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PRAISE DATES

CALENDAR GUIDELINES

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 pfountain@macon.com. 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.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARIES

(25 years or more)

GORDON CHAPEL AME, 153RD

11 a.m. Aug. 23, 497 Gordon Chapel Church Road, Fort Valley. The Rev. Donald Snead preaching. Call 478-825-7050.

PERFORMANCES

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.

THE CLEGHORNS

6:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Sandy Valley Baptist Church, 1124 S. Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins. Love offering. Call 478-396-8139.

SHARRON KAY KING

7 p.m. Aug. 1, 7765 Hawkinsville Road, Macon. Call 478-442-3319.

MOVIE “DO YOU BELIEVE?”

6 p.m. Aug. 2 (free popcorn and beverages at 5:30 p.m.), Friendship Baptist Church, 1322 Feagin Mill Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-953-9509.

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.

4TH ANNUAL MIDDLE GEORGIA OLD TIMERS SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC REUNION “SINGING TIME N MACON”

6 p.m. Aug. 22, Calvary Community Chapel, 5483 Columbus Road, Macon. Singers and musicians expected to be featured will be the Senators Quartet, Travelers Quartet, Naomi & the Segos, Harmony Boys, Klaudt Indian Family, Southman Quartet, Ronnie Thompson Trio, the Phillippians Quartet, Sons of Song, Camp Meeting Boys, Glory Land Trio and Smile-a-While Quartet. Love offering. Call Dennis McCook, 478-808-1604; Maxine Redd, 334-750-4949; Raymond McCook, 478-501-0262.

THE FLORIDA BOYS

6 p.m. Sept. 6, Calvary Community Chapel, 5483 Columbus Road, Macon. Call Dennis McCook, 478-808-1604; Maxine Redd, 334-750-4949; or Raymond McCook, 478-501-0262.

RED BACK CHURCH HYMNAL SING

5-7 p.m. (instrumental prelude at 4:30 p.m.) Sept. 12, Bethany Baptist Church, 365 Pea Ridge Road, Juliette. If you’d like to be in the choir, come about 30 minutes early. Call Raymond McCook, 478-501-0262; or Luke Mastervick, 478-954-3442.

SPECIAL SERVICES

DESTINY CHRISTIAN CHURCH

6 p.m. Aug. 1, Pastor Ruby Hamb-Holmes preaching. 3 p.m. Aug. 2, appreciation service honoring Pastor Frederick J. and co-Pastor Leslie Collier, with Pastor Donald Watkins Jr. preaching. 1034 Gray Highway, Macon. Call 478-972-0545.

ST. JAMES AME

11 a.m. Aug. 2, 4416 Bloomfield Road, Macon. The Rev. Joseph L. Rodgers preaching. Call 478-788-5690.

UNION-BIBB PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH

Noon Aug. 2, 7181 Zebulon Road, Macon. Union meeting, with the Rev. Richard Austin speaking. Call 478-394-2383.

TRUE FAITH CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

2 p.m. Aug. 2, 2048 Jeffersonville Road, Macon. Founders Day service, with the Rev. David Stanley preaching and Union Baptist Church as guest. Dinner served. Call 478-213-5054.

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH-LAKESIDE

3 p.m. Aug. 2, 3010 Jeffersonville Road, Macon. Women’s day service, with Pastor Sandra Barrion speaking. Call 478-718-9222.

GOD FIRST BREAKTHROUGH MINISTRIES

6 p.m. Aug. 2, 4249 Mercer University Drive, Macon. Church anniversary celebration, with Pastor Jermaine Lovelace preaching. Call 478-390-5371.

CHRIST THE REDEEMER ANGLICAN CHURCH

7 p.m. Aug. 5, 2815 U.S. 41, Fort Valley. Healing service with anointing of holy oil and intercessory prayer. Call 478-287-6411.

CAMP HOPE AME CHURCH

2:30 p.m. Aug. 9, 411 Camp Hope Road, Macon. Family and friends day service, with Pastor Marvin Colbert Sr. preaching. Call 478-254-3337.

GREATER ROSS STREET BAPTIST

7:30 p.m. Aug. 12-14, appreciation services for Pastor Joe C. Scott Sr. Pastor Phillip Jones preaching Aug. 12 and New Home Baptist as guest. Pastor Henderson Carswell on Aug. 13 and Mount Lebanon Baptist as guest. Pastor Bobby King on Aug. 14 and High Hope Baptist and Bethel Community Baptist as guest. Appreciation services for Pastor Joe C. Scott Sr. concludes: 11 a.m. Aug. 16, with Pastor Richard Chambliss Sr. preaching and Coleman-Clark AME Church as guest and at 3 p.m., Bishop Serman Scott preaching and The Lite Church as guest. Dinner served. 1587 Wellworth St., Macon. Call 478-765-5846 or 478-742-4153.

HEBRON FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

Church anniversary celebrations: 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.

CHRIST THE REDEEMER ANGLICAN CHURCH

10:30 a.m. Aug. 16, 2815 U.S. 41, Fort Valley. The Rev. Matthew Harlow will be installed as the rector. Bishops Walter Grundorf and Chandler Jones will be leading the service. Call 478-287-6411.

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST

11 a.m. Aug. 16, 3280 Millerfield Road, Macon. Men’s and women’s day service. Call 478-745-9122.

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.

ST. PETER AME

3 p.m. Aug. 16, 502 State University Drive, Fort Valley. Family and friends day service, with the Rev. Gregory Homer Sr. preaching. Call 478-825-8452.

TEMPLE OF CHRIST PURE HOLINESS CHURCH

2 p.m. Aug. 23, 4092 Mikado Ave., Macon. Family and friends day service. Deacon Lewis Newsom preaching. Call 478-508-8503.

FAITH FIRST CHURCH

3 p.m. Aug. 23, 3357 Rice Mill Road, Macon. The Rev. Hayward White Jr. preaching and Macedonia AME as guest. Call 478-781-6660.

REVIVALS/HOMECOMINGS

CATHEDRAL OF RESTORATION WORLD-WIDE MINISTRIES

Revival: Noon Aug. 1 and 10 a.m. Aug. 2, 3120 Westover Drive, Macon. Bishop W.E. Davis preaching. Call 334-467-6413.

NEW FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST

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.

PINEY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 2, with Pastor Lonnie Slater preaching. 490 Old Perry Road, Kathleen. Call 478-987-0363.

WHITE SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH

Homecoming: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2, with Minister Christopher Aharon McClain. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3-7, with the Rev. Morris Hillman. 2488 Sgoda Road, Macon. Call 478-745-8222.

ST. PETER’S ROCK BAPTIST

Homecoming: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3-5, with Apostle Anthony Watson preaching. 10496 Ga. 87, Juliette. Call 478-986-5269.

GREATER NEW HOPEWELL BAPTIST

Homecoming: Noon Aug. 2, with the Rev. Anthony Long preaching. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3-7, with the Rev. Jeffery Spencer preaching. 4011 Hopewell Church Road, Twiggs County. Call 478-745-6081.

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.

KINGS CHAPEL MEMORIAL CME

Homecoming: 2 p.m. Aug. 2, with Bishop Kenneth W. Carter preaching. 460 Arena Road, Perry. Call 478-284-3758.

SPRING CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Revival: 6:45 p.m. Aug. 3-5. The Rev. Lonnie Slater preaching Aug. 3 and Piney Grove Missionary Baptist as guest. Moderator Walter L. Glover on Aug. 4 and Greater Zion Hill Missionary Baptist as guest. The Rev. Dale Smith on Aug. 5 and Mount Sinai Baptist as guest. Homecoming: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 9, with the Rev. Otha Everett preaching and Greater Union Missionary Baptist as guest. 100 Ga. 247, Kathleen. Call 478-218-0736.

NEW DAMASCUS BAPTIST

Revival: 7 p.m. Aug. 3-5, 676 Damascus Church Road, Gray. Pastor Dexter Jordan preaching Aug. 3 and Stone Creek Baptist as guest. Pastor John Sutton on Aug. 4 and Valdosta Baptist as guest. Pastor Burnest Glover on Aug. 5 and County Line Baptist as guest. Call 478-986-4621.

GREATER ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Revival: 7 p.m. Aug. 4-6, with the Rev. B.J. Martin preaching. Homecoming and family and friends day: 11 a.m. Aug. 9, with the Rev. Broderick Combs preaching and New Hope Baptist Church as guest. Dinner will be served. Call 478-390-2440.

TEMPLE OF CHRIST PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH

Revival: 7 p.m. Aug. 5-7, with Elder Demitri Thornton preaching. 4092 Mikado Ave., Macon. Call 478-785-0816.

TRUE LOVE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5-7, 2360 New Clinton Road, Macon. Minister James Brown preaching Aug. 5; Pastor Frederick Collier on Aug. 6 and Destiny Christian Church as guest; Pastor John Wilburn on Aug. 7 and Shiloh CME Church as guest. Call 478-738-0670.

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.

COOPERS HILL BAPTIST

Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 9, with the Rev. Kenneth L. Oates preaching and at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. William Holsey preaching. Revival: 7 p.m. Aug. 10-14, with the Rev. Arthur Gordon preaching. 487 Gordon Highway S.W., Milledgeville. Call 478-781-7136.

ST. LOUIS CME CHURCH

Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 9, with lunch served afterward. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12-14, with the Rev. Bruce Burns preaching. Camp John Hope Road, Fort Valley. Call 478-967-2142.

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.

HOLLY GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Homecoming: 2 p.m. Aug. 9, with Pastor Willie Finney Jr. preaching and Smith Street Baptist as guest. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11-13, with Pastor Colby Mckenzie preaching. 8241 Thomaston Road, Macon. Call 478-935-3713.

OCMULGEE BAPTIST CHURCH

Homecoming: 2 p.m. Aug. 9, with the Rev. Jim Curry preaching. Revival: 7 p.m. Aug. 10-14, with the Rev. DeWayne Franklin preaching. Special guest choirs each night. 5687 Marion Road, Macon. Call 478-745-6506.

FAIRVIEW CME CHURCH

Homecoming: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Revival: 7 p.m. Aug. 12-14. 3274 Taylors Mill Road, Fort Valley. Call 404-914-6955.

WHITE CHAPEL AME

Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12-14. Homecoming: 3 p.m. Aug. 16, with the Rev. Ernest L. Gordon preaching and Greater Turner Tabernacle AME as guest. Old Highway 11, Round Oak. Call 478-986-4281.

MOUNT LEBANON BAPTIST

Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12-14, with the Rev. Fred Moore Sr. preaching. Special treat for the children Aug. 14 given by Deacon and Mrs. James Smith. 3805 Bloomfield Drive, Macon. Call 478-784-9804.

JERUSALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 16. Dinner served. Revival: 7 p.m. Aug. 17-19, with the Rev. James Jamerson preaching. 166 Jerusalem Church Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-953-2111.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Homecoming: Noon Aug. 16, with the Rev. Eddie L. Hixon preaching. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18-20, with the Rev. Lee Wornum Jr. preaching Aug. 18, the Rev. David Barber on Aug. 19 and the Rev. Danny Robinson on Aug. 20. 515 Magnolia St., Jeffersonville. Call 478-945-3992.

WORKSHOPS/OTHER EVENTS

“TEEN TALENTS” ART EXHIBITION

Art exhibition of the work of Tesch Jerles and Bryanna Wilson, on display through August. Part of the Music and the Arts at Vineville series. 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. Call 478-745-3331.

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.

LADIES CONFERENCE

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.

KINGS CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH FASHION SHOW

5 p.m. Aug. 1, 2994 Upper River Road, Macon. Call 478-745-5121.

WOMEN IN MINISTRY 2015

Aug. 6, fun comedy night. Aug. 7: 8:30 a.m., morning prayer; 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., workshops. Speakers: The Rev. Velma E. Grant, Bishop Carolyn T. Guidry, Supervisor Claytie Davis Jr., the Rev. Teresa Fry Brown, the Rev. Calvin and Charlotte Sydnor, the Rev. Debbie Grant, the Rev. Theonita Bedford and the Rev. Dee Haigler. 7 p.m., worship with the Rev. Kevin and Conitras Moore. Aug. 8: 9 a.m., Jarena Lee prayer breakfast. Macon Marriott City Center, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon. Registration: $125 per person, $190 per couple, $90 for students with ID. Call 478-808-9858.

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.

FRANK JOHNSON COMMUNITY: BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 8, 2227 Mercer University Drive, Macon. From now until Aug. 5, local residents and businesses encouraged to contribute what they can in the way of school supplies. Free clothing, free eye, dental and general health screenings and nutritional seminars. Door prizes. Call 478-743-2587 or 478-751-9274 for drop-off locations.

WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN CONFERENCE AND WOMEN’S DAY

6:30 p.m. Aug. 14, workshops and fellowship. 10:30 a.m. Aug. 15, workshop and keynote speaker. 11 a.m. Aug. 16, worship service. Asking all ladies to wear white and to contribute $10 to conference. T-shirts available to purchase to wear Aug. 15. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 1830 Williamson Road, Macon. Call 478-788-0079.

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.

MABEL WHITE BAPTIST CHURCH LEGACY JOURNEY CLASS

5 p.m. Sept. 13, 1415 Bass Road, Macon. Class by video and taught by Dave Ramsey and The Legacy Journey teaching team. Coordinated by Stan Hutchinson. Learn how to live a legacy now while preparing to leave a legacy for your children. Register online: www.mabelwhite.org. Contact: Stan, 478-474-4373 or shutchinson48@gmail.com. Childcare provided upon request of registered participants.

“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.

SOUP KITCHEN MINISTRY

Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, St. Peter Missionary Baptist, 1361 Fort Hill St., Macon. Call 478-750-0921.

CLOTHING BANK

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 glrbc@cbi.mgacoxmail.com.

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.

FOOD BANK

2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Mount Moriah Ministry Center, 2789 Millerfield Road, Macon. Call 478-745-1890.

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.

BIBLE/BOOK STUDIES

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.

ONGOING EVENTS

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.

VICTORY TAEKWONDO

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.

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