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.
(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.
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.
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.
SOUTH GEORGIA QUARTET
6 p.m. Aug. 30, Friendship Baptist Church, 3139 Friendship Church Road (off U.S. 129), Dry Branch, Twiggs County. Fifth Sunday sing. Call Pastor Charles Carter, 478-731-5009.
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.
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.
LAURENS HILL BAPTIST
7 p.m. Aug. 14, pre-installation service for the Rev. Gregory Jones. The Rev. Dereck M. Dumas preaching. 2 p.m. Aug. 16, installation celebration service for the Rev. Jones, with the Rev. Henry C. Ficklin preaching. 1404 Laurens Hill Baptist Church Road, Dudley. Call 478-676-4499.
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.
GREATER ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST
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.
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.
ELLIS CHAPEL BAPTIST
Homecoming: 2 p.m. Aug. 9, with the Rev. Shedrick Ellington and his congregation at Shiloh Baptist Church of Milledgeville as guests. Dinner served. Revival: 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 12-14 with the Rev. Jeffery Spencer Sr. of Kings Chapel Baptist Church. Ellis Church Road, Haddock. Call 478-986-1299.
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.
SPRING CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST
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.
BROWN CHAPEL AME
Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10-12, 103 Brown Chapel Road, Eatonton. The Rev. Miles Walker preaching Aug. 10, the Rev. Robert Knight on Aug. 11, the Rev. Johnny Sanders on Aug. 12. Homecoming: 3 p.m. Aug. 16, with the Rev. John Scales preaching. 103 Brown Chapel Road, Eatonton. Call 478-978-8202.
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.
CHANCE HILL BAPTIST
Homecoming: 11:15 a.m. Aug. 16 with the Rev. Kenneth Oates. Revival: 7:30 p.m. each night, Aug. 17-21. Guest speakers are the Rev. Benjamin Martin on Aug. 17, the Rev. Tyrese Ivy on Aug. 18, the Rev. DeWayne Franklin on Aug. 19, the Rev. David Stanley on Aug. 20, and the Rev. Randy Paschal on Aug. 21. 16463 U.S. 129, Macon. call 478-945-6281.
GREATER NEW HOPE BAPTIST
Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 16, the Rev. Malcolm preaching and Ellis Chapel Baptist as guest. Dinner served. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17-21. The Rev. Tony Sams preaching Aug. 17 and Tessie Hall Baptist Church as guest, the Rev. Barry Mitchell on Aug. 18 and St. Matthews Baptist as guest, the Rev. Shedrick Ellington on Aug. 19 and Shiloh Baptist as guest, the Rev. David Flowers on Aug. 20 and Buckeye Baptist as guest, the Rev. Mitchell on Aug. 21. 9010 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. Call 478-945-3820.
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.
NEW BETHLEHEM BAPTIST
Homecoming: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 6, with Pastor Octavious Bryant preaching and Kennon Grove Baptist Church as guest. Morning service will start at noon, with the Rev. Murphy preaching. 289 New Bullard Road, Dry Branch. Call 478-742-6197.
“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.
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. 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 email@example.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.
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.
TREASURES IN THE BARN
August 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.