First African Baptist Church, 5800 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, will celebrate its 158th anniversary at 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. May 28. The guest churches will be Emanuel Baptist Church and St. Paul Baptist Church, both of St. Simons Island, and First Friendship Baptist Church of Brunswick. At 11 a.m. May 28, First African Baptist Church of Sapelo Island will be the guests.

First Friendship Baptist Church, 1010 Lee St., will celebrate its 126th anniversary at 11 a.m.Sunday, with Brunswick native and former member, the Rev. Lester D. Lattany, of Johnson City, Tenn., as the guest speaker.

Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 916 Pennick Road, Brunswick, will celebrate its annual Family and Friends Day at 11:30 a.m. May 28.

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Brunswick, will celebrate its 93rd anniversary at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Dinner will be served following the service.

Peace Charity and Hope Ministry, 3503 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Brunswick, will celebrate Pastor Winifred Herrington’s fourth anniversary at 6 p.m. May 27 at Sterling Elementary School, 200 Mackenzie Drive, Brunswick. Free. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Rose Cameron of Evangelistic Church of God, and special music will be provided by The Devine Gospel Singers and The Silveraires, both of Jacksonville, Fla. The celebration will culminate at 3 p.m. May 28 at the church.

Salem St. John Baptist Church, 3840 Old Jesup Road, Brunswick, will celebrate the 13th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Zarak C. Hasbrouck, and elect lady, Elvina Hasbrouck, at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Sterling Church of God, 6670 New Jesup Highway, Brunswick, will celebrate its 70th homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Shireys will be the musical guests.

Events and special services

Bethel Baptist Church, 900 Bartow St., Brunswick, will hold its annual revival at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The evangelist will be Pastor C.D. Roberts, of Christ Fellowship Church, in Augusta.

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.

Brookman Community Church, 4804 U.S. Highway 82, Brunswick, will celebrate homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. Dinner will be served following the service.

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.

Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 3906 Whitlock St., Brunswick, will hold its “100 Women in White” worship service at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Annie L. Wrice will be the guest speaker.

Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, 800 L St., Brunswick, will host “Round Up Sunday” at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Life in Christ Church, 1224 Chapel Crossing Road, Brunswick, will hold a fundraising dinner from 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $10 per person. Proceeds will benefit Jimmy Joyner who is awaiting a kidney transplant.

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1926 Stonewall St., Brunswick, will celebrate its homecoming at 11 a.m. June 4. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Nagene Thomas of Shiloh Baptist Church in Brunswick.

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.

Sterling Church of God, 6670 New Jesup Highway, Brunswick, will a revival at 6 p.m. May 28 with the Rev. David Copper as the speaker.

True Foundation Bloodwashed Ministries, 1074 Cate Road, Brunswick, and its Women’s Widow’s Purse Ministry, will host its “Women of Royalty” program at 4 p.m. May 28. The guest speaker will be Prophetess Emily Underwood of Banner of Truth Ministries, Darien.

Zion Rock Baptist Church, 3200 Gordon St., Brunswick, will celebrate Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest church will be Greater Shiloh Baptist Church of Palatka, Fla. Dinner will be served following the service.


First Baptist Church, 729 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island, will host the Sine Nomine Singers of Valdosta at 6:30 p.m. June 4. The group was organized by David Lee Johnson in 2008, former director of choral activities at Valdosta State University and now professor emeritus. Johnson will direct the concert. There are no auditions for the ensemble; membership is by invitation only.

Tabernacle Christian Church, 139 Dees Drive, Brunswick, will hold a gospel sing featuring The Singing Browns at 7 p.m. May 26. Free, but a love offering will be collected.