Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 2:48 p.m.
Showers of Blessings Harvest Center will be hosting Talent Search 2012.
It will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the church at 2615 SE 15th St. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Hair So New at 1622 NE 8th Ave. and at the door.
There is a $25 fee for performers and a $75 fee for vendors. Both must be paid by Saturday.
For more information, call 352-328-7839 or 352-246-7789.
The community is invited to the Alachua County Empowerment Revival.
It will be held at 6 p.m. through Friday at Greater Bethel AME Church at 701 SE 43rd St.
The speaker will be the Rev. Wendy Smith of Atlanta. Guest psalmists will be Minister Sebrenah Phillips, Minister Charlotte Ellis and Evangelist Gladys Ellis, all of Alachua County.
For more information, call 352-380-0075.
Making A Difference Community Center Inc. at New Macedonia Baptist Church sponsors food and clothing giveaways.
They are held from 4-6 p.m. every third Friday of the month at the church at 1204 NE 10th Ave.
For more information, call 352-373-5526.
Emanuel Baptist Church will be hosting a service aimed at increasing spiritual growth through empowerment.
It will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church at 1203 NE 8th Ave. The teachers will be Bishop Thomas D.A. Blue III, pastor of Emanuel, and Prophetess Victoria Milton.
Victory Temple Ministries Church of God in Christ will be hosting Thursday Night Manna, an hour of prophetic preaching, healing and miracles.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the church at 908 SE Williston Road. On Jan. 26, the speaker will be Bishop Ebenezer Sepha of Ghana, West Africa.
For transportation and more information, call 352-377-4944.
Dr. LaShon Young Ministries at Victory Temple Ministries Church of God in Christ will present "A Time for Refreshment," a one-day revival.
It will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church at 908 SE Williston Road. The guest speaker will be Prophet Marcus Thomas.
Greater Bethel AME Church will be hosting a food and clothing giveaway.
It will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the church at 701 SE 43rd St.
New Horizon Outreach Ministries will host a Family & Friends celebration.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 27-29 at the church at 127 NE 15th St.
For more information, call 352-281-7684.
The community is invited to the installation/dedication service of Elder Stephen L. Holden of Lion of Judah Christian Center Church of God in Christ.
The service will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Antioch United Holiness Church at 2516 NE 8th Ave.
For more information, call 352-214-6458.
Spirit of Faith Christian Center will be hosting a free Health and Healing Convention featuring Dr. Don Colbert, a world renown author and medical doctor.
It will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the church's east location at 1414 NE 23rd Ave. Colbert will speak about how to live longer, eat well and control health challenges, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. There also will be prayer for the sick.
For more information, call 352-505-0192.
Upper Room Ministries Church of God in Christ will continue to host the Strength Team.
The team will perform at 7 p.m. through Thursday at the church at 3575 NE 15th St. The Strength Team is a group of professional athletes who perform amazing feats of strength before delivering inspirational and motivational messages.
For more information, call 352-264-0006 or visit www.urwelcome.org.
Women in the community are invited to the "Woman at the Well" conference.
It will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pisgah AME Church at 14724 SW 170th St. in Archer. The guest speakers will be Yolanda Adams-Sanders of Chiefland, Kandra Albury and Natasha Williams of Jacksonville, and Stephanie McCray, Shanon Nelson, Kenya Herring Walker and India White-McCord, all of Gainesville.
For more information, call 352-275-3549.
Mighty Wings of Glory Camps Ministries will be hosting 5th Sunday services.
Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-28 at the Female Protective Society Temple at 12610 NW 39th Ave.
For more information, call 352-373-4559 or 352-281-6308.
The Women's Covenant Group will meet the third Thursday of each month from January-November.
The meetings will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe College Blount Center at 401 NW 6th St. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 352-214-3923.
Philadelphia Baptist Church in Lawtey will celebrate the 1st anniversary of its leader, Pastor Michael T. Murphy Sr.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. through Friday with a Quartet Musical Praise program at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church at 1191 Middleburg Road in Lawtey.
The musical guests on Sunday will be Horace Jones & The Original Mighty Jubilairies of Brunswick, Ga.; Dr. Willie Thomas of Dunnellon, and Lil' Johnny & The Gospel Wonders and Keith Webster and The Gospel Echoes, both of Ocala.
For more information, call 904-782-1943 or 904-263-3862.
Men in Black
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting its Men-in-Black Program 2012.
It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the church at 4303 Wacahoota Road in Micanopy. The speaker will be Elder Neil Butler, associate pastor of Greater Love & Faith Ministries Inc. in Gainesville.
The program also will feature the male chorus from Springhill Baptist Church in southeast Gainesville, praise dancers and others.
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