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.
MOUNT SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH, 129TH
3 p.m. Aug. 23, 159 Cleveland St., Gray. The Rev. Dante Smith preaching. Call 478-607-3000.
(10 years or more)
NEW PLEASANT GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
Celebrating the 36th pastoral anniversary of Pastor and Mrs. Richard Gammage Aug. 16: 7:30 a.m., with the Rev. Melvin Fussell; 10:45 a.m., with the Rev. Jackie Lamar-Epps; 2 p.m., with Pastor Ralph Chery and St. John Baptist Church. 795 Maynard St., Macon. Call 478-746-0370.
TRINITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
11 a.m. Aug. 23, celebrating the 14th pastoral anniversary appreciation of the Rev. Gregory E. Moore and First Lady Helen-Louise Moore. Bishop Jamie Johnson speaking. 505 State University Drive, Fort Valley. Call 478-825-7349.
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.
FAITHFUL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
3 p.m. Aug. 15, 1076 Gilmer St., Macon. Church anniversary gospel concert featuring the Band of Angels. Call 478-935-9965.
WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 16, 4256 Hartley Bridge Road, Macon. Eddie Middleton in concert with praise and worship. Latest album was “Cover Me”. Love offering. Call 478-781-0332.
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.
MUSIC AND THE ARTS AT VINEVILLE
Concerts: 4 p.m. Sept. 20, Nathan Laube, concert organist. 4 p.m. Oct. 25, Kerri Caldwell, soprano and Bradley Smith, pianist. 4 p.m. Nov. 14, Liana Valenti, soprano and Susan McDuffie, accompanist. 4 p.m. Dec. 20, Woori Kim and Curtis Smith, pianist. Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. Call 478-745-3331.
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.
ST. LUKE BAPTIST CHURCH
11 a.m. Aug. 16, 1180 Haywood Road, Macon. Special program to honor the Rev. Emory Lightfoot Jr., with the Rev. Ronnie O. Spray preaching and at 2:30 p.m., Bishop Jamie Johnson preaching. Call 478-746-1451.
GREATER ROSS STREET BAPTIST
11 a.m. Aug. 16, appreciation services for Pastor Joe C. Scott Sr. concludes, 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.
UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST
11 a.m. Aug. 16, 3280 Millerfield Road, Macon. Men’s and women’s day service. Call 478-745-9122.
GREEN’S TABERNACLE BAPTIST
11 a.m. Aug. 16, 5310 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Third Sunday worship service, with Evangelist Lucille Williams preaching. Call 478-788-7817.
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.
LAURENS HILL BAPTIST
2 p.m. Aug. 16, installation celebration service for the Rev. Gregory Jones, with the Rev. Henry C. Ficklin preaching. 1404 Laurens Hill Baptist Church Road, Dudley. Call 478-676-4499.
GRACE FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST
2 p.m. Aug. 16, 186 College Drive, Barnesville. Mens and women day program, with the Rev. Maggie Young speaking and Green Mount and Unionville United Method Churches as guest. Call 478-993-5580.
ALLEN CHAPEL AME CHURCH
2:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 9830 Miami Valley Road, Fort Valley. Usher’s anniversary celebration, with the Rev. David Luke preaching and Flipper Chapel AME Church as guest. Call 478-825-7090.
KINGS CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH
2:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 2994 Upper River Road, Macon. Unity program, with Evangelist Beverly Harvey speaking. Call 478-745-5121.
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.
GREATER ALLEN CHAPEL AME CHURCH
1 p.m. Aug. 22, family and friends day service. Brother W. Charles Murphy speaking. 10:15 a.m. Aug. 30, Hester-Ingram Missionary Society’s Women in White service. Konswella F. Gilchrist speaking. 269 Pursley St., Macon. Call 478-745-4646.
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.
BETHEL INDEPENDENT CHURCH
2 p.m. Aug. 23, 2475 Pope Road, Roberta. Appreciation service for Pastor and Mrs. Bobby King. Colors will be baby blue and aqua blue or black and white. Special guest: Pastor Willie Finney Jr. and choir of Smith Street Baptist Church in Macon. Call 478-836-9339.
FAITHFUL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
2:30 p.m. Aug. 23, 1076 Gilmer St., Macon. Church anniversary service. Call 478-935-9965.
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.
HAYNES TEMPLE HOLINESS CHURCH
3 p.m. Aug. 23, Kings Park Circle, Macon. Appreciation service for Elder Eugenia Haynes, with the Rev. Joseph Williams speaking. Call 478-742-8518.
ST. PETER AME
10 a.m. Aug. 30, 502 State University Drive, Fort Valley. Trustee Ministry Day program. The Rev. Robert J. Angrish speaking. Call 478-825-8452.
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
11 a.m. Aug. 30, 1137 Kitchens St., Macon. Women’s day program. Erica Woodford speaking. All ladies please wear white with a spring or summer colored corsage. Call 478-746-4415.
HOWARD CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST
11 a.m. Aug. 30, 750 Lamar Road N., Macon. Family and friends day program. The Rev. Wayne Evans preaching. Call 478-745-3607.
TOTAL GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
2 p.m. (dinner served) Aug. 30, 3686 Napier Ave., Macon. Union Baptist Association Congress of Christia Education Fifth Sunday meeting. Workshops for ages six and up. The Rev. Walter L. Glover, Moderator. Call 478-788-1552.
JOYFUL LIFE BAPTIST CHURCH
Homecoming: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 16, with the Rev. Dan Eidson preaching. Special music presented and a covered dish lunch served directly after service. Members of Cornerstone Baptist Church especially welcomed. 1618 S. Houston Lake Road, Kathleen. Call 229-357-0476 or www.joyfullifebcga.org.
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.
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.
SMITH CHAPEL BAPTIST
Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 16, with the Rev. George Respress preaching. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19-21, with the Rev. E.G. Hale Jr. preaching on Aug. 19 and Zion Hill Baptist as guest, the Rev. Terry Baker on Aug. 20 and Macedonia Baptist Church as guest, the Rev. Leroy Reeves Jr. on Aug. 21 and Center Hill Baptist as guest. 6464 Hopewell Road E., Musella. Call 478-741-5987.
UPPER MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 16. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17-19, with Minister Kenneth Cooper preaching. 7772 U.S. 80 E., Jeffersonville. Call 478-781-0599.
Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 16, with the Rev. Johnny Stephens preaching and Hubbard Chapel Baptist Church as guest. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17-19, with the Rev. Randy Paschal preaching on Aug. 17, the Rev. Douglas Pitts on Aug. 18, the Rev. Dewayne Whitehead on Aug. 19. Dry Branch. Call 478-743-1296.
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.
PLEASANT GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
Homecoming: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 16. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17-21. 7331 Bethel Church Road, Lizella. Call 478-935-8076.
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.
MOUNT ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH-BOLINGBROKE
Homecoming: Noon Aug. 16, with the Rev. Bryant Raines preaching and New Pilgrim Church as guest. Revival: 7:15 p.m. Aug. 17-21, with the Rev. Jamey Colts preaching. U.S. 41 N., Mount Zion Church Road, Monroe county, Bolingbroke. Call 478-954-5107.
GRADY MISSION BAPTIST
Homecoming and family and friends day: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 2625 Broadway, Macon. Pastor Reco Murphy preaching and New Bethlehem Baptist as guest. Dinner served. Call 478-781-2506.
WHITE CHAPEL AME
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.
BROWN CHAPEL AME
Homecoming: 3 p.m. Aug. 16, with the Rev. John Scales preaching. 103 Brown Chapel Road, Eatonton. Call 478-978-8202.
MOUNT CALVARY BAPTIST-LAKESIDE
Homecoming: 3 p.m. Aug. 16, 3010 Jeffersonville Road, Macon. The Rev. Al Keith Milton preaching. Call 478-718-9222.
WARNER ROBINS CME CHURCH
Homecoming: 10:45 a.m. Aug. 23, Bishop Kenneth Carter preaching. Revival: Aug. 24-26. Dinner will be served. 200 Othal Lakey Circle, Warner Robins. Call 478-923-6326.
MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Homecoming: 11 a.m. Aug. 23. Dinner served. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24-26, with the Rev. Anthony Q. Corbett preaching. 186 Smith Mill Road, Ga. 83 S., Monticello. Call 706-468-0047.
NEW MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH NO. 1
Homecoming: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23, with the Rev. Gazzara Mitchell preaching and Upper Mount Zion Baptist as guest. Revival: Aug. 24-27, with the Rev. Joseph Rumph preaching on Aug. 24, the Rev. Reco Murphy on Aug. 25, the Rev. Melton McKinney on Aug. 26, the Rev. Antonio Smith on Aug. 27, the Rev. Dexter Jordan on Aug. 28. 367 Mount Zion Road, Jeffersonville. Call 478-238-6853.
STUBBS CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST
Homecoming: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 23, with Pastor Paul Little preaching. Revival: 7 p.m. Aug. 26-28, with Pastor Barry Mitchell preaching. 2230 Barnes Ferry Road, Macon. Call 478-785-0086.
MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Homecoming: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 23, Twiggs county. The Rev. William Basby preaching and Be A Doer Baptist Church as guest. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24-28, with the Rev. I.E. Mack preaching and Unionville Baptist as guest. Call 478-746-4415.
FAITHFUL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
Revival: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24-26, 1076 Gilmer St., Macon. Church anniversary servicesm with Evangelist Donald Williams preaching. Call 478-935-9965.
GRACE FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST
Homecoming: 11 a.m. Sept. 6, with Pastor Willie J. Colbert preaching. Dinner served. Revival: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, with the Rev. Daniel Driver preaching and Shilow Baptist as guest, the Rev. Willie Brown on Sept. 10 and Faith First Church as guest, the Rev. Barry Mitchel on Sept. 11 and St. Matthew Baptist as guest. 186 College Drive, Barnesville. Call 478-993-5580.
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.
WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN CONFERENCE AND WOMEN’S DAY
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.
ST. LUKE AME CHURCH WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
7 p.m. Aug. 21, Bishop Michael Burney speaking. 11 a.m. Aug. 23, Sis. Shelia Marriweather speaking. 3:30 p.m. Aug. 23, the Rev. Toni Alvarado speaking. 2056 Mason St., Macon. Theme: Show Us Your Glory and Fill My Cup”. Call 478-781-0460.