Baha'i News -- Area church roundup Story last updated at 9:07 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2002

Area church roundup

Friendship Christian
Friendship Christian Church, 285 Tallassee Road, will conclude its series of talks on religions of the world at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Resource Center for Faith Development. Sohayl Moshtael will make a presentation on the Baha'i faith. The program is free. For more information, call (706) 548-3474.

Living Word
   BOGART -- The Women's Ministry Team of Living Word Baptist Church, 2761 U.S. Highway 78, will host a free brunch for the Single Again Ministry at 10:30 a.m. June 1. This ministry seeks to reach out to all single mothers, divorcees and widows in the community.
   All ''single again'' ladies are encouraged to participate. Child care will be provided with a reservation. For more information or to register for child care, call Donna at (706) 769-2664 by May 26.

Little Valley Baptist
   NICHOLSON -- The deaconesses of Little Valley Baptist Church, 4999 New Kingsbridge Road, will celebrate their 14th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Mary Ashhurst of Riverdale will deliver the message. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m.

Poplar Spring Baptist
   JEFFERSON -- Poplar Spring Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Family and Friends Day during the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The message will be delivered by Pastor Stanley Mayweather. Everyone is invited.

Bethesda Temple Apostolic
   The Bethesda Temple Apostolic Faith Church of Athens, 101 Whitehead Road, will celebrate 22 years of service by District Elder Will Stewart and Phyllis Stewart at 4 p.m. Sunday. Services will continue May 23-26 with weekday services beginning at 7:30 p.m. and weekend services at 4 p.m.
   Guest speakers will include Elder Robert Williams, Decatur, Elder Tommy Moment, the Rev. Dr. Arthur Carson, Atlanta, Suffragen Bishop Willie B. Mitchell, Atlanta, and Elder Rudolph Brown.
   For more information, contact Martha Rucker at (706) 546-9153.

Community Baptist
   ILA -- Community Baptist Church will host gospel singers Naomi and The Segos of Centerville at 7 p.m. June 1. In her 43rd year of full-time ministry, Naomi Sego is considered one of the living legends of gospel music.
   For more information or directions, contact Jerry Patrick at (706) 795-2252 or Jerry Stoyle at (706) 795-2528.

Zion Hill Baptist
   CARNESVILLE -- Zion Hill Baptist Church will hold a missionary program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker for the occasion will be Evangelist Vanessa Smith, first lady of Neals Grove Baptist Church in Commerce. All churches are invited.

Black's Creek Baptist
   COMMERCE -- Frankie Harder of Hendersonville, N.C. will conduct a singing at Black's Creek Baptist Church today, beginning at 7 p.m. The church is located off Highway 98 on Black's Creek Church Road, just outside of Commerce.

Joy Baptist
   HULL -- Joy Baptist Church, 1135 Glen Carrie Road, will hold Vacation Bible School June 3-7, from 6:30-9 p.m. nightly. ''Faith Mountain -- An Extreme Adventure with Jesus'' will feature puppets, adventure stories, crafts and surprises. For more information, call (706) 548-1159.

Mount Pleasant Baptist
   Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will honor its pastor, the Rev. Abraham Mosley, for 28 years of dedicated service on Sunday. The Rev. David Batts, pastor of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church will deliver the 8 a.m. message. The Rev. Parnell Mosley, pastor of New Emmanuel Baptist Church, Atlanta, will bring the 11 a.m. message. The Mount Pleasant Ensemble will provide music.

Fairfield Baptist
   DANIELSVILLE -- Fairfield Baptist Church, U.S. Highway 29, will sponsor a program entitled ''Emphasizing Women's Ministry'' during the 11:30 a.m. service Sunday. The guest speaker will be Minister Robin Wright of Timothy Baptist Church.

Mount Calvary
   COMMERCE -- The members of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 96 Martin Luther King Drive, will celebrate the third anniversary of the Rev. W.R. Brown on Sunday.
   The Rev. Service Hurst of Chestnut Grove will deliver the 11 a.m. message. Lunch will follow. The celebration will continue at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Hutchins and the Timothy Baptist Church family as special guests.

Mars Hill Baptist
   The graduating class of Oconee County High School will have its baccalaureate service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Mars Hill Baptist Church. Many seniors from across the county and different churches will lead the service along with special music from the OCHS Combined Chorus. The Rev. Mike Ricks, youth minister at Briarwood Baptist Church, will deliver the message.

New Dorsey Tabernacle
   The New Dorsey Tabernacle Baptist Church, Mulberry St., will celebrate its 105th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Mark Weaver, pastor of Ebenezer East and Summer Hill Baptist churches. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m.

Summer Hill Baptist
   The Male Chorus of Summer Hill Baptist Church will celebrate its second anniversary at 6:30 p.m. today.

Calvary Baptist
   COMMERCE -- The Gospel Enforcers will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, Hospital Road.

Huff Grove Baptist
   Huff Grove Baptist Church will hold a missionary program at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. For more information, call Sister Mary Sewell at (706) 543-0826 or the church at (706) 354-1461.

Freedom Church of God
   Freedom Church of God, Neese-Commerce Road, will present a big-screen family movie at 6 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. Titled ''The Ride,'' the movie is an action film about a rodeo cowboy. Admission is free and soft drinks and popcorn will be provided.

Waggoners Grove Baptist
   COLBERT -- The Rev. Roy Thomas Sr. and Waggoners Grove Baptist Church will celebrate the church's 147th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Winfrey Hope and the congregation of Ebenezer Baptist Church West will be the special guests.

Eagle's Nest
   ILA -- The X-Stream Teen Center of Eagle's Nest Christian Fellowship, Georgia Highway 106, will be open from 6-9 p.m. today. All teenagers are invited and everything is free. Activities include foosball, air hockey, ping pong, music and drama. Free nachos and drinks are provided.
   The center is directed by Paul Goodwin of In Your Face Youth Ministries. For more information, call (706) 789-3408.

Tuckston UMC
   Tuckston United Methodist Church, 4175 Lexington Road, will hold a service of healing prayer at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. All with prayer needs are welcome to attend.

Ila Men's Fellowship
   ILA -- The Ila Men's Fellowship will meet at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Ila Restaurant, Georgia Highway 106, for breakfast and fellowship. This month's speaker will be the Rev. Tim Garrett, pastor of Freedom Church of God, Commerce.
   The fellowship is non-denominational and meets on the third Sunday of each month. All men of the community are invited to attend.

Mars Hill Baptist
   WATKINSVILLE -- Mars Hill Baptist Church, 2661 Mars Hill Road, will sponsor a Men & Boys Camping Adventure June 7-8 at Camp Tugaloo in Toccoa. Activities will include devotionals, fishing, canoeing and more.
   The cost is $22.50 per person and covers lodging, food and all activities. Registration will continue through May 26. For more information, call (706) 548-6962 or visit the church Web site at

Shepherds' Fellowship
   Shepherds' Fellowship will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Church of God, 2150 Lexington Road. The theme will be ''The Positive Force of the Church in the City'' and will feature a panel made up of several Athens leaders including Dr. Lewis Holloway, superintendent for the Clarke County School District, the Rev. Tommy York, program coordinator and chaplain in the Clarke County Sheriff's Department, and a spokesperson from the business sector.
   Shepherds' Fellowship is a inter-denominational ministry of pastors, ministers and their spouses ministering to each other. For more information, call (706) 369-7090.

New Bethel
   ROYSTON -- New Bethel Congregational Holiness Church, will celebrate homecoming Sunday with guest speaker Bozie Green of Jefferson. Singing services will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Heaven Song. Worship will follow at 11:30 a.m. A covered-dish dinner will be held after services on the church grounds.

   Dial-A-Prayer speakers for the week of May 20-26 are:
   Monday, Dr. E.C. Sheehan, president of Sheehan Ministries, Macon; Tuesday, the Rev. T.M. Rice, pastor of Level Grove Baptist Church, Cornelia; Wednesday, Robert H. Scruton, president of Dial-A-Prayer Ministries, Maysville; Thursday, the Rev. Eugene Murray, At Home With the Lord!; Friday, the Rev. Earl Newell, At Home With the Lord!; Saturday, Dr. Gerrald Mitten, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson; Sunday, Darrell Kinsey, choir director at Jefferson Presbyterian Church.
   To receive messages, call (706) 652-2021 or nationwide toll-free at (877) 337-7785.

Hurricane Grove Baptist
   COMMERCE -- Hurricane Grove Baptist Church, 710 Apple Valley Road, will celebrate its choir's anniversary at 3 p.m. June 2. Area choirs are invited.

Gospel Barn
   DANIELSVILLE -- The Danielsville Gospel Barn will hold a gospel singing at 7 p.m. today. Featured singers include Kyle Baber of Winder, The Songsters of Royston and Heaven Sent of Cornelia. Admission is free. For more information, call George Muller at (706) 788-3304 or Jeanie Edwards at (706) 795-2274.

Grace Fellowship
   Grace Fellowship Church of God, 1120 Malcom Bridge Road, will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Sunday. Sunday School will begin at 9:15 a.m. followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Paul Walker will be the guest speaker. For more information, call (706) 769-4001.

Morton Chapel Baptist
   Morton Chapel Baptist Church, 2005 Morton Road, will celebrate Youth Day Sunday. The Rev. Greg Wright, assistant pastor at Timothy Baptist Church will deliver the message at 11:30 a.m.

Colbert Grove Baptist
   COLBERT -- Colbert Grove Baptist Church will hold a dedication service for the new sanctuary at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Roy Wade, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Hull, will be the guest speaker.

Winterville First Baptist
   WINTERVILLE -- The Sonshine Children's Choir of Winterville First Baptist Church, 305 N. Church St., will present a new children's musical entitled ''Jailhouse Rock'' at 7 p.m. Sunday in the church sanctuary. The choir is made up of children in grades 1-6. The program is free.

Victory Baptist
   Victory Baptist Church, 4030 Danielsville Road, will hold a gospel singing at 7 p.m. today. The featured singers will be The Songmasters of Cumming, Admission is free. For more information, call Elmer Butler at (706) 353-1748.

Greater Athens Church of God
   Greater Athens Church of God, 565 Tallassee Road, will host free weight loss classes at 5:30 p.m. Sundays. The classes will be taught by a registered nurse. For more information, contact Debra Williams at (770) 867-6095.

Solid Rock Baptist
   The Williams Family will be in concert at Solid Rock Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday.

High Shoals UMC
   HIGH SHOALS -- High Shoals United Methodist Church, Georgia Highway 186, will hold homecoming services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Dinner on the grounds will follow, and everyone is invited to bring a covered dish. For information, contact Dorothy Griffith at (706) 769-6191.

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