80th Church Anniversary,  9:30 a.m. (Sunday School), 11 a.m. Worship,  May 13, Greater Pleasant Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 309 Cherry St. Guest speaker: Pastor Bernard Robinson.

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

Bible Study Class, 7-8 p.m. first, third, and fourth Wednesday beginning May 1, Bethel AME Church, 200 South Hall St., Hahira.

Pastor Aid Program, 6 p.m. May 11, River Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2884 James Road. Guest speaker and church family: Pastor James Heweitt, Simmon Hill MBC, Dixie. 

Major Prophet’s Program, 7 p.m. May 11, Brown Chapel Holiness Church, 509 West Park St., Hahira. Guest Speakers: Pastor T.J. Haynes, Min. Jimmy Clemmons, Elder Jimmy Ransom, Superintendent Donald Battles, Pastor Jasper Daniels.

Women’s Conference, 10 a.m. May 12, Victory Church, Hahira. Guest speaker: Elder Mae Jones of Lincolnton.

Mother’s Day, 11 a.m. May 12, Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 505 E. Force St. Guest speaker: Dr. Verna Harvey. Theme: Multiple Layers of Mothering, from the book of Titus Chapter 2.

Mother’s Day Service, 11:30 a.m. May 12, You’re Good Enough for Jesus Outreach Ministry, 620 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

Women’s Day Program, 11 a.m. May 12, Grace Victory Church, 303 N. Forrest St. Guest speaker: Min. Katrina Serman. 

Sunday Service, 10:45 a.m. May 12, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1951 E. Park Ave., Guest speaker: Rev. Dr. Anna Hall, “Sustainable Communities: Thinking locally and theologically about creation and community.”  Children’s Religious Education concurrent with Sunday services. Meet-n-Greet with refreshments and fellowship follows Sunday services. 


Five Point Tea and Hat Show, 5:30 p.m. May 18, Simmon Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1880 Simmon Hill Road, Dixie. Sponsored by the Love Joy Chapter No. 246 Order of the Eastern Star. The purpose of the event is to raise money to give a scholarship to a deserving high school student. Refreshments will be served.

Clothes Closet Sale, 7-11 a.m., May 18, Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 1202 Slater St. All items are half-price except furniture and formal wear. New hours: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and also 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. For more details, call the church office at (229) 242-3562.

Bazaar House holds Craft Supply Sale (clearing out craft items), 7-11 a.m., May 18, Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 12024 Slater St. For more details, call the church office at (229) 242-3562.

Women’s Day, 3 p.m. May 19, St. John AME Church, 352 North Main Street, Boston. Guest speaker for the services is Minister Nivea Hollis. Dinner will be served.

Annual Women’s Day Celebration, 11 a.m. May 19, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman. Speaker: Evang. Florence Boatman. Colors: Pink & Green.

Hat Day, 4 p.m. May 19, Unity Church of God, 906 B.,  Williams St. Guest Speaker:  Evang. Teresa Goins. Ladies wear the hat that represents you.

Pastor Joe Troupe and First Lady Jeannie Troop 8th Anniversary, 7 p.m. May 20-23; River Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2884 James Road. Guest Pastors and churches: Monday: Rev. Delvin Boatman, Mt. Hope MBC family, Quitman; Tuesday: Rev. John Manning, St. Mark MBC family, Delmar; Wednesday, Rev. Ernest Usher, St. John MBC, Barretts; Thursday, Rev. Norman Edwards, Mt. Olive MBC, Hahira.

146th Church Anniversary, 7 p.m. May 21-23; 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. May 26, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 3488 Engberg Ave. Guest Evangels and churches: Tuesday, Rev. Dr. Norman Edwards and Mt. Olive M.B. Church, Hahira; Wednesday, Rev. Corrie Goss and Jerusalem M.B. Church, Cecil; Thursday, Rev. Jimmy Williams and The Victory Church, Hahira, Sunday at 11 a.m.m, Rev. Dr. Ulysses Mims, Jr. Dinner will be served after the 11 a.m. worship service. 

Rev. Sibley Matchett Jr. and First Lady Marion Matchett, 12th Anniversary, 11 a.m. May 26, Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, 8165 Dry Lake Road, Quitman. Guest speaker: Rev. Jeffery Hunter Sr. and 2nd Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church family. Dinner will be served.

Annual Homecoming, 1 p.m. May 26,  Ochlawilla Baptist Church, 1315 Ochlawilla Road Quitman (SE Brooks County off Nankin-Clyattville Road). Special music will be provided by Jessica Ratliff of Greenville, Fla.

149th Church Anniversary, 7 p.m. May 24; 11 a.m. May 26, New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, 598 Hwy. 84 East, Stockton, Ga. Guest speakers and churches: Friday, Pastor Tony L. Sirmons and St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church family of Naylor; Sunday Pastor John Lewis and Rhema Word Apostolic Church family, Valdosta. 

Pastor’s 7th Anniversary Celebration, 7 p.m. May 28-30; 3 p.m. June 2, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman. Guest Churches: Tuesday, New Jersey M.B. Church-Dixie & Graham Chapel CME, Quitman; Wednesday, Mt. Hope M.B. Church, Quitman; Thursday, Liberty M.B. Church, Quitman & Thomas Chapel M.B. Church, Valdosta; Sunday Mary 30 and River Hill M.B. Church, Valdosta.

Vacation Bible School, 6 p.m. June 3-7, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman.

Layman’s Workshop, 9 a.m. June 8, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman. Registration at 9 a.m. Classes will begin at 10 a.m. Presenters: Joyce Tinsley of Atlanta, Deacon William Davis of Quitman. Lunch will be provided.

In the Wild Vacation Bible School, 6:30- 9 p.m. (supper at 5:30 p.m.) June 9-13, Westside Baptist Church, 1600 Lankford Drive, across from Blanton Common Apartments. Theme: “In the Wild.”

Annual Men’s Day/Father’s Day Celebration, 11 a.m. June 16, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman. Speaker: Rev. Corey King, Pastor of Restoration Tabernacle Ministries of Thomasville.

Apostle and Wife’s 14th Anniversary, 7 p.m. June 20-21; 5 p.m.  June 22, Gospel Sing; 10 a.m. June 23, Open Arms Faith Ministry, 1601 S. Patterson St. 


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