The Praise Dates calendar is for special religious events of interest to the public (not regular church programs such as mission days, baptisms, pastor appreciations, etc.). The deadline is noon Tuesday to submit announcements that will appear in Saturdays paper. Announcements should be mailed to Praise Dates, in care of Paulette Fountain, The Telegraph, P.O. Box 4167, Macon, GA 31208, faxed to Fountain at 478-744-4385 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Printed forms are available at our Macon office, 120 Broadway. Announcements will not be accepted if they do not include date, time and street address where event will take place and a phone number the public may call for more information.
CHURCH ANNIVERSARIES(25 years or more)
Miracle Healing Temple, 52nd
7 p.m. Feb. 15, with Kevin Sheley preaching. 8 p.m. Feb. 21, with Apostle Earnest Parham preaching. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 with Pastor W.M. Holmes preaching. Noon Feb. 23, with Pastor Holmes preaching. Dinner will be served. 7 p.m. Feb. 27, with Bishop Anthony Gordon preaching. 133 Central Ave. S.W., Milledgeville. Call 478-552-5889.
Haynes Temple Holiness, 36th
3 p.m. Feb. 23, 3604 Kings Park Circle, Macon. Pastor Lisa Watson preaching. Call 478-742-8518.
Pastors ANNIVERSARIES(10 years or more)
Smith Street Baptist Church
4 p.m. Feb. 8, celebrating the 11th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Finney. The Anointed Ones and Alan Banks and the Anointed Sounds of Faith singing. Tickets: $10. Call Faye, 478-719-1880.
11:30 a.m. Feb. 9, 423 Grant Ave., Macon. Celebrating the 19th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Ray Yancey. The Rev. David Harden preaching. Call 478-474-5801.
Mount Lebanon Baptist Church
2 p.m. Feb. 9, 3805 Bloomfield Drive, Macon. Celebrating the 15th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Henderson Carswell. Pastor I. Edwin Mack preaching. Call 478-784-9804.
D.D. Memorial Baptist
11 a.m. Feb. 16, 12041 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. Celebrating the 19th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Lucious Dennard, with Minister Eugene Murray preaching. Call 478-743-6216.
Greater New Hope Baptist
3 p.m. Feb. 8, Sweet Praises in Dancing and Singing program presented by the church praise dancers. Other praise dancers from surrounding churches are invited. 9010 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. Call 478-945-3820.
Becky Hataway and the Pinebridge Boys, with Aubrey Ray
12:30 p.m. (following the morning worship service) Feb. 9, Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, 10157 U.S. 341, Fort Valley. If you are attending the Valentine luncheon and are able to, please bring a salad or veggie dish. Musical entertainment will be presented by Becky Hataway and the Pineridge Boys, with Aubrey Ray after the luncheon. Call Karen Rogers, 478-397-6568.
Greater New Hope Baptist
3 p.m. Feb. 9, the senior choirs anniversary. All area churches invited to render an A & B selection. 9010 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. Call 478-945-3820.
Holsey Temple CME
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 15, workshop with a team conducting sessions in the areas of liturgical dance, mime and choral presentations. 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16, a celebration of the diverse genres of music with in the African American experience. 1011 Washington Ave., Macon. Registration: two day event is $20; one day is $15. Call 478-742-6914.
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Noon-12:30 p.m. concerts (lunch in social hall at 12:30 p.m. for $5 per person): Feb. 20, Mac Fogle. March 17-21, Cherry Blossom series at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. April 17, music for Holy Thursday, presented by Laura Endres, soprano; and Kimberly Dykes, soprano. May 15, Gerald Carper. All concerts are free. 830 Poplar St., Macon.
Vineville Methodist Church Music and the Arts concerts
4 p.m. Feb. 23, the Color of Sound. Candace Keach, flute, and Gordon Porth, piano. 4 p.m. March 23, Campus Divas, with Nadine Cheek, Rebecca Lanning and Martha Malone. 4 p.m. April 6, Masterworks and Virtuoso Showpieces. Danielle Belan, violin, and Jennie Jung, piano. 4 p.m. May 4, the Eighth Regiment Band from Rome. 4 p.m. June 8, Alan Morrison, concert organist. 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. Free. Call 478-745-3331.
The Greater Ross Street Baptist
7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, the Motorvators Gospel Singers in concert. 1587 Wellworth St., Macon. Call 478-228-6792.
Providence Quartet, Dayspring Trio Concert
6:30 p.m. March 15, Pine Forst Baptist Church, 1848 Tucker Road, Macon. Love offering. Old Friends Promotions concert. Call Jonathan Fisher, 478-918-7800; or Pine Forest Baptist, 478-788-3883.
Lundy Chapel Baptist
New worship times: 8:45 a.m. (Sunday School), 10 a.m. (worship service). 2081 Forest Hill Road, Macon. Call 478-474-3400.
Tremont Temple Baptist
10:45 a.m. Feb. 9, 5263 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Celebrating the 117th church school anniversary. Call 478-788-3004.
Shiloh CME Church
11 a.m. Feb. 9, 258 Shiloh Church Road, Jeffersonville. Family and friends heritage day service. Afterward, stay for Taste of Soul and sample foods from days of old. Call 478-945-6559.
Progressive Missionary Baptist
11:30 a.m. Feb. 9, 2290 Second St., Macon. Family and friends day program. Pastor William Fambro preaching. Call 478-743-4117.
St. Mary Baptist Church
2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 1456 Woodliff St., Macon. Ordination service for Deacon Milton Braswell Jr. Call 478-755-9861.
Shady Grove Baptist
2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 3946 Davis Road, Macon. Black history program, with Deacon James W. Smith preaching. Call 478-318-3321.
Bethel AME Church
3 p.m. Feb. 9, 3607 Earl St., Macon. Lillian Mahogany Women Missionary Society presents a Rainbow Tea program. The Rev. Doris Evans preaching. Refreshments served. Call 478-474-9128.
Mount Calvary Baptist Church-Lakeside
3 p.m. Feb. 9, 3010 Jeffersonville Road, Macon. Outreach program. Pastor Al Keith Milton preaching. Call 478-743-8010.
St. Mary Baptist
Pre-anniversary services for Pastor Sylvester D. Freeland: 7 p.m. Feb. 12, with Pastor Timothy Price preaching. 7 p.m. Feb. 19, with Pastor David Stanley preaching. 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23, with Pastor Dexter Jordan preaching. 1456 Woodliff St., Macon. Call 478-755-9861.
10 a.m. Feb. 16, 600 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon. College Sunday, featuring Fort Valley State University BSU Gospel Choir. Wear your college and fraternity and sorority
T-shirts. Call 478-750-0040.
St. James CME Church of Perry
10 a.m. Feb. 16, 1007 WF Ragin Drive, Perry. Christian youth fellowship black history program. Minister D. Sheree Jacobs preaching. Call 478-953-2262.
Greens Tabernacle Baptist
11 a.m. Feb. 16, 5310 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Black history and family and friends programs. Dinner will be served. $6 for adults. Call 478-788-7817.
Smith Chapel Baptist
2 p.m. Feb. 16, 6464 Hopewell Road, Musella. Black history program. Call 478-741-5987.
2 p.m. Feb. 16, 844 Georgia Kaolin Road, Dry Branch. Pastor David Stanley preaching. Call 478-743-7719.
Overcoming Fellowhsip Church
2:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 151 Madison St., Macon. The Rev. Eddie Collier preaching for the first anniversary of the church. Call 478-345-5430.
Grady Missionary Baptist
2:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 2625 Broadway, Macon. Pastor John Fuller preaching, and Standing Up Saints Church as guest. Dinner will be served. Call 478-781-2506.
Holsey Temple CME
2:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Holsey Temple and Mercer University have collaborated on a weekend of learning and worship entitled Claiming Our Destiny By Reclaiming our Story. The Rev. Chester J. Fontenot Jr. will be the teacher and preacher. Concludes 11 a.m. Feb. 23. 1011 Washington Ave., Macon. Call 478-742-6914.
Union Grove Missionary Baptist
3 p.m. Feb. 22, 809 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. The 34th annual Pearl Stephens Memorial Scholarship service. Call Maggie, 478-745-0768; or Jerome, 478-929-1476.
Faith First Methodist
5 p.m. Feb. 22, 3357 Rice Mill Road, Macon. Black history program. Wesleyan College Gospel Choir singing. $10 donation. Call 478-718-9004.
Greater Ross Street Baptist
7 p.m. Feb. 22, 1587 Wellworth Ave., Macon. Pastor J.C. Scott Sr. will be recording his first Christian comedy CD. Call 478-742-4153.
Stone Creek Baptist
8 a.m. (introducing early morning services to the fourth Sunday morning worship program), 10:30 a.m. (regular worship service) Feb. 23, 1531 Riggins Mill Road, Dry Branch. Call 478-743-0299.
D.D. Memorial Baptist
10:15 a.m. Feb. 23, black history program. 12041 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. Call 478-743-6216.
New Griswoldville Baptist
3 p.m. Feb. 23, 3003 Truitt Place, Macon. The Deaconess and Mother Board anniversary celebration, with New Hope Male Choir of Perry as special musical guest. Call 478-742-5397.
Childs Chapel Primitive Baptist
Noon March 2, 562 May Ave., Macon. Family and friends day program, with a Communion and feet-washing service. The Rev. Richard Austin Jr. preaching. Call 478-394-2386.
Lundy Chapel Baptist
Revival: 7 p.m. Feb. 10-12, 2081 Forest Hill Road, Macon. Pastor Dexter Jordan preaching Feb. 10, Pastor Bo Turner on Feb. 11, Pastor Paul Kelly on Feb. 12. Call 478-474-3400.
Powerhouse Apostolic Church
Revival: Week 3: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12-14, with Elder Kimberly Taylor preaching. Week 4: Feb. 19-21. Week 5: Feb. 26-28, with Pastor, Overseer Robert H. Jackson preaching. 3659 Brownlee Road, Forsyth. Call 404-219-1887.
Greater Turner AME
Revival: 7 p.m. Feb. 13, with the Rev. Dante Rome. 1104 Third St., Macon. Call 478-731-0855.
Moving Forward Revival
Revival: 6 p.m. Feb. 15, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon. Presented by Bishop Sherry McCoy Ministry. Call 770-474-8586 or visit www.godfirstbreakthrough.org.
Forsyth Pentecostal Holiness
Revival: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17-21, 213 Parson St., Forsyth. Call 478-935-8589.
New Renaissance Memorial Baptist
Revival: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26-28, 1175 Cordele Ave., East Macon. Call 478-464-0233.
Reasons For Our Hope Conference
Feb. 8: 8:30 a.m., Continental breakfast; 9 a.m.-noon, Session 2: Apologetics to a Pluralist World. Session 3: Apologetics as Our Task. Feb. 9: 9:15 a.m., Session 4: Apologetics to Muslims. Session 5: Worship service. Speaker is William C. Davis. Childcare is available for fifth grade and below for $5 per child. Registration is required. Houston Lake Presbyterian Church, 101 OBrien Drive, Kathleen. Call 478-987-7503 or visit www.houstonlakepres.org.
Macon Aglow Community Lighthouse International Meeting
9:30 a.m. (refreshments), 10 a.m.-noon (meeting) Feb. 8, Macon Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon. Speakers will be Donna Barren and Durlene Williams from China Hill in Tel Fair County. Call Lynn, 478-952-0958.
Respect Life with Catherine Davis
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 8, St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 131 Ward St., Macon. National Black Prolife Coalition author of The Fight for Life, Taking It to the Streets and the Endangered Species billboard and web campaign and LaDonna OBryon, Rachels Vineyard. Fee: $5. Lunch provided. 9:30 a.m. (following Mass) Feb. 9, Catherine Davis speaking at St. Joseph Catholic Church during coffee and conversation. Reply to Angela, 478-731-5846; or Christiane, 478-929-4625.
African, Haitian, Jamaican Festival
10 a.m. Feb. 8, Little Rogers CME Church, 9754 Thomaston Road, Macon. Call 478-405-0216.
Marriage Workshop Making Love Grow
Noon-3 p.m. Feb. 8, The Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. Cost: $5. Call 478-953-7246.
Red Dress Gala
4-6 p.m. Feb. 8, Macedonia Baptist Church, 600 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon. Sponsored by the Health and Wholeness Ministry. Speaker will be a health educator from The Medical Center of Central Georgia Heart Center. Wear anything red. Door prizes, gift bags, hors doeuvres, health education material. Call Cathy Denson, 478-960-1009, or email email@example.com.
Pre-Valentine Dinner at New Corinth
5:30 p.m. Feb. 8, New Corinth Baptist Church, 687 Robert Henry St., Macon. Call 478-781-4445 or 478-477-8892.
12:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, 10157 U.S. 341, Fort Valley. Entertainer will be M.R. Jones of Jeffersonville. Please bring a salad or veggie dish if able. Call Karen Rogers, 478-397-6568.
Vacation Bible School Workshop
2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Liberty United Methodist Church, 6511 Houston Road, Macon. Theme: Workshop of Wonder. Leader: Flo Martin. Receive 20 percent off your materials. Call Pam Creech, 478-788-5941.
Crossroads United Methodist
7 p.m. Feb. 10, 1600 Main St., Perry. The United Methodist Womens meeting. Sam Fisher will be bringing the message in song. Call Cheryl, 478-224-1298.
Black History Breakfast
9 a.m. Feb. 15, New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 4388 Robinson Road, Macon. Rondrick Williamson speaking. $10 donation. Call 478-474-3009.
Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University
5 p.m. each Sunday through March 9, Mabel White Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road, Macon. Each class is 1 1/2 hours long, childcare available with advance arrangement. To register, call 478-474-7577 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University
5:45 p.m. each Sunday through March 30. Cost: $100. Pine Forest Baptist Church, 1848 Tucker Road, Macon. Call the church at 478-788-3883 to sign up.
Camping and Backpacking Course
7-8:30 p.m. each Monday through April 7, Central Baptist Church, 1120 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins. Learn how to enjoy the wilderness safely, with three camping trips. Instruction on all aspects of hiking, camping and backpacking. Cost: $10 for required workbook. Call 478-953-4778 or 478-953-9319.
Warner Robins Aglow International Meeting
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Christ Chapel South, 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. Men welcome. Pastor Don and the Rev. Connie Ferrell speaking.
Wine & Cheese Event
7 p.m. Feb. 14, All Saints Episcopal Church, 1708 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Enjoy wine selections, cheeses and breads, heavy hors doeuvres and a silent auction. Tickets: $20 at the church. Call 478-923-1791.
D.D. Memorial Baptist
10 a.m. Feb. 15, Zealous Women for Christ fellowship. Speaker: Marlene Matthews. 12041 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. Call 478-743-6216.
Women of Grace Ministries Retreat
March 14-16, Atlanta Marriott Norcross, 475 Technology Drive, Norcross. Theme: The Journey-No Camping Here. Speakers: Evangelist Teresa High, Chaplain Betty Williams, Veleta Holland, Minister Katina Simmons, Evangelist Linda Stevens and others. Seminars both mornings, general session March 14 and banquet March 15. Cost: $130, full registration due by Feb. 14; $65 YWOG registration due by Feb. 14. Late fee: $140 or $75 (YWOG) after Feb. 14. Registration does not include hotel cost. Call hotel and register under Women of Grace. Call Charlestine, 478-781-9214; or Brenda, 478-390-7252, for more information.
Free clothes to those in need. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, Heritage at Houston United Methodist Church, 4116 Houston Ave., Macon. Call 478-747-3083.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, Greater Ross Street Baptist Church, 1587 Wellworth Ave., Macon. Call 478-228-6792.
Bethany Baptist Church Clothing Bank
9-11 a.m. Monday, 365 Pea Ridge Road, Bolingbroke. Call 478-974-0002 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Food Crisis Closet
10 a.m.-noon the fourth Monday of each month, First Baptist Church of Christ, 511 High Place, Macon. Call 478-742-6485.
Open Doors Mission closet
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Centerville Methodist Church, 600 N. Houston Lake Blvd., Centerville. Call 478-396-2201 or 478-953-3030.
Bethel AME Church Food Bank
11 a.m.-2 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. 3607 Earl St., Macon. Call 478-474-9128.
Soup Kitchen Ministry
Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, St. Peter Missionary Baptist, 1361 Fort Hill St., Macon. Call 478-750-0921.
Food and Clothing Closet Outreach
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Greater Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2656 Napier Ave., Macon. Call 478-746-2389.
2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Mount Moriah Ministry Center, 2789 Millerfield Road, Macon. Call 478-745-1890.
Treasures in the Barn: Ongoing garage sale to support outreach ministries
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 2815 U.S. 41 North, Fort Valley. Visit www.ctranglican.com.
Bonaire United Methodist Church Food Pantry
1-3 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month, 144 Elm St., Bonaire. Call 478-923-7317.
Aglow Bible Study: Christian: Its Not What You Think, by Andy Stanley
9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Led by Glenda Wallace. Also 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Call Emily at 478-929-5795 for location.
Aglow Bible Study: Jack Hayford Study on Bible Prophets
10-11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Christ Chapel, 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. Led by Maebelle Kindle. Call Emily, 478-929-5795.
New Heights Baptist
10 a.m. Tuesday, 158 Lamar Road, Macon. Bible study starting on David Jeremiahs book, What Are You Afraid Of? Judy Hicks will be teaching. Call 478-757-2240.
Womens Bible Studies
9:45 a.m. Thursday, Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road, Macon. Call 478-474-7577.
Free prophetic seminar
8:30 a.m. (prayer), 10 a.m. (fair), 9 a.m. (teaching), the second Saturday of each month. International Bread of Life Church Mission, 105 Dunbar Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-328-1384.
Men of Standard Mens Ministry
10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, 220 Ga. 49 North (behind Dairy Queen), Byron.
Adonai School of the Prophetic
1-5 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month, Quality Suites Hotel, 4080 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Provides insightful and intensive instruction in operating in the fivefold ministry, especially the prophetic office or gift, with ministerial licensing and ordination available. Call Betty at 478-662-7907, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 p.m. Sunday (youth and young adult); 6:30 Thursday (adult), Universal Light Christian Center, 2592 Houston Ave., Macon. Call Tine at 478-747-4378.
Hebron Mens Fellowship Iron Sharpens Iron
6-7 p.m. (dinner), 7-8:30 p.m. (meeting), the first Monday of each month. Hebron Fellowship Baptist Church, 3200 U.S. 41 N, Byron. Call 478-953-0224 or visit www.hebronfellowship.com.
Heart of Georgia Barbershop Chorus
7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Christ United Methodist Church, 511 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. All men ages 16-92 interested in a capella harmony are invited. Call 478-345-7464, or visit www.hogchorus.org or just show up.
Baptist Ministers Union of Macon and Vicinity meetings
Noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, 2016 Second St., Macon. Members only. Call 478-788-7817.
Noon-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Christ Abundant Life Ministries, 90 S. Dugger Ave., Roberta. Call 478-836-3912.
Ebenezer Baptist Church
6 p.m. Tuesday, 777 Elm St., Macon. Youth sessions weekly. Call 478-742-0575.