Events and special

services

“Bridging the Gap,” a program honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at the First African Baptist Church of Darien. The Rev. Tyrone Timmons of First Bryant Baptist Church in Brunswick will be the keynote speaker.

Epworth by the Sea, 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, will host “Singing in the Sun,” a Road Scholar choral presentation, at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Strickland Auditorium at Epworth. It is free and open to the public.

The Extraordinary Man Street Mission will hold a Books of the Bible training series beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Children in Action (CIA) Sports, 154 Granville Nix Lane, Brunswick. For more information, contact Elliott Norris at 912-506-5771.

Gilead Ministry, 428 Picric St., Brunswick, will host a prom night for those with special needs from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8.

Grant Presbyterian Church, 506 Northway, Darien, will celebrate its 127 anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Carlton Johnson of Atlanta. Brunswick’s Second Presbyterian will join in the service. Dinner will be served following the service.

The Gathering Place will host a workshop titled, “Gen Z: Helping a New Generation Build a Lasting Faith,” an event for parents, grandparents 707 leaders and anyone wanting to reach the next generation, at 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at 1759 Demere Road, St. Simons Island. The speaker will be Jonathan Morrow, author of “Welcome to College.” There will be a dinner, catered by Tramici, at no cost to attendees. To register, visit thegp.org.

Historic First African Baptist Church, 1416 Amherst St., Brunswick, will celebrate its 156th anniversary at 4 p.m. Jan. 27 with the Rev. Kenny Grant from Calvary Baptist Temple of Savannah. There will also be a pre-anniversary celebration Gospel Extravaganza at 4 p.m. Jan. 19.

January Adventure Inc. of St. Simons and Interfaith Power and Light of Atlanta will host the Order of the Sacred Earth: A Conversation with Matthew Fox. The forum will be held at St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 205 Kings Way, at 10 a.m. on Jan. 17. Tickets are $20 per person, which includes lunch. Reservations are required, and can be made at http://www.gipl.org/event/sacred-earth.

Moore Methodist Museum, 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. It is closed on Sunday and holidays. There is a free lecture at 2 p.m. every Thursday, detailing John Wesley’s time on St. Simons Island. The lecture is given by Wesley historian the Rev. Dave Hanson. For more information, visit www.mooremethodistmuseum.com or call 912-638-4050.

Moore Methodist Museum is offering an exhibit of nativity scenes, courtesy of local collector June Brown. More than 150 nativities will be on display in addition to the museum’s permanent international collection on display. Viewing opportunities are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 to Jan. 31 at 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island. For more information, call 912-638-4050 or visit mooremethodistmuseum.com.

New Beginning Fellowship Brunswick, 2208 Newcastle St., Brunswick, will be having dinner at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20. A showing of a film on the life of Billy Graham, “An Extraordinary Journey,” will follow. For more information, call 912-574-7305.

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3425 MLK Blvd., will host its annual Deacon’s Day at 4 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Joel Alfred, pastor of Community Baptist Church. Refreshments will be served.

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. For more information, call 912-265-6816.

Music

An appreciation celebration for Horace Jones Sr. will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at Holy Band Inspiration Temple, 2401 Norwich St., Brunswick.

More from this section

At 76, Creta Carter Nichols was the picture of health, or so it seemed. She exercised, ate healthy and enjoyed a vibrant social life. So she wasn’t overly concerned in April 2013, when a pain spread across her chest at shoulder height. After all, she had none of the classic heart attack symp…

The Rev. Cleo Gilchrist stood in the sanctuary of Grace United Methodist Church in Brunswick, scanning a table filled with displays of African American leaders. The pride in her heritage is evident on her face and it’s something she is always willing to share, even beyond February’s designat…

History has always been part of Dee Cox’s life. As a child, she grew up watching her mother trace the family’s lineage, connecting her to those who came before. That is particularly true of her ancestors who fought in the American Revolution.

The McIntosh Art Association is gearing up for a big weekend. It will kick off its Black History programming with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Old Jail Art Center, 404 North Way, Darien.

Ready the quiver with heart-shaped arrows, Feb. 14 has arrived. While florists, restaurants and greeting card companies, enjoy seeing the boost — $20 billion worth industrywide, in fact — many today seem to find the holiday a tad bit dated.

A quick stroll along Newcastle Street and one thing becomes crystal clear — downtown Brunswick is certainly feeling the love this time a year. Storefront to storefront is adorned with red and pink hearts, heralding the coming of Valentine’s Day.