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
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)
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.
Bell’s Temple Church, 81st
Bishop Calvin Watkins preaching. 2590 Peacock St., Macon. 478-718-5710. 3 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.
Progressive Baptist Church
Celebrating the 11th pastoral anniversary for the Rev. I.W. Evans, with the Rev. L.C. Ashford Jr. preaching and Spring Chapel Missionary Baptist Church as guest. 2290 Second St., Macon. 478-743-4117. 2:30 p.m. May 7.
New Community Life Church
Celebrating the 33rd pastoral anniversary of Pastor Vaughn and First Lady Shirley Crawford, with Bishop William Hollis preaching. 842 Jeffersonville Road, Dry Branch. 478-775-5878. 2 p.m. May 21.
Grady Mission Baptist
Celebrating the pastor’s 10th anniversary, with Pastor DeWayne Franklin preaching and Harmony Baptist Church as guest. Dinner will be served. 2625 Broadway, Macon. 478-781-2506. 2:30 p.m. May 21.
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 Orchestra 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.
Gospel singing celebration featuring the Zion Trumpets, Bob Jenkins and the Seven Great Wonders, the Morning Stars, the Songsmen and with the Rev. Earl Swain as emcee. 2254 Rocky Creek Road, Macon. Free. 478-319-1757. 7:30 p.m. May 26.
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.
Beulah Missionary Baptist Church
Family and friends May day, with outdoor activities and food. 1539 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon. 478-746-3469. 10:30 a.m. May 6.
Harmony Missionary Baptist
Pastor Reginald Sharpe preaching and House of Hope as guest. 1850 Second Ave., Macon. 478-742-4422. 2:30 p.m. May 7.
St. Paul CME Church
Pastor appreciation day, with the Rev. Monica Sams preaching and Balls CME Church of Jeffersonville as guest. Dinner will be served. 124 Church St., Macon. 478-946-2079. 2:30 p.m. May 7.
St. Paul AME Church
The 134th Session of the Macon Annual Conference, with Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, Christy Davis Jackson, Alan Wicker and Michael G. Ephraim. 478-745-0507. May 9-12.
Smith Chapel Baptist
6464 Hopewell Road, Musella. 478-741-5987. 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. 10 a.m. May 12.
St. Luke Baptist
Mother’s Day program, with Tomeko Daniely Fuller speaking. 1180 Haywood Road, Macon. 478-746-1451. 9 a.m. May 14.
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.
Lizella Pentecostal Holiness Church
Mother’s Day service. 7545 Knoxville Road, Lizella. 478-935-8589. 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.
New Renaissance Memorial Baptist
Deacon ordination service for Ricky Taylor, with Pastor Al Bryant speaking. 1175 Cordele Ave. East, Macon. 478-464-0233. 3 p.m. June 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.
Grady Mission Baptist
Revival: Pastor Willie Finney Sr. preaching May 16 and St. Peter Baptist as guest; Bishop Robert Bentley on May 17 and First Fellowship Worship Center as guest; Pastor Bobby Brown on May 18 and Mount Calvary Baptist as guest. 2625 Broadway, Macon. 478-781-2506. 7:30 p.m. May 16-18.
Women’s Fashion Revue
Warner Robins Aglow International
Jesten Peters with Keys of Authority Ministries will be speaking. Christ Chapel, 2288 Moody Road, back building, Warner Robins. Love offering. 478-929-5795. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 10.
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 email@example.com. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20.
21st Annual Golf Classic
Sponsored by East Macon Community Development Corp. and Mount Moriah Baptist Church. In memory of Deacon Cornelius Williams Sr. Held at Bowden Golf Course in Macon. Pre-registration is $75. 478-745-1890. 7 a.m. (registration), 8:30 a.m. (tee time) May 27.
Re-Connect Leadership Conference
Speakers: Apostle Nora Jackson on June 7, Rick Daniels on June 8, Apostle J.Q. Lockett on June 9 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 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 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
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 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. Call 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.