Abundant Faith Church of God in Christ, 1005 Franklin St., Darien, will honor Pastor Larry and Lady Patricia Rogers for 14 years of service at 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Guest speakers will be Pastor Maurice Roberts of Christ is All Christian Center in Brunswick, and Superintendent Arthur Robinson of Broxton Church of God in Christ in Broxton.

The Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating Pastor Dr. Debbie Travis’ 14th anniversary beginning Aug. 30 and running through Sept. 3. Service times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday. The service will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday. Various guests and churches will be participating in the celebrations. For more information, contact Eric Travis, assistant pastor, at 322-2005.

Newberry Baptist Church, 2108 Lee Street, Brunswick, will celebrate Pastor Eddie Turner’s 15th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 to 18. Services will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 20.

Events and special services

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 912-262-1855 or 912-269-2030 for more information.

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.

First Friendship Baptist Church, 1010 Lee St., Brunswick, will celebrate their annual Men’s Day service at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Dimitri Sims, of Locust Grove, will be the guest speaker. Music will be provided by the Emanuel Baptist Church Male Chorus.

Joy 100.3 Gospel FM will hold “A Blessing of the Backpacks,” a full day of praise and worship, hosted by Sheri So Fine and Brother Marlon from noon to 5 p.m. today at Mary Ross Park, in downtown Brunswick. The event will also feature kids’ activities and free backpacks. Details: 912-223-4330.

New Hope United Methodist Church, 1323 Emanuel Church Road, brunswick, will celebrate its annual Friends and Family Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Antoine E. Walker of Grace United Methodist Church in Macon. Music will be provided by the Bright Star Singers of 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.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 1221 Egmont St., Brunswick, will celebrate Women’s Day at 11 a.m. Aug. 20. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Gail Tuscan Washington will be the guest speaker.

First Bryant Baptist Church, 1100 F Street, Brunswick, will hold pastoral installation services for the Rev. Tyrone Timmons at 4 p.m. Aug. 20 at the church. The public is invited.

Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 3200 Gordon St., Brunswick, will hold its Women’s Day program at 11 a.m. Aug. 20. The guest speaker will be Felicia Harris.

Faith Moves Mountains, an annual celebration of FaithWorks, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center, 75 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island. The dinner program will highlight the successful programs carried throughout the year. For more information, visit


Matinee at the Museum will feature “God’s Outlaw” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Arthur J. Moore Museum at 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island. It is free, family friendly and open to the public.

“The Bible – Courage” will be shown at 1:30 p.m. today at the Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum, 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive, Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, as part of its “Matinee at the Museum” series. Free.


The Legendary Georgians Quartet will perform a gospel sing at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Tabernacle Christian Church, 139 Dees Drive, Brunswick. It is free and open to the public.

Beer and Hymns event, a celebration of Reformation 500, will be held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 St. Simons Island. The community is invited to this event, which will be the first of several. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a covered dish as well as a six-pack of beer or bottle of wine to share. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. This event is co-hosted by Lord of Life and St. James Lutheran churches. For more information, call 638-4673.

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