Events and special services

Abundant Faith Church of God in Christ, 1005 Franklin St., Darien, will celebrate its 18th anniversary at 4:15 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Bishop Kenneth A. Kirksey, pastor of Powerhouse of Faith Ministries in Waycross.

Carteret Road Church of Christ, 192 Carteret Road, Brunswick, will host a Bible Study at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. worship service. Social distancing will be required. There will be a 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study, beginning with Proverbs.

Grace United Methodist Church, 1711 Albany St., will celebrate its 153 year anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. The theme will be “A Time to Honor.” During the service, a ceremony will be presented to acknowledge the service and sacrifices made by the congregation’s elders. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Doreen Smalls, a former pastor of the church and current district superintendent of the Southwest District of the South Georgia Conference. The featured soloist will be Sharon Blue-Lee. All are welcome and COVID-19 protocols will be practiced.

Golden Isles Christian Church, 1940 Old Jesup Road, will hold a fellowship service at 9:30 a.m. and a Bible study at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. worship service Sunday with a Thanksgiving meal directly after. There will be a 5 p.m. evening service. A 6 p.m. prayer meeting and Bible study Sunday will also be held. The Rev. Bob Bole is the minister.

First Presbyterian Church, 1105 Union St, Brunswick, will host a Service of Healing & Gratitude, Remembrance & Hope at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15. All are welcome. Hot cider will be served in the sanctuary after the service

Fort Frederica Presbyterian Church, 6540 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, will host the Jazz Vespers concert series at 7 p.m. Sunday. Michael Hulett will be the guest musician. For more information, call the church at 912-634-2240.

First United Methodist Church, 1400 Norwich St., Brunswick, has resumed in-person worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Sunday school and the coffee/danish fellowship at 9:30 a.m. Tab Miller will also offer a Journey class, “What is the Big Idea,” based on major theological themes from the Bible. The class will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday as well as following supper at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The church is also offering choral practice at 6 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, visit LetsBeFirst.church or by calling the church office at 912-265-4313.

Golden Isles Christian Church, 1940 Old Jesup Road, Brunswick, will hold a fellowship at 9:30 a.m. and Bible Study at 10 a.m. Sunday followed by an 11 a.m. worship service. There will also be a 5 p.m. worship service Sunday. On Wednesday, there will be a 6 p.m. prayer meeting and Bible study. The Rev. Bob Bole is the church’s minister.

Grant Chapel Presbyterian, 506 North Way, Darien, will host a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5. The McIntosh Community Choir will be on hand and author Karen Scott-Lott will be signing books. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2801 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, will serve as a drop off location for Operation Christmas Child. Items may be dropped off from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. The church has shoeboxes available, but donors can also use a box from home. Items that go in the shoeboxes are specified for a girl or boy, ages 2-4, ages 5-9 or ages 10-14. For details or for more information, email melongssi@gmail.com.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2801 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, will host its Advent services at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15. A light meal will be served with the worship beginning at 7 p.m. each night. The church’s Longest Night service with the choir and handbells will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 21. Christmas week services will be at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 19; a children’s service at 5 p.m. Dec. 24; a 9 p.m. candlelight service Dec. 24; a 9:30 a.m. Christmas carol sing-along Dec. 25; a service of lessons and carols will be held at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 26. Offerings given during this period will be donated to Manna House.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1929 Albany St., Brunswick, will host services at 11 a.m. Sundays. The pastor is the Rev. Bobby Thompson. All are welcome.

St. Athanasius Episcopal Church, 1321 Albany St., Brunswick, will host a Jazz Sounds of Christmas Concert at 5 p.m. Dec. 12 at the church. The live band will perform traditional and contemporary Christmas songs set to jazz along with hearing the story of the birth of Jesus. A reception will follow the concert. General admission is $25. Tickets may be purchased on PayPal via online via a link at saintachurch.org. There will be limited tickets for sale at the door based on social distancing. Children 15 and under may attend for free. Free parking will be located across from the parish hall. For more information, call 912-342-8461. St. Athanasius adheres to COVID-19 safety precautions; masks are required. All proceeds will support the ministries of St. Athanasius.

St. William Catholic Church, 2300 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, has Mass daily at 8:15 a.m. Monday to Saturday. There is a 5:30 p.m. vigil Saturday. Mass is at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. September to May, the church offers Sunday school for grades pre-k-12, Bible studies, Women’s groups, Returning Catholic classes, RCIA, for those interested in learning more about and joining the Catholic Church, and many other social and learning groups and activities. For more information, visit stwill.net or contact Nancy Power at PowerNancy@comcast.net or call 912-638-2651.

Redeemer Presbyterian, 803 G St, Brunswick, will hold in-person worship at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary.

St. Andrews’ and St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church Women will host a Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the parish house, 106 Rittenhouse St., Darien.

Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, 6520 Frederica Rd. St. Simons Island, hosts regular services at 8:15 a.m.; 9 a.m.; and 10:45 a.m. on Sundays. Pastor’s Bible Study is at 10 a.m. Mondays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays; Women’s Bible Study is Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; Men’s Bible Study is 5:30 p.m. on Mondays. Upcoming services include a combined youth group from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Wesley will host the Coastal Symphony of Georgia on Monday at 8 p.m. A Unified Service will be held at 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 28. Call the church office for questions: 912-634-1412.

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