July 12, 2014 



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 Saturday’s 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 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

Porterfield Baptist

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. Register at 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.

Green’s Tabernacle Baptist

6-8 p.m. July 14-18, 5310 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Call 478-788-7817.

New Zion Baptist

6:30-8:30 p.m. July 14-18, 1611 Burton Ave., Macon. Theme: The Amazing Road Trip; Discovering God’s Purpose For Me. Call 478-745-5752.

Prospect United Methodist Church

10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 19, Prospect Church Road, Jeffersonville. Theme: God’s Amazing Race. Lunch provided. Call Nora, 478-945-3800.

Greater Turner Church

6-8 p.m. July 22-25, 1104 Third St., Macon. Theme: The Amazing Road Trip. Call 478-318-1066.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARIES (25 years or more)

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. 478-742-4422.

Sharon Primitive Baptist, 187th

11 a.m. July 27, 5827 Ga. 83, Culloden. A special memorial presented in honor of Deacon Milton Allison Brown. Lunch served. Call 478-994-4324.

Macedonia Church, 121st

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.

Little Rogers CME

2:30 p.m. July 13, celebrating the 18th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Benjamin Tolbert. The Rev. Rufus Whitley preaching. Dinner served. 9754 Thomaston Road, Macon. Call 478-935-3436.

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.


NBIF Center of Hope Ministries Youth Summit

5 p.m. July 13, 7 p.m. July 14-17, 4127 Chambers Road, Macon. Praise dancers, rappers, soloists, choirs, violinist Iyonee Varner and various speakers. Speakers are Apostle Gabriel Robinson, Minister Darius Duncan, Prophetess Shawanna Holt and Overseer Eric Bell. Call Pastor Vickie, 478-390-3949; or Minister Taylor, 478-978-6378.

Countryside Baptist Church

6 p.m. July 13, 667 Carmen Place, Macon. One Voice Quartet in concert. Call 478-781-6147.

Greater Ross Street Baptist

7:30 p.m. July 13, 1587 Wellworth Ave., Macon. Mighty Zion Trumpet in concert. Call 478-228-6792.

Songsmen Quartet

5 p.m. July 19, Byron First Baptist Church, White Road, Byron. Call Bill Hardin, 478-737-1520.

“He’s Got Issues: It’s 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.

D.D. Memorial Baptist

3 p.m. July 20, celebrating the choir’s anniversary. Guest will be New Mount Zion Gospel Choir, Allen Banks and the Annointed Sound of Faith, and New Bethlehem Senior Choir. 12041 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. Call 478-743-6216.

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.

The Shireys

6:30 p.m. July 26, Calvary Baptist Church, 5046 Fulton Mill Road, Macon. Call Dianne, 478-784-9991.

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.

New Fellowship Missionary Baptist

6 p.m. July 27, 475 Church St., Macon. New Fellowship Mass Choir concert, and featuring the Berean Association Choir from St. Louis.


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. Pastor’s appreciation service for Pastor James W. Scott Jr. Call 478-945-6559.

Grady Mission Baptist

2:30 p.m. July 13, 2625 Broadway, Macon. Celebrating the anniversaries of the Bibb County Motherboard and Deaconess Union. Dinner served. Call 478-781-2506.

White Chapel AME

3 p.m. July 13, men’s 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.

Wabash Church of God

4 p.m. July 13, 500 Telfair St., Dublin. Celebrating pastoral anniversary of Pastor Reginald D. May.

Center Hill Baptist

3 p.m. July 19, 1555 Cedar Ave., Macon. “Parade of States Pageant.” Call 478-742-2073.

New Bethlehem Baptist

11 a.m. July 20, 289 New Bullard Road, Dry Branch. Corey L. Williams speaking. Call 478-945-6723.

Greater New Corinth Baptist

11 a.m. July 20, 687 Robert Henry St., Macon. The Rev. George Gibson preaching. Call 478-781-4445.

First Baptist Church

Noon July 20, 515 Magnolia St., Jeffersonville. Men’s day program. The Rev. Michael Rogers preaching. Call 478-945-3992.

Bethel AME Church

3 p.m. July 20, the Rev. Sylvester Freeland preaching. Dinner served. 10:45 a.m. July 27, youth day program. 3607 Earl St., Macon. Call 478-474-9128.

Duresville AME Church

11 a.m. July 27, 2730 Millerfield Road, Macon. The Rev. Joseph L. Rodgers preaching. Call 478-744-4385.

Union Bibb Primitive Baptist Church

Noon Aug. 3, 7181 Zebulon Road, Macon. Union meeting, with the Rev. Eric Scott preaching and Holly Grove Baptist Church as guest. Call 478-394-2383 or 478-394-2386.

Greater Ross Street Baptist

7:30 p.m. Aug. 14-15, with Pastor Henderson Carswell preaching Aug. 14 and Pastor Willie Simmon on Aug. 15. 3 p.m. Aug. 17, with Pastor Mallette Gilbert preaching. Dinner served. Appreciation services for Pastor Joe C. Scott Sr. 1587 Wellworth Ave., Macon. Call 478-228-6792.


Griffin Gift Baptist Church

Homecoming: Noon July 13, the Rev. Melton McKinney preaching. Revival: 7:30 p.m. July 14-16, with the Rev. Dexter Jordan preaching. 8424 Old Gordon Road, Dry Branch. Call 478-743-2372.

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.

High Hope Baptist

Revival: 7 p.m. July 14-16, the Rev. Anderson, the Rev. Joe Scott, and the Rev. Reco Murphy preaching. Homecoming: 11 a.m. July 20, the Rev. Leroy Allen preaching. 2771 Flewelyn Drive, Macon. Call 478-742-4418.

Hazzard Baptist Church

Revival: 7 p.m. July 14-17, 2470 Heath Road, Macon. Call 478-781-9862.

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.

Greater Union Baptist

Revival: 7:30 p.m. July 14-17, the Rev. Christopher Cabiness preaching. Homecoming: 2:30 p.m. July 20, with Pastor Kelvin Washington preaching and Millville Baptist Church as guest. 1006 Marion St., Perry. Call 478-987-0054.

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.

St. Paul AME

Revival: July 21-23, with the Rev. Joseph L. Rodgers preaching July 21, the Rev. Robert Chapman on July 22, and the Rev. Rufus Whatley on July 23. Redding Road, Juliette. Call 478-994-5978.

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.

Greater Allen Chapel AME Church

Revival: 7:30 p.m. July 29-31 (6:30 p.m. seminars), 269 Pursley St., Macon. The Rev. Billy McFadden preaching July 29, Brother Phillip Jenkins on July 30, and Pastor Lisa M. Watson on July 31. Seminars: Unity at the Polls, Juvenille Justice, and Christian Family. Sponsored by the Evangelical Ministers Alliance. 478-745-4646.

New Friendship Baptist

Revival: 7 p.m. July 30-Aug. 1, with Pastor Edward Johnson preaching July 30, Pastor Ralph Cherry on July 31, and Pastor Freddy Phillips on Aug. 1. Homecoming: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Pastor Johnny Morgan preaching. 3970 Upper River Road, Gray. Call 478-750-0520.

Union Baptist

Youth revival: 6:30 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1, with the Rev. Terrell Dassau preaching July 31 and the Rev. Tyrese Ivey on Aug. 1. 1137 Kitchens St., Macon. Call 478-746-9155.

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.

Workshops/other events

Prophecy Conference

7 p.m. July 15-18 and 7 p.m. July 22-25, Miracle Healing Temple, 133 Central Ave., S.W., Milledgeville. Teachings on “Daniel and Revelation” and “Noah and Lot’s Day”. Pastor, Apostel J.L. Stevenson preaching. Call 478-552-5889.

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.

Yard Sale

7 a.m.-noon July 19, 4141 Houston Ave., Macon. Sponsored by Temple of Christ. Call 478-251-4029.

“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.

Heaven’s 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 donate items, contact Evangelist Rita Shinholster, 478-283-0086, or drop off donations at Heaven’s Touch through July 18 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free hotdogs, drinks, door prizes and live entertainment.

Free Back to School Bash Community Day

3-9 p.m. July 19, Faith Lutheran Church, 301 N. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. Crafts, cake walk, bounce house, watermelon seed spitting contest and much more. Free hot dogs, chips and bottled water. Call 478-923-2239.

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.

Women’s Conference

7 p.m. July 23-25, with Pastor Tina Morgan speaking July 23, Lady Deirtre Cotton on July 24 and Minister Del Turner on July 25. 4 p.m. July 27, with Evangelist Carla Foreman speaking. Victory Deliverance Christian Center, 2938 Gray Highway, Macon. Call 478-973-4822.

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. $20. 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.


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

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


Angels Hosting Angels of Warner Robins

9 a.m.-3 p.m. two Saturdays monthly, 111 Market St., Warner Robins. Food and clothing ministry to the homeless hosted by The Rain Church. Call 478-953-7246.

Clothing ministry

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.

Food Bank

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 email

Food Bank

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.

God’s 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 email

Food Bank

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

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.


Women’s Bible Study

10:30 a.m. Saturday’s/Bi-Monthly, The Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. Book: “A Woman’s Guide to Discipling” by Dana Yeakley. Call 478-953-7246.

Women’s 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.

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