Vacation Bible School
New Damascus Baptist
676 Damascus Church Road, Macon. 478-714-1999. 6 p.m. May 22-26.
First Baptist Church of Christ
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For kids who have finished 3K-fifth grade. 511 High Place, Macon. 478-742-6485. 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. June 12-16.
Sandy Valley Baptist
Theme: “The Full Armor of God.” 1124 S. Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins. 478-953-4328. 5:30 p.m. June 25 (kickoff), 6-8 p.m. June 26-30.
(25 years or more)
Cornerstone of Praise Church, 25th
Combined 25th anniversary service, with Bishop Johnny Brice preaching. Light refreshments served. Cornerstone of Praise Church, 3495 O’Hara Drive S., Macon. 478-745-7001 or 478-972-2850. 11 a.m. April 30.
King’s Chapel Baptist, 144th
The Rev. Randy Paschal preaching. 2994 Upper River Road, Macon. 478-960-5647. 11 a.m. April 30.
New Damascus Baptist, 150th
676 Damascus Church Road, Gray. 478-714-1999. 11 a.m. May 7.
White Springs Baptist, 149th
The Rev. Gaazzara Mitchell preaching. 2488 Sgoda Road, Macon. 478-745-8222. 11:30 a.m. May 7.
Kings Chapel CME, 161st
The Rev. Lindsey Napier preaching and Warner Robins CME as guest. 402 Arena Road, Perry. 478-988-1503. 2:30 p.m. May 7.
Smith Chapel Baptist, 131st
Anniversary service, with the Rev. W.C. Graddick preaching and Pineview Baptist Church as guest. 478-741-5987. 2 p.m. May 21.
New Providence Missionary Baptist, 148th
The Rev. Randy Paschal preaching, followed by dinner being served. 478-945-3864. Noon May 28.
(10 years or more)
New Hope Missionary Baptist
Celebrating the 10th pastoral anniversary for Pastor Christopher E. Cabiness, with Pastor Donald Chavers Jr. preaching at 10:30 a.m. and Pastor Jerry Stokes at 2:30 p.m. 1465 Burton Ave., Macon. 478-743-8413. 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. May 7.
Pure Heart Trio and South Ga. Quartet
Old Friends Promotions. Also appearing, Jonathan Fisher and other special guests. United Community Church, 2411 Heath Road, Macon. Love offering. Jonathan, 478-918-7800; or the church, 478-475-5012. 6:30 p.m. April 29.
Henderson Baptist Church
Fifth Sunday dinner on the grounds and singing. Special singers include Cristi Steese, Laura Finley and Henderson’s youth group. U.S. 41, Henderson. 478-987-7683. Noon (dinner) and 7 p.m. (singing) April 30.
Unity Missionary Baptist Church
Youth musical. 3280 Millerfield Road, Macon. 478-745-9122. 2:30 p.m. April 30.
Mulberry Street United Methodist Church
“Voices of Spring: Aaron Copland’s America” presented by the Choral Society of Middle Georgia and Mercer University Choir. 719 Mulberry St., Macon. $10, free with Mercer ID. email@example.com. csmga.og. 478-216-7841. 4 p.m. April 30.
Friendship Baptist Church
Vessels of Praise in concert for Fifth Sunday night sing. 3139 Friendship Church Road, Twiggs County. The Rev. Charles Carter, 478-731-5009. 6 p.m. April 30.
Sandy Valley Baptist
Pure Heart Trio in concert. 1124 S. Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins. 478-953-4328. 6:30 p.m. April 30.
The Inspirations And DaySpring Trio
Byron Baptist Church, 100 West White Road, Byron. Love offering. 478-951-7272. 6 p.m. (doors open), 7 p.m. (concert) May 5.
Beulah Enrichment Center
Celebrating Renewed Gospel Singers’ seventh anniversary. Special guests are Sons of Soul, Mighty Zion Trumpet, Jubilee, Gospel Stars, Devoted, Related, Moonglobes, E-Moni and others. 1536 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon. 478-207-4321. 3 p.m. (doors open), 4 p.m. May 6.
Third Thursday Organ Interlude
Temple Beth Israel
Spring music gala and auction featuring the Macon Symphony String Quartet. 892 Cherry St., Macon. Tickets: $35 per person (two drink tickets with each adult admission; cash bar also available). 478-745-6727. 3:45 p.m. (general seating), 4-5 p.m. (Macon Symphony String Quartet), 5-6 p.m. (silent auction and light hors d’oeuvres), 6-7 p.m. (live auction), 7 p.m. heavy hors d’oeuvres) May 21.
New Renaissance Memorial Baptist
Gospel music program, with Pastor Jerry Bolton singing. 1175 Cordele Ave. E., Macon. 478-464-0233. 4 p.m. May 28.
House of Shekinah Glory
A Parade of Dance hosted by Minister Carol Rucker. All praise dance styles encouraged to participate. RSVP by June 10. Door prizes and giveaways. 3752 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon. 478-258-2260. 7 p.m. June 16.
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
Songsmen Quartet Open Rehearsal and Singalong
Participate in group singing, duets and solos. Light refreshments served. Bring your favorite soundtracks and books. Free. Bill Hardin Music, 4661 Chambers Road, Macon. 478-737-1520. 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.
Greens Tabernacle Baptist
Morning Glory worship service, with evangelist Marilyn King preaching. 5310 Bloomfield Road, Macon. 478-788-7817. 8 a.m. April 30.
St. Mary Baptist
Youth day program, with Minister Christopher McClain speaking at 10:30 a.m. and Minister Jontae Nash at 2:30 p.m. 1456 Woodliff St., Macon. 478-755-9861. 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. April 30.
Faith Bible Church
Men’s and women’s day service, with Pastor Edward Johnson and Minister Carol Johnson preaching. Best Western, Conference Room, 2400 Riverside Drive, Macon. 478-935-3649. 11 a.m. April 30.
Tremont Temple Baptist
Friendship day. Meal served. 5263 Bloomfield Road, Macon. 478-788-3004. Noon May 5.
Smith Chapel Baptist
Youth services, with the Rev. Jeremy Mills preaching and New Vision Baptist as guest. 11 a.m. April 30. Mount Pleasant Association Mission Day program, with the Rev. Terrell Darrisaw preaching. 6464 Hopewell Road, Musella. 478-741-5987. 10 a.m. May 12.
Camp Hope Church
Pastor’s appreciation service, with Pastor Mark Stephen Pierson preaching and St. Peters AME Church as guest. 114 Camp Hope Church Road, Macon. 478-741-7561. 2:30 p.m. April 30.
White Chapel AME Church
Pastor appreciation service, with the Rev. Samuel Holmes preaching and Bethel Grove Baptist as guest. Ga. 11, Round Oak. 478-986-4281. 3 p.m. April 30.
First Baptist Church
Mother’s Day service, with the Rev. Annie Taylor-Curtis speaking. 515 Magnolia St., Jeffersonville. 478-945-3992. 11 a.m. May 14.
New Damascus Baptist
676 Damascus Church Road, Gray. 478-714-1999. Mother’s Day service. 8 a.m. May 14. Memorial services. 11 a.m. May 28.
New Hope Missionary Baptist
Family and friends day program, with Pastor Marquis Belcher preaching at 10 a.m., followed by food, fun, music and vendors from noon-4 p.m. 1465 Burton Ave., Macon. 478-743-8413. 10 a.m. (service), noon-4 p.m. (outside event) May 21.
Revival, with Pastor Freddie Hogg preaching and special music nightly by Tim and Kathy DeGuire. Nursery provided. 2910 Allen Road, Macon. 478-788-5361. 6 p.m. April 30 and 7 p.m. May 1-3.
Kings Chapel CME
Revival: The Rev. Willie Rembert preaching May 2, the Rev. Derrell McIntosh on May 3, the Rev. Curtis Russell preaching May 4. 402 Arena Road, Perry. 478-988-1503. 7 p.m. May 2-4.
St. Mary Baptist
Revival, with Pastor Arthur Gordon preaching. 1456 Woodliff St., Macon. 478-755-9861. 7 p.m. May 10-12.
New Hope Missionary Baptist
Revival: Pastor Jonathan Lowder preaching May 16 and Pastor William Fambro on May 17. 1465 Burton Ave., Macon. 478-743-8413. 6:45 p.m. May 16-17.
Vineville Baptist Morning School
Open house Tuesdays to visit facility and register for upcoming school year. Classes are 2K, 3K, 4K and Kindergarten. 2591 Vineville Ave., Macon. 478-719-1605. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
Spirit of Ruth Conference and Prayer Breakfast
Conference April 28, with the Rev. Louise Hill speaking. $10. Prayer breakfast April 29, with Lamaria Harris speaking. $10. New Corinth Baptist Church, 687 Robert Henry St., Macon. 478-283-0954. 6 p.m. April 28 and 9 a.m. April 29.
IAAM Ministry presents “And Suddenly”
Prophetess Sonja L. Sanders speaking April 28 and Apostle Nora L. Jackson speaking April 29. Free giveaways and free lunch April 29. Greater Bellevue Baptist Church, 4041 Mumford Road, Macon. 478-477-0883. 7 p.m. April 28, 10 a.m. April 29.
Ministers and Lay-Members Leadership Conference
Union Baptist Association Fifth Sunday Congress of Christian Education
Dinner served. New Pilgrim Baptist Church, 4388 Robinson Road, Macon. Enrollment fees are $5 for adults and $2 youth. 478-788-1552. 2 p.m. April 30.
National Day of Prayer Breakfast
National Day of Prayer Midday “Rally For Our Nation” - Macon
National Day of Prayer Midday “Rally For Our Nation” - Perry
The prayer rally at the courthouse on Perry Parkway will be inside and a light lunch will be provided. Houston County Courthouse, Perry Parkway. To help with planning, call Laura Finley, 478-987-7683. Noon-1 p.m. May 4.
National Day of Prayer - Warner Robins
Nondenominational prayer gathering. Free and all ages are welcome. Warner Robins City Hall Council Chambers, 700 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Emily Dennis, 478-929-5795. Noon-1:15 p.m. May 4.
National Day of Prayer Service
Lunch served. Unity Missionary Baptist Church, 3280 Millerfield Road, Macon. 478-745-9122. Noon May 4.
Lecture: Time is Not a Factor in Your Life
Lecturer will be David Hohle. The Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St., Second Floor, Macon. 478-464-5342. 7 p.m. May 4.
Leadership Conference Simulcast
Theme: Powered by Purpose. Central Baptist Church, 1120 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins. Clay Thomas, 478-953-9319. May 5.
Women’s Fashion Revue
Mother’s Day Tea
Greater Friendship Baptist Church, 1220 Rev. J.L. Mills Sr. Way, Macon. $8. 478-808-3990. Noon-2 p.m. May 13.
Boxwoods and Blooms Tour of Gardens 2017
Presented by Centerville United Methodist Church. Tour only, $15 (tickets can be purchased at the gardens on the day of tour). Tour plus lunch, $25 (tickets purchased at the church 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday). Lunch will be served at the church, but take-out lunches will not be available. In the event of heavy rain, the event will be rescheduled for June 3. 600 N. Houston Lake Road, Centerville. Ferrelle Bagley, 478-922-3893 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20.
Re-Connect Leadership Conference
Speakers: Apostle Nora Jackson on June 7, Rick Daniels on June 8, Apostle J. Q. Lockett on June 9, Apostle Connie Moses Drum on June 10. Global Church, 4249 Mercer University Drive, Macon. 7 p.m. June 7-9 and 10 a.m. June 10.
Married Couple’s Retreat
Hosted by Covenant Life Cathedral Church Covenant Couple’s Ministry. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort & Spa, Amelia Island, Florida. Cost: $425 (includes breakfast buffets, Villa Suite, initial deposit). Contact Marquita Hawkins at email@example.com or 478-737-1063. Oct. 20-22.
Middle Ga. Association of Clergywomen Women’s Retreat in Helen
Theme: “Dare to be Different.” Speakers, the Rev. Earnestine Montgomery and Pastor June Martin. You do not have to be a minister to attend the retreat. Cost: $190, with a $64 deposit as soon as possible. Contact the Rev. Mable Randall, 478-719-3145 or Maerand111@aol.com. May 26-29.
Holy Land Experience Trip to Orlando, Fla.
Trip sponsored by the Women’s Ministry of New Fellowship Baptist Church, 475 Church St., Macon. Payment plan available. Contact Joyce Daugherty, 478-743-8806. Dec. 1-2.
Trips to Israel
Women’s Bible Study
The Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. 478-953-7246. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, bimonthly.
Aglow Ladies’ Monday Morning Bible Studies
“The Comparison Trap: Choosing Contentment in an Age of Awareness” by Andy and Sandra Stanley, foreword by the Rev. Charles Stanley. A four-week DVD-driven study. First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Emily Dennis, 478-929-5795. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays of May 1, 8, 15.
Aglow Ladies’ Tuesday Morning Bible Study
“The Battle Plan For Prayer” by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick. Leader, Michelle Whitley. Christ Chapel South, 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. Emily Dennis, 478-929-5795. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays of May 2, 9, 16.
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.
Treasures in the Barn
April specials include a bag of clothes for $5 and specials of the day. Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 2815 U.S. 41 North, Fort Valley. 478-287-6411. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
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.
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 Crisis Closet
First Baptist Church of Christ, 511 High Place, Macon. 478-742-6485. 10 a.m.-noon the fourth Monday of each month.
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
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.
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).
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
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.
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’s groups, organizations and all individuals welcome. Power For Life Ministry, 220 Ga. 49 North, Byron. 478-973-6002 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Contact Patty at 706-570-6367 or email@example.com to enroll your child. Learn more about Path to Shine at pathtoshine.org. 4:15-6:15 p.m. Monday.
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. Call 478-923-3797 or email firstname.lastname@example.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.