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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.

NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENTS

"THE NATIVITY, HOLY FAMILY" EXHIBITION

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday during December, Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville Series. Free. Call 478-745-3331.

HENDERSON BAPTIST CHURCH

7-10 p.m. Dec. 31, Henderson. New Year's Eve celebration, with fireworks, children's games, food and more. Visit www.hendersonbaptist.com.

NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST

7 p.m. Dec. 31, 1465 Burton Ave., Macon. Watchnight service. Call 478- 743-8413.

LIZELLA PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS

7 p.m. Dec. 31, New Year's celebration. 7545 Knoxville Road, Lizella. Call 478-935-8589.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH

9 p.m. Dec. 31, 1137 Kitchens St., Macon. Watchnight service. Call 478-746-4415.

NEW CORINTH BAPTIST

9 p.m. Dec. 31, 687 Robert Henry St., Macon. Watchnight service. Pastor Willie and co-pastor Eva Simmons speaking. Call 478-283-1321.

GIBSON CHURCH OF GOD

9 p.m. Dec. 31, 2502 Bastonville Road, Gibson. Watchnight service. Call 478-357-1120.

END-TIME HARVEST CHURCH

9:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 114 Bell Drive, Warner Robins. Watchnight service, with the Rev. Bobby Orange of Joshua Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida. Call 478-922-7910.

NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST

9:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 1830 Williamson Road, Macon. Watchnight service. Call 478-788-0079.

GREEN'S TABERNACLE BAPTIST

9:30 p.m.-12:15 a.m. Dec. 31, 5310 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Watchnight service, with Pastor Eddie Hixon speaking and Abundant Harvest Church as guest. Call 478-788-7817.

GREATER FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST

10 p.m. Dec. 31, 1220 Rev. J.L. Mills Way, Macon. Watchnight service. Call 478-808-3990.

ST. MARY BAPTIST

10 p.m. Dec. 31, Watchnight service. 1456 Woodliff St., Macon. Call 478-755-9861.

D.D. MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH

10 p.m. Dec. 31, Watchnight service. 12041 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. Call 478-743-6216.

NEW RENAISSANCE MEMORIAL BAPTIST

10 p.m. Dec. 31, Watchnight service, with Evangelist LaTishia Fountain speaking. Call 478-464-0233.

SMITH CHAPEL BAPTIST

10 p.m. Dec. 31, 6464 Hopewell Road, Musella. Watchnight service, with the Rev. Bruce McKenzie speaking. Call 478-836-3054.

ST. JAMES CME CHURCH

10 p.m. Dec. 31, Watchnight and candlelight services. The Rev. Brad E. Goss speaking and Usher's Temple CME Church as guest. 1007 WF Ragin Drive, Perry. Call 478-213-7565.

TRUE LOVE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

10 p.m. Dec. 31, 2360 New Clinton Road, Macon. Watchnight service. Call 478-738-0670.

NEW FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST

10 p.m. Dec. 31, 3970 Upper River Road, Gray. Watchnight service, with Evangelist Patricia Howard speaking. Call 478-750-0520.

GREATER ROSS STREET BAPTIST

10:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 1587 Wellworth Ave., Macon. Watchnight service. Call 478-750-1344.

CHRIST THE REDEEMER ANGLICAN CHURCH

Noon Jan. 1, the Circumcision of Christ. 2815 U.S. 41 North, Fort Valley. Call 478-287-6411.

MOUNT MORIAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

8-10 a.m. Jan. 2, 2789 Millerfield Road, Macon. New Year's prayer breakfast. Call 478-745-1890.

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.

NEW BETHLEHEM BAPTIST

4 p.m. Dec. 27, musical held. 4 p.m. Jan. 10, program presented, "It's in the Book." 289 New Bullard Road, Dry Branch. Call 478-945-6723.

GIBSON CHURCH OF GOD

6 p.m. Dec. 27, 2502 Bastonville Road, Gibson. The Sheppards in concert. Call 478-357-1120.

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH

Thursday free organ interludes: Noon-12:30 p.m. and lunch ($7 per person) at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 14: Fletcher Anderson; Feb. 18: Morgan Ingleright; March 17: Teodora Circiumaru; April 21: Gerald Carper; May 20: Michael McGhee. 830 Poplar St., Macon. Call 478-745-1631 or visit www.stjosephmacon.com.

SPECIAL SERVICES

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH

11 a.m. Jan. 3, Best Western Riverside Inn Conference Room, 2400 Riverside Drive, Macon. The church will have its first worship service. Call Pastor Jamarcus Scott, 478-960-0334.

SMITH CHAPEL BAPTIST

10:45 a.m. Jan. 9, 6464 Hopewell Road, Musella. Preaching bowl service. The Rev. Darryl Shaw, the Rev. Gerald Gibson and the Rev. Forrest Dickey preaching. Call 478-741-5987.

GREATER ALLEN CHAPEL AME

10:15 a.m. Jan. 31, 269 Pursley St., Macon. Class leaders day celebration, with Audrey V. Mallory speaking. Call 478-254-6805.

REVIVALS/HOMECOMINGS

NEW FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST

Revival: 7 p.m. Jan. 6-8 and Feb. 10-12. Pastor Gloria Wicker preaching Jan. 6, Evangelist Patricia Howard on Jan. 7, Co-Pastor Eva Simmons on Jan. 8, Evangelist Latisha Fountain on Feb. 10, the Rev. Hope Sutton on Feb. 11, and Assistant Pastor Betty Cody on Feb. 12. 3970 Upper River Road, Gray. Call 478-718-3771.

WORKSHOPS/OTHER EVENTS

TREASURES IN THE BARN

December specials: All Christmas decorations will be 50 percent off. Will be closed Dec. 26-Jan. 2 and re-open Jan. 8. Normal hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Christ The Redeemer Anglican Church, 2815 U.S. 41 North, Fort Valley. Call Joan, 478-953-9822.

ST. PAUL AME CHURCH

6-8 p.m. Dec. 28, 2501 Shurling Drive, Macon. Scholarship workshop for high school and college students, graduates, parents, grandparents and educators. $30. Call 478-442-4257 or www.AurielWright.com.

THE BREAKOUT ENCOUNTER WITH DRONDY TRIMM

7 p.m. Jan. 1, The House of Shekinah Glory, 3752 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon. First 50 reservations will receive Drondy Trimm's new book, "Prevail." Vendors invited. Cost: $75 and $85 at the door. Call 407-906-7634.

WOMEN OF VISION "INSPIRING & EMPOWERING WOMEN"

11 a.m. Jan. 2, Power For Life Ministries, 220 Ga. 49 North, Byron. Call 478-973-6002.

MIDDLE GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF CLERGY WOMEN 13TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

3 p.m. Jan. 17, Greater Allen Chapel AME Church, 269 Pursley St., Macon. Pastor Bobby Clark preaching. Call 478-254-6805.

CHURCH TRIPS

EXPERIENCE ISRAEL NOW

Trips to Israel with Pastor Andy Cook are taking place in 2016. Traditional trip: May 17-28; Hiking trip: May 29-June 9. For more information, visit www.experienceisraelnow.com or call 478-954-3885.

OUTREACHES

CLOTHING MINISTRY

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.

FOOD BANK

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 glrbc@cbi.mgacoxmail.com.

FOOD BANK

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. the third and fourth Tuesday of each month, St. Peter Missionary Baptist, 1361 Fort Hill St., Macon. Will pick up and drop off those who would like to come from Fish and Loaves Ministry and welcome anyone in the community. 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-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

WARNER ROBINS AGLOW MONDAY BOOK STUDIES

9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays of Jan. 4, 11, 18. Book: "Permission to Speak Freely" by Andy Stanley. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays of Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14. Book: "The Battle Plan For Prayer" by Stephen and Alex Kendrick. First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Park in back, enter red brick building, second room on left. Studies led by Glenda Wallace. Call Emily Dennis, 478-929-5795.

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

10:30 a.m. Saturday, bi-monthly, the Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-953-7246.

AGLOW TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY: "THE MINOR PROPHETS"

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.

BAREBULB COFFEE SHOP BIBLE STUDY

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 117 Ga. 96, Kathleen. Teacher: the Rev. Gregory Moore. Call 478-787-3482.

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDIES

9:45 a.m. Thursday, 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. Call Sister Judy Williams, 478-832-4949.

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.

WEEKLY LANGUAGE CLASSES

Three English classes: 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Thursday. Two Japanese, two Spanish, two English classes: 5 p.m. Wednesday. First Baptist Church of Christ, 511 High Place, Macon. Call 478-254-4361 or 478-719-6422.

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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