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Church events for the week of Dec. 31, 2016.

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New Year’s Events

St. Luke Baptist

Watch night service. 7 p.m. Dec. 31. New Year’s Day service. 1180 Haywood Road, Macon. 478-746-1451. 11 a.m. Jan. 1.

New Hope Missionary Baptist

New Year’s Eve service. 7 p.m. Dec. 31. New Year’s Day service. 1465 Burton Ave., Macon. 478-743-8413. 10:45 a.m. Jan. 1.

Lizella Pentecostal Holiness Church

New Year’s Eve celebration. 7545 Knoxville Road, Lizella. 478-935-8589. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

New Birth Missionary Baptist

Watch night service. 8 p.m. Dec. 31. New Year’s Day service, with enrichment hour and first Communion. 1830 Williamson Road, Macon. 478-788-0079. 10 a.m. Jan. 1.

Union Baptist Church

Watch night service. 9 p.m. Dec. 31. New Year’s Day service (one service only). 1137 Kitchen St., Macon. 478-746-9155. 11 a.m. Jan. 1.

Green’s Tabernacle Baptist

Watch night service, with the Rev. Darrell Chapman preaching. 5310 Bloomfield Road, Macon. 478-788-7817. 9:30 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31.

New Fellowship Missionary Baptist

Watch night service. 475 Church St., Macon. 478-743-8806. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

St. Mary Baptist

Watch night service. 1456 Woodliff St., Macon. 478-755-9861. 10 p.m. Dec. 31.

Fort Valley Mount Olive CME Church

Watch night and candlelight service with five area CME churches: The Rev. Brad Goss and Ushers Temple CME, the Rev. L. Jerome Jones and St. Louis CME Church, the Rev. Billy Heard and Macedonia CME Church, the Rev. Leon Williams (guest speaker) and Fairview CME Church, the Rev. Rufus Cole Jr. and Mount Olive CME Church (host church). 1206 Knoxville St., Fort Valley. 478-213-7565. 10 p.m. Dec. 31.

New Friendship Baptist

Watch night service. 3970 Upper River Road, Gray. 478-233-3725. 10 p.m. Dec. 31.

End-Time Harvest Church

Watch night service. 114 Bell Drive, Warner Robins. 478-922-7910. 10 p.m. Dec. 31.

Christ United Methodist

New Year’s Day service, no Sunday School. 511 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. 478-922-0211. 11 a.m. Jan. 1.

Performances

Karen Peck & New River

Bethany Baptist Church Bolingbroke, 365 Pea Ridge Road, Juliette. 478-974-0002 or 478-972-4661. 6 p.m. Jan. 14.

Third Thursday Organ Interludes

Concerts are free, followed by an optional catered lunch for $10 per person. 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 nelda@st-joseph.cc. Noon-12:30 p.m. January 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

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.

Green’s Tabernacle Baptist

Emancipation proclamation service, with Minister Jackie Lamar Epps speaking. 5310 Bloomfield Road, Macon. 478-788-7817. Noon Jan. 2.

New Smyrna Baptist

Shepherd Sunday 2017. Two worship services with two guest preachers 11 a.m. morning worship celebration with the Rev. Jeffrey Wilson, pastor of New United Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 2:30 p.m. afternoon shepherd Sunday celebration with the Rev. Byron Thomas, pastor of Ben Hill United Methodist Church in Atlanta. 104 Smyrna Church Road, Fort Valley. 478-987-0034. 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8.

Revivals/Homecomings

Kendall Heights Church of God

Revival, with the Shepherds. Jordan Mill Road, Sandersville. 478-552-8572. 6 p.m. Jan. 1 and 7 p.m. Jan. 2-4.

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.

Prayer Breakfast

Macon interfaith New Year’s prayer breakfast. Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 2789 Millerfield Road, Macon. 478-745-1890. 8 a.m. Jan. 7.

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 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 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 at 6 a.m. 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 at 8 a.m. 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. June 11-17.

Trips To Israel

Upcoming trip in April. For more trip dates to Israel in 2017, visit experienceisraelnow.com 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 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

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 North, 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 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’s groups, organizations and all individuals welcome. Power For Life Ministry, 220 Ga. 49 North, 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. Contact Patty at 706-570-6367 or davepat431@gmail.com to enroll your child. Learn more about Path to Shine at pathtoshine.org. 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 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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