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Sept. 4-9

St. Luke A.M.E. has homecoming & revival

St. Luke A.M.E., Church will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. Rev. C.W. Dumas Sr. will be the messenger. Dinner will be served immediately afterward. Prayer night will be Monday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Revival will begin on Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 6-9 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Rev. D. L. Driver of Shiloh Baptist Church in Barnesville will be the revivalist.

Sept. 7

St. Peter the Rock Catholic has RCIA classes

St. Peter the Rock Catholic Church, 3594 Barnesville Highway, The Rock (Thomaston) invites everyone to masses and RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation For Adults) classes. An inquiry into the Catholic faith and RCIA program will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. (after 6:30 p.m. mass) for those interested in learning about the Catholic faith. For more information, contact Deacon Tom Kretzmer or office Manager Bernadette Luger at 706-648-2599.

Sept. 8

Coach Bob Hoffman to speak at Bethany Baptist

Bethany Baptist Church Men’s Brotherhood, 365 Pea Ridge Rd, Bolingbroke, and the Rev. Jimmy Corbitt, will have a special program on Thursday, Sept. 8. They invite men and high-school age young men to dinner and to hear Coach Bob Hoffman, men’s basketball coach at Mercer University and an inspirational and motivational speaker. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall prior to his speaking.

Sept. 10

Mt. Zion UMC has yard sale

 Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Hwy. South 41, Smarr will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at its pavilion. The yard sale is a fundraiser for service team projects. Come for fabulous finds and treasures galore.

Maynard Baptist honors Public Safety personnel

Maynard Baptist Church, 1195 Juliette Road, Forsyth invites all public safety organizations serving Monroe County and their families for a Family Fun Day to honor their bravery and dedication to the citizens of Monroe County on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Church grounds. Lunch will be provided by the Church, along with the picnic, prizes and games for all ages. Bring towels for the Soak Zone and water slide.

Sept. 11

Mt. Pleasant Baptist has Family & Friends Day

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will celebrate its Annual Family and Friends Day Sunday, Sept 11, at 11 a.m. Rev. Hosie Waters will bring the message. Everyone is invited.

Greenville AME has Family & Friends Day

Greenville A.M.E. Church, 1360 Lindsey Rd., Forsyth will have Family & Friends Day on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m. The guest guest minister will be Rev. Dexter Jordan of Stone Creek Baptist Church.

Sept. 11-14

Kynette UMC has homecoming & revival

Kynette United Methodist Church and Pastor Jamaar Pye invite everyone to Annual Homecoming and Revival Services. Homecoming service will be Sunday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. Pastor Jamaar Pye will deliver the message. Revival services begin Monday, Sept. 12 - Wednesday Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The revivalist for the week is Rev. Eddie F. Collier, pastor of Towaliga County Line Baptist Church, Jackson.

Sept. 12-15

ENCOUNTER Area-Wide Revival

Churches of Centennial Baptist Association and the Upson County Ministerial Association are joining together for a series of revival meetings at the Rock Ranch Sept. 12-15. What began as a burden to see people come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord has become a movement. The hope is that people will have more than a religious experience and ENCOUNTER Jesus in a life-changing way; that they will walk away with purpose and hope and eternal life. Beginning at 7 p.m. each night, worship will be led by a team of music ministers from churches followed by a message from Evangelist Jon Reed. Arrive early to allow time for parking and taking the shuttle to Truett’s Barn. Childcare will be provided for ages 5 and under. The Rock Ranch will be selling concessions prior to each service. For more information, go to centennialbaptistassociation.com/encounter or call 706-647-4959. Churches are encouraged to become a part of ENCOUNTER. Be sure to ask about “The Most Important Day.”

Sept. 17

Wrights Grove Baptist holds golf tournament

Wrights Grove Baptist Church of Forsyth will sponsor an 18-hole scramble golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Forsyth Golf Course, 400 Country Club Drive. Tee time is 9 a.m. There will be cash prizes, and lunch and refreshments will be served. Hole Sponsorship is $100; entry fee is $65 per golfer (4 Person Team). The deadline for entry and sponsorships is Sept. 17. For more information, contact Robert Moore @ 478-957-6718; James Crawford @ 478-994-6484; Terence Stone @ 478-775-3314; Larry Johnson @ 478-957-6677; Rick Shannon @ 478-550-7431

Sept. 18

Hopewell UMC has Choir Anniversary

Hopewell United Methodist Church, 483 Hopewell Road, Forsyth and Rev. Jamaar Pye invite everyone to join in celebrating its Annual Choir Anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. The theme is “Singing, Preaching and Praising God.” The guest speaker will be Rev. Ricky Wright and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Musella. Sister Bessie Mays will be Mistress of Ceremonies.

St. Paul AME has Annual Men’s Day

The men of St. Paul A.M.E. Church on Rumble Road invite all to be a part of the Annual Men’s Day Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Jamal Pye, pastor of the Forsyth Parrish United Methodist Church, Forsyth, will be God’s Messenger. Join the renewal of commitment to God and community.

Tessie Hall Baptist has 7th Anniversary Appreciation

The Tessie Hall Baptist Church family invites everyone to the 7th Anniversary Appreciation for Minister Lesia Haygood Atwater on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. Pastor Henry D. Leonard and the Wrights Grove Baptist Church family will be special guests.

Sept. 18-22

Union Hill Missionary Baptist has homecoming & revival

Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church invites everyone to its Homecoming and Revival beginning Sunday, Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. L.J. London of The New Jerusalem Temple Baptist Church in Detroit will be guest revivalist for the week. Revival services will be Monday, Sept. 19 - Thursday, Sept. 22 beginning at 7:15 p.m. The public is invited.

Sept. 21

Food Bank distribution will be at Christ UMC

Christ United Methodist Church and other local church members, in conjunction with Circle of Care, will distribute food packages provided by the Macon Food Bank on Wed., Sept. 21. Volunteers to help unload the truck and/or assemble and distribute food are needed at 10 a.m. at Christ United Methodist, 417 North Frontage Road (next to the Farm Bureau). Recipients need advance approval to receive this once a month food distribution. Contact Circle of Care at 478-994-4939 for eligibility. For additional information, call Christ UMC at 478-994-1232 or Circle of Care.

Sept. 24

Yard Sale to benefit Paran Baptist Cemetery

There will be a yard sale to benefit the Paran Baptist Church Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon at Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Frontage Road, Forsyth. Come shop for furniture (including dressers and beds), kids’ clothes, quilts, home decor and more. There will be a bounce house for the children, too. The Paran Baptist Church Cemetery on Hwy. 42 North in Forsyth was established in 1855 and funds are needed for its upkeep and preservation. Donations for the yard sale are welcomed. Email kellycasey@bellsouth.net if you would like to contribute in any way.

Sept. 25

Little Rogers C.M.E. Male Choir has 23rd anniversary

The Male Choir of Little Rogers C.M.E. Church, 9754 Thomaston Road, Macon invites everyone to join the fellowship of its 23rd anniversary of singing and praising the Lord through songs. The Anniversary celebration will be Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2:30 p.m.

New Pine Grove Baptist has homecoming

New Pine Grove Baptist Church, 2455 hwy. 42 South, Forsyth invites all to Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 25. Worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. The guest speaker is Rev. Danny Parker, and Lizella Bluegrass will provide music. Dinner on the grounds will follow; bring favorite side dishes to complement the meat and beverages provided by the church.

Sept. 25, 27-29

Wrights Grove Baptist has homecoming & revival

Wrights Grove Baptist Church, 3056 Old Atlanta Hwy; Forsyth invites everyone to its Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 25 beginning at 10 a.m. with Baptism followed by the worship service 11 a.m.  Pastor Henry D. Leonard, Sr. will deliver the Word of God for this celebration. A three night revival will follow Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. nightly.

Bishop Keith Hodges, pastor of Gathering of Champions International Cathedral of Marietta, will be the revivalist.

Ongoing

Kingdom Builders will help local homeowners

Homeowners who wish assistance with repairs may pick up a Kingdom Builder application at Circle of Care or participating churches in Monroe County. Members of the community may join the effort by volunteering and/or donating for materials and tools. Applications will be accepted during August. Work will be done in October during Fall school break.

The potential to directly assist those in need in the community is limited only by community support through service, donations and prayers. For more information, contact John Knox throughout Forsyth United Methodist Church, 478-994-5706.

Pleasant Grove Christain School starts basketball program

Pleasant Grove Christian School, 1967 Hwy, 16 East, Jackson is offering a basketball sports program for boys and girls 8th-12th grade. For more information, call 770-845-6898.