Pre-Anniversary services in honor of Pastor Phillip Corker’s 5th Anniversary,  3 p.m. Aug. 5, Day Spring Baptist Church, Shady Grove M.B. Church of Hahira. Dr. Willie J. Harris Sr. will be in charge of the celebratory service. 

First Saturday Night Sing, 6 p.m. Aug. 4, Faith Baptist Church, 328 S. Lee Street (corner of West Jessamine and South Lee Streets) Fitzgerald. Featuring: Perfect Grace from Valdosta. There will be a short musical interlude by In HIS Name. Snacks and refreshments will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Back-to-School Extravaganza, starting at 10 a.m., Aug. 4, You’re Good Enough for Jesus Outreach Ministry, Inc., 620 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The ministry will be giving away new book bags and school supplies for free and clothing of all sizes from the Outreach Department. Parents must have their children with them.

12th Sunday School Round-Up 2018, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 5, The Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 1051 Howell Road. It will be a time of instruction, spiritual renewal, and fellowship. Classes for all ages.

Sunday Service, 10:45 a.m. Aug. 5, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1951 E. Park Ave. Guest speaker: Carol Stiles, lay leader; “Earthly Love”. Children’s Religious Education concurrent with Sunday services. 

Inquiry sessions on Catholicism, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Sundays Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Sept. 9, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 800 Gornto Road. 

Pastor and Wife’s 11th Anniversary, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8-10; 3 p.m. Aug. 12, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 129 Bethlehem Church Street, Lake Park (Howell). Guest speakers and churches: Wednesday, Pastor David Adams and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Valdosta,; Thursday, Pastor George Blunt and New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Valdosta; Friday, Pastor Felicia Williams and Hosanna Church, Lake Park; Sunday, Closing Celebration with Bishop Wade McCrae and Union Cathedral Church, Valdosta.

A Comedy Mystery Dinner Theater, “Death by Dessert” by Nathan Hartswick, Aug. 11, Northside Baptist Church, 200 E. Park Ave. 11:30 a.m., lunch performance includes light Italian box lunch, $20/ticket; 6:30 p.m. Dinner performance includes great Italian buffet, $40/ticket; Reservations for stage-side table, $350 (seat 8) for both performances. For more details/tickets, see Barbara Tomlinson-Jones or call the church office at (229) 242-4940.

Big Gospel Musical in honor of the church musicians, Bryce and Hunner Finley, 6 p.m. Aug. 11,  Unity Church of God, 906 B. Williams St. Featuring: Unity Church Of God Choir; Chosen and Faithful of Ashburn; Deacon Curtis Williams; Minister Joshua Robinson and Friends; Bro. Kevin Edwards; Brooks County Community Singers; Sis. May Cowen; And more.

35th Annual Grooverville Community Reunion, 11 a.m. Aug. 11; 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 great 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 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).

“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.


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