Events and special services

First Friendship Baptist Church, 1010 Lee St., Brunswick, will celebrate its annual Men’s Day at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Joel Alford, the pastor of Community Baptist Church, will be the guest preacher. Music will be provided by the Male Choir of Zion Rock Baptist Church.

The First United Christian Church will celebrate its Pastor Aide Program at 3 p.m., Aug. 19. The guest speaker will be Van Baker of Jacksonville. Dinner will be served.

Maranatha Baptist Church, 3706 Norwich St., Brunswick, will be observing its Family and Friends Day at 2 p.m., Sunday. The Rev. Kenneth Grant of Calvary Temple of Savannah will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served following the service.

New Hope United Methodist Church, 1323 Emanuel Church Road, Brunswick, will host its Family and Friend’s Day at 3:30 p.m., Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Calvin Broomfield of O Street Church of God in Christ.

Operation Bedspread will hold its Back to School BEDlam from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 19 at Brogen’s in the Pier Village on St. Simons Island. Admission, including food and entertainment, is $20. Bed donations can be taken onsite. For more information or to donate a bed, call Rees Carroll at 478-494-4980.

Salem St. John Baptist Church, 3840 Old Jesup Road, Brunswick, will celebrate its 18th church anniversary with a 4 p.m. service Sunday.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 1221 Egmont St, Brunswick, will host its Annual Women’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 18. The speaker will be Laura Baker. It will continue with an 11 am. service Aug. 19. Charity Starr Mitchell will speak.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 1120 Newcastle Street, 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. For more information, call 912-265-6816.

St. James M.B. Church, 1500 F St., Brunswick, will celebrate its pastor, James Dexter Taylor’s third anniversary at 3 p.m., Sunday. A meal will follow the Sunday services.

Zion Baptist Church, 1611 G St., Brunswick, will host Albert “Funnybone” Harris, a Christian comedian at a dinner theater beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, at College Place United Methodist Church Multi-purpose room, 3890 Altama Ave., Brunswick. The dress is semi formal. The cost is $30 per person. For more information, contact Lillie Frazier at 912-571-9695 or Zion Baptist Church at 912-264-3105.

Zion Rock Baptist Church, 3200 Gordon St., Brunswick, will celebrate its annual Women’s Day at 11 a.m. Aug. 29. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Jeanette M. Richo, senior pastor of Greater Fernandina Beach Church of God.

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