Honoring Sister Lottie Mae Lester on her retirement as musician, 6 p.m. April 13, Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 104 1/2 Wisenbaker Lane. Special guest: Lil Mc.Dougal and the Spiritual Wonders. Featuring choirs, groups and soloist, locally and from surrounding counties.
69th Church Anniversary, 2 p.m. April 14, Mount Ararat Missionary Baptist Church, 1018 Lake Park Road. Dinner will be served Sunday in annex.
119th Church Anniversary, 11 a.m. April 14, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 505 E. Force St. Guest speaker and church: Pastor James White and Bethlehem Baptist Church. A meal will be served following service.
Pastor David and First Lady Renita Northcutt 22nd Anniversary, 6 p.m. April 14; 11:30 a.m. April 28, Greater Mt. Carmel Ministry HOGSIC, 1106 Lake Park Road. Guest speaker and church: Elder Randolph Scott, Hightower Memorial Temple; April 28, Elder Mark Moore, Greater Mt. Carmel Ministry.
Annual Men’s Day Program, 3 p.m. April 14, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Lake Park (Howell). Guest speaker: Pastor Aden (A.J.) Fluker. Refreshments will be served.
Pastor’s Aid Musical, 3 p.m. April 14, River Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2884 James Road.
“Adult Easter Cantata “Come to the Cross,” 11 a.m. Worship Service, April 14, Gateway Baptist Church, 17825 Valdosta Hwy. (Hwy. 133) Valdosta.
Men and Women’s Day, 3 p.m. April 14, Day Spring Baptist Church. Theme: “Look back and Thank God, Look forward and Trust God, Look around and Serve God, and Look within and Find God.” Guest speaker: Min. Anthony Fleming, Riverhill Missionary Baptist Church.
Palm Sunday Church Picnic/Easter Egg Hunt following 11 a.m. worship service April 14, First Presbyterian Church, downtown Valdosta. Appearance by the Easter Bunny. Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m. in church Fellowship Hall followed by Tenebrae service in sanctuary. Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 19, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Check in at the church office.
Easter Sunday Worship Service, April 21 at 11 a.m. led by Rev. Dr. Glenda Hollingshead. Service will take listeners to the tomb to hear about the women who traveled there early on the first day of the week — only to find it empty.
Sunday Service, 10:45 a.m. April 14, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1951 E. Park Ave. Guest speaker: Kimberly Tanner, “The Making of a Covenant.” Children’s Religious Education concurrent with Sunday services. Meet and Greet follows the services.
First Easter Holy Week, April 17-19, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman. Sponsored by the Brooks County Ministerial Association and the Mt. Hope Church. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by a message from the speakers at noon. After the message, there will be a second lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Noonday Bible Study, noon Wednesday, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman. Teacher: Rev. Ronald Wrice. Lunch will be served.
Good Friday Service, 7 p.m. April 19, Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman. The program is a community event aimed at bringing all of God’s people together for a night of worship and celebration of the Lord’s crucifixion and resurrection. The following presenters will be on program: Pastor Bobby Christian of Calvary Christian Center-Quitman; Pastor Steve Shierling of First Baptist Church of Quitman; Pastor Andrew Fleming, Silver Run M.B. Church-Valdosta; Pastor Jim Pitt, Morven Baptist Church Pastor Bertrum Whitfield, Mt. Moriah Free Will Baptist Church; Pastor Gwin Jarriel, Quitman Church of God; Pastor Delvin Boatman, Mt. Hope M.B. Church-Quitman. Refreshments will be served after services.
21st Annual City-wide Passover Service, Noon April 19, Evangel Temple Church, 2045 Clay Road. Guest speaker: Pastor Tina Henderson, City of God Church, Richmond, Va.
Seven Last Sayings Worship Service, Noon, April 19, St. Timothy AME Church, 1219 W. Hill Ave. Guest speakers: Rev. Linda Matchett, Rev. Dr. Berlinda Love, Rev. Robert Angrish, Rev. Felicia Williams, Rev. Chaveta Carter, Rev. Tim Lewis, Rev. Billy McFadden. Fish fry dinner following worship.
Pre-Easter Revival, 7 p.m. April 18-19, Tabernacle Church of God in Christ of Valdosta, 501 Holiday St. Revivalist: Evang. Vernell Galbreath.
Communitywide Easter Egg Hunt, 2 -4 p.m. April 20, Gateway Baptist Church , 17825 Valdosta Hwy. (Hwy. 133) . Toddlers thru 16 years old. Prize egg for each age group.
Gospel Sing, 4 p.m. April 20, Mt Zion AME Church, 4011 N. Oak St. Ext. Featuring: The Walden Family, Whigham, The Night of Worship Choir, Cairo, and the Sensational Harmonettes, Hava, Fla.
Easter Service, Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Worship Service, 11 a.m., April 21, Gateway Baptist Church, 17825 Valdosta Hwy. (Hwy. 133). No evening service.
Easter Service, 8 a.m. April 21 (only one service), New Life Ministries, 5651 Inner Perimeter Road.
Easter Program, 10 a.m. April 21, You’re Good Enough for Jesus Outreach Ministry, Inc., 620 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Easter Resurrection Service, Noon, April 21, Faith by Works Outreach Ministry, Inc., 1106 D - South Patterson St. Guest speakers: Bishop-Elect Ellis Washington, Jr., Pastor Paula Washington.
Hahira Annual Easter Sunrise Service, 6 a.m. April 21, Magnolia Baptist Church, Hahira. Guest speaker: Pastor Jay Williams. Breakfast will be served.
14th Pastoral Anniversary Celebration, 7 p.m. April 23-25; 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 28, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 3488 Engberg Ave. Guest speakers and churches: Tuesday, Pastor Ronnie Brinson and Mt. Olive MBC, Sparks; Wednesday, Pastor James White and Bethlehem Baptist Church, Howell; Thursday, Pastor Charles Dave and St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, DuPont; Sunday, 8 a.m., Pastor R.E. Helom, Life In Christ Ministries, Florence, Miss.; and 11 a.m., Pastor Thomas J. Haynes, Gospel Train Outreach Ministry, Madison, Fla.
Revival, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 21; 7 p.m. April 22-25, Victory Baptist Church, 3229 Madison Hwy., I-75 Exit 11, Valdosta. Guest speaker: Dr. James F. Jones of Harriman, Tenn.
Sunrise Service, 7 a.m. April 21, Bethel CME Church, 702 Johnson St. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. Sunday School at 9 a.m. Easter Program at 10 a.m. Open invitation.
Pastor Leroy & First Lady Denese Henderson’s 12th Anniversary, 7 p.m. April 24-25; 11 a.m. April 28 Second Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 5922 Clyattville-Nankin Road. Guest pastors and churches: Wednesday, Pastor Charles L. Carr, Greater St. James MBC; Thursday, Pastor Delvin Boatman, Mt. Hope MBC; Sunday, Pastor Felicia Williams, Hosana Baptist Church and Pastor Andrew Fleming, Silver Run MBC. Dinner will be served after Sunday service.
A Joint Celebration: Pastor J. Bernard Braswell II celebrates five years of pastoral service at New Life Ministries and New Life Ministries celebrating 28 years of service in the community, 7 p.m. April 26; 10 a.m. April 27, New Life Ministries, 5651 Inner Perimeter Road. Guest speakers: Friday: Pastor Ronnie Brinson, Mt. Olive M.B.C., Sparks; Sunday, Dr. Robert Stanley, Hopewell M.B.C., Pompano Beach, Fla.
Church Anniversary Gala celebrating Pastor and New Life Ministries Anniversary, 5 p.m. April 27, The Patterson, 101 N. Patterson St. Enjoy fellowship, exquisite dining, music and Christian comedy. Tickets: $40 per person.
18th Gospel Choir Anniversary, 6 p.m. April 27, Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Quitman.
Pastor & Wife 1st Anniversary Service, 5 p.m. April 28, Brown Chapel Church, 509 W Park St., Hahira. Guest speaker: Bishop T.L. Pratt.
Annual Women’s Day Program, 11:30 a.m. April 28, Bethel AME Church, 202 S. Hall St., Hahira. Guest speaker: Apostle Julia Grant Berry, Joyfiul Sound Ministry. Dinner 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.
2019 Women’s Conference, 7 p.m. May 2-3; 11 a.m. May 5, Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, 409 W. Main St., Hahira. Guest speakers: Thursday, Dr. Julia Berry, Joyful Sound; Friday, Evang. Vera Bunion, The Church at Pine Hill; Sunday. Pastor Sandra Y.G. Jones, Path Church, Adel.
80th Church Anniversary, 6 p.m. May 5; 7 p.m. May 6-7; 9:30 a.m. (Sunday School), 11 a.m. Worship May 13, Greater Pleasant Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 309 Cherry St. Guest speakers: Sunday, May 5, Rev. Charles Carr, St. James Baptist Church; Monday, Bishop Wade S. McCrae, Union Cathedral; Tuesday, Dr. Joe Troup River Hill Baptist Church; Sunday, May 13th, Pastor Bernard Robinson.