New Hope United Methodist Church, 1323 Emanuel Church Road, Brookman community, will have its annual choir and usher board anniversary at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Walter Scott.

Events and

special services

Abysinia Baptist Church, 2501 Albany St., Brunswick, will hold its men’s day service at 11 a.m. March 19. The guest speaker will be Deacon William Cash, and the Bright Stars Male Chorus will provide the music.

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.

Episcopal Diocese of Georgia and its Creation Care Commission, along with St. Andrew’s and St. Cyprian’s Episcopal churches in Darien, will hold a “creek retreat” called “Down to the River to Pray,” beginning at 1 p.m. March 18. The cost is $35 and includes kayaks/canoes, life jackets and shuttle service and a guide. An optional communion and potluck supper will follow. The trip will consist of an out and back paddling along Cathead Creek to the Buffalo Swamp Natural Area and along irrigation canals by abandoned rice fields. There are no dry landings, nor is there access to bathrooms or potable water, along the route. Details: 229-234-1470.

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 Bryant Baptist Church, 1100 F St., Brunswick, will hold its 13th Women of Excellence Conference beginning at 9 a.m. March 25. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m., and a $15 donation is requested. The speakers will be Tracie Campbell, Vivian Spaulding, evangelist, and the Rev. Brenda Iglehart, all of Brunswick. The church will hold its annual women’s day service at 11 a.m. March 26. Fanitra Bradley of Douglasville will be the guest speaker.

First Friendship Baptist Church, 1010 Lee St., Brunswick, will celebrate its annual homecoming at 7:30 p.m. March 22 with Bethel Baptist Church as the guests, and culminating at 11 a.m. March 26. Brunswick native and former member Cynthia Hillery-Jackson of Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta will be the guest speaker.

Greater Hall Temple Church of God in Christ, 3226 Norwich St., Brunswick, will host “My Journey,” which will highlight the tests and trials many people have overcome, at 6:30 p.m. March 19. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Donte Habersham, owner of Shuck’s Seafood and Back Porch.

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Brunswick, will hold its annual deaconess day service at 3 p.m. Sunday. The program will be dedicated to the late Deaconess Louvenia Brantley. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Winifred Herrington of Peace, Charity and Hope Ministries.

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. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 1120 Newcastle St., Brunswick, will hold a fish fry, sponsored by its Knights of Columbus chapter from 5:30-7 p.m. in the parish hall every Friday through April 7. Cost is $8 per plate or $25 per family of four. The youth group will sell dessert. After dinner, Stations of the Cross will begin at 7 p.m. in the church.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1929 Albany St., Brunswick, will host a benefit for Shelton Harris at 6 p.m. today. The event will feature music from the Gospel Resurrections, Lady Songbird, Mighty Flames of Joy, His Word Gospelettes, Little Jessie and the Miracles, Horace Jones and the Mighty Jubilaires and the Sensational Tones. Other groups are welcome.

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.

Women’s Prayer Union Ladies Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at College Place United Methodist Church, 3890 Altama Ave., Brunswick. Speakers will be Christina Patelidas Godwin, Mary Blanche Rice and Angela Boulineau. Free, but a love offering will be collected. No registration fee, lunch and nursery provided. Details: 265-6888.


New Life Sanctuary, 940 Harry Driggers Blvd., Brunswick, will welcome the Anderson University Chorale, from Anderson, Ind., in a 7 p.m. concert on Wednesday. Free to the public.

Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, 6520 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, will welcome the Anderson University Chorale, from Anderson, Ind., in a 7 p.m. concert on Thursday. Free to the public.