PASTOR TO LEAVE
THE REV. GLENN ETHRIDGE will be leaving Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans for Cannon United Methodist Church in Snellville, Ga., after the North Georgia Conference meeting in June. He will be roasted during a Mexican dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wesley, 825 N. Belair Road.
The congregation will hold a farewell reception after the service at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 23.
Call 869-0888 or visit the church Web site, www.wesleyumc.net.
ABOUT 30 TO 35 YOUTHS from Stevens Creek Community Church will box canned goods at Golden Harvest Food Bank and pick up trash along Riverwalk Augusta and Broad Street today.
Students will collect pledges based on the hours they serve. Proceeds will benefit the youth ministry.
THE REV. WONG KOUNG-SI, of Columbia Chinese Christian Church, will speak on the birth of a church at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Bethlehem Advent Christian Church, 1815 Central Ave.
The service, sponsored by the Augusta Chinese Christian Fellowship, will be in Mandarin. Children's Sunday school will be in English.
A potluck dinner will be held at 6 tonight.
Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUGUSTA URBAN MINISTRIES IS BUILDING UP ITS FURNITURE BANK.
DONATIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF FROM 7 TO 11 A.M. TODAY AT ST. MARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2367 WASHINGTON ROAD.
CALL THE MINISTRY AT 722-8195.
HYMNS OF HOPE WILL COMBINE MUSIC AND DRAMA IN TELLING THE STORY BEHIND HYMNS BY COMPOSERS SUCH AS ISAAC WATTS AND FANNIE CROSBY. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 602 Georgia Ave. in North Augusta. The congregation will be invited to sing with the sanctuary choir and orchestra.
ABOUT 5,000 POUNDS OF FRESH PRODUCE WILL BE GIVEN AWAY ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS, FROM NOON TO 2 P.M. SATURDAY, MAY 22, AT AUGUSTA FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 2044 Lumpkin Road.
Call 793-2251 or visit the church's Web site, www.augustafirst.com.
IN THE RING
WRESTLERS SINISTER AND FORMER WWF SUPERSTAR VISCERA WILL COMPETE IN AN EXHIBITION STARTING AT 6 TONIGHT AT THE KELLY EDWARDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYMNASIUM, 1071 ELKO St. in Williston, S.C. The event is sponsored by Wrestling for Jesus.
Admission is $5. Call (803) 266-3535.
Contact Tharon A. Giddens, features editor, at (706) 823-3347, or tharon.giddens@augusta chronicle.com.