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CORNED BEEF COMES TO AUGUSTA: Fundraiser for Adas Yeshurun Synagogue; kosher corned beef sandwiches on Jewish rye bread, chips, pickle, mints, condiments, drink; dine in or carry out March 17; $10 per meal; delivery only March 18 – free delivery of 10 meals or more, $5 delivery for fewer; advanced sales only by phone or online; (706) 736-8788,

HOUSE OF THE LORD PENTECOSTAL CHURCHES MEMORIAL SERVICE: Noon Sunday, March 24, Augusta Convention Center, 2 10th St., Dr. Herbert Daughtry; (706) 722-6023

ABILENE BAPTIST 2013 GREAT EASTER EGG DROP: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, Columbia County Fairgrounds; free hot dog, chips and drink for kids; face painting, crafts, popcorn, cotton candy, inflatables; free, registration required;

EASTER EGG HUNT: Held by Mosaic United Methodist Church 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, Evans High School Stadium; hunt starts 11 a.m.; 6,000 eggs, face painting, games, crafts, food; hunting divided by age (1 year through fifth grade) for safety; (706) 650-9187,

COMMUNITY SUNRISE SERVICE ON EASTER: Held by Mosaic United Methodist Church; 7 a.m. Sunday, March 31, Columbia County Amphitheater; music; bring blankets or chairs; canceled if rain; free; (706) 650-9187,

FAMILY DAY IN THE PARK: Food, games and an egg hunt; face painting, bounce houses for all ages, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, health fair, more 1 p.m. Sunday, March 31, Liberty Park; presented by Macedonia Church of Grovetown; (706) 726-6584,,

2013 THE PATH SPRING CAMP: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, April 8-12, The Path Worship Center and Miracle Making Ministries; for ages 4-12; sports, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, team activities, movies; special guest or activity; breakfast, lunch, snack each day; water available throughout day; apply online; $55, $15 each additional child; registration deadline March 22; (706) 877-0166,,

IC CENTENNIAL 5K WALK/RUN: Commemorating 100 years of Immaculate Conception Catholic School 8 a.m. Saturday, April 20, Church of the Most Holy Trinity; ages 12-17 $15, 18 and older $25 advance; day of race $20, $30; benefits the school; (706) 722.4944,,


ST. LUKE ANGLICAN CATHOLIC: Stations of the Cross 6 p.m. Fridays through March 22;

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD: Fundraising rummage sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16

WESLEY UNITED METHODIST: The Great Wesley Chase: 5K run/walk and fun run March 16; all proceeds go to the youth mission project helping Afghan children; registration 8 a.m., 5K race 8:30 a.m., kids half-mile 9:45 a.m.; registration and race start/finish at Wesley; adult registration $25, striders/student/military $17, kids half-mile $12;

WATER BRANCH BAPTIST, GROVETOWN: Ladies Prayer Breakfast 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16; spring revival 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, March 20-22, the Rev. Frank Lewis

FIRST BAPTIST, GRACEWOOD: CSRA Southern Gospel Music Association anniversary gospel sing noon Saturday, March 16

PLEASANT LANE BAPTIST, EDGEFIELD, S.C.: Male chorus anniversary 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16; spring revival 7:30 p.m. March 26-28

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Revival 7 p.m. Saturday-Monday, March 16-18

CONGREGATION OF ISRAEL: Casino Night 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16; $62.50; western theme, wear jeans, boots, hats; food, open bar, silent auction; (706) 736-3140, (706) 421-9646

CHURCH OF THE HOLY COMFORTER: A Celtic Eucharist – Irish band Avalon playing pre-service music 10:15 a.m. and during worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 17; (706) 210-1133

MIRACLE TEMPLE THE HOUSE OF THE TRUE LIVING GOD: Church anniversary 10:30 a.m. March 17

BEULAH GROVE BAPTIST: Ordination service for Kamau Welcher and Naima Lett 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 17; Family & Friends Day 7:45 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 24, the Rev. Kamau Welcher and Dr. Ralph Watkins

CANAAN OF GALILEE BAPTIST: Deacons, deaconess and trustees anniversary 11 a.m. Sunday, March 17, Gertrude Dunn

FIRST METROPOLITAN BAPTIST: Educational Sunday 11 a.m. Sunday, March 17, Dr. George Bradley

WILLIAMS MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL: Paine College Day 11 a.m. Sunday, March 17, Dr. Marcus Tillery; Men & Women’s Day 11 a.m. Sunday, April 21, Calvin Holland; (706) 733-9430

WORLD OUTREACH EVANGELISTIC: Family and Friends Day 11 a.m. Sunday, March 17

OCEAN GROVE BAPTIST: Spring revival 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, March 18-20, the Revs. Curtis Blocker, Anthony Miller, Bruce Wright, Otis Kitchens

CARPENTERSVILLE BAPTIST: Church anniversary 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, the Rev. Willie White

FLAT ROCK MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Men & Women Day program 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Anthony Jones; Youth Choir anniversary 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, group, choir, soloist and praise dance teams invited to participate

FIRST NEW HOPE BAPTIST: Members’ rally 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, the Rev. Larry Carter; ushers’ anniversary 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, Rosa L. Williams

SOLID ROCK TABERNACLE OF PRAISE: Quarterly birth month ministry celebration 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17

RICHMOND HILL BAPTIST: Sanctuary Choir anniversary 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17

BEAN POND BAPTIST: Hat program – wear your best church hat 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17; mission anniversary 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24; One Night Spring Revival 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, the Rev. Raford Roundtree; Easter program/Youth Day 11 a.m. Sunday, March 31; (803) 471-3426

NORTH AUGUSTA BAPTIST: D.T.H. Sanctuary Choir anniversary 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17

LUTHERAN CHURCH BY THE LAKE: In Praise of Music: Magellan String Quartet – Music Changes with the World 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17

MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST, GROVETOWN: Gospel choir anniversary 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17

TABERNACLE BAPTIST, AUGUSTA: Savannah State University Wesleyan Gospel Choir in concert 5 p.m. Sunday, March 17, $20, tickets (706) 955-1637, (706) 654-4214, (706) 910-9905, (706) 312-2487, (706) 737-6148, information (706) 799-9936,; March Gladness Revival 7 p.m. Thursdays through March 28, Dr. Frederick Haynes, Dr. Gina Stewart, Dr. Cynthia Hale, Arthur Jackson

CHURCH OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY: Augusta Chapter American Guild of Organists free member recital: 19th Century Organ Music 8 p.m. Monday, March 18

MOUNT SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Spring revival 7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, March 18-21, the Rev. Robert Ramsey March 18-20, the Rev. Paul Gardner March 21; Male Chorus Gospel Extravaganza 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6

FIRST BAPTIST, AUGUSTA: 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, Fellowship Hall; $7; author Marsha Maurer, speaker; reservations required by March 19; (706) 733-2236,

FOUR MILE MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Spring revival 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, March 19-21, the Rev. Augustus Washington Jr.

GREATER YOUNG ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Spring revival 7 p.m. March 19-21, the Rev. Q.E. Hammonds; revival 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10, the Revs. Doug Slaughter, Greg Fuller

AIKEN’S FIRST BAPTIST: Kidsignment sale 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23; all items half price March 23;

GALILEE MISSIONARY BAPTIST, AUGUSTA: Golden Agers Ministry feeding the needy noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23

GOOD SHEPHERD BAPTIST: He Reigneth Forevermore passion play and musical 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24; doors open 30 minutes before each performance; tickets available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 1714 Olive Road, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Eddie Bussey State Farm, 2613 Tobacco Road, Hephzibah; (706) 733-0341,

PARKWAY BAPTIST, EVANS: Spring Fling: A Celebration of Community and Family 4-8 p.m. Saturday, March 23; wild game dinner, burgers, hot dogs, door prizes; music by Jerry and Terry Richardson; inflatables, face painting, games, archery, more; ventriloquist evangelist Twanna Kelly; (706) 650-1493

INDIAN GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Making Right Choices 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23, the Rev. Abraham Smith; The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus, presented by CSRA Ministers Conference noon Sunday, March 29

NEW LIFE WORSHIP CENTER, HEPHZIBAH: An Evening in Paris 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23; March Birthday Club presents An Evening of Arts & Fashion 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24; Easter Sunrise service 9 a.m. Sunday, March 31; Easter production – Life Line Ministry presents Deborah: The Musical 6 p.m. Sunday, March 31; (706) 792-0724, (706) 796-7880

NEW BEGINNINGS CHRISTIAN CENTER: Christians Have Fun 2 Open Mic Night 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23; (801) 425-5510,,

AIKEN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN: In Praise of Music: Works for String Quartet, Organ and Choir 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday, March 24; Brass Quartet and Choir 8:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday, March 31

THOMSON FIRST UNITED METHODIST: Works for String Quartet, Trumpet and Choir 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 24; Cello soloist and choir featuring Justin Resley and Dale Hesse 6:15 p.m. Thursday, March 28

ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST: Cantata by Mark Hayes (The Power of the Cross) performed by Magellan String Quartet 11 a.m. Sunday, March 24; Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast – prayer service with Dr. Jim Higgins 8 a.m., Sanctuary, breakfast 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 26, Family Life Center; String Quartet, Organ and Choir 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, March 31; (706) 733-4166,

ST. MARY BAPTIST: Willing Workers Ministry program 11 a.m. Sunday, March 24, the Rev. Sam Roundtree; spring revival 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, April 9-11, Marcel W. Smith

FROST BRANCH BAPTIST: Spring revival 1:45 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, March 25-27, the Revs. Timothy Williams, Lindsey Ammaker, Bennie Wiggins, William Bass

LAMPKIN GROVE BAPTIST, APPLING: Women’s mission anniversary 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, the Rev. Larry Sims

CUMMING GROVE BAPTIST: Church anniversary 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, the Rev. C. Dewayne Roberts; spring revival 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, April 15-17

MOUNT VERNON MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Deacons and Deaconess 100 Men in Black and Women in White program 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, Beotis Clark Jr.

PINE GROVE BAPTIST: Male chorus anniversary 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24

SILVER BLUFF MISSIONARY BAPTIST: J.S. Gordon Choir anniversary 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, LINCOLNTON, GA.: Passion Play depicting the life of Christ 6 p.m. March 24, 7 p.m. March 25, free; Michael English and Jeff and Sheri Easter in concert 7 p.m. March 28, $15; nursery provided; (706) 359-7237

MOUNT CANAAN BAPTIST: Spring revival 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, March 27-29, the Rev. Martris Mims

REID MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN: Requiem by John Rutter 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28

MARTINEZ UNITED METHODIST: The Living Last Supper, dramatization of Leonardo DaVinci’s famous painting with 13 living characters 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, nursery provided; Brass Quartet and Choir 11 a.m. Sunday, March 31

BURNS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST: Good Friday Way of the Cross Walk 10 a.m. Friday, March 29; in remembrance of Jesus’ walk to Calvary; carry a cross for the 1.5-mile walk; begins at Burns Memorial United Methodist Church, ends at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; transportation available for those unable to make the walk; sponsored by South Augusta Pastors Alliance; (706) 798-1882

ANTIOCH BAPTIST: Good Friday services held by Baptist Minister’s Conference of Augusta Inc. noon Friday, March 29

HAMMOND GROVE WORD POWER MINISTRY: The Last Seven Sayings of Christ 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 29

GREENBRIER: Secret Church, an evening of intense study of the Bible 7 p.m. March 29 to 1 a.m. March 30; $6 advance, $8 March 18-25, $10 beginning March 26; (706) 922-8224,

CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (ANGLICAN): Community Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30; (803) 341-0075

MOUNT TRANSFIGURATION BAPTIST: Dance Ministry concert 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30

CORINTH BAPTIST: Easter Sunrise Service 6 a.m. Sunday, March 31

WHOLE LIFE MINISTRIES: Easter Sunrise Service 7 a.m. Sunday, March 31; Where Love and Mercy Meet Easter Cantata presented by the Sanctuary Choir 10:30 a.m. Sunday March 31; (706) 737-4530,

WARREN BAPTIST: Full Orchestra and Choir 8 and 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31

MOSAIC UNITED METHODIST: Easter celebration 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday, March 31; casual dress; (706) 650-9187,

JERUSALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Easter program 9:45 a.m. Sunday, March 31; choir anniversary 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21; mission anniversary 9:45 a.m. Sunday, April 28, Rainbow Tea Time, sponsored by the choir, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5; Woman of Power Praise & Worship with Lorice Griffins 7 p.m. Friday, May 17; Woman of Power Fashion Show 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18

SANDERSVILLE UNITED METHODIST: String Quartet, Brass Quartet, Organ and Choir 11 a.m. Sunday, March 31

GOOD HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST: An Easter Pageant Shout for Joy! Cantata 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31, Easter goodie bags given to first 150 children; (706) 722-1031

CHRIST CHURCH, PRESBYTERIAN: Te Deum, Otto Olsson with Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra 6 p.m. Sunday, March 31

MIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER: Featuring Holy City and Common Ground 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6; (803) 657-5373

METROPOLITAN BAPTIST, WAYNESBORO, GA.: Men & Women Day 11 a.m. Sunday, April 7, the Rev. Johnny Bussey

FRANKLIN COVENANT BAPTIST: Church anniversary 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, the Rev. Clary Dishmond

RUNS MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Church anniversary 8 a.m. Sunday, May 5, the Rev. Reginald Sharpe

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

THE PATH WORSHIP CENTER: Barbershop Ministry offering free haircuts 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Sundays;

GLENN HILLS BAPTIST: Pick’n and Praise’n 6-9 p.m. third Saturdays; bring your instruments and enjoy an open jam session; all levels of expertise; call 24 hours in advance to participate; free; (706) 373-7855


NOAH’S ARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Pastoral anniversary for Karlton L. Howard 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Dr. James A. Hogan Sr.; (706) 554-4981

UNITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Pastor’s anniversary for the Rev. Anthony Walker 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, the Rev. Chris Waters

HISTORIC FIRST EBENEZER BAPTIST: Pastoral Appreciation Celebration for the Rev. Moses D. and Denise Anderson 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, the Rev. Garry Kerr

ROSS GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Pastor’s appreciation 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, the Rev. Sam Davis

GREATER YOUNG ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Pastor’s appreciation banquet for William B. Blount Sr. 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, Belair Conference Center, the Rev. Benjamin Lett; guests speakers Sunday, May 19, the Rev. Chuck Smallwood 7:30 a.m., the Rev. Frederick Ricks 10:45 a.m., the Rev. Winfred Hope 4 p.m.

MACEDONIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Pastor’s pre-anniversary musical celebration for the Rev. George Smith 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23; pastor’s anniversary program 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, the Rev. Clarence Hill

ST. JOHN BAPTIST: Pastoral anniversary for Dr. Curtis J. Blocker 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, the Rev Maurice Porter


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

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,

HOMEWORK HELP/TUTORING AND BIBLE STUDY: 5:45 p.m. Thursdays, PATH Worship Center, 1405 Marks Church Road; free meal; (706) 736-4581, (706) 736-6394,,

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



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