Originally created 08/20/05

Fath digest


Tabernacle Baptist Church will hold a walkathon at 7 a.m. today at the site of its planned family life center across from the church, 1223 Laney-Walker Blvd. A block party with a health fair, DJ, concessions and activities will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dr. Wayne E. Croft Sr., the pastor of The Church of the Redeemer Baptist in Philadelphia, will preach at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday in observance of the church's 120th anniversary.

Garden party

A model of a first century carpenter's shop inspired a new exhibit in the Guido Gardens in Metter, Ga. The exhibit and a memorial garden will be dedicated at 3 p.m. Sunday at the gardens, 600 N. Lewis St. (U.S. Highway 121 North). Call (912) 685-2222.

Get organized

Jean Watkins, of Birmingham, Ala., a home organization consultant, and Davie Finley, of Weekenders Clothing, will speak at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Woodside Plantation Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive, Aiken. The cost is $14. Reservations for the luncheon and child care are due today. Call (803) 649-6697.

The Augusta Christian Women's Club will play host to Ms. Watkins at 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Guest House Inn, 3023 Washington Road. The cost is $10. Reservations for luncheon and child care are due Sunday. Call 650-9638.

Give witness

Dick Williamson, of Gainesville, Ga., and about 15 other Methodist lay speakers will share faith testimonies during the Lay Witness Weekend beginning Friday at Grovetown United Methodist Church, 206 E. Robinson Ave.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, with services following. Services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, with a covered-dish luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Reservations are due Sunday. Call 863-6355.

Going to college

A college information night with representatives from North Carolina A&T, Paine College, Southern Wesleyan University and other schools will begin at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the New Life Worship Center, 3550 Morgan Road in Hephzibah. A financial aid workshop begins at 7 p.m.

Manna in morning

A women's prayer breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way. The cost is $7. Reservations are due Wednesday. The event is sponsored by the Sisters of Service Women's Ministry. Call 733-2236, ext. 259.

Memorial service

A memorial service for people who have lost loved ones in the past six months begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Millbrook Baptist Church's chapel, 176 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken. It is sponsored by Regency Hospice of Aiken. Call (803) 648-2117.


Contact Tharon A. Giddens, features editor, at (706) 823-3347 or tharon.giddens@augusta chronicle.com.


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