Appreciation/Anniversary CelebrationNew Mt. Zion Baptist Church, County Road 43 (John C. Martin Road) in Clayton will host the 13th Appreciation/Anniversary Celebration for Pastor Ralph McKinnon and Sis. Mary McKinnon on Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Speaker for the morning worship service will be Pastor McKinnon; afternoon guest speaker will be Rev. J.H. Fowler of Mt. Sinia MBC of Union Springs and Mt. Calvary MBC of Smuteye. Theme: Understanding the Word, Jeremiah 3:156.

Pastor’s 25th Anniversary CelebrationA Pastoral Anniversary Banquet will be held in honor of Pastor Eddie L Baker and First Lady Ollie Baker at The Hampton Inn located at 29 Veterans Boulevard in Eufaula on Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Guest Speaker for the semi-formal event will be Pastor Ella Johnson of Promise Land Baptist Church in Clayton. Tickets are $20 — Tickets are the entry for the Pastoral Banquet on Friday. The color attire will be black, white, and silver. If you would like to attend, please contact LaTasha Kincey at (334) 632-0645 or by email to You may also contact any member of the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church for banquet tickets. The Pastoral Anniversary will continue at the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church 3819 County Road 31 in Abbeville on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 11:15 a.m. with Pastor James Truitt of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Abbeville as the guest speaker for the morning and at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Jackson Glover of Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Pinckard as the guest speaker. The color attire will continue to be black, white, and silver. All churches are invited to attend. Dinner will be served.

Annual Women’s Day

Berry Chapel Missionary Church, 17 Cool Branch Road in Georgetown, will host its annual Women’s Day Program on Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Stephanie Walton will bring an uplifting message encouraging women with the word of God.

Deacon’s anniversary celebratedThe 19th anniversary of Deacon Cedric Freeman will be celebrated Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Clayton Community Events Center located at 2827 Highway 30 in Clayton. All groups, choirs, and soloists are invited to attend.

Installation ServiceThe installation service for Pastor-Elect Ralph McKinnon and First Lady Sis. Mary J. McKinnon will be held Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 772 Highway 30 in Eufaula. Speaker will be Pastor Larry Thompkins. Theme: I’ll give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. Jeremiah 3:15.

Free TutoringFirst African Baptist Church, 301 Forsyth St. in Eufaula, is offering free tutoring from 4-6 p.m. on Mondays only. Tutoring is open to grades 1-11 and will include help with reading, writing, math and language arts. Please bring a composition book for younger grades and a spiral notebook for upper grades. Registration is open to all students. For more information, please call Tinnie Hunter at (334) 687-4394 to register.

Bridging the gapSouthPoint Church, 159 Oaks Landing in Eufaula; if you are 18-25 years-of-age (out of high school/college students/young adults) and are feeling alone, disconnected, lost, or just searching for a place to connect , have fun, and build relationships with others and God, join us on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. for the Bridge at SouthPoint Church. For more information, contact Student Pastor Kim Brown at

Connecting Our Community to Hope, Love, and Life in the MomentA Connections ministry at the First United Methodist Church (on the corner of Highway 431 North and Barbour St. in Eufaula) will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. You may sign up to volunteer, contribute, or register a loved one at For more information, contact Caty Richardson at (334) 695-7625, or

Services scheduledGreater Sardis First Missionary Baptist Church, L.R. Straw, Pastor; Weekly Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 5:30 p.m., Worship Service at 11 a.m. on first and third Sundays.

Service Schedule changeTabernacle Baptist Church, 404 East Union St. in Eufaula, Eugene Florence, Pastor. Intercessory Prayer, Sundays at 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School, Sundays at 9 a.m.; Worship Service, Sundays at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; Men and Women’s Fellowship — first Monday of each month at 6 p.m.

Services announced

Christian Grove Baptist Church, 1201 Five Mile Road in Eufaula, Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Worship Service at 11 a.m.; Sunday and Wednesday nights, service at 6 p.m.

Deadlines for church briefs are Wednesday (Weekend issue) and Friday (Midweek issue) at 4 p.m.

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