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
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.
Greater Ross Street Baptist
6-8 p.m. July 7-11, 1587 Wellworth Ave., Macon. Call 478-228-1864.
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.
New Zion Baptist
6:30-8:30 p.m. July 14-18, 1611 Burton Ave., Macon. Theme: The Amazing Road Trip; Discovering Gods Purpose For Me. Call 478-745-5752.
Prospect United Methodist Church
10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 19, Prospect Church Road, Jeffersonville. Theme: Gods Amazing Race. Lunch provided. Call Nora, 478-945-3800.
CHURCH ANNIVERSARIES (25 years or more)
Greater Ross Street Baptist, 68th
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.
Harmony Missionary Baptist, 137th
2:30 p.m. July 20, 1850 Second Ave., Macon. The Rev. Leroy Reeves Jr. preaching, and Center Hill Missionary Baptist as guest.
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.
Mount Olive Baptist
11:30 a.m. July 20, celebrating the 14th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Robert L. Bryant Jr., with the Rev. Abraham Crockett preaching. 8202 Ga. 96 West, Jeffersonville. 478-945-6165.
Songsmen Quartet 2nd Open Rehearsal and Sing-a-Long
6:15 p.m. July 8, Bill Hardin Music, 4661 Chambers Road, Macon. Public and other singers invited to participate in group singing, trios, duets or solos. Free. Light refreshments served. Bring your sound tracks and books. PA system and instruments furnished. Contact Bill Hardin, 478-737-1520.
New Vision Baptist
6 p.m. July 11, 726 Edgewood Ave., Macon. Youth Praise Bash. Praise teams and praise dance performers welcome to share your talents. Call Bonita, 478-228-8295.
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Praise-A-Thon
7 p.m. July 11, 957 Oglethorpe St., Macon. Featuring Jontae Nash, Carmen Reid, Tiffany Boone and other musical groups. Call 478-745-0314.
Greater Ross Street Baptist
7:30 p.m. July 13, 1587 Wellworth Ave., Macon. Mighty Zion Trumpet in concert. Call 478-228-6792.
5 p.m. July 19, Byron First Baptist Church, White Road, Byron. Call Bill Hardin, 478-737-1520.
Hes Got Issues: Its a Man Thing But a Woman Needs to Know Drama
6 p.m. July 19, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Blvd., Macon. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door. VIP tickets available but limited. A Soul Good Production. Call 478-742-2000 or 478-345-2995.
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.
Houston Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
2:30 p.m. July 27, 603 Ga. 96, Bonaire. Jackson Gospel Choir celebrates its 34th choir anniversary. Call Odellar, 478-987-0177.
Childs Chapel Primitive Baptist
1 p.m. July 5, noon July 6, 562 May Ave., Macon. Union meetings conclude, with Elder Maurice Lee speaking. Call 478-394-2386.
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.
Camp Hope AME
9:30 a.m. July 13, 114 Camp Hope Church Road, Macon. Honoring Education Day program. Jessica McSheck-Houston speaking. Call 478-254-3337.
Greater New Hope Baptist
11:30 a.m. July 13, 9010 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. The Senior and Junior Ushers celebrate their anniversaries. The Rev. Malcolm Thomas preaching, and Eason Hill Baptist Church as guest. Call 478-945-3820.
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.
New Bethlehem Baptist
11 a.m. July 20, 289 New Bullard Road, Dry Branch. Corey L. Williams speaking. Call 478-945-6723.
Taylor County Camp Meeting
9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. July 5-11, 473 LT Peed Road, Butler. Youth and children services, Bible study and preaching held at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily. 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 call the camp office, 478-862-3712.
St. Paul AME
Revival: 7 p.m. July 7-9, 2501 Shurling Drive, Macon. The Rev. Richard Allen Washington preaching July 7-8, and the Rev. Augusta Hall preaching July 9. Call 478-745-0507.
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Revival: 7 p.m. July 7-9, 777 Elm St., Macon. The Rev. Treyon Woolfolk preaching July 7, and the Rev. Reginald Sharpe Jr. on July 8-9. 478-742-0575.
St. Paul AME Church-Smarr
Homecoming: 2:30 p.m. July 13, with the Rev. Bernard Sutton. Revival: 7 p.m. July 16-18, with the Rev. McArthur Childs. 571 Rumble Road, Smarr. Call 478-994-5552.
Greater New Bethel Baptist
Revival: 7:30 p.m. July 14-16, 2407 Rocky Creek Road, Macon. Pastor Nathaniel Snead Jr. preaching July 14, Pastor James Harris Jr. on July 15, and Pastor Daryl Moore on July 16. Call 478-781-0035.
Prospect United Methodist Church
Homecoming: 11 a.m. July 20, with the Rev. Wesley Jones preaching. Lunch afterward. Revival: 7 p.m. July 21-23, with the Rev. Bobby Gale and the Rev. Leland Collins preaching. Refreshments served after the Wednesday night service. Prospect Church Road, Jeffersonville. Call Nora, 478-945-3800.
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.
Lizella Pentecostal Holiness Church
Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 3, with Pastor Alex B. Phelps preaching. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4-8, with Assistant Pastor Eddie Walton preaching. 7545 Knoxville Road, Lizella. Call 478-935-8589.
Mount Gilgal Missionary Baptist
Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 10, with Pastor Milton McKinney preaching. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13-15, with the Rev. Angela Wootson preaching Aug. 13, the Rev. Michael Johnson on Aug. 14, the Rev. James Hall on Aug. 15. 5199 Old Gordon Road, Dry Branch. Call 478-743-0055.
Go Fish -- Day Camp
9 a.m.-noon July 7-11, The Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. Ages: 4-12 years. Free. A performance July 11 at noon. Registration: Call 478-953-7246 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday or www.therainchurch.com.
Warner Robins Aglow International Meeting
10:30 a.m. July 9, Christ Chapel South, 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. Lynne Thacker Buxton will be continuing her Cinderella story. Men invited. Back building. Love offering. Checks payable to Aglow. 478-922-0161.
Girl Talk - Encouraging Women Session
10 a.m.-noon July 19, St. Luke AME Church, 2056 Mason St., Macon. Panel speakers are the Rev. Gail Tolbert and Prophetess Jacquelyn Elaine Dixon. Registration fee: $5. Reply by July 16. Call 478-746-3080.
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.
Heavens Touch Outreach Beat the Heat Give Away and Open House
Noon-3 p.m. July 19, 276 Milledgeville Road, Gordon. Free bags of personal items for those in need for men and women. Items include deodorants, lotions, soaps, powders, toothpaste and more. If you would like to make item donations, contact Evangelist Rita Shinholster, 478-283-0086, or drop off donations at Heavens Touch through July 18 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free hotdogs, drinks, door prizes and live entertainment.
Twiggs County Stand With Israel Gathering
7 p.m. July 21, Jeffersonville Courthouse lawn, Jeffersonville. While they are gathering in Washington, D.C., people will gather in Twiggs County at the Twiggs County Courthouse on the lawn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and Israel flags or banners. Be willing to share Biblical reasons for supporting Israel. Surrounding counties are welcome to participate. In the event of rain, meet at Jeffersonville Church of God, 801 U.S. 80 East, Jeffersonville.
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.
Back 2 School Bash Give-a-ways and Yard Sale
10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 26, Tremont Temple Baptist Church, 5263 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Free school supplies while they last, free haircuts for the first 20 boys and manicures for the first 20 girls, health screenings, yard sale, water slide, food and more. Call 478-538-6045.
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.
ROAD TRIPS PLANNED
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 email@example.com.
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.
Angels Hosting Angels of Warner Robins (Food and clothing)
9 a.m.-3 p.m. two Saturdays monthly, 111 Market St., Warner Robins. Hosted by The Rain Church. A ministry to the homeless. Call 478-953-7246.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Womens Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Saturdays/Bi-Monthly, The Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. Book: A Womans Guide to Discipling by Dana Yeakley. Call 478-953-7246.
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.