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.

First United Methodist Marketplace and Flea Market

Vendor booths, chili cook-off, taster’s booth with homemade food, consignment clothes, silent auction and CHIPS. Flea market has furniture, tools, housewares, Christmas decorations and more. 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. 478-923-3737. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 5.

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)

Lundy Chapel Baptist, 148th

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

Cathedral of Christ Baptist Church, 40th

The Rev. Sonny Stoval preaching and One Voice in concert. 3216 Hartley Bridge Road, Macon. 478-788-4149. 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.

St. Peter’s Rock Baptist, 149th

The Rev. Theodore Madison preaching. 10496 Ga. 87, Juliette. 478-986-5269. 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2.

Union Baptist, 123rd

The Rev. Kendrick Mack preaching. 1137 Kitchens St., Macon. 478-746-9155. 11 a.m. Oct. 9.

Antioch Baptist Church, 150th

The Rev. David Stanley preaching and Union Baptist Church family as guest. 844 Ga. Kaolin Road, Dry Branch. 478-743-1296. 2 p.m. Oct. 16.

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.

Stone Creek Baptist

Celebrating the 18th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Dexter A. Jordan, with the Rev. Randy Paschal preaching and Calvary Hill Baptist Church family as guest. 1531 Riggins Mill Road, Macon. 478-743-0299. 1 p.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.

Mount Calvary Baptist Church-Lakeside

Celebrating the 16th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Fate Burnette, with Pastor Bryant Raines preaching. 3010 Jeffersonville Road, Macon. 478-718-9222. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

Aberlena Baptist Church

Celebrating the 17th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Harold H. Wynn Jr., with Minister Anthony Granberry preaching. 1260 Riverside Drive, Macon. 478-785-0861. 11 a.m. Oct. 23.


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.

The Perrys in Concert

Bethany Baptist Church, 365 Pea Ridge Road, Juliette (Bolingbroke). 478-974-0002. 6 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.

Third Thursday Organ Interludes and Concerts at St. Joseph Catholic Church

Concerts are free, followed by an optional catered lunch for $10 per person. Oct. 20, with Susan McDuffie; Nov. 17, with Ellen Wilson; Monday-Friday from March 20-24, 2017, will be the Cherry Blossom Series at Mulberry St. United Methodist Church; April 20, 2017, with young artist in concert from the studio of Dr. Jack Mitchener, Mercer University; May 18, 2017, with Alvin Blount. 830 Poplar St., Macon. 478-745-1631 or Noon-12:30 p.m. Oct. through May, 2017.

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.

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.

Special Services

Union Baptist Church

Special worship service. 1137 Kitchens St., Macon. 478-746-9155. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2.

Destiny Christian Church

Family and friends day program. 1034 Gray Highway,Macon. 478-731-9948. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2.

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.

Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church

Healing service and celebration of the Holy Eucharist. 2815 U.S. 41, Fort Valley. 478-287-6411. 7 p.m. Oct. 5.

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 Vernon Baptist

Men’s day program, with the Rev. Carlos McCloud preaching. 737 Pansy Ave., Macon. 478-745-4010. 10:45 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 Hope Missionary Baptist

Worship service, followed by game and jersey day tailgating beginning at 3 p.m. and the Atlanta Falcons/Seattle Seahawks game will be on the screen at 4:25 p.m., with AJ the DJ as special guest. 1465 Burton Ave., Macon. 478-743-8413. 10:45 a.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 Olive CME Church

Family and friends day program (Pew Day), with the Rev. Gregory Moore preaching and Trinity Missionary Baptist Church family as guest. 1206 Knoxville St., Fort Valley. 478-213-7565. 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

Bell’s Temple AOH Church

Pastor appreciation service for Elder Linda D. Bell, with Bishop James Thomas preaching. 2590 Peacock St., Macon. 478-718-5710. 3 p.m. Oct. 23.



Porterfield Baptist

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

Gordon First Baptist Church

Homecoming, with the Rev. Joe Traynham preaching. Covered dish luncheon. 103 College St., Gordon. 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.

Cathedral of Christ Baptist Church

Revival, with various ministers. 3216 Hartley Bridge Road, Macon. 478-788-4149. 6 p.m. Oct. 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 3-8.

Cochran Field Church of God

Revival, with Evangelist Sartita Dorn preaching. 7765 Hawkinsville Road, Macon. 478-785-1227. 7 p.m. Oct. 3-until.

Mount Vernon Baptist

Youth revival, with the Rev. Terrell Dassau preaching Oct. 4, the Rev. Reginald Sharp on Oct. 5, the Rev. F. Lowder Sr. on Oct. 6. 737 Pansy Ave., Macon. 478-745-4010. 7 p.m. Oct. 4-6.

St. Mary Baptist

Revival, with Pastor Clifford Little preaching Oct. 5, Pastor Christopher Cabiness on Oct. 6, Pastor Timothy W. Price Sr. on Oct. 7. 1456 Woodliff St., Macon. 478-755-9861. 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. Luke AME

Homecoming, with the new member induction service at 11 a.m., followed by the evening service with Bishop M. Burney preaching and Living Waters Church family as guest. 2056 Mason St., Macon. 478-781-0460. 11 a.m. and 3 p.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.

Mount Olive CME Church

Revival, with the Rev. Lindsey P. Napier preaching Oct. 10, the Rev. Brad Gross on Oct. 11, the Rev. Calvin Ezell on Oct. 12. 1206 Knoxville St., Fort Valley. 478-213-7565. 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.

New Renaissance Memorial Baptist

Revival, with Pastor Jerry Bolton preaching. 1175 Cordele Ave. E., Macon. 478-464-0233. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21.

Henderson Baptist Church

Revival, with the Rev. Harold Peasley and the Rev. Cecil Peasley. Dinner served Monday through Wednesday. 2613 U.S. 41, Elko. 478-987-6569. 5:45-6:15 p.m. (dinner served), 6:30 p.m. (services) Oct. 30-Nov. 2.

Workshops/Other Events

Treasures In The Barn

October specials include a bag of clothes for $5, exclusions apply, and half-price books. Fall and Halloween decorations available. 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.

Music and the Arts at Vineville: Paintings and Prints

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

Women of Vision Summit

Prophetess Cheryl Marks speaking. All women and women’s groups invited. Power For Life Ministry, 224 Ga. 49 N., Byron. 478-973-6002 or 10 a.m. Oct. 1.

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.

Warner Robins Aglow International Meeting

Rhonda Wade from Warner Robins will be speaking on how God spoke to her and delivered her from a life of addiction. Love offering. Christ Chapel South, 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. 478-929-5795 or 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 12.

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

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

Middle Georgia Association of Clergy Women “Women’s Conference”

The Rev. Sharon Daniels preaching on “Preparing For Greater.” Greater Allen Chapel, 269 Pursley St., Macon. 478-254-6805. 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Conference workshops, with the Rev. Sharon Homer as the messenger and Minister Laura Clark, Pastor Louis Smith-Hill, and the Rev. Sidney Watson as the presenters. Advance tickets are $20, at the door $25. Greater Allen Chapel, 269 Pursley St., Macon. 478-254-6805. 8 a.m. Oct. 22.

Men’s Conference “Gathering of the Champions”

Apostle Bobby J. Banks Sr. speaking. Open to the public. Destiny Christian Church, 1034 Gray Highway, Macon. 478-731-9948. 7 p.m. Oct. 28-29. Pastor Kelvin Jones speaking. Men only. In Spirit and In Truth Church Of God, 5609 Bloomfield Road, Macon. 478-731-9948. 10 a.m. Oct. 29. Pastor Prophet Frederick J. Collier speaking at Destiny Christian Church. Open to the public. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30.

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 Oct. 3-17.

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.