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, Bethel AME Church, 200 South Hall St., Hahira.

Woman’s Empowerment Conference, 12 p.m. May 25, Brown Chapel Holiness Church, 509 West Park St., Hahira. Theme: Turning your Difficulties into Diamonds. Speaker: Elder Joyce Hill, Sis. Gladystine Carter, and Min. Sheila Peacock.  

149th Church Anniversary, 11 a.m. May 26, New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, 598 Hwy. 84 East, Stockton. Guest speaker and church: Pastor John Lewis and Rhema Word Apostolic Church family, Valdosta. 

146th Church Anniversary, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. May 26, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 3488 Engberg Ave. Guest evangel:  11 a.m., Rev. Dr. Ulysses Mims Jr. Dinner will be served following the 11 a.m. worship service.

Woman’s Empowerment Conference, noon May 26, Brown Chapel Holiness Church, 509 W. Park St., Hahira. Theme: “Turning your Difficulties into Diamonds.” Speakers: Elder Joyce Hill, Sis. Gladystine Carter, and Minister Sheila Peacock.

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, 10:30 a.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. Covered dish luncheon follows at 1 p.m. For more details, contact Laurie Bass at (850) 929-4678.

Family and Friends Day, 9:30 a.m., May 26, Sunday School; 11 a.m., Worship Service, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Theme: – Family And Friends In Fellowship One With Another - Psalm 133:1. Guest speaker and  church:  Rev. Dr. Willie Harris and The Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church Congregation. 

Annual Shared Services and Meal with Serenity Christian Church, May 26, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1951 E. Park Ave. 9 a.m. – Service at Serenity Christian Church, 1619 S. Lee Street, joined in attendance by members of the the Unitarian Universalist congregation, Speaker: Rev. George Bennett. 10:30 a.m. - Members of both congregations will travel to the UU Church; 11 a.m. - Service at UU Church, joined in attendance by members of the Serenity Church, Speaker: Pastor Gerald Williams. Speaker: Pastor Gerald Williams (Note: The UU service and Religious Education (RE) will begin at 11:00 AM rather than the usual 10:45 this day only.) The UU Children’s RE have a special project planned to work on along with their guests from Serenity Christian. 12:15 p.m. – Fellowship Potluck Luncheon shared by both congregations at the UU Church.

Pastor Joe and First Lady Jeannie Troope 8th Anniversary, 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Worship Service, May 26, River Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2884 James Rd. Speaker: Pastor Andrew Fleming and Silver Run Church family. Dinner will be served. 

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 and May 30, River Hill M.B. Church, Valdosta.

Summer Study on Photography, 6 p.m. May 29, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, downtown Valdosta. A Christian Contemplative Practice explores “Eyes of the Heart” by Christine Valters Paintner. No fancy camera is required. A mobile phone camera or whatever camera you have will do. Learn creative expression and explore photography through prayer and sacred presence.

Taking it to the Streets, 12-3 p.m. June 1, Scott Park. Presented by Joyous Praise W.O.D. Ministries. There will be praise and worship, words of inspiration, meet and greet, prayer, dance, games, free food  and more. 

Vacation Bible School: June 2-6, Southside Church of Christ, 1198 Old Statenville Road. Theme: “Steady Faith in Shifting Sands.” Call (229) 244-6066 for free transportation.

Annual Men’s Day, 11 a.m. June 2, Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, 409 W. Main St., Hahira. Theme: “Men Strengthening Men”. Guest speaker: Rev. Dexter Burch, New Jerusalem Baptist Church. 

Vacation Bible School, 6-8:20 p.m. June 2-5; Family Night, 6:30 p.m. June 6, Pauline Baptist Church. Enjoy sundaes with us on Sunday; supper Monday-Wednesday; and refreshments on Family Night. 

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

Pastor Andrew Fleming and First Lady Malvenia Fleming  5th Anniversary, 7 p.m. June 4-6; 3 p.m. June 9, Silver Run Missionary Baptist Church, 4672 Knight Ferry Rd. Guest Pastors and churches: Tuesday, Pastor John Manning, St. Mark MB Church; Wednesday, Pastor Willie Harris, Shady Grove MB Church; Thursday, Pastor LeRoy Henderson, Second Oak Grove MB Church; Sunday, Pastor Joe Troope, River Hill MB Church. 

Pastor Gerald Bailey and First Lady Rhonda Bailey  1st Pastor and Wife Anniversary, 7 p.m.  June 3-5; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.  June 9, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 400 Morning Star Lane, Quitman. Guest  speakers and churches: Monday: Rev. Sibley Matchett and Bethany MB Church; Tuesday: Rev. Matthew Troupe Jr. and  1st Elizabeth MB Church; Wednesday, Rev. James Thompson and Sweetfield MB Church; Sunday at 11 a.m.; Min. William Harris, Morning Star MB Church, Valdosta; 3 p.m. Rev. Dr. Norman Edwards Jr. and Mount Olive MB Church, Hahira. Dinner will be served after Sunday morning service. 

Vacation Bible School, 6-8 p.m. June 3-5, Bethel CME  Church, 702 Johnson St. Theme: Growing in the Word: The Beatitudes. There will be arts and crafts. All ages K-Adults.  Refreshments will be served. 

Women of Dignity Conference, 7:30 p.m. June 6-7; 10 a.m. June 8, 11:30 a.m. June 9, You’re Good Enough for Jesus Outreach Ministries, Inc., 620 Martin Luther King Drive. Guest speakers include: Thursday, Apostle A.T. Mobley; Friday, Dr. Dorothy Holly; Saturday, Prophetess Ohemma Bannister; Sunday, Apostle Minnie Lane.

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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