2012-01-18 / Church News

Church News

St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Baptist Church in Girard will celebrate its first pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Edward Lyles 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22. The guest minister will be from Second Arnold Baptist Church in Savannah. Gospel Explosions

Gospel Explosions Ministries will hold a men’s conference Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 19-21, at 7:30 nightly.

Speakers for each night will be: Thursday – Lugene Boyd of Rhema Ministries in Waynesboro; and Friday and Saturday – Willie Jones Jr. of Gospel Explosions, Sardis. Dalton Missionary Dalton Missionary Baptist Church will have its Youth Corner Gospel Blast 2012 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29. Special guests include The Walker Brothers of Athens, Tyrone and The Starlites of Sylvania, New Gospellettes of Elberton, New Life of Sylvania and Carol Walker and the Determined Spirits of Athens. Admission is free and food will be served. McElmurray Tabernacle

McElmurray Tabernacle Baptist Church will have its Men and Women’s Day program 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 5. The Rev. Larry Boyd of Forest Hill Baptist will bring the message.


Freewill Baptist Church of Sylvania will celebrate its 6th pastoral anniversary for the Rev. and Mrs. Frank Bedford 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, with the Rev. Eddie Walker of Welcome and Red Hill Baptist in charge of the service. St. Paul

The seventh annual pre-Valentine gospel sing and program will be held 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, at St. Paul Baptist Church in Sylvania. All choirs and gospel groups are welcome to participate. The event is sponsored by The Inspirational Community Choir.

Everfaithful Missionary Baptist Church will have its 36th Pastor Appreciation Celebration Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 26-29.

A revival service will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26. A concert will be held 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, featuring several groups and vocalists. A banquet will be held 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Augusta Marriott. It is a ticketed event and will feature evangelist Ruby Holland Hutchins, founder of Touch the World Ministries as the guest speaker. To register call 706- 722- 0553. Hutchins will also speak at the anniversary service 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 29. Ministry Meeting

The Burke County Ministry Meeting will be held 9 a.m., Jan. 21, at Bottsford Spring Baptist Church, located on Seven Oaks Road in Waynesboro. Oak Grove

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Girard will hold its first pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Willie Callaway Jr. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.

Dr. Sam Davis of Beulah Grove in Augusta will be guest minister.

Thankful Baptist Church will hold an appreciation service for the Rev. Berry Rogers and wife, Glenice, Sunday, Jan. 22.

Sunday School will be at 10 a.m. followed by worship service at 11 a.m.

The Rev. Charles Utley and members of McElmurray Spring Baptist Church will be in charge of services.

The public is invited. First Baptist - Waynesboro

Murray Tilles of Light Of Messiah Ministries in Atlanta will relay to us what it really means to love the Jewish people 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, at

First Baptist Church in Waynesboro.

Church news may be emailed to truecitizennews@live.com, faxed to 706- 554- 2437 or dropped off at our East Sixth Street office. Our deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday. In the event of limited space, announcements will be published on a first-received basis.

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