Noonday Bible Study, Noon every Wednesday, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman. Lunch will be served. Teacher: Rev. Ronald Wrice.

Faith By Works Outreach Ministry Inc. hosts Church Anniversary, 7 p.m. Sept. 29; 11 a.m. Sept. 30, Holiday Inn Conference Center, 1805 W. Hill Ave.

Western Division Union, 7 p.m. Sept. 29; 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Worship service, Sept. 30, River Hill MBC, 2884 James Road.

Missionary Day, noon Sept. 29, St. John AME Church, 800 W. Magnolia St. Sponsored by the Valdosta South Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) of the AME Church. Guest preacher: Pastor Velma E. Grant. Theme: “Receive God’s Blessings.”

Little River Baptist Association Sunday School Convention and Workshop, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 29; 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 105 Douglas St., Fitzgerald. There will be classes for all ministries of the church: deacons, laymen, missionaries, choir members, ushers, youth and more.

5th Sunday Gospel Fest, 6 p.m. Sept. 30, Unity Church of God, 906 Williams St. Featuring: Unity Church of God Choir, Valdosta, The Ruise Brothers, McClenny, Fla., Deacon Curtis Williams, Valdosta, Ms. Trey and Company, Orlando, Fla., Bro. Kevin Edwards, Morven.

Celebrating Dr. Elsie Napier’s 19th year in ministry, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30, Teach, located at 601 S. Lee St. Guest speaker: Pastor W. J. Cason, Hope of Glory Fellowship Church, Atlanta.

Calling The Millennial Generation to “Turn Up” and “Turn Out” To The Polls. Let your vote speak for you. Please join the Mt. Vienna African Methodist Episcopal Church, 4880 Mt. Vienna Church Road, Valdosta,  11 a.m. Sept. 30.  Theme: “Social Action On The Move,” Your Vote Matters because You Matter” Guest speaker: Booker T. Gainer, Mayor of Cairo. Guest praise team: The Anointed & Appointed,  Cairo.  

Family & Friends Day, 11 a.m. Sept. 30, St. Paul AME Church. Theme: Faith, Family & Friends Reunion 2018. Guest preacher: Pastor Ronnie Robinson Jr., Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Sparks. Family reunion or church T-shirt.  Dinner following the service.

First Homecoming Celebration, 11 a.m. Sept. 30, St. Peter Methodist Church, 500 E. Gordon St.  All old, new, and current members are welcome to come and celebrate. 

Sunday Service, 10:45 a.m. Sept. 30, 10:45 A.M., Unitarian Universalist Church, Guest speaker: Leeann Culbreath, “Hospitality, Human Rights, and Hope: Responding to Immigrant Detention in Georgia.”

First Friday Contemplative Service, 5:30 p.m., Oct. 5, First Presbyterian Church, 313 N. Patterson. A worship opportunity open to the whole community as part of the downtown Valdosta First Friday events.

Victory Baptist Church and Christian School will host its 2nd Annual Community Youth Fundraiser, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 12; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Victory Baptist Church and Christian School, 3229 Madison Hwy (I-75 Exit 11). BBQ pork plates and whole smoked BBQ butts will be for sale along with a car wash for donation on Friday and Saturday. There will be a classic auto and truck show and 5K Saturday. A Mega Yard Sale will also be held from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. both days, Friday and Saturday. For more information or to register for the car show or 5K, visit or call 229-245-7770.

Gospel Extravaganza, 4 p.m. Sept. 30, Mathis City Auditorium, 2300 N. Ashley St. Featuring: Precious Melton, CMajor, Converted, S’phire with Georgia’s Chozen, LaToya’s School of Dance, and many more. All proceeds benefit the Hudson Dockett Girl Scout Troop. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For tickets or donations, please call Valarie Norton at (229) 412-9660.

160th Church Anniversary, 11 a.m. Sept. 30, Payton AME Church, 6652 Jumping Gully Road. Guest speaker: Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Crawford, pastor of First St. Paul AME Church, Lithonia.

5th Sunday Gospel Fest, 6 p.m. Sept. 30, Unity Church of God, 906 Williams St. Featuring: Unity Church of God Choir, Valdosta, The Ruise Brothers, McClenny, Fla., Dea. Curtis Williams, Valdosta, Ms. Trey and Company, Orlando, Fla., Bro. Kevin Edwards, Morven.

Grief Recovery Group, 4-6 p.m. beginning Oct. 7, Park Avenue Methodist Church, 100 E. Park Ave. The group will meet for 13 weeks. Each session includes a video, a discussion and sharing time. The only cost is $15 for the workbook. Meeting in Classroom A-34, Jars of Clay. To register or for more information, contact leader Pastor David, 229-300-8805 or

Fall Gospel Meeting, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7; 7 p.m. Oct. 8-11, Southside Church of Christ, 1198 Old Statenville Road. Guest speakers: Sunday, Earnest Carter Jr. “Eternal Life is Only in Him” 1 John 5:20; Monday, Darius Barkley Jr., “The Truth about Sin” 1 John 5:7; Tuesday, Laron Poulian, “Christ is the Answer” John 14:6, and Mickey Lane, “The World or the Word” Co. 3:16; Wednesday, Brian Williams, “What Are You Looking For?” Matt 11:2-6, and Tony Herring, “Dealing with Discouragement,” James 1:2-4; Thursday, Reggie Osborne, “God’s Matchless Love”, Romans 5:8, and Walter Scott, “The Saving of Lost Souls, Acts 8:4.

Gospel Sing, 4 p.m. Oct. 7, St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church. Hosted by Pallbearter Lodge #181. 

Prayer Breakfast, 9:30 a.m., Oct. 13, Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 411 E. Crane Ave.

Senior Choir’s 80th Anniversary, 6 p.m. Oct. 13, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman.

61st Choir Anniversary, 3 p.m. Oct. 14, Tabernacle Church of God in Christ of Valdosta Inc., 501 Holiday St.  Feature choirs include: Pleasant Temple, Mt. Olive, Shady Grove, St. Paul COGIC of Cecil Georgia, St. John AME, and Valdosta Community Church.

29th Pastoral Anniversary, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-19; 12 p.m. Oct. 21, Warren Temple Holiness Church, 703 Old Statenville Road. 

Youth Gospel Explosion 2018, 6 p.m. Oct. 20, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman. All youth choirs, soloists, dance groups, poets, etc. come and share your God-given talent. 

Annual Youth Celebration 2018, 11 a.m. Oct. 21, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman. 

15th Church Anniversary, New Destiny Temple of Deliverance. Guest speakers:  3 p.m. Oct. 21, Pastor Bernard Robinson, Greater Pleasant Temple Church; 10 a.m., Oct. 28, Pastor Tony Jackson, Magnolia Baptist Church.

Annual Fall Revival, 7 p.m., Oct. 22- 24/ Family and Friends Day, 11 a.m. Oct. 28,  Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 411 E. Crane Ave. Guest Speakers:  Monday, Pastor Joe Troup, River Hill Missionary Baptist Church; Tuesday, Pastor Bernard Braswell, New Life Ministries; Wednesday, Dr. John H. Manning, St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church;  Sunday, Dr. Frank Glover. Dinner will be served after morning worship. 


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