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Local church events, services, announcements

POSTED: September 23, 2016 1:22 p.m.


Bible journaling. 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 24. Family Christian Store, Westbrook Plaza, 662, Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville. 770-532-9164.

Pet blessing by The Rev. Leonard C. Vaughn of Holy Trinity Anglican Church. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1. Flowery Branch Fall Festival, downtown Flowery Branch. 678-316-6964 or

National life chain by St. Michael Catholic Church. 2 p.m. Oct. 2. Meet behind Wells Fargo Bank at intersection of Jessie Jewell and E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville.

Annual arts and craft fair. Vendors welcome. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15. Buford Presbyterian Church, 1242 Buford Highway, Sugar Hill.

56th annual Chicken-Q. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15. $8 per plate. Eat-in or drive-thru. Bethel United Methodist Church, 100 Lumpkin Campground Road, Dawsonville. 706-216-6220.


Usher anniversary. 3 p.m. Sept. 25. Guests are the Rev. Stephen Samuels and Gainesville St. John Baptist Church. Cross Plains Baptist Church, 3230 Cross Plains Road, Gainesville. 770-532-1588.

Annual women’s day. 3 p.m. Sept. 25. Guest speakers, the Revs. Eva Haynes, Rhonda Whelchel and Kathy Hardy. Refreshments served. Cornerstone of Faith, 3485 McEver Road, No. 101, Gainesville. 678-717-9767.

Special guest speaker evangelist Milton Martin Jr. 7 p.m. Oct. 1. Turning Point Outreach, 798 Reid Chapman Road, Murrayville. 706-439-6418.

Youth conference. Noon to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Hosted by the Revs. W.J. Whelchel III and Rhonda Whelchel. Ages 10 and older. W.L. Whelchel Family Life Center, Hickory Grove Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Dahlonega. 678-936-4712.


Benefit singing for R.L. and Linda Jones (Melody Trio). 6 p.m. Sept. 24.  Featuring The Mount Carmel Choir, The Saxon Singers, Liberty and Mike Pardue. Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 2405 Ga. 51, Lula. 770-540-4074.

Promise Land singing. 6 p.m. Sept. 25. Old Nacoochee Baptist Church, 487 Hub Tatum Road, Sautee Nacoochee. 706-865-2527.

Gospel singing featuring The Songfellows. 7 p.m. Sept. 25. Christian Hill Baptist Church, 5833 Gailey Drive, Clermont. 770-719-7362, 706-265-0655 or 770-503-4112.

Music Fit for a King concert featuring the Michael O’Neal Singers. 3 p.m. Oct. 23. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. $12-$17. 770-594-7974.

Christmas Through the Ages concert featuring the Michael O’Neal Singers. 3 p.m. Dec. 4. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. $12-$17. 770-594-7974.

11th annual Messiah Sing-along featuring the Michael O’Neal Singers. 3 p.m. Dec. 18. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. $10. 770-594-7974.

Romance in the Air concert featuring the Michael O’Neal Singers. 3 p.m. Feb. 12. Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. $10. 770-594-7974.

With a Song in My Heart concert featuring the Michael O’Neal Singers. 8 p.m. May 12. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. $12-$17. 770-594-7974.


101 Bible Class. 10 a.m. Sundays. Central Baptist Church, 785 Main St., Gainesville. 770-534-3528.

AXIS Teen Ministry. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Compass Church, 6 Jones St., Suite A, Gainesville. 770-695-2998.

Bible study. 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Parish Hall; 5:30 p.m. Thursdays in the adult classroom. St. Mary & Martha of Bethany, 4346 Ridge Road, Buford. 770-271-4067,

Boat Sunday service. 9 a.m. June through September. Meet at Longwood Boat Dock, ride boat to Gainesville Marina for 30 minutes, service at the pavilion. Ride back to Longwood. Longwood Park, 20 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville. Lanier Christian Church. Registration required. 574-527-4702.

Divorce Care classes. Mountain Lake Church, 3105 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming. 770-888-2513.

Echo Ministries for single adults. Ongoing weekly events in various locations near Gainesville. or 770-316-9200.

Family of God Church of God in Christ. 10 a.m. Sunday school service and 11 a.m. worship service. 7:30 p.m. Bible study Wednesday. Family of God Church of God in Christ, 1039 Athens St., Gainesville. 770-536-1617.

Free Bible courses. Maranatha Baptist Church, 5153 McEver Road, Oakwood. 770-532-6501.

Free clothing store. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday. Infant, children and adult clothing available for those in need. Donations appreciated. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 7049 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. 678-336-6964.

Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church. 11 a.m. Sunday service. Sept. 25 sermon: “Do You See What I See?” Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church, 439 S. Park St., Dahlonega. Child care provided. 706-864-0661.

Gentle Hearts Ministry Food Pantry. Distribution of food. 5-6 p.m. every Wednesday. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit St., Gainesville. 770-536-4910.

Guiding Light Ministries. 10:30 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. Sunday service. Neighborhood Center, 715 Fair St., Gainesville. 678-576-7037.

Hour of Power. 7:45 a.m. Sundays. Antioch Baptist Church, 1010 Mill St., Gainesville. 770-536-3916.

Jewish services. Visit for schedule. 150 Warwick St., Dahlonega. 706-864-0801.

Now! 6:30 p.m. Sundays. New Hope Ministries, 3825 Price Road, Gainesville. 770-536-4740.

Saturday Night Gospel Opry. Refuge camp, singing. 6 p.m. every Saturday night. Refuge Camp, 2303 Prospect Road, Carnesville. 678-410-1476.

Senior adult choir. 1 p.m. Wednesdays. First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. Membership not required. 770-532-0136.

St. Paul UMC Sunday morning services. Every Sunday morning worship, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday school, 9 a.m. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit St., Gainesville. 770-536-4910.

Table of God Food Ministry. 9-11 a.m. Saturdays. Rejoice Worship Center, 5015 Cash Road, Gainesville. 770-965-2050.

“The Jesus Prayer.” 6 p.m. Wednesdays. St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church, 1636 Mud Creek Road, Alto. 706-654-8165.





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