Church happenings for the week of Dec. 10, 2016

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Christmas and New Year’s Eve Events

Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

Christmas fellowship. 480 Greter St., Macon. The Rev. L.C. Ashford speaking. 478-781-7682. 10 a.m. Dec. 10.

Oakland Baptist Church

Live Nativity presented, featuring animals and special sound effects. 1509 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. 478-923-3533. 7 p.m. Dec. 10-11.

Barnesville First United Methodist Church

“A Classic Christmas” musical concert worship service. Christmas hymns by the praise team, the Chancel Choir, the Chancel Bell Choir, and the children’s bell choir. 11 a.m. Dec. 11. Christmas Eve services, including Communion, candle lighting and hymns at both services. 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Dec. 24. Christmas Day service. 375 Thomaston St., Barnesville. 470-217-2173. 10 a.m. Dec. 25.

All Saints Episcopal Church

Celebration of Advent Lessons and Carols. 10:15 a.m. Dec. 18. Christmas family service, with nursery provided at 5:30 p.m. and choral midnight Mass at midnight, with music beginning at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24. Eucharist to celebrate the Feast of Christmas. 1708 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. 478-923-1791. 10:15 a.m. Dec. 25.

Unity Missionary Baptist Church

Children’s church celebrating the birth of Christ. 11 a.m. Dec. 18. “The Taste of Unity” Christmas Day worship. 3280 Millerfield Road, Macon. 478-745-9122. 9 a.m. Dec. 25.

St. Luke Baptist

Christmas program. 1180 Haywood Road, Macon. 478-746-1451. 3 p.m. Dec. 18.

Greater Allen Chapel AME

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

New Fellowship Missionary Baptist

Youth ministry Christmas celebration. 5 p.m. Dec. 11. Christmas concert. 6 p.m. Dec. 18. Watch night service. 475 Church St., Macon. 478-743-8806. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

Greater Turner Tabernacle AME

Candlelight service. 1104 Third St., Macon. 478-731-0855. 5 p.m. Dec. 11.

Sandy Valley Baptist Church

Christmas cantata. 1124 S. Houston Lake Road. Free. 478-953-4328. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11.

Byron United Methodist Church

Living Nativity on the lawn. 6:45 p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 15. Community Christmas caroling. Meet in church parking lot to go caroling in the community. Hot chocolate and cookies afterward. 103 W. Heritage Blvd., Byron. 478-956-5717. 6 p.m. Dec. 21.

St. Paul AME Church

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

New Renaissance Memorial Baptist

Ladies in Red program, with Prophetess Mercy D. Anderson speaking. 1175 Cordele Ave. E., Macon. 478-464-0233. 2:30 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.

Little Rogers CME Church

Christmas worship service, with the Rev. Leroy Daniely speaking and St. John Community Church family as guest. Breakfast served after the service. 9754 Thomaston Road, Macon. 478-935-8156. 6 a.m. Dec. 25.

Union Baptist Church

Christmas Day service. 9 a.m. Dec. 25. Watch night service. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31. New Years Day service. 1137 Kitchen St., Macon. 478-746-9155. 11 a. m. Jan. 1.

Lizella Pentecostal Holiness Church

Come celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. 11 a.m. Dec. 25. New Year’s celebration. 7545 Knoxville Road, Lizella. 478-935-8589. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

Faith Bible Church of Macon

Christmas worship. Best Western conference room, 2400 Riverside Drive, Macon. 478-935-3649. 11 a.m. Dec. 25.

Church Anniversaries

(25 years or more)

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)

Shady Grove Baptist Church

Celebrating the 15th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Curtis Holmes. The Rev. Michael Johnson preaching and Fulton Baptist Church family as guest. 3956 Davis Road, Macon. 478-742-0230. 2 p.m. Dec. 11.


The Lefevre Quartet

Preaching and singing. Grace Baptist Church, 3686 Napier Ave., Macon. Love offering. 478-471-0305. 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11.

Third Thursday Organ Interludes

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 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 artists in concert from the studio of Jack Mitchener, Mercer University; May 18, with Alvin Blount. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St., Macon. 478-745-1631 or 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 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

Tabernacle of Prayer Christian Fellowship

7-Up program, with praise and worship, dance and mime ministries and various speakers. 863 Lackey Drive, Macon. 478-781-6547. 6 p.m. Dec. 10.

Holly Grove Missionary Baptist

Friends and family day program. Pastor Hosie Waters preaching and Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church family as guest. 8241 Thomaston Road, Macon. 2 p.m. Dec. 11.

Mount NeBo Baptist Church

Celebrating Pastor Milton Denmark’s pastoral anniversary, with the Rev. Derrick Dumas preaching and Lizzieboro Baptist Church family as guest. Dinner served. 708 Hightower Road, Macon. 478-788-0081. 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11.

Eason Hill Baptist Church

“The 4 Gospel Writers” services, with Pastor Charlie Robinson, Pastor Abraham Crockett, Pastor Gregory Jones and Pastor Lee Wornum Jr. speaking. Special music by Divine Voices of Truth Praise Team and Crockett Family Choir. 2022 Eason Hill Church Road, Montrose. 478-376-4486. 7-9 p.m. Dec. 31.

Workshops/Other Events

Music and the Arts at Vineville

“Art From The Heart” exhibit by students of Ernestine Stofko Dixon will be on display through December. Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. 478-745-3331. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through December.

Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows meeting

New Corinth Baptist Church, Houston Avenue, Macon. Eva Simmons, 478-719-3589. 1 p.m. Dec. 10.

Men’s Conference

Greater Faith Revelational Outreach Ministries, 1501 Ga. 22 East, Haddock. Theme: “Men Seeking the Heart of God, Men Drawing Closer to God.” 478-452-2708. 11 a.m. Dec. 19.

Mid-Winter Camp Meeting

Prayer, healing, deliverance and prophetic 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.

In Christ International Bible College winter classes

Orientation held Jan. 22. Classes begin Jan. 23. 104 Constitution Drive, Warner Robins. For an application, call 478-971-1270 or go to 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 round-trip coach transportation and admission ticket. 478-737-3813. 11 a.m. (leave) Jan. 28.

Mount Moriah Baptist Church Trips Planned

Black history trip to Albany. Leave from church parking lot. Sites include Albany Civil Rights Museum, Chehaw Park, Flint Riverquarium, Ray Charles Plaza and Albany Museum of Art. Cost: $75 adults, $65 children, $20 for children ages 3 and younger. Includes bus transportation, attractions, lunch and dinner. $25 deposit due by Jan. 15. 6 a.m. Feb. 18. Niagara Falls and Toronto Tour. Leave from church parking lot. Cost: $619 per person double occupancy (seven days and six nights). Includes transportation, lodging, 10 meals, journey to the falls, Niagara Cruise, Queen Victoria Park and more. 2789 Millerfield Road, Macon. 478-745-1890.

Trips To Israel

Upcoming trip in April. For more trip dates to Israel in 2017, visit or call 478-954-3885. April 10-20.

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” concludes. No child care provided. Christ Chapel (front building), 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. Emily Dennis, 478-929-5795. 10:30 a.m.-noon 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.


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.

Treasures In The Barn

December 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.

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.

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 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’s groups, organizations and all individuals welcome. Power For Life Ministry, 220 Ga. 49 North, Byron. 478-973-6002 or 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 to enroll your child. Learn more about Path to Shine at 4:15-6:15 p.m. Monday.

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 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.