Praise Dates

Festivals, Bazaars, Marketplaces

Liberty United Methodist Church Marketplace

Featuring glass etching, Magical Stitch, Tastefully Simple, Bird Talk, Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, jewelry, pottery, baked goods, sub lunch and much more. 6511 Houston Road, Macon. Free admission. 478-788-5343. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 1.

St. Francis Day Festival

Music, food, ministry fair including screening for employed people eligible to receive free medical care. St. Francis Episcopal Church, 432 Forest Hill Road, Macon. 478-477-7616. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 1.

Vineville Baptist Church Fall Bazaar

Cafe, bakery, gently used area, jewelry, gift shoppe, crafts, pantry, international and national market, children’s activity area and more. Spaghetti supper by reservations on Oct. 7 and grilled chicken on Oct. 8. 2591 Vineville Ave., Macon. 478-743-9366. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8.

Byron United Methodist Fall Festival

Vendor booths, country store, bookstore, yard sale, sweet shop, snack shop with breakfast and lunch foods, Boston butts, silent auction, children’s activities with games, face painting, inflatables and much more. Main Street and West Heritage Boulevard, Byron. 478-956-5717. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15.

First Baptist Church of Christ Fall Festival

Carnival games, inflatables, hayride, pony rides, cake walk, face painting, food and more. 511 High Place, Macon. 478-742-6485. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 30.

All Saints Episcopal Women’s Marketplace

Reserve your spot. Inside spots are 6-by-6. Outside spots are under our tent and can use our 6-foot table or you can bring your own. Lunch will be served; bake sale of homemade goodies to purchase. Casseroles can be picked up that are preordered. Casseroles are sweet potato, hash brown, broccoli, squash, corn, chicken. Deadline for table space is Oct. 24 and cost is $35 and you keep all your profits. 1708 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. For table reservations or vendors, call 478-923-1791 or All casseroles are $12. Call 478-960-1333 for casserole orders. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 5.

Church Anniversaries

(25 years or more)

Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist, 130th

Minister Mable Randall preaching at 10 a.m. service and the Rev. Nathaniel Snead Jr. at the 2:30 p.m. service. 2789 Millerfield Road, Macon. 478-745-1890. 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist, 144th

The Rev. Head preaching and Laodicea Baptist Church family as guest. Dinner served. 82 Moore Road, Macon. 478-994-0646. Noon Sept. 25.

Magnolia Baptist, 84th

The Rev. Michael Harvey preaching and the House of Prayer of Forsyth as guest. 1228 Jackson St., Macon. 478-742-3889. 2 p.m. Sept. 25.

Lundy Chapel Baptist, 148th

The Rev. Howard Rose preaching. 2081 Forest Hill Road, Macon. 478-474-3400. 10 a.m. Oct. 2.

New Fellowship Missionary Baptist, 38th

The Rev. Alfred Reid preaching. 475 Church St., Macon. 478-743-8806. 11 a.m. Oct. 2.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 129th

Pre-anniversary revival. 6:45 p.m. Oct. 18-20. Anniversary service with, Bishop Dante Smith preaching. 1465 Burton Ave., Macon. 478-743-8413. 10 a.m. Oct. 23.

Pastors’ Anniversaries

(10 years or more)

White Springs Baptist

Celebrating the 28th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Preston King, with the Bishop Grover Flagg preaching. 2488 Sgoda Road, Macon. 478-745-8222. 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2.

Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church

Celebrating the 41st pastoral anniversary of Pastor Walter L. and Beverly W. Glover. The Rev. M. Davis preaching and Greater Ephesus Baptist Church family of Atlanta as guest. 2656 Napier Ave., Macon. 478-394-2383. 3 p.m. Oct. 2.

Unity Missionary Baptist

Pre-anniversary revival celebrating the 25th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Edward Dawson. Pastor T.O. Rockmore preaching Oct. 4 and New Griswoldville Baptist and El Bethel Baptist families as guest; Pastor Keith H. McIntosh on Oct. 5 and Swift Creek Baptist family as guest; Pastor Ralph Cherry on Oct. 6 and St. John Baptist family as guest. 3280 Millerfield Road, Macon. 478-745-9122. 7 p.m. Oct. 4-6. Anniversary banquet, with Pastor Dennis Harden speaking, held at Swift Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 4354 Jeffersonville Road, Macon. $40 donation. 6 p.m. Oct. 22. Celebration concludes Oct. 23, at Unity Missionary Baptist. 11 a.m. Oct. 23.


Little Rogers CME Church

Male Choir celebrating their 23rd choir anniversary. 9754 Thomaston Road, Macon. 478-935-2776. 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

Music and the Arts at Vineville

The Celtic Company from Atlanta in concert. Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. Free. 478-745-3331. 4 p.m. Sept. 25.

New Grace in Concert

Open Bible Tabernacle Baptist Church, 6490 Sandypoint Road, Lizella. Love offering. 478-935-8163. 6 p.m. Sept. 25.

Orphan Choir From Haiti in Concert

New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 4388 Robinson Road, Macon. $10 donation. 478-474-3009. 6 p.m. Sept. 29.

Centerville United Methodist Church

The Heart of Georgia Barbershop Chorus and the Sweet Georgia Sound (Sweet Adeline) in concert. Snacks served. 600 N. Houston Lake Road Blvd., Centerville. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 3.

True Faith Church of God in Christ

October Mania featuring Debra Snipes, Renewed, Sensational Jubilees, the Adside Sisters, Gospel Motivators and the Twiggs County Community Male Choir. 2048 Jeffersonville Road, Macon. Sponsored by the Upper Mount Zion Baptist Church. $20, advance; $25 at door. 478-207-4321. 4 p.m. (doors open), 5 p.m. Oct. 8.

Mount Lebanon Baptist Church

Senior Choir anniversary. 3805 Bloomfield Drive, Macon. 478-784-9804. 3 p.m. Oct. 9.

Friendship Baptist Church

Fifth Sunday sing, with Sandra and Friends in concert. 3139 Friendship Church Road, Dry Branch. The Rev. Charles Carter, 478-731-5009. 6 p.m. Oct. 30.

Calvary Community Chapel Fourth Sunday Night Sings

Singers and groups invited to sing. Food served afterward. 5483 Columbus Road, Macon. 478-808-1604. 6 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month.

Heart of Georgia Barbershop Chorus

Come and listen or join in the singing. Christ United Methodist Church choir room, 511 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. 478-345-7464 or 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday.

Songsmen Quartet Open Rehearsal and Sing-A-Long

Participate in group singing, duets and solos. Light refreshments served. Bring your favorite sound tracks and books. Free. Bill Hardin Music, 4661 Chambers Road, Macon. 478-737-1520. 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.

Special Services

New Damascus Baptist

Deaconess Faithful Stewardship program, with the crowning of the 2016 6th District Queen. 676 Damascus Church Road, Gray. 478-986-4621. 5 p.m. Sept. 24.

St. Peter AME Church

Daisy M. Wooden Women’s Missionary Society Annual Day service, with Christy Davis Jackson speaking. 502 State University Drive, Fort Valley. 478-825-8452. 10 a.m. Sept. 25.

Greater Allen Chapel AME Church

Day in White program, with the Rev. Ida McClain speaking. 269 Pursley St., Macon. 478-745-6703. 10:15 a.m. Sept. 25.

Beulah Missionary Baptist

Women’s day program, with Hazel T. Jackson speaking. 1539 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon. 478-746-1037. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist

100 Men in Gray program, with the Rev. James L. Bumpus preaching. 777 Elm St., Macon. 478-742-0575. 10:45 a.m. Sept. 25.

St. Luke Baptist

Women’s day program, with the Rev. Dianne “Nikki” Brown preaching. 1180 Haywood Road, Macon. 478-746-1451. 11 a.m. Sept. 25.

Cornerstone of Praise Church

Women’s day program, with Prophetess Joyce Miller speaking. Light refreshments served. 3495 O’Hara Drive S., Macon. 478-972-2850. 11 a.m. Sept. 25.

New Fellowship Missionary Baptist

Down home day Sunday. Dinner served. 475 Church St., Macon. 478-743-8806. 11 a.m. Sept. 25.

Green’s Tabernacle Baptist

Youth worship service, with the Rev. Darrell Chapman preaching. 5310 Bloomfield Road, Macon. 478-788-7817. 11 a.m. Sept. 25.

Word Christian Fellowship

Pastoral celebration for Pastor Altovis S. Russell, with Pastor Charles P. Gibson preaching. 957 Hillcrest Blvd., Macon. 478-335-7090. 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

Grace Fellowship Baptist

Ordination service, with the Rev. R.L. Henderson Sr. preaching. Dinner served. 186 College Drive, Barnesville. 478-993-5580. 2 p.m. Oct. 2.

Faith Lutheran Church

Blessing of Animals program. Refreshments for pets and people afterward. All offerings and donations given to the Houston County Animal Shelter. 301 N. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. 478-923-2239. 2 p.m. Oct. 2.

Greater Faith Revelational Outreach Ministries

Events for the appreciation celebration for Pastor Linda L. Dickson and Elder Sanford Dickson: the Rev. Jarvis Barrow speaking, 1501 Ga. 22 E., Haddock. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Celebration banquet, with Pastor Elijah Barnes Jr. speaking, held at Haddock Baptist Church, 180 Ethridge Road, Haddock. RSVP, with ticket only. 5 p.m. Oct. 8. Celebration concludes Oct. 9, with Minister David Abrams speaking at Greater Faith. 478-234-1830 or 478-452-2708. 11:20 a.m. Oct. 9.

St. Paul AME Church

West African Day program, with Augustus Ogbuka as coordinator. 2501 Shurling Drive, Macon. 478-477-7397. 9:30 a.m. Oct. 9.

Mount Zion Baptist Church-Bolingbroke

Recognition program for the Mayor of Augusta, Dr. Hardie Davis Jr. Special guests will be 2016 Miss America, Betty Cantrell and renowned pastor and musician, the Rev. Toland Morgan. 179 Mount Zion Church Road, Bolingbroke. 478-733-1153. 4 p.m. Oct. 9.

Smith Chapel Baptist

Appreciation musical. 5 p.m. Oct. 15. Pastor’s appreciation program, with the Rev. Jarvis Barrion Sr. preaching at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Michael Johnson at 2 p.m., with Fulton Baptist Church family as guest. 6464 Hopewell Road, Musella. 478-741-5987 or 478-471-4954. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 16.

New Renaissance Memorial Baptist

Family and friends day program, with the Rev. Willie Batts preaching. 1175 Cordele Ave. E., Macon. 478-464-0233. 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16.


Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist

Homecoming (130th) celebration events: Founders Day banquet held at the Shiloh Center, 3617 Masseyville Road, Macon. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 24. Celebration concludes with worship services Sept. 25, with Minister Mable Randall preaching at 10 a.m. and the Rev. Nathaniel Snead Jr. at 2:30 p.m. 2789 Millerfield Road, Macon. 478-745-1890. 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

Camp Hope AME Church

Homecoming, with the Rev. Stephen Summerow preaching and Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church family as guest. 114 Camp Hope Church Road, Macon. 478-254-8594. 3 p.m. Sept. 25.

Mount Nebo Baptist

Revival, with the Rev. Anthony Q. Corbett preaching and Lundy Chapel Baptist as guest. 708 Hightower Road, Macon. 478-788-0081. 5 p.m. Sept. 25 and 7 p.m. Sept. 26.

Cochran Field Church of God

Revival, with Evangelist Sartita Dorn preaching. 7765 Hawkinsville Road, Macon. 478-785-1227. 7 p.m. Sept. 26-until.

New Fellowship Missionary Baptist

Revival, with the Rev. Rodney Griffin preaching. 475 Church St., Macon. 478-743-8806. 7 p.m. Sept. 26-28.

Center Hill Baptist

Revival, with Pastor David Stanley preaching. Special music with St. John Baptist Church Choir on Sept. 26, New Pilgrim Baptist Church Choir on Sept. 27, Union Baptist Church Choir on Sept. 28. 1555 Cedar Ave., Macon. 478-742-2073. 7 p.m. Sept. 26-28.

Porterfield Baptist

Homecoming, with Gary Goodin preaching. 2910 Allen Road, Macon. 478-788-5361. 11 a.m. Oct. 2.

New Community Life Church

Homecoming, with Pastor Andre Nettles preaching and Calvary Temple COGIC family of Jenkinsburg as guest. 2 p.m. Oct. 2. Revival, with Pastor Donald Williams preaching and First Baptist Church family of Jeffersonville as guest. 842 Jeffersonville Road, U.S. 80 E., Dry Branch. 478-775-5878. 7 p.m. Oct. 5-7.

Grace Fellowship Baptist

Revival, with the Rev. Fred Moore Sr. preaching. 186 College Drive, Barnesville. 478-993-5580. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5-7.

Houston Heights Baptist Church

Homecoming, with covered dish luncheon afterward. 4439 Tech Drive, Macon. 478-788-4911. 11 a.m. Oct. 9.

St. Paul AME Church

Revival, with the Rev. Terence R. Gray preaching. 2501 Shurling Drive, Macon. 478-477-7397. 7 p.m. Oct. 10-12.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Pre-anniversary revival. 1465 Burton Ave., Macon. 478-743-8413. 6:45 p.m. Oct. 18-20.

Workshops/Other Events

Centerville United Methodist Women Purse Ministry

Asking friends to donate used purses in good condition. These purses will be filled with toiletries, feminine products and beauty items, and will be given to women who are homeless and others who are in need. Purses may be dropped off at Centerville United Methodist Church, 600 N. Houston Lake Blvd., Centerville; or Northview United Methodist Church, 205 Galahad Drive, Warner Robins. Call Carrie, 478-396-2201; or Sara, 478-953-5387.

Music and the Arts at Vineville: “Porcelain Dolls, Wall Hangings and Textiles”

Presentation by Hilda Wilson through the month of September. Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. Free. 478-745-3331. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Community Clean Cleanup and Free Clothes

Free clothes and shoes for children and adults and hot dogs and drinks. Sponsored by the Hillcrest Height Zone. Meet at A Becoming Sight Worship Center, 3567 Morgan Drive, Macon. 478-320-1875. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 24.

St. Luke Baptist Women’s Day Luncheon

Patricia Duncan speaking. 1180 Haywood Road, Macon. 478-746-1451. Noon Sept. 24.

Mr. & Miss Antioch King and Queen Pageant

Guest will be the Greater New Hope Praise Dancers. Emcee is News 24 Anchorwoman Amyre Makupson. Antioch Baptist Church, 844 Georgia Kaolin Road, Dry Branch. 478-743-1296. 2 p.m. Oct. 2.

New Hope “Women of Faith Glorify God” Praise & Prayer Brunch

Minister Arizona White speaking. Historic Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon. $6 donation. Tickets, 478-743-8413. 11 a.m. Oct. 15.

Church Trips

Atlanta Married Couple’s Weekend Retreat

Hosted by Covenant Life Cathedral Church’s Covenant Couple’s Ministry. Le Meridien Perimeter Hotel, Atlanta. Cost: $386 per couple ($120 nonrefundable registration fee included.) For more information, contact Marquita Hawkins, 478-737-1063 or Oct. 14-16.

Bible/Book Studies

Women’s Bible Study

The Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. 478-953-7246. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, bimonthly.

Women’s Bible Study

Beth Moore’s study, “Entrusted: A Study of II Timothy.” First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Emily Dennis, 478-929-5795. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays of Sept. 26-Oct. 17.

Women’s Bible Study

Andy Stanley study, “Your Move.” First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Emily Dennis, 478-929-5795. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays of Oct. 24-Nov. 14.

Women’s Bible Study

Christa Kinde’s study, “Encouraging One Another.” No child care provided. Christ Chapel (front building), 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. Emily Dennis, 478-929-5795. 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays through Dec. 13.

Women’s Bible Studies

Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road, Macon. 478-474-7577. 9:45 a.m. Thursday.

Crossroads of Biblical Studies offering Bible courses

Aletheia Baptist Church, 1711 Oglesby Place, Macon. Free. 478-745-4342. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday.


Bethany Baptist Church Clothing Bank

365 Pea Ridge Road, Bolingbroke. 478-974-0002. 9-11 a.m. Monday.

Food Crisis Closet

First Baptist Church of Christ, 511 High Place, Macon. 478-742-6485. 10 a.m.-noon the fourth Monday of each month.

Open Doors Mission Closet

Centerville Methodist Church, 600 N. Houston Lake Blvd., Centerville. 478-396-2201 or 478-953-3030. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday.

Samaritan’s Closet

New and gently used clothing for the family. 623 Courtney Hodges Blvd., Perry. 478-244-6199. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Treasures In The Barn

Christ The Redeemer Anglican Church, 2815 U.S. 41 N., Fort Valley. 478-953-9822. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Children’s Clothing

For children up to age 6. Family Advancement Ministries, 570 High Place, Macon. Call 478-745-7165.

Clothing Ministry

Free clothes to those in need. Heritage at Houston United Methodist Church, 4116 Houston Ave., Macon. 478-747-3083. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month.

Food Bank

Greater Ross Street Baptist Church, 1587 Wellworth Ave., Macon. 478-228-6792. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month.

Food Bank

Greater Little Rock Baptist Church, 2046 Felton Ave., Macon. 478-743-5616 or email 11 a.m.-noon the fourth Saturday of each month.