Faith calendar

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CHRISTMAS EVE AT ST. JOHN: Presented by St. John Church and Concerts with a Cause; Christmas Eve Concert 10:30 p.m., Lessons and Carols 11 p.m. Dec. 24 St. John United Methodist; free, nursery provided; offering taken for The United Methodist Children’s Home

DIXIE ECHOES QUARTET HOLIDAY CONCERT: 7 p.m. Dec. 30, Bible Fellowship; free

THE MARTINS PERFORMANCE: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 1, Sanctuary; free


GOSPEL SINGING – SAM GODFREY AND OASIS: 7 p.m. Jan. 7, Midland Gospel Singing Center; refreshments

DRIVEN IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD THROUGH PRAYER MID-WINTER CONFERENCE: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11-14, Kingdom Life Fellowship Ministries; Clifford Duckworth Sr.; (478) 252-1511, (478) 552-1516,

USHERS BANQUET: Sponsored by the Ushers and Usherettes Union of Georgia Inc.; 7-11 p.m. Jan. 13, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; $25, $12.50 children; reservations required

COVENANT CONCERT SERIES: 6:30 p.m., Fridays, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way; The Magellan String Quartet on Feb. 3; Clara Park on March 23; Augusta Men’s Chorus on May 4; (706) 733-0513,

A NIGHT WITH THE ISAACS: 7-10 p.m. Feb. 10, New Beginning Ministries; $15 general admission, $25 preferred seating; (803) 827-9172,

FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST, GROVETOWN: Christmas Eve candlelight service 6 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day service 10 a.m. Dec. 25

ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL: Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols and Holy Eucharist 7 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Day Holy Eucharist 8 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 25; Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Epiphany 7 p.m. Jan. 6

BETHANY BAPTIST: Christmas Morning service 8 a.m. Dec. 25

CARPENTERSVILLE BAPTIST: Christmas morning service 8 a.m. Dec. 25; (803) 279-2501

MOUNT VERNON MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Christmas service 8 a.m. Dec. 25; Watch Night service 10 p.m. Dec. 31

ST. CATHERINE CME: Christmas service 8 a.m. Dec. 25, Dr. Alvin Larke Jr.; Watch Night service 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31, the Rev. Sam Roundtree

ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Christmas Day service 9 a.m. Dec. 25; New Year’s Day service 9 a.m. Jan. 1

JERUSALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Church service and Christmas play 9 a.m. Dec. 25; Watch Night service 10 p.m. Dec. 31

OLD STORM BRANCH BAPTIST: Christmas morning service 9 a.m. Dec. 25, Dr. Nathaniel Irvin Sr.

PALMER GROVE BAPTIST: Christmas service 9 a.m. Dec. 25

MOUNT ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Christmas Day service 11 a.m. Dec. 25; Watch Night service 10 p.m. Dec. 31

BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Watch Night service 10 p.m. Dec. 31; usher’s anniversary 11 a.m. Jan. 1

FRANKLIN COVENANT BAPTIST: Watch night 10 p.m. Dec. 31; the Rev. James Strowbridge

HAMMOND GROVE WORD POWER MINISTRY: Watch Night service 10 p.m. Dec. 31; testimonies, preaching, special guest performance by The Sensational Nightingales

RUNS MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Watch Night service 10 p.m. Dec. 31

WORLD OUTREACH EVANGELISTIC: New Year’s Eve service 10 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31, breakfast served; Women of the Word – An Hour of Power 7-8 p.m. Jan. 13, all invited (including men), free child care, doors open at 6 p.m.;

GALILEE MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Watch Night Service 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31

KENDALL HEIGHTS CHURCH OF GOD: The Shepherds in revival 6 p.m. Jan. 1, 7 p.m. Jan. 2-4; (478) 552-8572

WORK NETWORKING GROUP: Networking and informational group; 8:30-10 a.m. Mondays, Room 206, Asbury Building, Grace United Methodist, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; (803) 279-7525

FREE WOMEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST: 9-10:30 a.m. fourth Saturdays, Seed Master’s Cafe, 744 Broad St.; (706) 288-9198

GOSPEL SINGING – SAM GODFREY AND OASIS: 7 p.m. Jan. 7, Midland Gospel Singing Center; refreshments

EVERFAITHFUL MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Pastor appreciation celebration Jan. 26-29; revival 7 p.m. Jan. 26; concert 7 p.m. Jan. 27; banquet 5 p.m. Jan. 28, $50 adults, $25 ages 11 and younger; anniversary service 11 a.m. Jan. 29; Ruby Holland Hutchins Jan. 28 and 29; (706) 722-0553

SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY OUTREACH TUTORIAL PROGRAM: Registration 3-7 p.m. Dec. 27 and 29, Mount Vernon Baptist; for grades 2-12; tutorial sessions free, but proof of income and student progress report required at registration; sessions 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; certified teachers provide assistance in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies; computer lab available, Georgia High School Graduation Test, SAT/ACT prep

THE ONE COMMAND: 10 a.m. to noon, second and fourth Saturdays; Christ Church Unity, 2301 Central Ave.; (706) 738-2458

FREE TUTORING: 6-7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Beulah Grove Baptist, 1434 Poplar St.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays; First Assembly of God, 1613 Fenwick St.; supper 6 p.m.; (706) 738-5532



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