The Praise Dates calendar is for special religious events of interest to the public (not regular church programs sch 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 email@example.com. Printed forms are available at our Macon office, 487 Cherry St. 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.
Vacation bible schools
Cornerstone of Praise Church
11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28, community cookout. 3495 OHara Drive, Macon. Call 478-972-2850.
Living Hope Baptist
6-8:30 p.m. July 6-11, 3290 Lower Hartley Bridge Road, Byron. Free supper each night. Family night July 11 for supper and VBS program. Call 478-956-4220.
St. Mary Baptist
6-8 p.m. July 7-11, 1456 Woodliff St., Macon. Theme: The Amazing Race. Call 478-745-6655.
Bethany Seventh-Day Adventist
6-8:15 p.m. July 7-11, 1550 Edna Place Road, Macon. Ages 4-12 years old. Refreshments served. Finance and health seminars for adults. Blood pressure checks. Call 478-746-0202.
5:30-8:30 p.m. July 13-17, 2910 Allen Road, Macon. Ages: K-5 through fifth grade. Theme: Agency D-3. Call 478-788-5361.
Christ United Methodist Church
5:30-8:30 p.m. July 14-18, children Pre-K through fifth grade. Dinner provided. 7 p.m. July 18, celebration for the parents. 11 a.m. July 21, celebration for the church families. Elisa Reece, director. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org. 511 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Call 478-922-0211.
Greater Little Rock Baptist
6-7:30 p.m. July 14-18, 2046 Felton Ave., Macon. Theme: The Jesus Connection -- What a Friend. Call 478-743-5616.
CHURCH ANNIVERSARIES (25 years or more)
Greater Ross Street Baptist, 68th
7:30 p.m. July 2, with the Rev. Edward Johnson preaching. 7:30 p.m. July 3, with the Rev. Dwayne Franklin preaching. 3 p.m. July 6, 1587 Wellworth Ave., Macon. The Rev. Roy Wesley preaching, with New Zion Baptist as guest. Call 478-742-4153.
Macedonia Church, 121st
10 a.m. July 6, Minister Addison Canidy preaching. Honoring Gold Star Heritage members. 600 Eisenhower Parkway. 7 p.m. July 9, Macedonia church family joins the Pentecostal church family for Down Home Day in the City at the old site, 928 Anthony Road. 6:30 p.m. July 11, Macedonia Heritage Musical Fest, featuring Evangelist LaShun Pace, Minister Charles King, Pastor TC Boone and Prophetic Destiny. 600 Eisenhower Parkway. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28, day of prayer. Pastor Troy Young preaching at 6 p.m. 600 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon. Call 478-750-0041.
Pastors ANNIVERSARIES (10 years or more)
Union Baptist Church
11 a.m. July 13, celebrating the 27th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. David L. Stanley Sr., with the Rev. Gary Sanders preaching. 1137 Kitchens St., Macon. Call 478-746-9155.
9 and 11 a.m. June 29, 2254 Rocky Creek Road, Macon. Voices of Lee from Lee University in concert. Nursery provided. Call 478-781-7157.
11 a.m. June 29, 6970 Cochran Field Road, Macon. I Love This Land patriotic musical presented by the combined voices of Avondale Choir and Filipino American Singers. Bring military pictures of loved ones to display on a table. Call 478-788-2336.
Rock Springs Church Independence Day Celebration
5 p.m. June 29, 219 Rock Springs Road, Milner. Diamond Rio in concert, with special guests Mac Powell and Si Robertson. Free admission with a non-perishable canned food item to benefit the homeless. Call 770-229-8663 or visit www.rockspringsonline.com.
Becky Hataway & the Pineridge Boys featuring Aubrey Ray
6 p.m. June 29, Friendship Baptist Church, fifth Sunday night sing. 3139 Friendship Road, Dry Branch. Call the Rev. Charles Carter, 478-731-5009.
6 p.m. June 29, First Baptist Church of Haynesville, 2953 U.S. 341 South, Haynesville. Call 478-987-3747.
Snow Hill Church Feature Film Virtuous
6:30 p.m. June 30, 1725 Snow Hill Church Road, Gordon. Contemporary Christian recording artist, Brady Allison, promoting film Virtuous.
The Old Paths in Concert
7:30 p.m. July 4, Taylor County Camp, 473 LT Peed Road, Butler. Call 478-391-2022.
New Vision Baptist
6 p.m. July 11, 726 Edgewood Ave., Macon. Youth Praise Bash. Praise teams and praise dance performers welcome to come and share your talents. Call Bonita, 478-228-8295.
Greater Ross Street Baptist
7:30 p.m. July 13, 1587 Wellworth Ave., Macon. Mighty Zion Trumpet in concert. Call 478-228-6792.
Vineville United Methodist Church Music and the Arts concerts
4 p.m. July 20, the Grapevine Band. 4 p.m. Aug. 27, Sweet Georgia Sound. 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. Free. Call 478-745-3331.
Greater Bellevue Baptist
3 p.m. June 28, Grand Heroine of Jericho Day. 4041 Mumford Road, Macon. 478-477-0883.
Center Hill Baptist
5 p.m. June 28, 1555 Cedar Ave., Macon. Van Turner Scholarship Program, with Juwan Jackson preaching. Call 478-742-2073.
Balls CME Church
8 a.m. June 29, Missionary day program, with the Rev. Hilliard Anderson preaching. 4654 Balls Church Road, Jeffersonville. Call 478-946-2523.
Greens Tabernacle Baptist
8 a.m. June 29, Morning Glory worship service, with Pastor Willie Simmons preaching. 5310 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Call 478-788-7817.
Christ United Methodist Church
10 a.m. June 29, Sanctuary re-dedication service. Catered lunch following worship. 511 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Call 478-397-8595.
Unity of Central Georgia, Spiritual Life Center
11 a.m. June 22, 127 Peachtree Parkway, Byron. Unity welcomes their new pastor, the Rev. Beth Boilott. Call 478-283-6620.
Faithful Church of God In Christ
11 a.m. June 28, 1076 Gilmer Bay St., Macon. Youth day program. Minister Tony Sanders preaching. Call 478-788-5414.
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist of Bolingbroke
8 a.m. June 29, U.S. 41 North, Mount Zion Church Road, Bolingbroke. Fifth Sunday fellowship service. Call 478-954-5107.
Greens Tabernacle Baptist
8 a.m. June 29, 5310 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Morning Glory service. Pastor Willie Simmons preaching, and New Corinth Baptist Church as guest. Call 478-788-7817.
Christ United Methodist Church
10 a.m. June 29, 511 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Re-dedication of the sanctuary. Catered lunch following worship service. Call 478-397-8595.
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist
10:45 a.m. June 29, 957 Oglethorpe St., Macon. Missions day program. The Rev. Beverly W. Glover preaching. Call 478-745-0314.
11 a.m. June 29, 1137 Kitchens St., Macon. Womens day program, with Ella Carter speaking. Please wear red. Call 478-746-9155.
Howard Chapel Missionary Baptist
11 a.m. June 29, 750 Lamar Road, Macon. Mens appreciation service, with Deacon Jerome Brarzial preaching. Call 478-955-9251.
Bethel Independent Church
11 a.m. June 29, 2475 Pope Road, Roberta. Womens day program. Mattie Davis speaking. Lunch served. Special music by Gaillard Church of Christ. Call 478-836-9339.
Greater New Corinth Baptist
2 p.m. June 29, 687 Robert Henry St., Macon. Men and womens day program. Pastor Ethel Woodford speaking. Call 478-742-5330.
Mount Lebanon Baptist
2 p.m. June 29, Congress of Christian Education meeting. Registration: $5, adults; $2, youth. Dinner served. 7 p.m. June 30-July 1, Congress of Christian Education sessions. Musical June 30 and Address July 1. Lunch served daily. Registration: $35 adults; $25 youth. The Rev. Walter L. Glover, Moderator and the Rev. Leon Ward Jr., President. 3805 Bloomfield Drive, Macon. Call 478-788-1552.
Childs Chapel Primitive Baptist
1 p.m. July 4-5, noon July 6, 562 May Ave., Macon. Union meetings, with Elder Maurice Lee speaking. Call 478-394-2386.
Word Christian Fellowship
7:30 p.m. July 4, 957 Hillcrest Blvd., Macon. Fire on Friday-Youth Explosion program. Call 478-335-7090.
Greater High Hope Baptist
2 p.m. July 6, 2771 Flewellyn Drive, Macon. The Rev. Willie Finney Sr. preaching. Call 478-742-4418.
Oak Level Missionary Baptist
6-8 p.m. July 9, 439 Lake Joy Road, Kathleen. The Mission Ministry presents a themed service of Prayer Still Works with prayers, songs and praises. Refreshments served. Free. Call Norma, 478-662-2284.
Shiloh CME Church
Noon July 13, 258 Shiloh Church Road, Jeffersonville. Pastors appreciation service for Pastor James W. Scott Jr. Call 478-945-6559.
White Chapel AME
3 p.m. July 13, mens day program. The Rev. Ellington speaking, and Shiloh Baptist Church as guest. 11 a.m. Sept. 29, fifth Sunday service. The Rev. Joseph Rodger preaching. 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15, family and friends day program. The Rev. David Luke preaching. Old Ga. 11, Round Oak. Call 478-986-4281.
Shady Grove Baptist
Homecoming: 2:30 p.m. June 29, 3946 Davis Road, Macon. The Rev. Latimore preaching, and Magnolia Baptist Church as guest. Call 478-742-0230.
Taylor County Camp Meeting
9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. July 3-11, 473 LT Peed Road, Butler. Youth and children services, Bible study and preaching held at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily. 7:30 p.m. July 4, the Old Paths Quartet will be in concert. Love offering. Evangelists and Bible teachers: the Rev. George Holley and the Rev. John Neihof. Song leader: the Rev. Charles Jones. Air-conditioned motel and dorm accomodations and RV hook-ups available. For lodging before June 30, e-mail Janis Whitley at email@example.com or call 912-670-1878. After June 30, call the camp office, 478-862-3712.
St. Paul AME
Revival: 7 p.m. July 7-9, 2501 Shurling Drive, Macon. The Rev. Richard Washington and the Rev. Augusta Hall preaching. Call 478-745-0507.
Piney Grove Missionary Baptist
Revival: 7 p.m. July 28-30, with the Rev. I.E. Mack preaching. Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 3. 490 Old Perry Road, Kathleen. Call 478-987-0363.
Richland Baptist Church
Revival: 7:30 p.m. July 28-30, 9310 U.S. 341 South, Fort Valley. The Rev. Colby McKenzie preaching July 28, Pastor Stanley Kimble on July 29, the Rev. Donovan Maxwell on July 30. Call 478-825-9290.
Lundy Chapel Baptist King of the Grill Community Cook-Off Competition
Noon-7 p.m. June 28, 2081 Forest Hill Road, Macon. Tasting and judging begins at 4 p.m. Tickets: 5 for $15 or 10 for $30. Cost to sample the treats: $3 per person, per station. Event includes basketball, dodgeball, hay rides and at 2 p.m., a family friendly movie matinee. Call 770-309-8712.
Ladies Retreat with Jamie Massey
7 p.m. July 18, 10 a.m. July 19, Kendall Heights Church of God, Jordan Mill Road, Sandersville. Call 478-357-7715.
One Day Miracle Trip to Birmingham, Ala., with Chief Apostle Clarence Davis
Depart: Noon July 19, from Macon. Return: July 20. Cost: $159, includes transportation and hotel. Confirmation deadline: July 1. Sponsored by the Gospel of Deliverance International Apostolic Ministry. Call 478-742-1241 or 404-817-1191.
Ladies Laughing and Loving the Lord Conference
7-9:30 p.m. July 25 (registration at 6 p.m.) and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 26 (doors open at 8:30 a.m.), Stone Creek Baptist Church, 854 Riggins Mill Road, Dry Branch. Early bird registration: $15 now through July 9; $20 after July 9. Includes lunch, registration gift and childcare. T-shirts available for $10 (S-XL) and $12 (2X-5X). Include shirt size with registration and pick up at the conference. Register by mail: Mail the attendees name(s), contact information, church affiliation (if any), and checks or money orders made out to Stone Creek Baptist Church to Debbie Coleman, 240 Kimbrell Drive, Macon, GA, 31217. Call Debbie, 478-335-6079; or Scarlett, 478-538-1825.
The Power of Two Marital & Pre-Marital Workshop
1 p.m. July 26, New Friendship Baptist Church, 3970 Upper River Road, Gray. Theme: When I Do becomes, What Do I do now? For the married, engaged, dating, single and seeking. Speaker: Evangelist Patricia L. Howard. Call 478-361-9864.
Estate and Rummage Sale
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 16, Wesley Glen Ministries, 4580 N. Mumford Road, Macon. In need of donations for the estate sale. If you have items to be picked up, call Rene Proctor or Anna Stefaniw, 478-471-3711. Spaces available for lease.
The Rain Rec Night
7-9 p.m. every Friday, 111 Market St., Warner Robins. Billiards, board games, ping pong. Bring your favorite board games or electronic games. Bring your favorite appetizer to share. Under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Call 478-953-7246.
Trip to Amelia Island, St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Fla.
July 15-18. James Tabernacle Holiness Church. Leaving at 8 a.m. from Roses Shopping Center on Shurling Drive. $375 cost. Deposit of $75 at sign up. For more information, call 478-742-4638, 478-781-4080 or 478-743-8535.
Mount Moriah Travel Ministry to Medieval Times & Shopping
July 26. Bus departs at 8 a.m. from the church parking lot, and returns at 8:30 p.m. from Lawrenceville. Dinner and a tournament show included in the cost. 2789 Millerfield Road, Macon. Call the church for the cost, 478-745-1890.
Holy Land Trip with the United Methodist Church
Jan. 12-21, 2015. Bishop King and the South Georgia Conference inviting anyone to participate. Call Diane at the Valdosta First United Methodist, 229-242-4050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Land Trip with Pastor Andy Cook
March 1-11, 2015. Join Pastor Andy Cook of Shirley Hills Baptist Church in Warner Robins for a trip to Israel. For cost and other details, visit www.experienceisraelnow.com.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, Heritage at Houston United Methodist Church, 4116 Houston Ave., Macon. Free clothes to those in need. Call 478-747-3083.
11 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Greater Little Rock Baptist Church, 2046 Felton Ave., Macon. Call 478-743-5616 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
Gods Closet Clothing Bank
1-3 p.m. every second Wednesday of each month. Greater Little Rock Baptist Church, 2046 Felton Ave., Macon. Call 478-743-5616 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Songsmen Quartet Open Rehearsal and Sing-a-long
6:15 p.m., every second Tuesday of each month, Bill Hardin Music, 4661 Chambers Road, Macon. Come and participate in group singing, duets and solos. Free. Light refreshments served. Bring your favorite sound tracks and books. Call 478-737-1520.