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.
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH
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Lenten services: March 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 "love" on March 9 and "watch" on March 16. 301 N. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-923-2239.
ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Lenten (simple) suppers: 5:30 p.m. March 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.
ST. CHRISTOPHER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
6:30 p.m. March 9, 16, soup and study for Lent, 1207 Macon Road, Perry. Simple supper followed by fellowship and discussion. Free. Call 478-987-2190.
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.
NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST
6:30 p.m. March 25, Good Friday service and Holy Communion. 7 a.m. (sunrise service), 11 a.m. Easter/Resurrection service March 27. 1830 Williamson Road, Macon. Call 478-788-0079.
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
6:30 a.m. March 27, Easter sunrise service, with the Rev. Barry Mitchell preaching and St. Matthews Baptist Church as guest. Followed by morning worship service at 9:30 a.m., with the Rev. David L. Stanley Sr. preaching and the Easter program afterwards. 1137 Kitchens St., Macon. Call 478-954-7387.
JOYFUL LIFE BAPTIST CHURCH
7:45 a.m. March 27, sunrise service, with Pastor Mike McPherson speaking and special music from the praise team and other members. Light breakfast served afterwards and then the regular worship service. 1618 S. Houston Lake Road, Kathleen. Call 478-987-6344 or www.joyfullifebcga.org.
LIZELLA PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH
11 a.m. March 27, Celebrate the Resurrection, with Pastor Alex B. Phelps preaching. 7545 Knoxville Road, Lizella. Call 478-935-8589.
CORNERSTONE BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
11 a.m. March 27, 10157-341 North, Fort Valley. Easter musical presented by the choir "My Faith Still Holds". Call Karen, 478-397-6568.
(25 years or more)
HAZZARD MISSIONARY BAPTIST, 86TH
10 a.m. March 6, 2470 Heath Road, Macon. Apostle Paris Miller preaching. Dinner served. Call 478-781-9862.
GREATER ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST, 147TH
Pre-anniversary revival: 7 p.m. March 8, with the Rev. Antonio Smith preaching. 7 p.m. March 15, with the Rev. John Herring preaching. 7 p.m. March 22, with the Rev. Ralph Cherry preaching. Celebration concludes 2:30 p.m. March 27, with the Rev. Arthur Gordon preaching and Greater New Bethel Baptist Church as guest. Dinner served. 480 Greter St., Macon. Call 478-390-2440.
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH, 135TH
2 p.m. March 20, 1611 Burton Ave., Macon. The Rev. Reco Murphy speaking. Call 478-745-5752.
GRADY MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH, 45TH
2:30 p.m. March 20, 2625 Broadway, Macon. Pastor Bobby Clark preaching and Kingdom Building Ministries as guest. Dinner served. Call 478-781-2506.
PASTORS' ANNIVERSARIES (10 years or more)
OCMULGEE BAPTIST CHURCH
3 p.m. March 6, 5687 Marion Road, Macon. Celebrating the 11th pastoral anniversary for Pastor Donald Miller. Bishop Dexter Lamar preaching. Call 478-745-6506.
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.
THE BODY OF CHRIST CHURCH
7:30 p.m. March 9-11, celebration services for the 43rd pastoral anniversary of Bishop JOe L. Ridley. Concludes 11:30 a.m. March 13, with Pastor Wilbur Green preaching and Damascus Baptist Church as guest. 4025 Gray Highway, Gray. Call 478-750-7735.
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.
DINNER AND A SHOW BENEFIT FOR TEAM HONDURAS MISSIONS
6-7 p.m. (BBQ Plate dinner and includes BBQ, beans, chips, dessert and drink), 7-8:30 p.m. (show) March 11, Stone Creek Baptist Church 1808, 854 Riggins Mill Road, Dry Branch. Show featuring Aubrey Ray, Becky Hattaway, Frank and Pam Hendrix and more. Gospel music and comedy. Donations only. Tax deductable check donations can be made out to Ebenezer Baptist Association or EBA. Presented by Team Honduras. Call 478-743-9822.
TABERNACLE OF PRAYER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
7 p.m. March 11, 863 Lackey Drive, Macon. Praise party featuring praise singers, dancers, mimers, steppers, comedians, vendors and more. Special guest will be Allen Banks & Anointed Sounds of Faith, Dumas Family and Gooden Family. Call 478-781-6547.
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.
GREATER NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
3 p.m. March 12, 9010 U.S. 129, Dry Branch, Twiggs County. Parade of Praise Dancers sponsored by the Praise Dancers of Greater New Hope. Call 478-945-3820.
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. Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. Call 478-745-3331.
CHRIST TEMPLE OF FAITH MOVING TO NEW LOCATION
First service at new location on March 6, 3155 Mercer University Drive, Macon. E-mail email@example.com.
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.
HOUSE OF PRAYER PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
2 p.m. March 6, 281 S. Frontage Road, Forsyth. Initial sermon of Minister Tyrone Harris. Call 478-919-8892.
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.
LIZZIE CHAPEL BAPTIST
11 a.m. March 13, 1180 Bartlett St., Macon. Men's day program, with the Rev. Julian Earls preaching. 478-746-0422.
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.
PLEASANT GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
2:30 p.m. March 13, 82 Moore Road, Macon. Family and friends day program, with the Rev. Willie Batts preaching and Laurel Grove Baptist as guest. Call 478-994-0646.
PLEASANT GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
2:30 p.m. March 13, 7331 Bethel Church Road, Lizella. Mother Board program kick-off, with Miriam Johnson speaking. Call 478-474-2898.
GREATER TURNER TABERNACLE
3 p.m. March 13, 1104 Third St., Macon. Fruit of the Spirit service, with various women speakers. Call 478-731-0855.
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.
ST. CHRISTOPHER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
2 p.m. March 20, 1207 Macon Road, Perry. Celebration of a new ministry, with the Rev. Lorna Erixson being installed as Rector. The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright will officiate. Refreshments afterwards. Call 478-987-2190.
CAMP HOPE AME CHURCH
2:30 p.m. March 20, 114 Camp Hope Church Road, Macon. Men and women's day program. The Rev. Edward Dawson preaching. Call 478-254-3337.
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.
BELL'S TEMPLE AOH CHURCH
Revival: 7 p.m. March 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.
NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST
Revival: 7 p.m. March 14-18, 1830 Williamson Road, Macon.
MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Revival: 7:30 p.m. March 14-18, 1137 Kitchens St., Macon. Minister Kawanna Walker preaching March 14-15 and the Rev. Randy Paschal on March 16-18. 478-945-3003.
GRADY MISSION BAPTIST
Revival: 7:30 p.m. March 15-17, 2625 Broadway, Macon. Pastor F. Slaughter preaching on March 15, with Dasmascus Baptist as guest; Pastor C. Anderson Jr. preaching on March 16 and New Renaissance Baptist as guest; Pastor I.W. Evans Sr. preaching on March 17. Call 478-781-2506.
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.
CHURCH OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD
Revival: 7 p.m. March 17-18, 25 Woodrow Miller St., Hawkinsville. Bishop Rance Allen preaching. Call 478-918-4299.
MUSIC AND THE ARTS PRESENTS: FACES OF WESLEY EXHIBIT
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday during the month of March, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2495 Vineville Ave., Macon. Featuring antique Staffordshire porcelain from the private collection of Dr. Billy Oliver. Call 478-745-3331.
INDOOR GARAGE SALE
7 a.m.-2 p.m. March 5, Lizella United Methodist Church, 2920 S. Lizella Road, Lizella. Various items including a Big Green Egg grill to be raffled. Call 478-447-2980.
9 a.m. March 5, Kings Chapel Baptist Church, 2994 Upper River Road, Macon. Peaches Thomas preaching. Call 478-745-5121.
GORDON WOMANS CLUB FLEA MARKET (NEW LOCATION)
10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 5, Ivey Feed-n-Seed Store, Ga. 243, Fall Line Freeway, Ivey. No charge to use a space. Raising money for roof repairs. Call 478-233-3003.
MIDDLE GEORGIA NATION ACTION NETWORK CONFERENCE
Concludes: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 5, Union Missionary Baptist Church, 1137 Kitchen St., Macon. Call 478-743-5752.
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.
VIDEO SERIES BY DAVID JEREMIAH "AGENTS OF BABYLON"
7 p.m. each Wednesday from March 5-April 20, Bethany Baptist Church, 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.
TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH VARIETY OF CLASSES
Ballroom Dancing: 6 p.m. March 7, 14, 21, 28. Led by Julia Juarez. Cost $30 per person for the six sessions. Cooking Healthy on a Budget: 11 a.m.-noon March 8, 15, 22, 29. $10 for all seven sessions. Led by LaKeshia Levi, UGA Extension Agent. 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.
WARNER ROBINS AGLOW INTERNATIONAL
10:30 a.m. March 9, Christ Chapel South, 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. Tammy Melton from Peachtree City and Founder of Legacy Ministries speaking. Love offering. Call 478-945-6295.
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 UMC 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. Register at www.cherryblossomroadrace.com. Call 478-471-3711.