Macedonia Baptist Church, at 151 Macedonia Church Road, Jackson, is hosting Kid XTREME sports and arts vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:45 p.m. July 14-17 for students from pre-K3 to fifth-grade. Register online at www.mbcjackson.org/KIDEXTREME.
Bethlehem Baptist Church, at 643 Bethlehem Road, Locust Grove, will host a back-to-school youth bash from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20. The event will include a backpack giveaway, and free food, music and health screenings. For more information, visit www.bbclg.org.
Friendship Baptist Church, at 363 Samuel Johnson Drive, Jackson, will host a Community Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20. The event will include food and a clothing share. Call 770-775-0315.
A praise and worship service at Liberty Baptist Church, at 3034 High Falls Road, Jackson, will be led by the Paul family at 6 p.m. July 20. The service will be followed by refreshments and fellowship.
The church will host a community-wide senior luncheon and bingo event at 11 a.m. July 27. There will also be singing and prayer time. For more information, call Brenda Crowe at 478-972-0730.
St. Mary, Mother of God
St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church, at 359 Old Griffin Road, Jackson, will host a blessing of the boats at 12 p.m. July 20 on Lake Jackson. Boats will anchor off 265 Shoreline Drive, Monticello.
The church will host a 20th anniversary celebration at 9 a.m. Aug. 5.
The church has Saturday mass at 5 p.m., and Sunday mass at 9 a.m. Religious education will resume at 10:20 a.m. Aug. 11 following the 9 a.m. mass.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy is daily at 3 p.m. Eucharistic adoration is Fridays from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., except for the first Fridays, when it is 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Reconciliation is the second and fourth Saturday from 4 to 4:45 p.m., and Thursdays and Fridays from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Anointing of the sick is the second weekend of the month following masses.
Laodicea Baptist Church, at 101 Westbrooks Road, Forsyth, will host a homecoming service at 10 a.m. July 21. The church will host a revival at 7:30 p.m. July 22-24. The guest speaker will be the Rev. J. Barrion of Brown Chapel Baptist Church in Forsyth. Call 478-994-7909.
The Friendship African Methodist Episcopal Church, at 2260 Ga. Highway 16 E., Jackson, will host its annual community youth lock-in beginning at 8 p.m. July 26. The event will include a “hot topics” discussion, games and movies. Dinner, snacks and breakfast will be included. Call 770-775-1105.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, at 144 Hope McClure Road, Jackson, will host its annual First Lady Luncheon from 2 to 5 p.m. July 27, honoring First Lady Sandy McClendon and other Butts County first ladies. Tickets are $20 each. Vendor space is available for $30. Colors are light turquoise, yellow and white. The theme is “Women of unwavering faith.” The guest speaker will be Pastor Gwenette Watson of New Faith Mission Non-denominational Church of Griffin.
Macedonia Missionary Baptist will host its annual homecoming service at 10 a.m. July 28.
A revival will be held at 7 p.m. July 29-31. The guest speaker July 29 will be Pastor Tracey Bridges of South River Baptist Church. The speaker July 30 will be Pastor Claude Franklin of Pleasant Grove Baptist in Griffin. The speaker July 31 will be Pastor Eddie Collier of Towaliga County Line Baptist Church.
Rock Creek Missionary
Rock Creek Missionary Baptist Church, at 2051 Ga. Highway 42, Flovilla, will host a tribute program at 5 p.m. July 27 for Shantavia Stewart, who has appeared on “Apollo Live,” “American Idol” and “Sunday’s Best.” The event will include guest performances by Jennifer Goodrum, True-Praz, Prodigal Sons, Spirit Lifters, Turning Point, Gospel Enchanters and God’s Seeds of Joy. Admission is free but a love offering will be accepted. Call 404-992-0083.
The Ole Country Church, at 2649 Ga. Highway 155 N., McDonough, will welcome Danny Funderburk at 6 p.m. July 28. Admission is free but a love offering will be accepted.
The church hosts Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10 a.m. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible study is at 6 p.m.
Indian Springs Chapel
The Indian Springs Chapel will be holding worship services again this summer. Founded as the Indian Springs Baptist Church and built with lumber left over from construction of the Wigwam Hotel, the historic chapel is now owned by the Butts County Historical Society.
Ed Hoard has been tapped to be the summer’s visiting speaker. Hoard is a native of Indian Springs and, along with his family, attended the church as a child and teen. He is senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Zebulon.
Summer worship services at the chapel begin at 9 a.m. on the first Sundays of each month, with the final service being Aug. 4. An offering will be taken at each service which will be used to help maintain the historic church.
For more information, call 678-920-8986.
Jackson First Baptist Church, located at 1227 W. Third St., hosts the Ironmen Bible Study led by Pastor Cary Snelling every Wednesday at 6 a.m. All men are invited. Breakfast is free.
Outreach Baptist Church, at 180 Shiloh Road, Jackson, hosts worship services and a children’s ministry at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
CrossOver Ministries, at 2702 Ga. Highway 16, Jackson, hosts a dinner from 6 to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the teen center before Bible study. Donations are accepted. Bible study is held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
The church hosts worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit www.crossover123.com or call Pastor David Morris at 678-898-1010.
Joshua’s Place Church, at 114 Duffey Road, Jackson, has services for all ages at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and two Sunday morning services, one at 9 a.m. and one at 11 a.m. On Thursday nights the church hosts the Chain Breakers Ministry, for anyone struggling with addiction, at 7 p.m.
Every Friday night the church hosts prayer at 6 p.m. The public is invited. Visit www.joshuasplace.com.
Feast of the Tabernacle
Feast of the Tabernacle, at 722 Macon Road, Jackson, hosts worship services at 11 a.m. Sundays.
Faith of the Tabernacle
Faith of the Tabernacle hosts Sunday worship services at 10 a.m. at the Rocky Plains Elementary School gymnasium, at 5300 Ga. Highway 162 S., Covington.