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Praise Dates

Festivals, Marketplaces, Holiday Events

Union Baptist Church

Christmas concert “Christmas: The Sing-A-Long.” 1137 Kitchens St., Macon. 478-746-9155. 6 p.m. Dec. 4.

Vineville Baptist Church

Pioneer Christmas luncheon. 2591 Vineville Ave., Macon. Cost is $14, and reservations required. Checks payable to Vickie Pool, 653 Forest Circle Drive N., Macon. 478-743-9366. 11 a.m. (social hour), noon lunch Dec. 6.

Oakland Baptist Church

The Live Nativity presented, featuring animals and special sound effects. 1509 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. 478-923-3533. 7 p.m. Dec. 9-11.

St. Paul AME Church

Christmas concert. Refreshments served. 2501 Shurling Drive, Macon. 478-477-7397. 7 p.m. Dec. 16.

Greater Allen Chapel AME

Youth departments present “God’s Indescriable Gift” production. 269 Pursley St., Macon. 478-745-4646. 5 p.m. Dec. 18.

Martha Bowman United Methodist Church

Chancel choir presents the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah,” with organ and strings. 500 Bass Road, Macon. 478-477-1901. 5 p.m. Dec. 18.

Church Anniversaries

(25 years or more)

Old Marion Baptist, 150th

Anniversary banquet, with Pastor Donald Jordan, Jenice LaFaye Pearson, Cuevas Stephens, Charles Gooden and many others as special guest. Master of Ceremonies, JacQuez J. Harris. Black tie formal. Armory Ballroom, 484 First St., Macon. Tickets, $40. Call Eva Mae Stephens, 478-945-6462. 5 p.m. Nov. 26.

St. Thomas AME Church, 150th

Bishop Reginald T. Jackson preaching. 205 N. Dooley St., Hawkinsville. 478-892-2344. 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11.

Pastors’ Anniversaries

(10 years or more)

Grace Fellowship Baptist

Celebrating the 23rd pastoral anniversary of Pastor Willie James Colbert Sr. Covered dish dinner served. 186 College Drive, Barnesville. 478-993-5580. 11 a.m. Dec. 4.

Performances

Piney Grove Missionary Baptist

Senior choir day. 490 Old Perry Road, Kathleen. 478-987-0363. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27.

Festival of Praise Tour 2016

Featuring Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Hezekiah Walker, Regina Belle, Karen Clark-Sheard, Casey J and comedian Earhtquake. City Auditorium. Tickets, 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. Portion of proceeds go to Adopt a Role Model. 8 p.m. Dec. 2.

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

Concerts are free, followed by an optional catered lunch for $10 per person. Dec. 15, with Nelda Chapman; Jan. 19, with Charles Higgs; Feb. 16, with young artists in concert from the studio of Dr. Jack Mitchener, Mercer University; Monday-Friday from March 20-24, will be the Cherry Blossom Series at Mulberry St. United Methodist Church; April 20, with young artist in concert from the studio of Dr. Jack Mitchener, Mercer University; May 18, with Alvin Blount. 830 Poplar St., Macon. 478-745-1631 or nelda@st-joseph.cc. Noon-12:30 p.m. November through May.

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 hogchorus@gmail.com. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday.

Songsmen Quartet Open Rehearsal and Singalong

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

Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

Celebrating the pastoral anniversary of Pastor Tyrese Ivey, with the Rev. J. Ricardo Smith preaching at 11 a.m. and the Rev. David Stanley at 2:30 p.m. and Union Baptist Church family as guest. 480 Greter St., Macon. 478-390-2440. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27.

Reid’s Church of God in Christ

Appreciation service for Pastor Robert and Melissa Goolsby, with Superintendent Larry Franklin preaching. 17174 U.S. 129, Macon. 478-718-3998. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27.

New Renaissance Memorial Baptist

Ordination service for Minister LaTishia Fountain, with Pastor Allen Walker speaking. 1175 Cordele Ave., Macon. 478-464-0233. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27.

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

Mission day program. 1830 Williamson Road, Macon. 478-788-0079. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27.

Mount Vernon Baptist Church

Family and friends day program, with the Rev. Dumas preaching and Lizzieboro Baptist Church family as guest. 737 Pansy Ave., Macon. 478-745-4010. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27.

Spiritual Awakening Ministries

7-Up program, with various speakers. 1358 Dent St., Macon. 478-444-8460. 3 p.m. Nov. 27.

Jones Tabernacle CME Church

Celebrating the church anniversary, with the Rev. Linsdey P. Napier Sr. preaching. 784 Cowan St., Macon. 478-923-5033. 3 p.m. Nov. 27.

Workshops/Other Events

Treasures In The Barn

November specials include a bag of clothes for $3, exclusions apply, and half-price books. 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.

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.

Angel of Hope Interdenominatinal Candlelight Service

For those who have suffered the loss of a child of any age. Celebrating each child’s life in prayer and music. Refreshments served. St. Christopher’s Church, 1207 Macon Road, Perry. To reserve an angel ornament in your child’s name, contact Susan Arzt, 478-987-5630. 6 p.m. Dec. 6.

Mid-Winter Camp Meeting

Prayer, healing, deliverance and prophectic ministry, with Presiding Prelate Bishop W.E. Davis. Cathedral of Restoration, 3120 Westover Drive, Macon. 334-467-6413. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22-23.

Faith Life Family Church winter classes

Orientation held Jan. 22. Classes begin Jan. 23. 104 Constitution Drive, Warner Robins. To get an application, call 478-971-1270 or go to faithlifefamily.com. 6 p.m. Jan. 22 and 6-9 p.m. Jan. 23.

Church Trips

Atlanta Trip to the Honda Battle of the Bands

Sponsored by the Sunday School department of Bethel AME Church, 3607 Earl St., Macon. Held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Will meet and leave from the church. Cost, $40 per person and includes roundtrip coach transportation and admission ticket. 478-737-3813. 11 a.m. (leave) Jan. 28, 2017.

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

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.

Outreaches

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 glrbc@cbi.mgacoxmail.com. 11 a.m.-noon the fourth Saturday of each month.

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.

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.

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.

St. Christopher’s Attic Treasures

Housewares, clothing and more. 1209 Macon Road, Perry. 478-235-7165. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Bethel AME Church Food Bank

3607 Earl St., Macon. 478-474-9128. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month.

Soup Kitchen Ministry

Will pick up and drop off those who would like to come from Loaves and Fishes Ministry and welcome anyone in the community. St. Peter Missionary Baptist, 1361 Fort Hill St., Macon. 478-750-0921. Noon-1 p.m. third and fourth Tuesday of each month.

Clothing Bank

St. Paul AME Church, 2501 Shurling Drive, Macon. 478-788-2730. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Food and Clothing Closet Outreach

Greater Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2656 Napier Ave., Macon. 478-746-2389. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday.

Trinity United Methodist Church Food Pantry

129 S. Houston Road, Warner Robins. 478-923-3797. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday (except first Wednesday of each month).

Food Bank

Mount Moriah Ministry Center, 2789 Millerfield Road, Macon. 478-745-1890. 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

Food Pantry Distribution

St. Peter AME Church, 502 State University Drive, Fort Valley. 478-825-8452 or stpeteramechurch@bellsouth.net. 10 a.m.-noon the fourth Thursday of each month.

Bonaire United Methodist Church Food Pantry

144 Elm St., Bonaire. 478-923-7317. 1-3 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month.

Dorcas House Ministries

Clothing, canned goods and other items, 223-B S. Commercial Circle, Warner Robins. 478-293-1867. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday.

Ongoing Events

Free Prophetic Seminar

International Bread of Life Church Mission, 105 Dunbar Road, Warner Robins. 478-328-1384. 8:30 a.m. (prayer), 9 a.m. (teaching), the second Saturday of each month.

Sister Keepers Missionary Ministry Meetings

Speaker: Pastor/Prophetess Velera Bell. 447 Sarah Drive, Warner Robins. Judy Williams, 478-832-4949. 10 a.m. the first and second Saturday of each month.

Women of Vision “Inspiring & Empowering Women!” Summit

Women groups, organizations and all individuals welcome. Power For Life Ministry, 220 Ga. 49 N., Byron. 478-973-6002 or powerforlifeministries@yahoo.com. 10 a.m. the first Saturday of each month.

Path to Shine Mentoring Program

Program provides help with homework, reading and math, along with a snack and playtime. St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 1207 Macon Road, Perry. Patty, 706-570-6367 or davepat431@gmail.com to enroll your child. Learn more about Path to Shine, pathtoshine.org. 4:15-6:15 p.m. Mondays.

Victory Taekwondo

Shady Grove Baptist Church, 901 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. 478-397-6224. 6 p.m. youth, 7 p.m. adult class Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Ministry

Hebron Fellowship Baptist Church, 3200 U.S. 41 North, Byron. 478-953-0224. 6 p.m. (dinner), 7 p.m. (worship), the first Monday of each month.

Weekly Language Classes

First Baptist Church of Christ, 511 High Place, Macon. 478-254-4361 or 478-719-6422. 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Thursday (three English classes) and 5 p.m. Wednesday (two Japanese, two Spanish, two English classes).

Zumba with Jessica

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 5455 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Macon. 478-978-2887. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

“Life Works” Making Life Work Together

Opportunity for adults to engage in adult conversation while children have time to focus on homework. Registration requested. Nursery provided. Trinity United Methodist Church, 129 S. Houston Road, Warner Robins. 478-923-3797 or email lifeworks@trinitywr.org. 5:45-7:15 p.m. (includes snack supper), Wednesday.

A Course In Miracles

Led by Mary Barrett. Unity of Central Georgia Church, 127 Peachtree Parkway, Byron. 478-953-1054. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday.

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