Inquiry sessions on Catholicism, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Sundays Aug. 12, 19, 26 and Sept. 9, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 800 Gornto Road. 

Pastor and Wife’s 11th Anniversary, 3 p.m. Aug. 12, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 129 Bethlehem Church Street, Lake Park (Howell). Guest speaker: Bishop Wade McCrae and Union Cathedral Church, Valdosta.

35th Annual Grooverville Community Reunion, 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Worship Service, Aug. 12, First Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church along with the Emanuel - New Beginning Ministries in the Grooverville Community. All family members from the community are encouraged to attend this celebration.

Steward Day, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 12, Payton A.M.E. Church, 6652 Jumping Gully Road. Theme: “Stewards working for God.” Guest speakers: 11 a.m., Pastor Velma E. Grant; 3 p.m., Pastor Felicia Williams and Hosanna Baptist Church.

Youth Alive!, 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 12-14, Bellville Baptist Church, 3809 NW CR 152, Jennings, Fla. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.; Service begins at 7 p.m. Youth and college age invited. Free.

30th Church Anniversary, 10 a.m. Aug. 12, Christ the King Episcopal Church, 101 E. Central Ave. in historic downtown Valdosta. Guest preacher: Rev. Michael White, Rector of Christ Church in Savannah, which is the mother church of the State of Georgia. Michael is the brother of Christ the King’s Rector and founder, The Very Rev. Stan White.

Annual Women’s Day Celebration, 10 a.m. Aug. 12, New Zion Christian Center, 703 Paine Ave. Guest speaker: Sis. Minnie Quartey Annan from Washington, D.C.

Fashion Day, 11 a.m. Aug. 12, Grace Victory Church, 303 N. Forrest St. 

Calendar Tea, 3 p.m. Aug. 12,  River Hill Missionary Baptist Church,  2884 James Road. Hosted by the Senior Mission Dept. 

“Generations of Faith” Sunday School kick-off celebration, 9:30 a.m., Aug. 12, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 313 N. Patterson St. The whole family is invited to this cross-generational class using Brian McLaren’s book, “We make the Road by Walking.” Continuing with this year’s spiritual formation theme of “Reading to Live,” the Wednesday Night Study program resumes from 7 – 7:30 p.m., on Aug. 15, focused on Rob Bell’s “What is the Bible?” Preceding the Wednesday study, supper is served at 6 p.m. Cost is $6 per adult, $ 3 per child. For more information, call (229) 242-8376 or visit the website,

Annual Revival, 7 p.m. Aug. 14-16; Homecoming Service, 11 a.m. Aug. 19, Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Hahira. Revivalist: Dr. Joe Troope of the River Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Pastor and First Lady’s 10th Annual Anniversary, 7 p.m. Aug. 13-17; 11 a.m. Aug. 19, Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, 409 W. Main St., Hahira. Guest speakers: Monday, Elder Alfred Miller, Homerville; Tuesday, Pastor Wilbur Berrian of Gethsemane Holiness Church, Valdosta; Wednesday, Pastor Randall McCrae, Homerville; Thursday, Pastor Alex Bunion, Valdosta; Sunday, Pastor Charles Vincent of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Valdosta.

Special screening of the documentary: “Milwaukee 53206,” 10 a.m. Aug. 18, Payton A.M.E. Church, 6652 Jumping Gully Road. This zip code has the highest percentage of men who are incarcerated in the U.S. The film also highlights how incarceration affects family members, the community and people across the country. Attorney Curtis Mack and Attorney Roy Copeland will lead a panel discussion after the film. Teen and young adults are encouraged to attend and participate. For information and to register, contact Pastor Velma E. Grant at

Annual Deacon & Deaconess Celebration, 3 p.m. Aug. 19, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman. Guest church: Trinity Missionary Baptist Church-Boston.

33rd Annual Homecoming, Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 19, Westside Baptist Church,1600 Lankford Drive (across from Blanton Common Apartments).

Pastor and Wife’s Anniversary, 11 a.m. Aug. 19, Rocky Hill Church of God in Christ. The guest church for this event is St. Paul Church of God in Christ, Cecil, Superintendent A. Sermons, pastor and speaker.  

Homecoming Services, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 19, Second Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 5922 Clyattville-Nankin Road. Speakers: 11 a.m., Pastor Leroy Handerson, Jr.; 3 p.m., Pastor Sibley Matchett, Jr. of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. Dinner will be served. 

“Iron Sharpens Iron Event” bringing all law enforcement officers and the community together, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, Live Oak Church of God, 9828 U.S. Hwy. 129 Live Oak, Fla. Guest speaker: Seminole County Sheriff Department Chaplain Gene Gregory.

Annual Revival/Homecoming:  Revival,  7 p.m. Aug. 20-22; Homecoming, 11 a.m. Aug. 26, St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church. Revival Evangelist:  Rev. Delvin Boatman, Mt. Hope in Quitman; Homecoming speaker: Pastor, Rev. Tony Sirmons. Dinner will be served after the  Sunday morning service. 

Free School Supplies (while supplies last), 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Aug. 25, Brown Chapel Holiness Church, 509 W. Park St., Hahira. There will also be free food, games, prizes and lots of fun for the kids.

Family and Friend Day, 3 p.m. Aug. 26, Whosoever Will Church, 208 Griffin Ave. Guest speaker: Elder Melanie Hansford of McDonald. 

88th Annual Church Homecoming and Empowerment Conference, 7 p.m. Aug. 28-31; Woodlawn Forrest Church of Christ. Guest speakers:  Ministers Alvin Daniels, Orpheus Heyward, Kristopher DarDar, Jefferson Caruthers, Wesley T. Leonard, and Marcus T. Watkins. A Men’s Conference will be held from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1;  and the annual Cornelius Mobley Memorial Concert will be held on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Homecoming will culminate on Sunday, Sept. 2nd with three dynamic Worship Experiences at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 3 p.m.

Youth Revival, 7 p.m. Sept.  19-21, Whosoever Will Church, 208 Griffin Ave. Guest speaker: Elder Lolita Arnold of Valdosta. 




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