church

The 111th church anniversary is celebrated during the 1 p.m. worship service on Oct.  6. The Rev. Rod Hubbard brings the message. The public is invited.


Mount Zion Webster Missionary Baptist Church

Friends & Family Day is celebrated during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sept. 22. The pastor brings the message. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.


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