Originally created 11/29/97

Church bulletin

The Bulletin is a listing of church- and temple-related events. Items run as space allows. Send information to: The Bulletin, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Mark your information to the attention of Virginia Norton. Send a fax by calling 722-7403. Deadline is noon Monday before publication. You may also call Info Line at 442-4444, ext. 6400.

Seasonal events

PARENTS DAY OUT: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Augusta Christian Center, Grovetown; includes lunch and activities; 650-8584.

HANGING OF THE GREEN: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church of North Augusta.

HOLIDAY CLASSICS: Dinner concert presented by St. Mark Chancel choir and soloists; dinner at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:15 p.m. Thursday and Friday, St. Mark United Methodist Church; $8; 736-8185 for reservations.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO SCROOGE: 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6; presented by Stevens Creek Community Church at Stevens Creek Elementary School, Martinez; free tickets at Jay's Christian Bookstore, Stevens Creek Community Church office.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, Belvedere Church of God; featuring crafts, homemade canned and baked items, yard sale room and more.


SACRED HEART: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; Christmas bazaar featuring arts, entertainment and food; $1; 826-4700.

HISTORIC CHURCHES WALKING TOUR: Edgefield, S.C.; 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7; begins St. Mary's Catholic Church; (803) 637-3091.

THE LIGHT HAS COME: Christmas concert, Adult Choir and Orchestra of Curtis Baptist; 7 p.m. Dec. 6-7 p.m., Curtis Baptist Church.

FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; featuring the Augusta Collegium Musicum and the Augusta Choral Society; adults $10, seniors and students $8.

FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12-13 and 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, First Baptist Church of North Augusta.

WHEN IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME: Christmas musical presented by Johnston Pentecostal Holiness church; 6 p.m. Dec. 13, Pentecostal Holiness Church, Johnston, S.C.

TEN THOUSAND JOYS CHRISTMAS CANTATA: 7 p.m. Dec. 13-14, Cliffwood Presbyterian Church.

LIVING CHRISTMAS CARD PROGRAM: Presented by Lincolnton Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 14; holiday event features 15 displays depicting scene based on a Christmas carol or scripture; drive-through church parking lot to view displays from 5:30-7 p.m.

CHRISTMAS MUSIC PROGRAM: Children's choir and youth choir; 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Curtis Baptist Church.

CAROL AND CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, Curtis Baptist Church.

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: 5 p.m. Dec. 21, First Baptist Church, Stapleton, Ga.; with the Rev. Willie C. Norwood.

MESSIAH: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, Warren Baptist Church.

LIVE NATIVITY: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 17-19 and 6-10 p.m. Dec. 20, South Aiken Church of God.

WATCH NIGHT SERVICE: 10 p.m. Dec. 31, St. Mark United Methodist Church, St. Marks Church Road; breakfast served 12:01 a.m. New Year's Day.

Christian singles

WINTER BIBLE STUDY: 6 p.m. Jan. 4-7, The Hill Baptist Church; with the Rev. Tony Christie.

SINGLES MEETING: 9:30 a.m. Sundays; Victory Baptist Church, North Augusta.

BIBLE STUDY: 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Family Life Center, First Baptist Church of North Augusta.

DANCE: Presented by the Christian Social Organization of Single Adults; featuring Fascinatin' Rhythm, tonight 8-11; members, $4; nonmembers, $6; Westside High School; and 8-11 p.m. Saturdays, Westside High School; members, $3; nonmembers, $5; refreshments; 541-9532.

Fine arts

200 VOICES CHOIR CONCERT: 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church.

FREDDIE MARCIA NEEL: 11 a.m. Sunday, Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church, North Augusta.

THE SINGING BELIEVERS: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Friendship Baptist Church, Mitchell, Ga.; 7 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church.

TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL PROGRAM: 4 p.m. Sunday, Runs Baptist Church; with the Rev. C.W. Phinizy.

BERNADETTE CLEARE, SOPRANO: With John William Cargile, pianist; 4 p.m. Sunday, Christ Church Unity.

THE SINGING BELIEVERS: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Friendship Baptist Church, Mitchell, Ga., and 7 p.m. Sunday, Calvary Baptist Church.

TONIGHT: MARK TWAIN: Excerpts from stage show, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church.

UNITY: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, Langley Community Center.

KINGDOM-HEIRS GOSPEL QUARTET: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, Faith Ministries.

THE ACCIDENTALS: Noon Tuesday, Dec. 9, St. Paul's Episcopal Church; lunch, $6; for reservations, call 722-3463.


PAULMART: Thrift store, 9 a.m. to noon today; old Woolworth Building on Broad Street, sponsored by St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

GOLDEN HARVEST: Endow-a-chair at Master's Table, $19.95, mail contribution to Golden Harvest Food Bank, 3310 Commerce Drive, Augusta, GA 30909.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY SERVICES: 3 p.m. Sunday, Crawford Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

YARD SALE: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, Christ Church Unity.

Special events

HOLY CONVOCATION: 7 p.m. today, Hurricane Central Auditorium, Aiken, with daily workshops at 10 a.m.; nursery provided.

INSTALLATION SERVICE: For Alvin E. Oakley; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, Corinth Baptist Church, with J.S. Wright.

THE MALE CHORUS PROGRAM: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, First Mount Moriah Baptist Church; featuring various choirs.

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IN TURPIN HILL: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, Savannah Place; with U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood.


and crusades

CLEARWATER LIGHTHOUSE: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; with evangelist Jon Scott.


BAPTIST CHURCH: 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; with the Rev. George Williams and the Rev. Dr. Whinfred Hope.

MOUNT LEBANON BAPTIST CHURCH: 7-8:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7; with Rob Turner.

SALUDA BAPTIST CHURCH: Saluda, S.C.; women's revival; 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24; advance registration, $20, after Dec. 1, $25, lunch included.



FOR THE REV. J.J. SMITH: 11 a.m. Sunday, Palmer Grove Missionary Baptist Church; with the Rev. Roosevelt Gardner of Abbeville, Ala.

Youth and religion

YOUNG ADULT AND YOUTH SERVICES: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Brown Grove Baptist Church, Keysville, Ga.; with the Rev. Clary Dishmond Jr.

MOTHER'S DAY OUT: For ages 18 months to 4 years old; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fleming Baptist Church.

CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL: For ages 2-5 and special needs children; 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday-Friday, Cokesbury United Methodist Church; 798-4071.

EDUCATION YOUTH SERVICES: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays for high school students who failed in traditional schools; sponsored by Gospel Deliverance Evangelistic Church; (803) 642-9690.

TUTORING: For third- through eighth-graders; 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Mason Chapel Church of God in Christ.

MINISTRIES IN PSALMS: Free musical instrument classes; 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays, True Vine Baptist Church.

A NEW YOUTH THANG: Live band, skits and talks; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, First Baptist Church of North Augusta.

ALPHA YOUTH MINISTRIES: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, New Hope Church of God.


and anniversaries

SECOND PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH: Church anniversary; 2 p.m. Dec. 7; with the Rev. Willie James.


BIBLE COURSES: 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Mount Canaan Sunday School Convention; 593-4880.

ADULT EDUCATIONAL CLASSES: 6-9 p.m., Educational Center Outreach Ministry, 949 Murrah Center, Aiken.

BIBLE STUDY: 7 p.m. Tuesdays; Brown Grove Baptist Church.

BIBLE STUDY: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Everfaithful Missionary Baptist Church.

PRAYER SERVICE AND BIBLE STUDY: Noon Wednesdays, Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

JUDAISM, ADULT CLASSES: Basic Judaism 8 p.m. Tuesdays; ethics meets on Sundays; holiday preparation meets before holidays; 722-7659.

MARRIED FOR GOOD: A Valentine Marriage Enrichment Retreat presented by First Baptist Church of North Augusta; Feb. 13-15; $99 per couple; $25 non-refundable (but transferable) deposit due by Jan. 31.

Of note

FIRST SERMON: Delivered by Ronald Burton; 4 p.m. Sunday, Gethsemane Baptist Church.

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH MINISTRY: Presented by First Providence Baptist Church; In-home service for shut-ins, Tuesdays; call 593-4880.

HOLY LAND TRIP: Bishop J. Lawrence McCleskey and South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, leaving Jan. 19; $1,848; (803) 649-9454.

WILLIAMSBURG, VA., TOUR: Dec. 6-8; St. John's United Methodist Church, Aiken; $329, $50 deposit; 642-0084.

Support groups

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: To help overcome fear, worry and hurt; 11:15 a.m. Sundays, Gospel Deliverance Evangelistic Church.

DIVORCE CARE: 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Wesley United Methodist Church; child care available.

DIVORCE RECOVERY/SINGLE PARENT: Two groups; 7 p.m. Mondays; Warren Baptist Church; must register for child care.

DIVORCE RECOVERY: 7 p.m. Mondays, Cokesbury United Methodist Church; 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Grace United Methodist Church, North Augusta, Room 114, annex, 279-7525.

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Warren Baptist Church; child care not available; 860-1586.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECOVERY MINISTRY: 8 p.m. Fridays; Sharon Baptist Church, Augusta.

CAREER TRANSITIONS: Program for unemployed and underemployed; 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Grace United Methodist Church, North Augusta; (803) 279-7525.

LIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS: 6 p.m. second and fourth Sundays; Grace United Methodist Church, North Augusta.

JUST FOR WOMEN: 9:15 a.m. Thursdays; Grace United Methodist Church, North Augusta.

MAKING RELATIONSHIP DECISIONS: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; Grace United Methodist Church, North Augusta.

MEN'S MINISTRY: 7 p.m. Tuesdays; Straightway Full Gospel Baptist Church.


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