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Church News: First Baptist Awana resumes Wednesday

First Baptist Church of Jackson’s Awana group will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Choir members are invited and encouraged to meet with the Praise Band on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m., in the sanctuary, for a "walk through" of the upcoming Sunday service.

LifeLine Screening for early detection of stroke risk will be conducted at First Baptist of Jackson on Monday, Jan. 16. The cost is $60 for any one vascular screening or $149 for all five tests. Pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited. Call the church office for more information.

Offering envelopes for 2012 are now available in the hallway by the church office.

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.

Towaliga Baptist

The Ugandan Thunder concert originally scheduled for Jan. 8 at Towaliga Baptist Church has been rescheduled for a later date. Check www.towaligabaptistchurch.net for updates. The church is located at 160 Towaliga Church Road, Jackson. Call (770) 775-2036

Ole Country

The Ole Country Church, at 2649 Ga. Highway 155 N., McDonough, will hold a singing Jan. 8 at 6 p.m., with the Heirborn Quartet. This will take the place of the third Sunday night singing for the month of January. Nursery will be provided.

Abundant Life

Prayer and fasting for the upcoming year will be Jan. 8-29, Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m., during the fast, at Abundant Life church.

Courageous Small Group with Ryan Rigsby will be Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

Monday nights at 7 p.m., the church offers a Spanish Bible class and recovery classes.

The Men’s Dinner will be Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Fuel Kids Presents: “Living Inside Out” on Wednesdays starting Jan. 4.

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

Faithwalkers

Faithwalkers Church Ministry, at 353 Freeman Road in Forsyth, will host a singing on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. The singing will feature the Gospel Travelers, as well as the Faithwalkers and visitors. Call (478) 994-0705.

Zion Missionary

The United Coalition of Jackson will host the 26th annual King Holiday Celebration Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m., at Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 709 S. Mulberry Street, in Jackson. The speaker of the hour will be Dr. John H. Carter, a retired vice president at AT&T and a Thomaston native. For more information, call Robert Green at (678) 371-3271.

Joshua’s Place

Beginning Jan. 1, Joshua’s Place will be having a miracle service on the first Sunday night of the month. Visit www.joshuasplace.com for more information.

Joshua’s Place will host its Fearless Women's Conference March 8-10. The speaker will be June Evans. All ladies in the community are invited. Check the web site for more information.

Evans will also be speaking at Joshua's Place Jan. 8, during the morning service at 10:30 a.m.

Prayer is held every weekday morning at 6 a.m., and Friday nights at 7 p.m.

The church is located at 146 Stark Road, Jackson. Call (770) 504-8551.

Jackson Presbyterian

Jackson Presbyterian Church holds Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., and church service at 11 a.m. Pastor Becky Baker’s sermon series for the Advent season is “Making Space for God.” Jackson Presbyterian is located at 240 N. Oak Street, off the square in Jackson. For more information, call (770) 775-5683 or visit the web site at www.jacksonpresbyterian.org.

House of God

The International House of God is located on Mulberry Street, in the Kiwanis building, across from Jimmy’s Steak and Seafood. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and worship services are at 11 a.m. The pastor is Elder James Nelson Thomas. The elect-lady is Sister Juanita Thomas. For more information, call (770) 354-1595.

Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul Christian Center has a new location, at 722 Macon Ave., in Jackson. Sunday school, at 9:30 a.m., is taught by Terry Burge. Morning worship, at 10:30 a.m., is led by Andy and Connie McDowell, before a word from Pastor Mike Burge. Call (770) 775-5847.

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