Religious events
Religion events

From Staff Reports

   Race unity rally
   The Baha'i Community of Athens-Clarke County will host a "Power of Race Unity" reception recognizing Athens-Clarke community leaders at 6:30 p.m. today in the reception hall at Tate Student Center on the University of Georgia campus. The reception will include a speaker, music and dance performances, and refreshments. For more information, contact the Baha'i Community at P.O. Box 5304, Athens, 30604.
   
   Joy Baptist Church
   HULL - Joy Baptist Church, 1135 Glenn Carrie Road, will start a Sunday evening summer concert series at 6 p.m. Sunday with Ernie Haase of the Cathedral Quartet. Becky Gay, a recent contestant on the WMSL Babby Mason contest will be featured July 12, and the 1997 Mason contest winner, Sheila Parnell, will be featured Aug. 9. All concerts are free and open to the public; a love offering will be taken at each.
   
   Prince Ave. Baptist
   Prince Avenue Baptist Church, 595 Prince Ave., is enrolling a group to attend an Institute of Basic Life Principals seminar with Bill Gothard on July 20-25 at the Gwinnett County Civic Center. June 10 is the deadline to register for group rates; for information about rates and transportation, call the church at (706) 353-1985.
   The seminar will cover topics such as breaking bad habits; restoring marriages; dealing with guilt; resolving anger, bitterness, fear and feelings of inferiority; conflicts with parents; keys to success; gaining true friendships; happiness and financial freedom.
   Prince Avenue Baptist will host a vacation Bible school, "StarQuest, A Galactic Good News Adventure," from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for children from ages 3 through rising sixth-graders. For information, contact Holly Thaxton at (706) 353-1985.
   The church will host a men's and father-and-son cookout at 2-6 p.m. June 20 at Sandy Creek Park, pavilion 2. The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 10 and under. Activities will include horseshoes, swimming, fishing, tennis, basketball and a father-son softball tournament. Tickets are available at the information center in the church atrium starting Sunday.
   There will be a Legacy Builders men's rally after the evening service June 21 in the Youth Room. It will feature a cake-baking contest and fellowship. The guest preacher will be Darrell Robinson, special assistant to the vice president for evangelization of the North American Mission Board.
   
   Joy Baptist Church
   HULL - Joy Baptist Church, Glenn Carrie Road, will host a "Hooked on Jesus" vacation Bible school from 6:45-9 p.m. Monday through Friday featuring puppets, adventure stories and crafts. For more information, call (706) 548-1159.
   
   Gateway Methodist
   Gateway United Methodist Church, 349 Jefferson River Road, will host a vacation Bible school, "Aloha! From the Son Light Island," from 9 a.m. to noon June 22-26 for children from ages 3-12. Activities will include Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks and songs. For more information, call (706) 549-5947.
   
   Maysville Baptist
   MAYSVILLE - Maysville Baptist Church will host a vacation Bible school, "StarQuest, A Galactic Good News Adventure," from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday for children from ages 3 through high-school seniors. For information, call (706) 652-2228.
   
   Green Acres Baptist
   Green Acres Baptist Church, 2085 Barnett Shoals Road, will host a vacation Bible school, "StarQuest, A Galactic Good News Adventure," from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for children from ages 3 through fifth grade. For information or to pre-register, call (706) 549-1925.
   
   Brockton Road Baptist
   JEFFERSON - Brockton Road Baptist Church, 2675 Brockton Road, will host a vacation Bible school, "StarQuest, A Galactic Good News Adventure," from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 21-25 for children from ages 2 through high school. Transportation will be available. For information, call (706) 367-5801, (706) 367-8299 or (706) 652-2867.
   
   Emmanuel Episcopal
   Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 498 Prince Ave., will host a baptism and confirmation service Sunday with the Right Rev. Frank K. Allan, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. There will be a reception after the 10:30 a.m. service to greet Allan and the confirmands.
   
   New Dorsey Baptist
   New Dorsey Baptist Church will host revival services at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Clarence Moore, pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Augusta.
   
   First Christian Church
   First Christian Church, 268 W. Dougherty St., will host a vacation Bible school from 6-8 p.m. June 22-26. For more information, contact the church office at (706) 549-1915.
   
   Central Presbyterian
   Central Presbyterian Church, 380 Alps Road, will host a vacation Bible school for children from ages 3 through fifth grade from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. For more information, call (706) 549-9284.
   
   St. Mary's Baptist
   St. Mary's Baptist Church, 1850 Danielsville Road, will host a "Give Back to the Community" rally from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the church. The rally is free and open to the public, and will feature free clothing, toys, food and more for those in need.
   
   
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