Faith Calendar



GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA: Featuring Claude Deuce, Big Al, Abraham Brothers, Denice Glasker, BLESS-ED; 6 p.m. Oct. 27, Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.; $20; call for tickets (706) 877-5499

CHRISTIAN HAITIAN OUTREACH: Honoring missionary Eleanor Workman, 3 p.m. Oct. 28, Gilbert Lambuth Chapel at Paine College; (706) 736-0992, (706) 737-0035

HEALTH FAIR: Health screenings, licensed massage therapists, health organizations and health-care professionals answer questions; 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 27, Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.; free; (706) 796-7880

SCOTTISH PERFORMER COLIN GRANT-ADAMS IN CONCERT: An evening of Celtic music as part of the 2012 Kirking o’ the Tartans at Covenant Presbyterian Church; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2; free; Kirking o’ the Tartans worship service 10 a.m. Nov. 4

NEW HEIGHTS COMMUNITY YARD SALE: To benefit Children’s Outreach Ministries; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3, Columbia Road, next to fairgrounds; (706) 863-0355

INTERFAITH RECEPTION: 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 8, Islamic Community Center of Augusta, 465 Old Evans Road

SIXTH ANNUAL FEED THE HUNGRY THANKSGIVING MEAL: Sponsored by Churches of Christ; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19, Julian Smith Casino

ELI’S BETHLEHEM INN: Musical dinner theatre presented by Enopion at the Kroc Center 7 p.m. Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 6, 5 p.m. Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7; (706) 771-7777,

JOYCELAND MCCASTER & VICTORIOUS SOUL HOLIDAY GOSPEL ARTIST MIXER: 6-10 p.m. Dec. 8, Hilton Garden Inn, Willow Room; (706) 993-6265


MARVIN UNITED METHODIST: Corner Pumpkin Patch through Oct. 31, noon to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday

ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S EPISCOPAL: Pumpkin Patch 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday; breakfast and country store 8 a.m., holiday house bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3, raffle for quilt; barbecue sale and crafts

ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL: White elephant sale and silent auction 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 27; (706) 738-6676,

CHRIST’S SANCTIFIED HOLY: Feastmeeting revival 11 a.m. Oct. 27-28, 6 p.m. Oct. 28

CLARK GROVE BAPTIST: Empowered Women of God Women’s Conference 9 a.m. Oct. 27, Michelle Cowart, 11 a.m. Oct. 28, the Rev. Mary Carr

MARTINEZ BAPTIST: Fall festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27, gospel singing with Cricket Ridge Bluegrass, 4Given Quartet, Silver Bells Hand Bell Team, Judd Brothers, In Your Dreams Quartet, Rick & Janice Faglier; holiday/craft items for sale; limited spaces available for vendors, $10; (706) 726-4085

GALILEE MISSIONARY BAPTIST, AUGUSTA: The Golden Agers Ministry feeding the needy noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 27; Hallelujah Fall Festival Celebration 6 p.m. Oct. 31, worship, fun and games

RUNS MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Friends & Family weekend: Cookout 2-6 p.m. Oct. 27, music, inflatables, games, prizes, King & Queen Pageant; flea market 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 27, $5 per table, (803) 443-2478, service 8 a.m. Oct. 28, Stevie Berry; blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27; chance to win a $25 Visa gift card; drawing for one of four $25 Runs Baptist gift cards

BELLE-TERRACE PRESBYTERIAN: Community Trunk or Treat 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27, games, candy, free food, free photos

GOSPEL WATER BRANCH BAPTIST: Fall carnival 4 p.m. Oct. 27, open to the public, free games, hay rides, inflatables, candy, food, Bible character costume contest, no adults in masks, no witches, monsters, warlocks, horror, demon or devil costumes; Voices for Christ Choir anniversary 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11; (706) 860-7091

MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST, GROVETOWN: Fall Family Fun Night 4 p.m. Oct. 27

ASBURY UNITED METHODIST: Asbury Opry 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, $12 includes dinner; Trunk or Treat 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31; Gourmet Dinner and Living Christmas Cards 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 Living Christmas Card production 7 p.m., free, dinner at 5:30 p.m. with reserved seating at 7 p.m. production, $10; (706) 736-0061 (706) 736-0061,

ELIM BAPTIST: Take Me Back Homecoming 11 a.m. Oct. 28, C.D. Roberts

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST, EDGEFIELD, S.C.: Family and Friends Day 11 a.m. Oct. 28, the Rev. Willie David Abney

FIRST MOUNT MORIAH BAPTIST: Men’s Day observance 11 a.m. Oct. 28, the Rev. Charles Utley

WATER BRANCH BAPTIST: Church anniversary 1:45 p.m. Oct. 28, the Rev. Joe Williams

FLAT ROCK MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Usher anniversary 2 p.m. Oct. 28, the Rev. Lester Woods

GREEN GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Usher’s anniversary 2 p.m. Oct. 28, the Rev. C. Dewayne Roberts

PINEY GROVE BAPTIST: Family and Friends Day 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Marie Dent

SECOND HOPEFUL BAPTIST: Usher’s anniversary 2 p.m. Oct. 28, the Rev. Stephen C. Bratton

FIELDING SPRING MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Usher’s anniversary 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Willie Jackson

FIRST NEW HOPE BAPTIST: Choir anniversary 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28

HISTORIC FIRST EBENEZER BAPTIST: Choir anniversary 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28

MOUNT VERNON BAPTIST: Choir Day 3 p.m. Oct. 28; Women Ministry holiday shopping trip to North Georgia Premium Outlet, Dawsonville, Ga., leaving 7:30 a.m. Nov. 24, returning 7 p.m.; $35; make payment 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1930 Olive Road; (706) 736-8078

ABILENE BAPTIST: Community fall festival 5 p.m. Oct. 28; inflatables, food, games, music, more; free; (706) 869-1774,

SHARON BAPTIST: Community Sing 5 p.m. Oct. 28, Winfield Community Center, Cobbham Road, chili cook off, silent auction of baskets, cakes and pies; (706) 541-1532, (706) 339-4306, (706) 541-0667

ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Fall revival 7 p.m. Oct. 29-Nov. 1, the Rev. Karlton L. Howard

MOSAIC UMC: Fall family festival 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30, games, crafts, face painting, prizes, candy; free, (706) 836-0627

ABUNDANT LIFE WORSHIP CENTER: Annual Fall Festival 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31; safe, secure environment, food, music, fun for all ages; Trunk Or Treating;

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHRISTIAN: Autumn Festival 6 p.m. Oct. 31; yard/craft/bake sale 8 a.m. Nov. 3; (706) 863-0535,

SWEETWATER CHURCH OF GOD: Fall Festival 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31; trunk or treat 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31

ROCK OF AGES MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Harvest Fest 2012 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Jamestown Community Center, Hephzibah; free food, games, fun

SOULS HARVEST CHURCH OF GOD: Middle and high school student block party 7 p.m. Oct. 31, with Steel Cross concert, free food, games and Christian counseling

MACEDONIA BAPTIST, AUGUSTA: Praise and Worship Conference 2012 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3; $10 all three days or $5 per day; (706) 922-6103

ST. JOHN’S UNITED METHODIST: Apple Fest 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3; apples, entertainment, consignment clothing, more; benefits ACTS, Tri-Development and Slakeatchie; free, (803) 648-6891

ST. MARK UMC: Fall Bazaar 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3, white elephant and rummage sale, vendors, bake sale, breakfast and lunch available to purchase

WHISPERING PINES BAPTIST: Yard sale 8 a.m. Nov. 3

LANGLEY COMMUNITY CENTER: Gospel sing, featuring Chosen, The Powell Family and The Brazells 6 p.m. Nov. 3; (803) 593-0681

CONGREGATION CHILDREN OF ISRAEL: Joy Katzen-Guthrie concert 8 p.m. Nov. 3, $25 advance, $35 at door; breakfast followed by Silk Road to Shanghai: The Jewish Presence in China audiovisual lecture presented by Katzen-Guthrie 10:30 a.m. Nov. 4, $5; (706) 736-3140

MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: The Burlesons and Forever Changed 7 p.m. Nov. 3; (803) 657-5373

STEVENS CREEK: Anniversary celebration 10:30 a.m. Nov. 4

CRESTVIEW BAPTIST: Homecoming 11 a.m. Nov. 4, the Rev. Kevin Jones

FIRST BAPTIST, STAPLETON, GA.: Harvest Celebration 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4, the Rev. Willie J. Evans Jr.

FRANKLIN COVENANT BAPTIST: Sanctuary Choir anniversary 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4

MOUNT CARMEL BAPTIST: Church anniversary 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4, James A. Hogan

TABERNACLE BAPTIST: Trey McLaughlin & Sounds of Zamar album release concert 5 p.m. Nov. 4; $10, $20 with CD; tickets by phone or online; (706) 664-9022,

ZION FAIR MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Senior Choir anniversary 5 p.m. Nov. 4

ST. PAUL’S: State Trumpets at Evensong: sung in tradition of English cathedrals; 6 p.m. Nov. 4; less than an hour, open to the public, no offering taken, no sermon preached; the ancient office of Vespers; (706) 724-2485

SECOND ANTIOCH BAPTIST (BURKE COUNTY): Fall youth revival 7 p.m. Nov. 6-8, Wendell Smith

JERUSALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Men & Women Day 2 p.m. Nov. 11, the Rev. E. Bing

A NIGHT WITH THE KING: Musical about the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 6 p.m. Dec. 9 Millbrook Baptist; free, tickets available at church office and at the door; (803) 641-8241,

NEW ZION APOSTOLIC: Church anniversary 4 p.m. Dec. 9, Nealon Guthrie

MIDLAND VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE: Biker Church 7 p.m. second Fridays; (706) 373-1380


GREATER YOUNG ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Celebration for the Rev. Johnnie Bussey 5 p.m. Oct. 28

OLD PINEY GROVE BAPTIST: Pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Louis T. Coley Jr. 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Augustus Washington Jr.


VINEYARD CHURCH OF GOD: Grief Share Seminar and Support Group 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays to help face the challenges of losing a loved one and move toward rebuilding your life;

MOSAIC UMC: REST (Recovery, Education, Support and Training) 7-9:30 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 21, for anyone struggling with addictions, bad habits or dependency issues, in addition to family, friends and helpers; (813) 528-5871

AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORIAL & ENRICHMENT: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Good Hope Missionary Baptist; (706) 722-2779, (706) 722-1031

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

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

GED CLASSES: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Thursday, Good Hope Missionary Baptist

CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (ANGLICAN): Experiencing God Bible study 6 p.m. Wednesdays; includes supper; (803) 341-0075,

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


Send listings by noon Monday to or to Faith Calen­dar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.



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