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Hometown religion: Events for the week starting June 5
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Singing, Flowery Branch. Stephen Sisters. 6 p.m. Sunday, New Beginning Baptist Church, 4403 Winder Hwy., Flowery Branch. 770-967-9444.

Singing, Clermont. Dalton Gang. 6 p.m. Sunday, Wauka Mountain Baptist Church, Ransom Free Road, Clermont. 770-983-7852.

Benefit singing, Alpharetta. Fundraiser for Joey Paulin featuring The New Bryants, Anointed By Faith and more. 6:30 p.m. June 18, Tabernacle Baptist Church, 345 S. Main St., Alpharetta. 770-287-4007.

Revivals and homecomings

Homecoming, Gainesville. Evangelist Rand Bane, singers The Henderson Family, dinner to follow. 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Bathany Baptist Church, 900 Cardinal Drive, Gainesville. 770-536-8079.

Homecoming, Murrayville. 11 a.m. June 13, Murrayville Congregational Holiness Church, Ga. 60 across from Yellow Creek Road, Murrayville. 706-892-5928.


Special services

Sunday School appreciation day, Gainesville. 9 a.m. Sunday. Speaker Annie Nell Benjamin. Breakfast provided. Cross Plains Missionary Baptist, 3230 Cross Plains Road, Gainesville. 770-532-1588.

Youth choir anniversary, Jefferson. 3 p.m. June 13, New Salem Baptist Church, Jefferson.  


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible school, Gainesville. 6:15 p.m. -8:30 p.m. June 11. Registration 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday. Transportation provided. Cool Springs Baptist Church, 5000 Cool Springs Road, Gainesville. 770-297-8026.

Vacation Bible school, Gainesville. Lessons, games, music, crafts, snacks and puppets. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Friday; preregistration 10 a.m.-noon June 5. Sardis Baptist Church, 2724 Sardis Church Road, Gainesville. 770-536-6921.

Vacation Bible school, Murrayville. “Soul Survivors Danger Island.” 6:45-9 p.m. June 13-18; supper at 6 p.m. each day and Friday at commencement. Yellow Creek Baptist Church, 6007 Yellow Creek Road, Murrayville. 770-540-1346.

Vacation Bible school, Flowery Branch. 7-9 p.m. June 21-25. All ages welcome. New Beginning Baptist Church, 4403 Winder Hwy. Flowery Branch. 770-597-7742.

Backstage with the Bible, Gainesville. Children kindegarten to fourth grade. 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. July 12 -16. Westminster Church, 1397 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-534-1078.


Front Lawn Feature, Gainesville. Showing of “The Blind Side,” picnics welcome. 8 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville. 770-534-7354.

Fundraising festival, Flowery Branch. Food and yard sale. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, New Beginning Baptist Church, 4403 Winder Hwy., Flowery Branch. 770-654-6579.

Fish fry, Gainesville. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $5. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit St., Gainesville. 770-536-4910.

Pastor Clarence Thrower Jr. first anniversary celebration, Gainesville. Guest speaker the Rev. Fred Muckle Jr. and the Rucker Memorial Baptist Church. Dinner provided. 1 -3 p.m. Sunday. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 705 Summit St., Gainesville. 770-536-4910.

Summer festival, Gainesville. Yard sale, kids activities. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 12, St. John Baptist Church, 741 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville. 770-532-0511.

Fourth Children Festival, Gainesville. Moonwalk, music, face painting, clowns, food and more. 10 a.m. June 26. Rescue 2000, 622 Shallowford Road, Gainesville. Free. 678-914-5129.


Lakeside services, Gainesville. 8:30 a.m. Sundays, Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-536-2341.

First Place 4 Health, Gainesville. 8 a.m. Tuesdays, Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Room S-01, Gainesville. Lori Floyd, 770-536-2341.

DivorceCare class. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fountain of Faith Worship Center, 6028 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. 770-572-6152.

Singing, Gainesville. 6 p.m. concession, 7 p.m. Friday, Refuge Baptist Camp, 2303 Prospect Road, Carnesville. 678-410-1476.

Angel Food Ministries, Gainesville. Monthly food drop-offs available for discounted price. New Hope United Methodist Church, 4815 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville. or 770-889-7440.

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