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 email@example.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.
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
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Lenten services: March 2, 9, 16: Noon service (followed by a light lunch), 6:30 p.m. (light supper), 7 p.m. (service). Theme words focused on for each service will be "listen" on March 2, "love" on March 9 and "watch" on March 16. 301 N. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-923-2239.
ST. CHRISTOPHER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
6:30 p.m. March 2, 9, 16, soup and study for Lent, 1207 Macon Road, Perry. Simple supper followed by fellowship and discussion. Free. Call 478-987-2190.
ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Lenten (simple) suppers: 5:30 p.m. March 2, 9, 16, followed by a Lenten class with Father Scott exploring "The Prodigal Son" by Timothy Keller. 10:15 a.m. March 20, Palm Sunday service, with Bishop Wright. 7 p.m. March 24, Maundy Thursday. 7 a.m. and noon, (Good Friday services) and 7 p.m. (choral service) March 25. March 27: Easter Sunday sunrise at 6:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Easter breakfast, 10:15 a.m. Easter Holy Eucharist. 1708 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Call 478-923-1791.
BRADLEY BAPTIST CHURCH
7-9 p.m. March 18-19, 821 Monticello Highway, Gray. Road to Hope live walk through of the life of Jesus. Also, will be held in Macon on March 5 at Bellevue Baptist Church, 5925 Price Road. Call 478-986-4995.
(25 years or more)
TRINITY CME CHURCH, 111TH
2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 766 Liberty St., Macon. The Rev. Donald R. Jordan preaching. Call 478-228-2537.
HAYNES TEMPLE HOLINESS CHURCH, 38TH
3 p.m. Feb. 28, 3604 Kings Park Circle, Macon. Pastor Lisa Watson preaching. Call 478-742-8518.
HAZZARD MISSIONARY BAPTIST, 86TH
7 p.m. March 1-3, 2470 Heath Road, Macon. Anniversary revival services with the Rev. Barry Mitchell preaching March 1 and St. Matthew Baptist as guest; the Rev. Tyrese Ivery on March 2 and Greater Antioch Baptist as guest; the Rev. Dexter Jordan on March 3 and Stone Creek Baptist as guest. Call 478-781-9862.
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH, 135TH
2 p.m. March 20, 1611 Burton Ave., Macon. The Rev. Reco Murphy speaking. Call 478-745-5752.
PASTORS' ANNIVERSARIES (10 years or more)
NEW PROVIDENCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Noon Feb. 28, celebrating the 17th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Daryl K. Moore. Dinner served. 8212 Ga. 96 East, Jeffersonville. Call 478-945-3864.
STUBBS CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST
3 p.m. Feb. 28, celebrating the 17th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Arthur L. Hubbard, with a musical featuring Stubbs Chapel Combined Choir, the Silver Stars, the New Silver Stars, the Anointed One, the Motivators, the Jordan Sisters and Jackie Lowe. 2230 Barnes Ferry Road, Macon. Call 478-781-1341.
NEW FELLOWSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
6 p.m. March 6, celebrating the 38th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Ronald E. Terry Sr., with a pre-anniversary musical. Celebration concludes 2 p.m. March 13, with the Rev. Bryant Raines preaching. 475 Church St., Macon. Call 478-743-8806.
HOWARD CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST
1 p.m. March 13, 750 Lamar Road N., Macon. Pastor Caroline Adams preaching and Fambro Chapel AME Church as guest. Dinner served. Call 478-745-3607.
FAITH FIRST CHURCH
5 p.m. Feb. 27, 3357 Rice Mill Road, Macon. Black History Month program featuring musical guest Turner-Ensemble & Friends and accompanied by David Fields. Cost includes dinner: $10, adults; $5, ages 12-17. Call 478-718-9004.
CALVARY COMMUNITY CHAPEL
6 p.m. Feb. 27, 5483 Columbus Road, Macon. Concert to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation featuring the Whisnants and New Grace, with special guest Jeff Cleghorn. Call Dennis McCook, 478-808-1604; or Amy Yaughn, 478-956-1884.
NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
6 p.m. Feb. 27, 1830 Williamson Road, Macon. Male Choir musical, featuring choirs from Middle Georgia area. Call 478-788-0079.
GODS' CHURCH OF WORSHIP AND PRAISE
6 p.m. Feb. 27, 4634 Raley Road, Macon. Hand in Hand in concert. Call 478-731-1704.
DOWN EAST BOYS IN CONCERT
6:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Bethany Baptist Church, 365 Pea Ridge Road, Juliette. Call 478-974-0002.
LIBERTY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
7 p.m. Feb. 27, 6511 Houston Road, Macon. "Remember When" musical event. Admission: $8. Call Pam, 478-550-2460; or Jolyn, 478-719-0610.
GREATER LITTLE ROCK BAPTIST
7 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) March 11, 2046 Felton Ave., Macon. Festival of Praise, featuring Bishop J.D. Means and the Greater Little Rock Baptist Church Choir, the Gospel Motivators and the New Silver Stars of Macon. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at door. Children under 5 are free. Ages 5-12 are $5 in advance and $7.50 at door. Call 478-743-5616.
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH ORGAN INTERLUDES
Thursday free organ interludes: Noon-12:30 p.m. and lunch ($7 per person) at 12:30 p.m. March 17: Teodora Circiumaru; April 21: Gerald Carper; May 20: Michael McGhee. 830 Poplar St., Macon. Call 478-745-1631.
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH FREE CONCERTS
2 p.m. March 20, organist Gail Archer in concert. 7:30 p.m. March 21, Colony IV Brass, Organ, Timpani in concert. 5 p.m. April 3, Jesuit High School Boys' Choir from Tampa, Florida, will be singing during the Mass. 7:30 p.m. April 20, from St. Petersburg, Russia, LYRA in concert featuring Russian Orthodox church music and Russian folk songs. 7:30 p.m. June 17, Land of Lakes Choirboys from Minnesota. 830 Poplar St., Macon. Call 478-745-1631 or visit www.stjosephmacon.com.
MUSIC AND THE ARTS AT VINEVILLE
4 p.m. March 20, Rising Young Talent featuring Margaret Bergmark, soprano; Joe Kovac, cello; Evan Hoyt, piano; Barrett Ham, clarinet; Nicholas Ricks, piano. Free. 4 p.m. April 17, Horns A Plenty featuring Barrister Brass Quintet and Bryan Lyons, oboe. Free. 4 p.m. May 15, Mercer University Children's Choir directed by Richard Kosowski. Free. 4 p.m. June 26, the Annie Moses Band. $10. Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. Call 478-745-3331.
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.
GREATER NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
4 p.m. Feb. 27, the Junior-Youth Choir presents their Black History Month program with LaQavious Wilson speaking and other talents presented. 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28, 9010 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. Mission in Action celebrate their anniversary, with Connie Cornelius speaking. Call 478-945-3820.
ST. LUKE BAPTIST
9:30 a.m. Feb. 28, 1180 Haywood Road, Macon. Black History Month program. Call 478-746-1458.
D.D. MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH
10:15 a.m. Feb. 28, 12041 U.S. 129, Dry Branch. Black History Month program, with first lady Evelyn Dennard speaking. Call 478-743-6216.
BETHEL AME CHURCH
10:45 a.m. Feb. 28, black History Month program. 3 p.m. March 20, men and women day program. The Rev. Clifford Little preaching. Dinner served. 3607 Earl St., Macon. Call 478-474-9128.
NEW FELLOWSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
11 a.m. Feb. 28, 475 Church St., Macon. Black History Month program, with several community awards given out. Call 478-743-8806.
UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
11 a.m. Feb. 28, 3280 Millerfield Road, Macon. Black History Month program. Call 478-745-9122.
ST. LOUIS CME CHURCH
11 a.m. Feb. 28, 3829 Camp John Hope Road, Marshallville. Black History Month program, with D. Ray Hill speaking. Call 478-967-2142.
GREEN'S TABERNACLE BAPTIST
11:30 a.m. Feb. 28, 5310 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Youth worship service, with Pastor Clifford Little preaching. Call 478-788-7817.
POWER OF GOD CHURCH
2 p.m. Feb. 28, 960 Hazel St., Macon. Celebrating church anniversary, with the Rev. W. Simmons preaching. Call 478-321-8029.
ST. PETER CLAVER CATHOLIC CHURCH DREXEL CENTER
3 p.m. Feb. 28, 131 Ward St., Macon. Black History Month service, with Deacon James Hubbard speaking. Refreshments served. Call 478-784-8714.
GREATER ALLEN CHAPEL AME
4 p.m. Feb. 28, 269 Pursley St., Macon. Sunday School fellowship organization annual memorial service. Stephanie Slocumb speaking. Call 478-745-6703.
PLEASANT GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
5 p.m. Feb. 28, 82 Moore Road, Bolingbroke. Black History Month program, with the Rev. Rufus J. Whatley. Call 478-745-3607.
ROCK SPRINGS CHURCH
6 p.m. Feb. 28, 219 Rock Springs Road, Milner. Gifted surgeon, Dr. Ben Carson will be speaking. Call 770-229-8663.
GRACE FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST
11 a.m. March 6, 186 College Drive, Barnesville. Usher's celebration, with the Rev. Jada Sims preaching. Refreshments served. Call 478-993-5580.
NEW RENAISSANCE MEMORIAL BAPTIST
2:30 p.m. March 6, 1175 Cordele Ave., Macon. Service to honor Pastor Clarence Anderson Jr., with Pastor Lorenzo Davis preaching. Call 478-464-0233.
COOPER HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
2:30 p.m. March 13, 487 Gordon Highway S.W., Milledgeville. The Rev. Emory Lightfoot Jr. preaching and St. Luke Baptist Church as guest. Call 478-781-7136.
GREATER ALLEN CHAPEL AME CHURCH
10:15 a.m. March 20, 269 Pursley St., Macon. Lay day celebration, with the Rev. Quinton Maddox, Bethel Woodberry. 5 p.m. will be the Calendar Tea program, with the Rev. Horace Banks. Call 478-745-4646.
SANDY VALLEY BAPTIST
Revival: 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 29-March 2, with Evangelist Jon Reed preaching. Special music by Evangelist Jeff Cleghorn. 1124 S. Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-953-4328.
ST. MARY BAPTIST
2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, pre-anniversary revival services conclude for Pastor Sylvester D. Freeland, with Pastor David Stanley preaching. 1456 Woodliff St., Macon. Call 478-755-9861.
BELL'S TEMPLE AOH CHURCH
Revival: 7 p.m. March 1, 8, 15, 2590 Peacock St., Macon. Elder Charles Spry preaching March 1, the Rev. Jim Curry on March 8, the Rev. Willie Gene Simmons on March 15. Call 478-718-5710.
SHADY GROVE BAPTIST
Revival: 7:30 p.m. March 2-4, 3946 Davis Road, Macon. The Rev. Fred Moore Sr. preaching. Call 478-318-3321.
NEW FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST
Revival: 7 p.m. March 7-11, pre-pastor appreciation services. Pastor Paul Watts preaching March 7, Pastor Carter Watts on March 8, Pastor David Blalock on March 9, Pastor Harold Crafter on March 10, Pastor Cleveland Anderson on March 11. Concludes at 2 p.m. March 20, with Pastor and Prophetess Ethel Woodford preaching. 3970 Upper River Road, Gray. Call 478-284-9100.
WHITE HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Project S.L.A.Y. Youth and Young Adult Revival: 7 p.m. March 16, Pastor Brandon Parker speaking. "Black Out: The Funeral of Your Giants." Wear all black youthfully. 7 p.m. March 17, Assistant Pastor Donovan K. Maxwell speaking. "College Night." Wear any college paraphernalia. 7 p.m. March 18, Minister Cameron Willis speaking. "Slay Day: Sunday's Best So Dress-4-Success". 551 Macon Road, Ga. 128 North, Reynolds. 2 p.m. March 19, the young adult SLAY Explosion, held at the Sacred Place TC, 57 Martin Luther King Drive, Reynolds. Featuring gospel rappers, Christian steppers and a discussion panel. Concludes 9 a.m. March 20, with the annual youth and young adult day program. Minister Carmen Wilson Jr. speaking and Joy Tabernacle Learning Center as guest, at White Hill Baptist Church, 551 Macon Road, Reynolds. Call 478-847-3979.
VINEVILLE METHODIST CHURCH EXHIBITION
"Pastel Luster from the Ingleside Village Studio Gallery" on exhibit 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through February. Part of the Music and the Arts at Vineville Series. Free. 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. Call 478-745-3331.
TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH VARIETY OF CLASSES
Ballroom Dancing: 6 p.m. Feb. 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28. Led by Julia Juarez. Cost $30 per person for the six sessions. Beginning Sewing: 6 p.m. Feb. 29. Free. Cooking Healthy on a Budget: 11 a.m.-noon March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. $10 for all seven sessions. Led by LaKeshia Levi, UGA Extension Agent. Easter Wreath Workshop: 10 am.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 27, supplies cost $30. Veggie 101 Workshop: 6-8 p.m. March 17. Materials cost $10. Taught by Charlotte Meeks, Master Gardener Trainer. Nursery/childcare available for all courses with pre-registration. 129 S. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-923-3793.
VIDEO SERIES BY DAVID JEREMIAH "AGENTS OF BABYLON"
7 p.m. each Wednesday from March 2-April 20, 365 Pea Ridge Road, Juliette. Will cover Daniel's prophecies of future events as the world encounters tribulation on the days preceding the coming of Christ. Call 478-974-0002.
YOUTH AND FAMILY DAY
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 27, Buck Melton Community Center, 150 Sessions Drive, Macon. Free food, beverages, door prizes, entertainment, panel discussions and youth and family service providers. Sponsored by Spirit of Ruth Women's Ministries, Helping Hands Community Outreach and Resident Initiatives. Call 478-743-2587.
"MALE FASHION REVUE"
5 p.m. Feb. 27, Greater Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2656 Napier Ave., Macon. Food, door prizes and entertainment. Tickets: $20. Call 478-746-2389.
9 a.m. March 5, 2994 Upper River Road, Macon. Peaches Thomas preaching. Call 478-745-5121.
Noon March 5, Wrights Grove Baptist Church, 3056 Old Atlanta Highway, Forsyth. Theme: "Open Minds and Open Hearts." Call 478-994-0707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPALACHIAN CRAFT FAIR
8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12, Byron United Methodist Church, 103 W. Heritage St., Byron. Woven rugs, dolls, flowers, jams, hand painted gourds and much more. Proceeds go to help those in an area where unemployment is 50 percent or more. Call 478-956-5717.
EVERGREEN CHURCH "TRUE LOVE WAITS" YOUTH PRESENTATION
9 a.m.-noon March 12, 5221 Nesbit Drive, Macon. Speakers, free food, college recruiters, door prizes, games, and more. Talks about the truth about sex, STDS, peer pressure, dating, internet predators, lust/love and more. Call 478-227-3213.
12:30 p.m. March 13, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 336 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins. Benefiting the Priss & Frank Family Center. Light lunch for $3 per person, free for children under 10, $12 family cap. Piano music provided by Tim Jacobsmeyer during meal and bidding. Call 478-954-4700 or 478-714-9506.
GEORGIA STATE MOTHERS' AND MISSIONARIES' MEETING
10 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. sessions March 17-19, Powerhouse ACOP, 3659 Brownlee Road, Forsyth. State Mother Josephine Jackson and State Missionary Leila Taylor speaking. Call 404-219-1887.
COVENANT CARE SERVICES PRESENTS LADIES' NIGHT OUT
7 p.m. March 17, Shirley Hills Baptist Church, 615 Corder Road, Warner Robins. Featuring performer, speaker and author Ladonna Gatlin, sister of Larry Gatlin. Tickets: $20. Purchase them in advance only at LifeWay Christian Store in Warner Robins; Gottwals Books in Warner Robins, Macon, Byron or Perry; My Father's Place in Warner Robins; Covenant Care Services in Macon; or call 478-475-4990.
TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH GOLF TOURNAMENT
March 18, Southern Hills Golf and Country Club, 360 Warner Robins Highway, Hawkinsville. A scramble format with an entry fee of $50 per person with all proceeds going to mission programs. Call Ron Hall, 478-954-8120, for entry form.
"THE ART & LEGACY OF QUILTS"
March 18-19, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. Presented by the Heart of Georgia Quilt Guild. Admission is $7. Show will include more than 100 quilts, vendors, demonstrations, raffle quilt and raffle baskets. Contact email@example.com.
WOMEN OF GRACE MINISTRIES 29TH ANNUAL RETREAT
March 18-20, Wyndham Atlanta Galleria, 6345 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. Theme: "Don't Fight the Process, God's in It." Call 478-390-7252 for more information.
CHERRY BLOSSOM ROAD RACE FOR WESLEY GLEN MINISTRIES
Race is March 19 for the 5K, 10K or 1-mile fun run at Howard Middle School in Macon. Come run or just to cheer on the racers. Register at www.cherryblossomroadrace.com. Call 478-471-3711.