Church News: Valentine's banquets at Liberty Baptist

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

On Wednesday, Feb. 9, Liberty Baptist Church will hold a Valentine's banquet at the church for all youth ages 5 through teen. Liberty Baptist will hold a churchwide Valentine's banquet Feb. 13 after the 11 a.m. service. There will be no afternoon service on this day.

The outreach program is sponsoring a coupon class Feb. 24. This class is open to anyone who would like to come and learn how to save. It will be taught by a "coupon expert," Melanie Bramlett, and is $20 per person. Each person will receive coupons and other items. To sign up call Lisa Drew at (478) 994-4422 or Rhonda Smith at (478) 994-8157.

Liberty Baptist is located at 3043 High Falls Road, Jackson. Visit libertybaptisthighfallsrd.vpweb.com or call (770) 775-6623.

Abundant Life

Abundant Life church, at 104 Dub Walker Road in Jackson, will hold its Second Annual Valentine's Day Banquet Saturday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person.

Life Connection Small Group classes are Sunday nights at 6 p.m.

Call (770) 775-4838 or visit www.AbundantLifeJackson.com.

Gospel of Christ

On Saturday, Feb. 12, the Gospel of Christ YPWW Committee will sponsor its annual Red & White Banquet at 7 p.m., in the A&B Conference Room, located at 576 Ernest Biles Drive, Jackson. The cost is $20 per person. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Alesia Greer at (770) 775-9340.

On Saturday, Feb. 26, the GOC Educational Fund is sponsoring its annual Black History Program. Contact Helen Smith at (678) 332-7871 or Alesia Greer at (770) 775-9340 to participate.

On Sunday, Feb. 27, the GOC Women's Department will host its annual Women's Day Program at 12 p.m. For more information contact Alesia Greer at (770) 775-9340.

Jackson UMC

The United Methodist Women, of Jackson United Methodist Church, will meet at the home of Anne O'Neal on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. All women of the church are invited.


50-Plus group will meet on Feb. 17 at 12 p.m., for lunch and a program. Call (770) 775-7714. 50-Plus is open to all members of the community. Reservations are requested in order to know the number to prepare for lunch.

Wednesday night dinners are at 6 p.m. A donation of $4 is requested and all are welcome to come. The church is located on East Third Street.

Powerhouse Apostolic

Powerhouse Apostolic Church of Promise is holding a three-night-per-week revival over six weeks from Jan. 19 to March 4. Each week, programs will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, beginning at 7:30 p.m., each night. The church is located at 3659 Brownlee Road, Forsyth. For more information, call Jennifer Taylor at (404) 219-1887.

Joshua's Place

Joshua's Place, at 146 Stark Road in Jackson, will host a Fearless Women's Conference Feb. 10-12, with special guest speakers, Lee Grady and Germaine Copeland. Worship will be led by Rob and Deb Moore.

Visit joshuasplace.com for more information and to register.

Revival is held at Joshua's Place every Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Breakfast and connect group service is Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m., and morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Prayer is held every weekday morning at 6 a.m., and Friday night at 7 p.m.

Call (770) 504-8551.

Rock Creek

Rock Creek Missionary Baptist Church of Jackson will hold a memorial service Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. The Rev. Robert Hodo and the Mt. Hope Baptist Church of Thomaston will be the guest speakers. There will also be a live CD and DVD recording with special guest gospel artist, L-Jaye, of Atlanta, and Rock Creek choirs in a musical performance.

Stark UMC

Stark United Methodist Church will host a Valentine's dinner Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. The cost is $12 per person. The cost includes dinner and entertainment by Bob Roberts. Purchase your tickets ahead of time. No tickets will be sold at the door. Stark UMC is located at 1097 Halls Bridge Road, Jackson.

Shiloh Missionary

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, at 492 Shiloh Road in Jenkinsburg, will celebrate the 131st anniversary of the church in a three-week-long event beginning Feb. 13, at 10 a.m., with Pastor Harry D. Sims bringing the morning message. The afternoon celebration, at 2:30 p.m., will be led by the Rev. L. Wilson and Bethlehem Church of Locust Grove. The festivities will continue on Sundays, Feb. 20 and 27, at 10 a.m., each day. Call (770) 775-1261.

Israel Temple

Israel Temple CME Church, at 285 East First Street in Jackson, is inviting the public to come celebrate its 144th Church Anniversary on Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Lamont Johnson and Shy Temple CME Church of Atlanta will be the special guests for this occasion.

Greater Bethel

Greater Bethel Community Church, at 604 N. Oak Street in Jackson, invites the public to help celebrate Pastor E.B. and First Lady Shirley Clemons' 10th Appreciation, from Feb. 18 to 20. Friday, Feb. 18, will feature Bishop Dante Smith, at the church at 7 p.m. There will be a banquet on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m., in the Hudgins Room at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce in McDonough, with speaker Bishop B.F. McKibben. The event will climax Sunday, Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m., at the church, with Pastor James Smith of Mt. Pleasant Church in Cork. For more information, or for tickets, call (404) 989-0212.

South River

South River Baptist Church holds worship services at 11 a.m., on the first, third and fourth Sundays, and at 8 a.m., on the second and fifth Sundays. Bible study is every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., and Sunday school is 10 a.m., on the first, third and fourth Sundays. The church is located at 124 Collier Road, Jackson.

Chief Cornerstone

Chief Cornerstone Ministries, at 248 Ga. Highway 87 in Flovilla, holds worship services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m., and 6 p.m. Bible study is on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m., and Thursday at 8 p.m. Prayer meeting is on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Call (770) 775-0270 or (678) 544-0678.

Victory Temple

Victory Temple Ministries, at 102 Cleveland Street in Locust Grove, holds services every Sunday at 8 a.m. Bible study is every second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call (678) 794-5963 or (770) 775-6582.

Friendship Baptist

Friendship Baptist Church, at 363 McKibben Street in Jackson, holds Sunday school every Sunday at 10 a.m., worship service every Sunday at 11 a.m., and Bible study every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul Christian Center Church is alive and well at 330 View Point Drive, Jackson. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday intercession is at 6 p.m., and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, call (678) 232-1628.

St. James Missionary

St. James Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2150 High Falls Road, Jackson, is now offering van pickup every Sunday morning to anyone wishing to attend church service that doesn't have feasible transportation. Contact Deacon Charles Watts at (678) 353-1055 the Saturday before, so that he will have time to plan his route.

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