Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:51 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:51 p.m.


Gainesville Church of God by Faith will celebrate the 52nd anniversary of its leader, Bishop James E. McKnight and First Lady Jessie McKnight.

The service will be held at 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the church at 735 SE 15th St.

For more information, call 352-281-6226.


Victory Temple Ministries will host appreciation services for Pastor LaShon Young.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 10-14 and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at the church at 908 SE Williston Road. The theme will be "A Woman Pursuing & Fulfilling Purpose."

The speakers and services will be: Sept. 10, Elder Leslie Richardson III of Westside Church of Cod in Christ in Alachua; Sept. 11, Apostle Carol Baker of Kingdom Dominion Assembly in Jacksonville; Sept. 12, Elder Lowell James of Anderson Memorial COGIC in High Springs; Sept. 13, the Rev. Donnie James of New Salem Baptist Church in the Arredondo community; Sept. 14, a night of music and a sermon by Elder Andrew Heflin of Holy Temple of God in Ocala, and Sept. 15 at 10 a.m., Elder Kenyarda Feathers of Williams Temple COGIC in Gainesville, and at 5 p.m., Bishop Gary Hall Sr. of West Jacksonville COGIC, prelate of Jurisdiction No. 1.

For more information, call 352-225-7248.


Miracle Word of Faith Ministries Inc. will host a One Night Special Fellowship Service.

It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the church at 3809-A E. University Ave.

The speaker will be Bishop Kenneth L. Walker of The Living Hope in Christ Outreach Ministry in High Springs.

For more information, call 352-317-2540.


New and Living Way Outreach Ministries will host a service to teach people how to break curses and live free of trouble.

It will be held from 8 p.m.-midnight Sept. 13 at the church at 1145 E. University Ave.

Food giveaway

Upper Room Church of God in Christ will sponsor Manna Market Mondays.

The food giveaway will be held from 9-11 a.m. every Monday at the church at 3575 NE 15th St.

For more information, call 352-264-0006.

Benefit concert

Elizabeth Graham, an internationally renowned opera singer, and Professor Kevin Sharpe, an associate professor in the University of Florida College of Music, will perform together to raise money for the Delano Filer Sr. Scholarship Fund at Mount Olive AME Church.

The performance will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Thomas Center at 302 NE 6th Ave. Tickets are $25. A reception will follow the concert.

Graham and Sharpe will perform works by Strauss, Debussy, Gershwin and Verdi, as well as selections from "Porgy and Bess" and "Rhapsody in Blue."

To purchase tickets and for more information, call 352-376-9956 or email

Group anniversary

The Inspirational Daughters of Joy will celebrate their 13th anniversary.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 and 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Mount Hermon Baptist Church at 1510 NE 2nd St. and 6 p.m. Sept. 14 for a banquet at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church T.A. Wright Family Life Center. However, there are no tickets available for the banquet.

The services will be: Sept. 13, Old Time Gospel Night Jubilee; Sept. 14, Fellowship Banquet of Praise and Elegance featuring the Rev. Dr. Marie Herring, pastor of Dayspring Baptist Church, and Sept. 15, final celebration concert featuring The Gospel Echoes and Lil Johnny & The Gospel Wonders, both of Ocala, Tayana Washington and New Vision Ensemble and Southland Gospel Singers, both of Gainesville, and many more.

For more information, call 352-378-9923 or 352-240-6035.

Women's conference

Launching Out in the Deep Outreach Ministries Inc. will host its first Women in the Fire Women's Conference.

It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Zion Temple AME Zion Church at 111 SE 14th Lane where Launching Out holds its services.

The speakers will be: Thursday, Prophetess Deleshia Jemison of Judah Awakes International Ministries in Gainesville; Friday, Prophetess Tameika Greenlee of Archer Church of God in Christ in Archer, and Saturday, Prophetess Natasha Williams of Natasha Williams Ministries Inc. in Orlando.

For more information, call 352-575-4854.


Rise-Up Prayer Ministries will host the Rise-Up Prayer Gathering 2013.

It will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 12, 6 a.m.-midnight Sept. 13 and midnight to 6 a.m. Sept. 14 at the D.R. Williams Fellowship Hall at 618 NW 6th St. The registration fee is $25 via online at by entering Prayer Gathering 2013 or mailing payments to Rise-Up Prayer Ministries at P.O. Box 357653, Gainesville, FL 32635-7653.

The services will feature: Sept. 12, Minister Arabella Robinson of New Life Center in Gainesville; Sept. 13 at 6 a.m., intercessory prayer that will last throughout the day; 5-7 p.m., Pastor Tony Wilson will speak on the topic of "Yom Kippur — Repentance, Prayer and Fasting," and from 9 p.m.-midnight, which is free for all youth 18 and under, Elder Abram Jones will speak on the topic of "Since My Youth," and Sept. 14, Evangelist Ruth Reed will speak on the topic of "Shut-In to Stay In."

There also will be guest psalmists and praise dancers.

For more information, call 352-514-9693.


Freedom United Methodist Church will celebrate the ninth anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Mary Jackson and her husband, William Jackson.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the church at 19420 N. County Road 225. The theme will be "Leadership Worth Following."

Services and speakers will be: Saturday, a musical celebration, and Sunday, the Rev. Clifford Patrick of New Beginnings Church of God by Faith in the Copeland community.

For more information, call 352-575-8248.


New Hope United Methodist Church will host its 2013 Women's Weapon of Power Conference.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 14 and 11 a.m. Sept. 15 at the church in Hawthorne. The theme will be "The Whole Armor of God." Formal red and white attire is recommended for both days.


Camp Kulaqua will host the 2013 Healing and Sharing Seminar.

It will be held throughout the day from Sept. 16-19 at the camp at 23400 NW 212th Ave. in High Springs. The cost to attend the seminar is $200 per person, and includes food, housing and seminar materials.

For more information, call 352-622-7607.


Heaven Bound Outreach Ministries will host a fellowship service.

It will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the church at N. State Road 121 and NW 234th Ave.

The speaker will be Pastor Darryl King of Anointing of the Holy Spirit Ministry in Gainesville.

For more information, call 386-462-1602 or 352-281-2577.

Family, friends

Atlas AME Church will host its annual Family and Friends Day Program.

It will be held at 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the church at 19917 NE 13th St. in the Monteocha community.

The speaker will be Evangelist Argatha Gilmore of Watson Temple Institutional Church of God in Christ in Tallahassee, who also is the chief of the Lake City Police Department.

There also will be a performance by Dancing With a Purpose.


Rainbow Lake United Church will host its free "What A Fellowship" gospel concert.

It will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the church at 19656 SE Beach Blvd. in Dunnellon.

The featured guests will be: The New Creations of Montgomery, Ala.; Lil' Johnny & The Gospel Wonders of Ocala; The Original Mighty Jubilaires of Brunswick, Ga. and Leon Young & The Angelic Company of Gainesville.

For more information, call 352-598-6887.

Women's service

Hopewell Baptist Church will host its Women's Program 2013.

It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the church at 4330 Wacahoota Road in Micanopy.

The speaker will be Bishop Lizzie Steward. It will be a casual dress down program.

Pastor anniversary

Abilene Baptist Church will celebrate the one year anniversary of its leaders, Pastor Arthur Gene Williams Sr. and First Lady Delencia Williams.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday and also Sept. 15, Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 at the church in Putnam Hall.

The speakers will be: Sunday, the Rev. Dr. William Lavant of New Bethel Baptist Church in Jacksonville; Sept. 15, the Rev. Quovadis Thomas of Greater Moncrief Baptist Church in Jacksonville; Sept. 22, the Rev. Dr. James B. Sampson of First New Zion Baptist Church in Jacksonville, and Sept. 29, the Rev. Dr. Eugene Diamond of Abyssinia Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

For more information, call 352-473-9840.

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