A Night of Laughter and Fun with Dennis Swanberg, 7 p.m., Oct. 28. Morningside Baptist Church Worship Center, 425 Connell Road. He will also speak in the services on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

5th Annual Women’s Anytime Tea, 4 p.m. Oct. 28, Crossing Jordan Baptist Church, 1401 Cypress St. Theme: Stepping Into Your Destiny and Embracing It. Guest speakers: Pastor Shirley Moore of Restoration Love Ministries and Sis. Cheryl Hutcherson of Rocky Hill COGIC. You are welcome to attend. 

GriefShare Support Group meeting, 4- 6 p.m. Sundays, Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 100 E. Park Ave. This group will meet weekly for 14 weeks. Each session will include a video presentation, a discussion and sharing time and a review of the workbook. The only cost is $15 for the workbook. One may join the group at anytime; contact David Tart at (229) 300-8805 or davidtart@ paumc.com.

Sunday Service, 10:45 a.m. Oct. 29, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1951 E. Park Ave. Guest speakers: Dr. Kimberly Tanner and Dr. Carol Stiles, “UU White Supremacy Teach-In”. This Sunday’s service will have a different format as we join other UU congregations for another Teach-In about white supremacy. Come prepared to participate. Children’s Religious Education concurrent with Sunday services.

5th Sunday Gospel Fest, 6 p.m. Oct. 29, Unity Church of God, 906 B. Williams St. Featuring: Unity Church of God Choir, God’s New Creation, Hinesville, Ga., Next Level, Sylvester, Ga., Lil McDougal, Valdosta, James Acrees, Fitzgerald, Deacon Curtis Williams, Valdosta.

Pastor Installation Service for Reverend John Hall, Jr., 3 p.m. Oct. 29, The New Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 6086 Tallokas Rd., Pavo. Guest Church: Rev. Delvin Boatman and the Mount Hope M. B. Church of Quitman.

DACA Community Prayer Vigil, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 3565 Bemiss Rd. A community service of prayer, reflection, music, and fellowship in support of DACA participants and their loved ones. All are welcome.

5th Sunday Gospel Fest, 6 p.m. Oct. 29, Unity Church of God, 906 B. Williams St. Featuring: Unity Church of God Choir; God’s New Creation of Hinesville; Next Level of Sylvester; Lil McDougal of Valdosta; Bro. James Acrees of Fitzgerald; Dea. Curtis Williams of Valdosta; Apostle Hill and The Anointed Ones of Valdosta. The public is invited to attend. 

Reformation Day, 11 a.m., Oct. 29, First Presbyterian Church, 313 North Patterson. On the last Sunday in October, we will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation. We will give thanks for the Reformers like John Calvin and John Knox and we will stop to consider “The Next 500 Years.” Childcare available. Visit the website, www.firstpresvaldosta.org, for more church information.

Pastor & Wife 4th Appreciation, 7 p.m. Nov. 1-2; 11 a.m. Nov. 5, New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Johnson Rd., Naylor. Theme: “A Leader That Trusts in the Lord”. Guest speakers: Wednesday, Pastor Tony Sirmans and St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church: Thursday, Aaron Hopkins  and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church: Sunday, Pastor Charles Dave and St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. 

First Friday Contemplative Service, 5:30, Nov. 3, First Presbyterian Church, 313 N. Patterson.  A new worship opportunity open to the whole community as part of the downtown Valdosta First Friday events.  Childcare available. 

2nd Women’s Conference, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Ashburn First Baptist Church, 302 McLendon St., Ashburn. Sponsored by Scripture Searchers Sunday School Class. Theme: “Becoming a Vessel of Honor” based on 2 Timothy 2:21b. Speakers: Dorothy Deming of Ashburn, Karen Griffin of Tifton. Music by Ann Brady of Valdosta. Cost is $15 and includes lunch with pre-registration. For more information, contact the church at (229) 567-9320 or online registration at www.scripturesearchers.com.

Harvest Bazaar, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Nov. 4, First United Methodist Church, 100 W. Valley St., downtown. There will be more than 25 vendors offering a variety of items including: homemade crafts, jewelry, plants, art, wood-turned crafts, home-made jams, jellies, pickles and desserts, holiday items, charcoal portraits, books, baby items, key chains, monogrammed items, fleece items, frozen casseroles, and more. Lunched served from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free admission.

Ladies Day, Registration, 8 a.m.; Continental Breakfast, 9 a.m. Nov. 4, West Hill Church of Christ, 1416 West Hill Ave. Theme: “The Different Hats of Unified Godly Women”. Proverbs 31:10. Sis Tarshu Herring Shumate Church of Christ Quitman. 

Community Mission Program, 6 p.m. Nov. 4, Morning Star Baptist Church, 1051 Howell Rd. Theme: “Together In Unity”. Ps. 133:1. Speaker: Gloria Drye of Irving Hill Baptist Church.

Usher No. 2 Ministry Anniversary, 3 p.m. Nov. 5, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman. Guest speaker: Rev. Marcus Hawkins, Pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Madison, Fla.

Homecoming Celebration, 11 a.m. Tridestone Holiness Church, 705 S. Toombs St. Dinner will be served. 

Bazaar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11, Park Ave UMC, 100 E. Park Ave. Upscale shop, fine china, crystal, vintage shop, candy shop, and much more. Lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

“Servants of God With Open Arms’” 5th Annual Dinner & Fashion Show, 6 p.m. Nov. 11, Mathis Auditorium, 2300 Ashley St. Guest speakers: Drs. Eddie and Jameelah Richardson of Atlanta. Enjoy an “exciting” and beautiful fashion show and a meal. SOGWOA is an organization that provides spiritual, inspirational, motivational and financial support to families in the community who are dealing with terminal illness.

23rd Annual Celebration, 11 a.m. Nov. 12, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 5009 Hwy. 122 East, Hahira. Theme: Our Pastor is a Gift from God. Dinner will be served after worship. 5009 Hwy. 122 East, Hahira. Theme: “Our Pastor Is A Gift From God.” 

114th Church Anniversary, 7 p.m. Nov. 14-16; 3 p.m. Nov. 19, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman. Guest Churches: New Salem M. B. Church-Barney; Mt. Olive M.B. Church-Hahira; Beulah Hill M.B. Church-Dixie.

Food Give Away, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon, Nov. 14, Union Cathedral, 1050 E. Hill Ave.

2017 Christmas Musical, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15 p.m.)  Dec. 3-4, Crossroads Baptist Church, 3001 Country Club Dr. Theme: “Christmas Makes Everything New”.  Tickets are free and now available on our website www.crossroadsbaptist.com. A reception will follow the performance. 

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