Events and

special services

Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate its 101st church anniversary at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The guest churches will be Oak Grove Baptist Church Wednesday and First Bryant Baptist Church on Thursday. It will culminate at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 9 with a dinner following the morning service.

College Place United Methodist Church, 3890 Altama Ave., Brunswick, will host six weeks of beginners’ line dancing from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and intermediate classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Christian Life Center. For more information, call 912-264-2334.

Everett Baptist Church, 11519 New Jesup Hwy, Brunswick, will hold its Family Day at 11 a.m. today. There will be clogging, games, water slides and food.

First United Christian Church, 21 10th St., Brunswick, will host its Family and Friends’ Day at 11 a.m. Sept. 9. The guest speaker will be Bishop Herbert McRoy of the Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church of Hazelhurst.

FaithWorks will host its annual Celebration of Service event beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Gruber Aviation on St. Simons Island. Music will be provided by Owen Plant, food by Halyards catering and silent auction art from Cathie Parmalee. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 2279 Hwy 99, Bolden, will celebrate its Friends and Family Day at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 16. The speaker will be the Rev. Michael Jones. This is a dress down occasion with a picnic to follow.

Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 916 Pennick Road, Brunswick, will celebrate its pastor the Rev. Debbie Travis’ 15 year anniversary at a service at 3 p.m. Sunday. Various guest evangelists will be on hand during the week.

Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 15 Nimitz Dr., Brunswick, begins Revival at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16 and 6 pm. Sept. 17. It will continue at 6:30 p.m. nightly through Sept. 19. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ed Hurst, former pastor of Pine Ridge. The special musical guest will be Sid Carter. For more information, call 912-265-2228.

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 are 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. John Baptist Church, 700 Jackson St., Darien, will host the Twelve Tribes of Israel program at 4 p.m. Sunday. The guest church will be Baconton Missionary Baptist Church. The speaker will be the Rev. Herman Scott, pastor of Zion Baptist Association.

St. Paul AME Church,. 1520 Wolfe St., Brunswick, will hold its annual Women’s Day celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. ShaRonda Browne.

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.

Music

Holy Band Inspirational Church, 2402 Norwich St., will host the Gospel Resurrections 12th Anniversary at 6 p.m. Sunday. A variety of musical guests will be on hand. To participate, call the Rev. Barbara Brockman at 912-258-8117.

Golden Isles Christian Church, 1940 Old Jesup Road, Brunswick, will host a Gospel Sing featuring the Carolina Boys Quartet at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.

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