Free Community Harvest Festival, noon-4 p.m. Sept. 22, Path Church of Restoration & Deliverance, 401 N. Burwell Ave., Adel. Presented by The Hand Up Marketplace. The event includes free flu shots, HIV, blood pressure and diabetes screenings, representatives from community resources, vendors, free food, free games, free entertainment, children activities, Zumba, boxing demonstrations from Fit Fighters Fitness and more.

17th Church Anniversary,  3 p.m. Sept. 23; Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Center, 5802 Danieli Place, Lake Park. Guest speaker: Pastor Troy Riley, Ray of Hope. 

Sunday Service, 10:45 a.m. Sept. 23, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1951 E. Park Ave. Ingathering and Water Communion. Meet and greet following the service. 

129th Church Anniversary,  11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 23, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Theme: “A Church Kept By His Grace”, Ephesians 3:21.Guest church: New Hope MBC with Pastor Aaron Hopkins. Dinner will be served Sunday morning worship service.

Big Meeting/Homecoming, Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. and Worship Service, 11 a.m. Sept. 23, New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, Stockton. Guest Evang., Pastor Dr. Kendrix J. Gardner Sr., New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Lakeland, Fla.

113th Church Anniversary, 11 a.m. Sept. 23, Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, 8165 Dry Lake Road, Quitman.  Dinner will be served after Sunday morning worship service.

Pastor Tommy L. and Lady Teresa Goins Appreciation, 3 p.m. Sept. 23, Friendship Freewill Ind. Baptist Church, 110 West St. Guest speaker: Dr. John H. Manning, St. Mark M.B. Church, Naylor.

15th Church Anniversary, New Destiny Temple of Deliverance. Guest speakers: 4 p.m. Sept. 23, Elder David Northcutt, Greater Mt. Carmel Ministry; 3 p.m. Oct. 21, Pastor Bernard Robinson, Greater Pleasant Temple Church; 10 a.m., Oct. 28, Pastor Tony Jackson, Magnolia Baptist Church.

Survillia Munford Women’s Missionary Annual Day Celebration, 4 p.m. Sept. 23, Mt. Vienna AME Church, 4880 Vienna Church Road. Theme: “Women of faith standing on God’s promises”. Guest speaker: Rev. Veronica Anderson-Lewis, St. Mark AME Church, Thomasville. Refreshments will be served.

Annual Men’s Program, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 23, Bethel AME Church, 202 S. Hall St., Hahira. Guest speaker: Rev. Allen M. Lane, Jr. Dinner will be served after the program.

Men and Women’s Day, 11 a.m. Sept. 23, St. Mary MB Church. Men’s speaker: Min. Darren Jones; Women’s speaker: Sis. Eddie Lee Roberson. Women’s attire: White with purple corsages. Refreshments will be served.

145th Church Anniversary, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 23, River Hill MBC, 2884 James Road. Guest speaker: Pastor William C. Morgan, Greater Morning Star MBC.  Dinner will be served. 

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

Revival, 7 p.m. Sept. 27-28, Brown Chapel Holiness Church, 509 West Park Street, Hahira. Guest speaker: Elder Randolph Scott, pastor at Hightower Memorial Temple in Douglas.

Faith By Works Outreach Ministry Inc. hosts Church Anniversary, 7 p.m. Sept. 28-29; 11 a.m. Sept. 30, Holiday Inn Conference Center, 1805 W. Hill Ave.

Western Division Union, 7 p.m. Sept. 28-29; 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.

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.

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. 

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