The Praise Dates calendar is for special religious events of interest to the public (not regular church programs such as mission days, baptisms, pastor appreciations, etc.). The deadline is noon Tuesday to submit announcements that will appear in Saturday’s paper. Announcements should be mailed to Praise Dates, in care of Paulette Fountain, The Telegraph, P.O. Box 4167, Macon, GA 31208, faxed to Fountain at 478-744-4385 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Printed forms are available at our Macon office, 487 Cherry St. Announcements will not be accepted if they do not include date, time and street address where event will take place and a phone number the public may call for more information.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS/CAMPS
SUMMER ENRICHMENT ACADEMY
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Now through July 24, Warner Robins CME Church, 200 Othal H. Lakey Circle, Warner Robins. For children in grades Pre-K through eighth grade. Will benefit from daily CRCT prep in reading, math and science, and participate in crafts, music, physical education, trips, community service and Bible study. Registration fees: $40 for one child; $20 for each additional child. Weekly tuition: $75 for one child; $50 for each additional child. Call 478-923-6326.
UNION GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST SUMMER CAMP
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Now through July 24. Arts and crafts, sports, sign language, academics, field trips and more. $70 per week (Union Grove member discount). Call 478-988-9358 for more information.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Now through July 31 for ages 5-14. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 1830 Williamson Road, Macon. Call 478-788-0079 or 478-250-7784.
COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT PROGRAM SUMMER CAMP
1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday now through July 31, Greater Allen Chapel AME Church, 269 Pursley St., Macon. One time registration fee of $25, fee for camp is $75 per week. Contact the Rev. Cook, 404-401-6407; or Sinda Martin, 478-714-5881.
GREATER LITTLE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH
11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18, VBS concludes with a picnic. 2046 Felton Ave., Macon. Call 478-743-5616.
THE RAIN CHURCH
9 a.m.-noon, July 20-24, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. Go Fish-Day Camp. Free. Theme: Backstage with the Bible. Ages: 4-12 years old. Performance at noon July 24. Call 478-953-7246 or www.therainchurch.com.
ALLEN CHAPEL AME
5-8 p.m. July 27-28, 9830 Miami Valley Road, Ga. 96, Fort Valley. Call 478-825-7090.
(25 years or more)
GREATER ZION HILL BAPTIST, 86TH
10 a.m. July 19, 2656 Napier Ave., Macon. The Rev. George Scott preaching. Call 478-746-2389.
BETHEL AME CHURCH, 94TH
3 p.m. July 19, 3607 Earl St., Macon. The Rev. Lindsey Napier preaching. Dinner will be served. Call 478-474-9128.
PASTORS’ ANNIVERSARIES (10 years or more)
PLEASANT GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Celebration of the 20th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Lamb Andrews continues: 11:30 a.m. July 19, with the Rev. Cedrick Andrews preaching and at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Coby McKenzie. 6 p.m. July 25, banquet. 7331 Bethel Church Road, Lizella. Call 478-477-8717.
MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
11:30 a.m. July 19, 8202 Ga. 96, Jeffersonville. Celebrating the 15th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Robert Bryant. The Rev. Leroy Allen preaching and Higgsville Baptist Church as guest. Call 478-945-3003.
CALVARY COMMUNITY CHAPEL FOURTH SUNDAY NIGHT SINGS
6 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month, 5483 Columbus Road, Macon. Singers and groups invited to sing. Food served afterward. Call 478-808-1604.
SONGSMEN QUARTET OPEN REHEARSAL AND SING-A-LONG
6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Bill Hardin Music, 4661 Chambers Road, Macon. Come and participate in group singing, duets and solos. Free. Light refreshments served. Bring your favorite sound tracks and books. Call 478-737-1520.
NEW ELIM BAPTIST
6:30-9 p.m. July 18, 4368 Hartley Bridge Road, Macon. Benefit sing to help a family with medical bills due to cancer-related health issues. Featuring Maranatha, Scott Taylor and more. Visit www.newelimmediaministry.wordpress.com/benefit-sing for updates on singers.
D.D. MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH
3 p.m. July 19, 12041 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. Choirs celebrate their anniversary, featuring Old Marion Gospel Choir, Crockett Family Choir and One Accord. Call 478-743-6216.
ST. PAUL AME
6 p.m. July 24, 2501 Shurling Drive, Macon. Concert featuring guest choirs. Call 478-477-7397.
LAUREL GROVE BAPTIST
3 p.m. July 26, 14099 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. Choir anniversary. All choirs invited. Get your number at the door. Call 478-731-1939.
6:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Sandy Valley Baptist Church, 1124 S. Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins. Love offering. Call 478-396-8139.
VINEVILLE METHODIST MUSIC AND THE ARTS
4 p.m. Aug. 9: Lux and Lapis, organ and trumpet. 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. Free. Call 478-745-3331.
HEBRON FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
Church anniversary celebrations: 10 a.m. July 18, picnic with games, food and more. 7 p.m. Aug. 15, anniversary banquet. 3 p.m. Aug. 16, celebration concludes with Pastor Harvey Bee preaching. 3200 U.S. 41 North, Byron. Call 478-953-0224.
GREATER NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
9 a.m. July 19, 9010 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. Sunday School anniversary service. Call 478-745-1401.
CHANCE HILL BAPTIST
11:15 a.m. July 19, 16463 U.S. 129, Macon. Pastor appreciation day, with the Rev. Clifford Hunter preaching. Call 478-945-6281.
SMITH CHAPEL BAPTIST
2:30 p.m. July 19, 6464 Hopewell Road, Musella. Women’s day program. Minister Leisa Atwater speaking. Call 478-741-5987.
WHITE CHAPEL AME CHURCH
3 p.m. July 19, Ga. 11, Round Oak. Men’s day program, with the Rev. Hayward White Jr. preaching and Macedonia AME Church as guest. Call 478-986-4281.
PINEY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
3 p.m. July 19, 490 Old Perry Road, Kathleen. Installation service for Pastor-Elect Lonnie Slater. The Rev. K.M. Davis preaching. Call 478-987-0363.
ST. LUKE AME CHURCH
3 p.m. July 19, 2056 Mason St., Macon. Senior choir anniversary. The Rev. Ralph Cherry preaching and St. John Baptist as guest. Refreshments served. Call 478-781-0460.
WORD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Youth Explosion: 2-7 p.m. July 25, block party with food, fun and fellowship. 11 a.m. July 26, youth Sunday takeover worship experience. 957 Hillcrest Blvd., Macon. Call 478-335-7090.
GREATER ROSS STREET BAPTIST
July 26, 1587 Wellworth Ave., Macon. Men of the Bible program. Speakers: The Rev. N. Wolfork, the Rev. D. Norwood, the Rev. C. Mitchell and the Rev. J. Brown. Call 478-703-3658.
ST. PAUL AME
3 p.m. July 26, 127 St. Paul Church Circle, Gray. Family and friends day service. The Rev. Johnny Sanders preaching. Call 478-986-3445.
ALLEN CHAPEL AME
2 p.m. July 26, 9830 Miami Valley Road, Fort Valley. Family and friends day program, with the Rev. Robert Angrish preaching and St. Peter AME Church as guest. Call 478-825-7090.
GRANT CHAPEL AME CHURCH
2:30 p.m. July 26, 385 Pittman St., Macon. Family and friends day program. The Rev. Emery Lightfoot Jr. preaching. Call 478-743-8911.
UNION-BIBB PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Noon Aug. 2, 7181 Zebulon Road, Macon. Union meeting, with the Rev. Richard Austin speaking. Call 478-394-2383.
HOUSTON MOUNT ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST
2 p.m. Aug. 16, Ga. 96, Bonaire. Hallelujah service, with the Rev. Colby McKenzie preaching. Call 478-988-0177.
CATHEDRAL OF RESTORATION WORLD-WIDE MINISTRIES
Revival: Noon July 18 and 10 a.m. July 19. 3120 Westover Drive, Macon. Call 334-467-6413.
HAZZARD MISSIONARY BAPTIST
Homecoming: 10 a.m. July 19, 2470 Heath Road, Macon. The Rev. Paul Mosley preaching. Call 478-781-9862.
GREATER UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
Homecoming: 2:30 p.m. July 19, with Pastor Eddie Johnson preaching and Macedonia Baptist of Thomaston as guest. 1006 Marion St., Perry. Call 478-987-0054.
HOWARD CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST
Revival: 7:30 p.m. July 22-24, 750 Lamar Road, Macon. Pastor Al Keith Milton preaching. Call 478-745-3607.
ALLEN CHAPEL AME
Revival: 7 p.m. July 23, 9830 Miami Valley Road, Fort Valley. The Rev. Bobby L. Clark preaching. Call 478-825-7090.
SHARON PRIMITIVE BAPTIST
Homecoming (188th): 11 a.m. July 26, 5827 Ga. 83, Culloden. Lunch served. Call 478-994-4324.
PINEY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
Revival: 7 p.m. July 27-29, the Rev. Clarence Moore preaching. Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 2, with Pastor Lonnie Slater preaching. 490 Old Perry Road, Kathleen. Call 478-987-0363.
THE HOUSE OF GOD CHURCH
Revival: 7:30 p.m. July 27-31, 3231 Houston Ave., Macon. Elder Dale Hines preaching. Call 478-784-9785.
NEW FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST
Revival: 7 p.m. July 29-31. Pastor Bernard Sutton preaching July 29, Pastor Clarence Anderson on July 30, Pastor Felton Richardson on July 31. Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 2, with Pastor Walker Hargrove Jr. preaching. 3970 Upper River Road, Macon. Call 478-750-0520.
LIZELLA PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH
Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 2. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3-7. 7545 Knoxville Road, Lizella. Call 478-935-8589.
BALLS CME CHURCH
Homecoming: 2 p.m. Aug. 2, with the pastor of Spring Hill CME Church of Gordon preaching and their congregation as guest. Revival: 7 p.m. Aug. 3-5, with the Rev. Donald R. Jordan preaching Aug. 3 and New Hope CME Church as guest. The Rev. Rufus Cole preaching Aug. 4 and St. James CME Church as guest. The Rev. Jane E. Thomas preaching Aug. 5 and New Bethel Choir of Irwinton as guest. 4654 Balls Church Road, Jeffersonville. Call 478-946-2523.
MOUNT GILGAL MISSIONARY BAPTIST
Homecoming: 2 p.m. Aug. 9, with the Rev. Dewayne Franklin preaching and Harmony Baptist as guest. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12-14. The Rev. C.L. Cason preaching Aug. 12 and Macedonia and New Fleming Baptist as guest. The Rev. Ralph Cherry preaching Aug. 13 and St. John Baptist as guest. The Rev. James Hall preaching Aug. 14 and Ross Temple as guest. 5199 Old Gordon Road, Dry Branch. Call 478-743-0052.
HOUSTON MOUNT ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST
Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 9. Revival: Aug. 10-14, with the Rev. I.E. Mack preaching and Unionville Baptist as guest. Ga. 96, Bonaire. Call 478-988-0177.
VINEVILLE METHODIST CHURCH
July exhibition: “Camille and Jack DeMave: A Beautiful Life/Hollywood and Vineville.” 2044 Vineville Ave., Macon. Call 478-745-3331.
TREASURES IN THE BARN
July specials: $5 for a bag of clothes and 50 percent off special surprise items. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Christ The Redeemer Anglican Church, 2815 U.S. 41 N., Fort Valley. Call Joan, 478-953-9822.
AGLOW SUMMER BIBLE STUDY
9:30-11:30 a.m. each Monday through Aug. 17, First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Subject: “Hand Me Downs: Leaving a Legacy.” Led by Harvest Church Pastors Jim and Jennifer Cowart. DVD study led by Glenda Wallace. Men and women invited. Call Emily Dennis, 478-929-5795.
A LOT OF PRAISE CARNIVAL
10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18, House of Shekinah Glory, 3152 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon. Live music and concerts, talent show, food court, bounce house, games and more. $5 wristband admittance. For more details, call 478-960-5977 or 478-491-1933 or visit www.houseofshekinahglory.org.
THE ELITE CHATT & CHEW MINISTRY INTRODUCTORY TEA
11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 18, New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 4388 Robinson Road, Macon. Tickets: $10 and available at New Hope Baptist Church and the Women of Faith Ministries. Call 478-743-8413.
“LADIES LAUGHING & LOVING THE LORD 2015” CONFERENCE
July 24: 6 p.m., check-in and registration; 7-9:30 p.m., session one. July 25: 8:30 a.m., check-in and registration; 9-11:30 a.m., session two followed by lunch; 12:30-3 p.m., session three. Each session includes praise music, prayer time, skits and speakers. Theme: “Refreshed.” $25 registration fee includes lunch, conference goodie bag and all registration fees. Childcare provided. Door prizes, prayer room and nursing station. T-shirts available by pre-ordering. Call Scarlett, 478-538-1825; or Debbie, 478-335-6079; or email email@example.com for more information.
E4 ACADEMY SUMMER INSTITUTE SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT IN THE MARKETPLACE
Two sessions: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (“There is More to Me than Just Attending Church”) and 2-6 p.m. (“My Paycheck is Not My Promise”) July 25, Marriott Springhill Suites, 4630 Sheraton Drive, Macon. Must bring a laptop or iPad. Each attendee will be given an E4 workbook. Registration: $75 for one session or $120 for both. A $25 per session late registration fee will apply on the day of the event. Register online at http://e4summerinstitute2015.eventbrite.com or call 478-501-0408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TREMONT TEMPLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 25, 5263 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Free school supplies while they last. Call 478-538-6045.
ST. LUKE BAPTIST COMMUNITY BACK TO SCHOOL FUN DAY
Noon-4 p.m. July 25, 1180 Haywood Road, Macon. Call 478-746-1451 for more information.
7 p.m. July 31 and 10 a.m. Aug. 1. Kendall Heights Church of God, 829 Jordan Mill Road, Sandersville. Jamie Massey speaking. Call 478-357-7715.
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH BACK TO SCHOOL JAMBOREE
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 1, 1137 Kitchens St., Macon. School supplies, inflatables, food and more. Haircuts by Banes and Buns for $5 for school age children. Must shampoo your own hair ahead of time and bring in your own hair pieces for buns and braids. Call 478-955-7112.
UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH FAMILY FUN DAY
7 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 8, 2411 Heath Road, Macon. Water games, yard sale, bake sale, selling barbecue plates in advance. Call 478-475-5012.
SUPERHERO 5K/1 MILE FUN RUN
8 a.m. (5K), 9 a.m. (1 mile fun run) Aug. 29, Middle Georgia State University, Warner Robins. Registration: $25 for 5K, $12 for fun run. Fees increase Aug. 14. Come as you are or dressed as your favorite super hero. Awards and prizes given. Sponsored by Corut Appointed Special Advocates for Children and MGSU. Call 478-542-2141, extension 336 for more information or visit www.casaofhoustoncounty.org/2015superhero5k.html.
“OH BABY” CONTEST
12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 (deadline to register babies is Aug. 30), Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 5263 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Contest open to babies up to 24 months, and 24 months to 4 years old. Call 478-788-3004 or 478-538-6045.
AMELIA ISLAND, ST. AUGUSTINE AND JACKSONVILLE TRIP
Leaving church at 8 a.m. July 14 and returning July 17. James Tabernacle Holiness Church, 632 Cowan St., Macon. Call Ms. Brown, 478-742-4638; Mrs. Gray, 478-743-8535; or Mrs. Gordon, 478-781-4080.
MARRIED COUPLES’ WEEKEND RETREAT TO HILTON HEAD
Oct. 16-18, Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa. “A Royal Marriage ... Best of the Best.” Hosted by Covenant Life Cathedral Church, Covenant Couple’s Ministry, 4534 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Cost: $490 ($114 registration fee included). Call Marquita Hawkins, 478-737-1063 or email Marq7654@aol.com to register.
ANGELS HOSTING ANGELS OF WARNER ROBINS
9 a.m.-3 p.m. two Saturdays monthly, 111 Market St., Warner Robins. Food and clothing ministry to the homeless hosted by the Rain Church. Call 478-953-7246.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, Heritage at Houston United Methodist Church, 4116 Houston Ave., Macon. Free clothes to those in need. Call 478-747-3083.
11 a.m.-noon the fourth Saturday of each month, Greater Little Rock Baptist Church, 2046 Felton Ave., Macon. Call 478-743-5616 or email email@example.com.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, Greater Ross Street Baptist Church, 1587 Wellworth Ave., Macon. Call 478-228-6792.
BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH CLOTHING BANK
9-11 a.m. Monday, 365 Pea Ridge Road, Bolingbroke. Call 478-974-0002.
FOOD CRISIS CLOSET
10 a.m.-noon the fourth Monday of each month, First Baptist Church of Christ, 511 High Place, Macon. Call 478-742-6485.
OPEN DOORS MISSION CLOSET
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Centerville Methodist Church, 600 N. Houston Lake Blvd., Centerville. Call 478-396-2201 or 478-953-3030.
ST. CHRISTOPHER’S ATTIC TREASURES
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 1209 Macon Road, Perry. Housewares, clothing and more. Call 478-397-4219.
BETHEL AME CHURCH FOOD BANK
11 a.m.-2 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, 3607 Earl St., Macon. Call 478-474-9128.
SOUP KITCHEN MINISTRY
Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, St. Peter Missionary Baptist, 1361 Fort Hill St., Macon. Call 478-750-0921.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month, St. Paul AME Church, 2501 Shurling Drive, Macon. Call 478-788-2730.
FOOD AND CLOTHING CLOSET OUTREACH
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Greater Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2656 Napier Ave., Macon. Call 478-746-2389.
TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday (except first Wednesday of each month), 129 S. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-923-3797.
GOD’S CLOSET CLOTHING BANK
1-3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, Greater Little Rock Baptist Church, 2046 Felton Ave., Macon. Call 478-743-5616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLOTHING AND CANNED GOODS
1:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Dorcas House Ministries, 223-B S. Commerical Circle, Warner Robins. Call 478-293-1867.
2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Mount Moriah Ministry Center, 2789 Millerfield Road, Macon. Call 478-745-1890.
TREASURES IN THE BARN THRIFT STORE TO SUPPORT OUTREACH MINISTRIES
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 2815 U.S. 41 North, Fort Valley. Call Joan Johnson, 478-953-9822.
BONAIRE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY
1-3 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month, 144 Elm St., Bonaire. Call 478-923-7317.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
10:30 a.m. Saturday, bi-monthly, the Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. Book: “Unshakeable Faith” by Kathy Howard. Call 478-953-7246.
AGLOW BIBLE STUDY: “TWELVE MINOR PROPHETS (AMOS)”
10 a.m. (fellowship), 10:30-11:45 a.m. (Bible study) Tuesday, Christ Chapel, 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. Teacher: Mabelle Kindle. Call Emily, 478-929-5795.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES
9:45 a.m. Thursdays, Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road, Macon. Call 478-474-7577.
SISTER KEEPERS MISSIONARY MINISTRY MEETINGS
10 a.m. the first and second Saturday of each month, 447 Sarah Drive Warner Robins. Speaker: Pastor/Prophetess Velera Bell. Contact Sister Judy Williamsendattr val="saxo:clrtxt" cls="533808"/>
FREE PROPHETIC SEMINAR
8:30 a.m. (prayer), 10 a.m. (fair), 9 a.m. (teaching), the second Saturday of each month. International Bread of Life Church Mission, 105 Dunbar Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-328-1384.
6 p.m. youth, 7 p.m. adult class Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Shady Grove Baptist Church, 901 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-397-6224.
IRON SHARPENS IRON MEN’S MINISTRY
6 p.m. (dinner), 7 p.m. (worship), the first Monday of each month. Hebron Fellowship Baptist Church, 3200 U.S. 41 North, Byron. Call 478-953-0224.
A COURSE IN MIRACLES
6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. Unity of Central Georgia Church, 127 Peachtree Parkway, Byron. Led by Mary Barrett. Call 478-953-1054.