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Church News: Valentine’s party at Liberty Baptist

Liberty Baptist Church, at 3043 High Falls Road, Jackson, will be hosting several events this month and next.

• Feb. 15: A youth Valentine’s party starts at 6:30 p.m. The event will include food, fun and games for youth ages 5 to 17.

• Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.: The movie “Courageous” will be shown at Liberty Baptist Church. The screening is free to the community.

• Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.: A churchwide planning meeting and meal. Enjoy discussions and pizza.

• March 17: Liberty Baptist Church will host a barbecue plate building fundraiser. Tickets will be $8 (with drink, $8.50). Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Call the church office and leave a message for tickets at (770) 775-6623 or call (770) 775-4396. For more information about the church, visit libertybaptisthighfallsrd.vpweb.com.

Jackson UMC

The Fifty-Plus Club of Jackson United Methodist Church will meet on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 12 p.m. Fifty-Plus is open to all members of the community. Call (770) 775-7714.

The Wesley Circle of the United Methodist Women will meet in the Gathering Room of the fellowship hall at 7 p.m., on Feb. 20. All ladies of the church are invited.

The church will hold an Academy Awards party Sunday, Feb. 26 with red carpet/silent auction at 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 8 p.m. Black tie is optional. The event is $25 per couple, $15 for individuals and $90 for a table of eight. Call (770) 775-7238.

The Mary Buttrill School will have an art gala on March 23, in the fellowship hall of the church. Children will present their art work and will perform. Tickets for adults are $10. No charge for children. The event will start at 7 p.m. Call the Mary Buttrill School at (770) 504-1281 for information.

Wednesday Morning Bible Studies are held each Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m., in the Parrish House, next to the church. All are invited.

Light House Baptist

Light House Baptist Church is having a movie night on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., featuring a screening of the movie “Courageous.” The public is invited. For more information, contact the church at (770) 775-9123.

For a copy of services from Light House Baptist Church, call (770) 775-9122 or e-mail anmchapman@gmail.com.

On the first Monday of the month at 10 a.m., the home school will be having a singing, activities, and devotion. The home school also has arts and crafts. Light House Baptist Church is located at 180 Shiloh Road, Jackson. Call (770) 775-9123.

Joshua’s Place

Joshua’s Place will be hosting a chicken-que Feb. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the church. All proceeds go toward the Fearless Women’s Conference and AMP Youth.

The church will also be having a movie night on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., featuring the movie “Courageous.” Admission is free.

The Fearless Women’s Conference will be held March 8-10. The theme this year is “Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone.” It will feature worship leader Catherine Mullins along with speaker June Evans.

For more details and to register visit www.joshuasplace.com or call (770) 504-8551. All churches are welcome. The conference is open to the community.

Joshua’s Place is located at 146 Stark Road, Jackson.

Faith Tabernacle

On Feb. 18, the Prayer Warriors of Faith Tabernacle First Deliverance Church will host their annual Red and White Valentine’s Banquet. The cost is $15 per single and $25 per couple. The event will be at the Butts County Recreation Center, on Ernest Biles Drive in Jackson. Contact Yvonne Johnson at (678) 774-8162 for more information.

The church is located at 216 East Ball Road, Jackson.

Zion Missionary Baptist

The Zion Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Valentine’s banquet on Saturday, Feb. 18 in the church fellowship hall. The theme is “An Evening of Elegance” and the colors are red, white, black and silver. There will be a crowning of Mr. and Mrs. Zion followed by games, door prizes and a meal.

The church is located at 709 South Mulberry Street, Jackson.

Israel Temple

On Feb. 19, Israel Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, at 285 East First Street in Jackson, will celebrate 145 years of service to the Butts County community with a service at 2:30 p.m. Special guests will be the Rev. Lionel Wilson and the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Locust Grove.

For more information, call Mozal Mayfield at (770) 294-7712 or Stephanie Head at (404) 783-6513.

Jackson Presbyterian

Jackson Presbyterian Church will have a guest pastor, Steve Crocker, Feb. 19 filling in for Pastor Becky Baker.

Ash Wednesday service begins at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 22. Regular services will resume Feb. 26. Jackson Presbyterian also has a weekly Tuesday night family dinner ($5 for adults and free for school children) and Bible study with Youth Chill and Sprouts classes as well as an adult class.

Jackson Presbyterian Church hosts Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., and church service at 11 a.m. It is located at 240 N. Oak St., off the square in Jackson. For more information call (770) 775-5683 or visit www.jacksonpresbyterian.org.

Ole Country

The Ole Country Church, at 2649 Ga. Highway 155 N., McDonough, will hold its Third Sunday Night Singing on Feb. 19 at 6 p.m., featuring The Greesons. Nursery care will be provided.

Friendship Baptist Church

Friendship Baptist Church will be celebrating its annual Men’s Day Service on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m.

Pastor T.J. Head and the Laodicea Baptist Church family will be the guests.

Friendship is located at 363 N. McKibben Street in Jackson. The

Rev. Christopher Cleveland serves as pastor.

Abundant Life

S.P.A Ministry will present “A Time Of Refreshing” Women’s Conference Feb. 24 and 25, at Abundant Life church. The special speaker will be Tanya Croone.

Admission is $25 per person, with groups of 10 or more paying $20 per person.

For more information or to register, call the church office or visit www.abundantlifejackson.

Beginning March 31, the church will be launching its Saturday night service.

Abundant Life is located at 104 Dub Walker Road, Jackson. Call (770) 775-4838.

South River

The South River Baptist Church, which is located at 124 Collier Road, Jackson, will hold its 11th Youth and Young Adult Choir’s Anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Several youth choirs, groups and soloists from the surrounding communities have been invited.

Gospel of Christ

On Sunday, Feb. 26 at 12:30 p.m., the Gospel of Christ Women’s Department will host its annual Women’s Day Program. The theme will be “ Women of Praise say Hallelujah.” All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Felicia Moore at (770) 775-2340 or Alesia Greer at (770) 775-9340.

First Baptist

The AWANA Grand Prix Race at Jackson First Baptist Church will be on Saturday, March 10. Contact Lisa Wilder at (770) 775-3102 for questions regarding workshops.

First Baptist Church of Jackson’s senior pastor, Dr. Joe Bufford, is currently preaching a series on Sunday mornings entitled, “God Grace.” It is rebroadcast on WJGA 92.1 FM at 1:30 p.m.

The “Via Dolorosa” passion performance organization meeting and speaking roles sign-up will be Sunday at 4 p.m. The performances dates are March 30, 31 and April 1. See Trish Jordan for details.

For more information on any of these events, contact the church office at (770) 775-3102. First Baptist is located at 1227 West Third Street, across the street from Ingles Supermarket.

Healing Restoring

The Healing Restoring Compassion Ministry will be hosting the Harvest is Now Ready Revival 2012 from Feb. 26 to March 4. Services are held Sundays at 3:30 p.m., and weekdays at 7:30 p.m. The ministry is located at 244 Beersheba Church Road, in Locust Grove.

First Baptist, Zebulon

The First Baptist Church of Zebulon is sponsoring a “Couples at the Beach” retreat May 4-7. Get away from the kids, the office and the pressures of home and enjoy a weekend in Mexico Beach, Fla. Fish, shop, eat fresh Gulf seafood while, at the same time, strengthening your marriage. Renew your vows on Cape San Blas, voted America’s most beautiful beach. For a free informational brochure, call Dr. Ed Hoard at (678) 920-8986 or contact Ed on Facebook.

The Way

The Way Fellowship of Believers meets every Sunday evening at 5 p.m., at Bombero Grill, at 112 West Second Street, Jackson. For more information, call (678) 222-8007 or visit www.theway-jackson.com.

CrossOver Ministries

CrossOver Ministries holds services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday nights at 6 p.m. Youth services are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. CrossOver Ministries has a food pantry open every Wednesday from 9 a.m., to 2 p.m. The church is located at 2702 Ga. Highway 16 West, Jackson. Call (770) 504-8649 for more information.

Sardis Baptist

Sardis Baptist Church, at 2120 Keys Ferry Road, McDonough, is hosting regular services at the church including Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service Sundays at 11 a.m., and Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Pastor Robert Mays and the membership welcome everyone.

For more information, call (770) 954-3335.

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