(10 years or more)
New Piney Grove Baptist
Celebrating the 24th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Dave A. Wilcoxson, with Guss Bodison speaking about faith development at 8:30 a.m., the Rev. Treyon Woolfolk speaking at 10 a.m. and Pastor Tolan Morgan speaking at 3 p.m. with Fellowship Bible Baptist Church family as guest. 258 Straight St., Macon. 478-743-7525. 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 29.
Mount Olive Baptist Church
Musical program to benefit Pastor Arthur Carswell, who lost everything in a house fire. All choirs and public welcome. Ga. 96, Jeffersonville. 478-287-6266. 3 p.m. Jan. 28.
Mount Lebanon Baptist
Pre-pastoral anniversary celebration for Pastor Carswell, with the Gospel Harmonies and Dee & the New Generation as musical guest. 3805 Bloomfield Drive, Macon. 478-784-9804. 6 p.m. Jan. 28.
Friendship Baptist Church
Fifth Sunday sing, featuring South Georgia Quartet. 3139 Friendship Church Road, Dry Branch. Pastor Charles Carter, 478-731-5009. 6 p.m. Jan. 29.
Calvary Community Chapel
Benefit concert for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation featuring the Whisnants and New Grace. Emcee is Jeff Cleghorn. 5483 Columbus Road, Macon. Dennis McCook, 478-808-1604; Amy Yaughn, 478-956-1884. 6 p.m. Feb. 4.
Kendall Heights Church of God
Gospel sing featuring the Williford Family. 829 Jordan Mill Road, Sandersville. 478-552-8572. 6 p.m. Feb. 4.
Third Thursday Organ Interludes
Concerts are free, followed by an optional catered lunch for $10 per person. Feb. 16, with young artists in concert from the studio of Jack Mitchener of Mercer University; Monday-Friday from March 20-24, will be the Cherry Blossom Festival Series at Mulberry St. United Methodist Church; April 20, with young artists in concert from the studio of Jack Mitchener of Mercer University; May 18, with Alvin Blount. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St., Macon. 478-745-1631 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Noon-12:30 p.m. January through May.
Faith First Church
The Rev. Reco Murphy and New Bethlehem Ensemble in concert. 3357 Rice Mill Road, Macon. 478-781-6660. 5 p.m. Feb. 25.
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 email@example.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.
Green’s Tabernacle Baptist
Youth worship service, with Evangelist Gwen Harrell preaching. 11 a.m. Jan. 22. Morning glory worship service, with the Rev. Shawn Cooper preaching. 5310 Bloomfield Road, Macon. 478-788-7817. 8 a.m. Jan. 29.
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Bolingbroke
Fifth Sunday program, with the missionary ladies leading devotional services and young adults choir singing. U.S. 41 North, Bolingbroke. 478-994-5107. 8 a.m. Jan. 29.
James Tabernacle Holiness Church
Minister’s Council services conclude, with Bishop A. Dewayne Whitehead preaching. Dinner served. 632 Cowan St., Macon. 478-978-3727. 2 p.m. Jan. 22.
Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church
Missionary and joint ministry day observed, with the Rev. Colby McKenzie preaching and Oak Grove Baptist Church family of Milledgeville as guest. 2656 Napier Ave., Macon. 478-746-2389. 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22.
Mount Lebanon Baptist
Women in red and men in black pre-pastoral anniversary program for Pastor Carswell. Co-pastor Eva Simmons preaching and Greater New Corinth Baptist Church family as guest. 3805 Bloomfield Drive, Macon. 478-784-9804. 2 p.m. Jan. 29.
Faith Bible Church
Preaching bowl, with the Rev. Lawrence Scott, Pastor Clifford Scott and Pastor Jamarcus Scott preaching. Best Western conference room, 2400 Riverside Drive, Macon. 478-935-3649. 11 a.m. Jan. 29.
Lizzie Chapel Missionary Baptist
Union Baptist Association convenes with fifth Sunday Congress of Christian Education program. 1180 Bartlett St., Macon. Dinner served at 2 p.m. Classes for all ages. 478-788-1552. 3:15 p.m. Jan. 29.
Chance Hill Baptist Church
R.L. White scholarship program, with the Rev. R.L. White Jr. preaching and Mount Ephraim Baptist Church family as guest. 16463 Ga. 129; Macon. 478-945-6281. 5 p.m. Jan. 29.
Mayfield Zion AME Church
Founder’s day program, with Presiding Elder Harvey Williamson preaching. African attire will be worn. 60 E. Railroad St., Alamo. 912-568-7625. 11 a.m. Feb. 5.
Lizzie Chapel Baptist
Honoring Charlie C. Code, Korean veteran and a prisoner of war. 1180 Bartlett St., Macon. 478-745-9889. 4 p.m. Feb. 11 and 11 a.m. Feb. 12.
Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist
Celebrating the 120th Sunday School anniversary, with the Rev. Camile Holmes preaching. 5263 Bloomfield Road, Macon. 478-474-6742. 10:45 a.m. Feb. 12.
Mount Calvary Baptist Church Lakeside
Outreach program, with the Rev. Jonathan Lowder preaching and Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church family of Bolingbroke as guest. 3010 Jeffersonville Road, Macon. 478-718-9222. 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19.
Andrew United Methodist Church
Homecoming and note burning service, with special music by the Davidson-Shannon Family. Covered dish luncheon, with the church furnishing the meat. 2430 Ga. 127, Kathleen. RSVP, 478-987-7934. 10 a.m. Jan. 29.
Mount Calvary Baptist Church Lakeside
Revival, with the Rev. Keith Milton preaching and Midway Baptist Church family of Ocilla as guest. 3010 Jeffersonville Road, Macon. 478-718-9222. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15.
Sons of Allen Conference Prayer Breakfast
St. Paul AME Church, 2501 Shurling Drive, Macon. $10 donation. 478-405-5559. 9 a.m. Jan. 28.
Free School Supplies Giveaway
One package of supplies per student while supplies last. Students must be present to receive supplies. Cornerstone of Praise Church, 3495 Ohara Drive S., Macon. 478-745-7001. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 28.
A Gathering of Prayer Warriors
Evangelist Karen Jones speaking. Christ Temple of Faith Ministry, 3155 Mercer University Drive, Macon. 478-254-6583. 11 a.m. Jan. 28.
Rock Springs Church: True Reflection Women’s Conference
Speakers: Pam Jenkins, Karen Allen, Felicia Watts and Vivian Blackerby. First Presbyterian Day School’s Fine Arts Center, 5671 Calvin Drive, Macon. Market expo opens at 8 a.m. $15, lunch included. rockspringsonline.com. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 4.
“The Woman at the Well” Women of Destiny Women’s Ministry
Pastor Renee Cole of Gray speaking. Destiny Christian Church, 1034 Gray Highway, Macon. 478-731-9947 or destinycc.webstarts.com. 10 a.m. Feb. 4.
Women of Vision Women’s Empowerment Session
Prophetess Cheryl Marks speaking. All individuals and women’s groups invited. Peach Place Community Club, 201 Allen Road, Byron. 478-973-6002 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 10 a.m. Feb. 4.
“Executing Grace in Georgia: A Faithful Discussion about the Death Penalty”
Join author and activist Shane Claiborne, along with local guests, for a discussion about the death penalty and what people of faith can do to change the conversation about justice, mercy and forgiveness in Georgia. Book signing will follow the discussion. Centenary Church, 1290 College St. Free. To reserve seating, register at bit.ly/executinggrace. 478-742-8926. 6-8 p.m. Feb. 4.
Camping and Backpacking Course
Nine-week course to learn how to enjoy the wilderness safely. Three camping trips. Instruction in all aspects of hiking, camping and backpacking. Central Baptist Church, 1120 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins. Cost: $2 per person plus $10 for workbook per family. Register by Feb. 1. 478-953-4778 or 478-953-9319. 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays of Feb. 6-April 17.
All Saints Episcopal Wine and Cheese Tasting Event
Wine tasting, cheeses and breads, silent auction, raffle and door prizes. All Saints Episcopal Church, 1708 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. $25 per person. No tickets sold at door. 478-923-1791. 7 p.m. Feb. 10.
Layman’s Heart To Heart Health and History Dinner
The Rev. Paul Little II speaking. Tickets: $20. Union Baptist Church, 1137 Kitchens St., Macon. 478-746-4415. 5 p.m. Feb. 11.
Senior Women’s and Men’s Ministry Valentine Gala
Entertainment, food and fellowship. St. Paul AME Church, 2501 Shurling Drive, Macon. $10 per person donation. Linda, 478-405-5559, or Dorothy, 478-746-6458. 7-9 p.m. Feb. 11.
‘Experience Israel Now’ Winter Bible Conference
Virtual tour to Israel during each session presented by Pastor Andy Cook. First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. 478-923-3737. 10:50 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 6:30 p.m. 13-15.
Spaghetti Lunch and Concert
Lunch followed by a concert featuring Simply Country. Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, 10157 U.S. 341, Fort Valley. Karen, 478-397-6568. 12:30 p.m. (lunch), 1:30 p.m. (concert) Feb. 12.
Health and Wellness Seminar
Speaker is Dr. Paul Dale of Navicent Health. Manicures and pedicures offered by the students of Virginia College. Free. Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Mission Ministry, 1220 Rev. J.L. Mills Sr. Way, Macon. 478-745-0327. 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 18.
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, $20 per person and includes round-trip coach transportation and admission ticket. 478-737-3813. 11 a.m. (leave) Jan. 28.
Trips To Israel
Upcoming trip in April. For more trip dates to Israel this year, visit experienceisraelnow.com or call 478-954-3885. April 10-20.
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 soon as possible. Contact the Rev. Mable Randall, 478-719-3145 or Maerand111@aol.com. May 26-29.
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 now. 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. $75 deposit due by Feb. 1, with final payment due April 4. 2789 Millerfield Road, Macon. 478-745-1890. June 11-17.
Aglow Ladies’ Monday Bible Study
“Believing Jesus: A Journey Through the Book of Acts” (Lisa Harper’s video study). First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Taught by Glenda Wallace. Emily Dennis, 478-929-5795. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays of Jan. 30-Feb. 27.
Aglow Ladies’ Tuesday Bible Study
Andy Stanley’s video study about decision making. “Your Move: Four Questions to Ask Yourself when You Don’t Know What to Do.” Leader: Michelle Whitley. All ladies welcome. Christ Chapel, 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. First building, in the cafe. Emily Dennis, 478-929-5795. 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 31.
Young Ladies Book Club
Centerville United Methodist Church, 600 N. Houston Lake Blvd., Centerville. Meets bi-weekly. Book will be selected at first meeting. Childcare provided. 478-953-3090 or Emma, email@example.com. 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting Jan. 29.
Women’s Bible Study
The Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. 478-953-7246. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, bimonthly.
Aglow Ladies’ Tuesday Bible Study
“The Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer. All ladies welcome. Christ Chapel, 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. First building, in the cafe. Emily Dennis, 478-929-5795. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays of Feb. 7-March 14.
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
February specials include a bag of clothes for $5, half price books and toys. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
St. Peter AME Church, 502 State University Drive, Fort Valley. 478-825-8452 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 478-923-3797 or email email@example.com. 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.