Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 3200 Gordon St., will celebrate the 24th anniversary of Pastor James C. Edwards and Lady Rebecca Edwards with a black-tie event at 4:30 p.m. May 7 at Comfort Inn I-95 North.

Events and special services

Bright Star Baptist Church, 256 Sweet Gum Drive, Brunswick, will host its children’s Bible read program from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Dinner will be served. Call 262-1855 or 269-2030 for more information.

Epworth by the Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, will host retired Methodist minister and Wesley Scholar, the Rev. Dave Hanson’s program, “Walk With Wesley” from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursdays in the Moore Methodist Museum. Hanson will take an in-depth look at the lives of John and Charles Wesley while they were on St. Simons Island in 1736. Free to the public.

First African Baptist Church, 1416 Amherst St., Brunswick, will celebrate its annual homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Pastor Tommy Benton of First United Christian Church of Brunswick. Refreshments will be served following the service.

Greater Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 1504 M St., Brunswick, will celebrate its Women of Worship at 11 a.m. May 7. The guest speaker will be Rhonda Jaudon, a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Brunswick native and inspirational speaker.

Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 916 Pennick Road, Brunswick, will celebrate Deacon and Deaconess Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be evangelist Pastor Michael Holmes and his church, Enterprise Baptist Church, of Woodbine. The church will also celebrate Usher Day at 3 p.m. April 30. The guest church will be Resurrection Christian Baptist Church of Jesup, and the guest speaker will be the Rev. Joyce Moore.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 1120 Newcastle St., Brunswick, hosts its nondenominational crafters guild from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays in the St. Joseph Room in the church parish hall. No fees. Everyone is welcome. All types of crafts and ideas area shared. The guild provides hats for preemies and cancer patients, along with leg warmers and lap rugs for nursing homes. Details: 265- 6816.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 2700 Demere Road, St. Simons Island, will celebrate its 62nd homecoming at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. J.C. Hollington and Payne Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Brunswick will be the guests. Dinner will be served following the service.

Salem St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 3840 Old Jesup Road, Brunswick, will celebrate Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guests will be Bethel Freewill Baptist Church of Decatur and the Rev. Victor Speakman.

Sterling Church of God, 6670 New Jesup Highway, Brunswick, will host a free clothing giveaway sponsored by its Helping Hands Ministry, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays.


First African Baptist Church, Sapelo Island, will host a gospel sing today featuring The Bright Stars of Brunswick. The ferry will depart the Meridian Dock at 9 a.m. and return at 1 p.m.

Fort Frederica Presbyterian Church, 6540 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, will host The Whitefield Academy Jazz Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. today. The performance will be dedicated to the late Joe Justin Walters, who was a former music director at the church. A reception will follow. The group of high school students will perform a program primarily of Big Band music. Free.

Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, 6520 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, will host the University of North Florida Chamber Singers, under the direction of Cara Tasher, at 5 p.m. April 30. The a cappella choir will present a variety of choral repertoire, including “The Requiem” by 20th century English composer Herbert Howells. Free.