Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 3:42 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 3:42 p.m.

Gospel concert

Quarterman Productions, Temple Deliverance Baptist and New Creation Fellowship churches will join together to host "A Night of Gospel Songs and Praise."

The service will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 22 at New Creation at 2500 NE 15th St. It is free, and refreshments will be served.

Featured will be Wanda Cobb of Daytona Beach; Evangelist Arvetta Hill and soloists Leon Young and Erica Stephens, all of Gainesville; Lil' Johnny and the Gospel Wonders and Hillbilly Bill, both of Ocala; The Gospel Tones of Tallahassee, featuring Sgt. Chuck Reddick of the Gainesville Police Department; Tony Pittman and the Harmony Winds of Tampa and others.

For more information, call 352-284-6074, 352-264-8050 or 352-384-0355.

Festival tournament

Registration is underway for the Slam Dunk and Basketball Tournaments during the 2nd annual Showers of Blessings Harvest Festival.

The festival will be held from noon-3 p.m. April 12 at the T.B. McPherson Recreation Center at 1717 NE 15th St. Onsite registration will begin at 11 a.m. the day of the event.

For more information, call 214-674-6569 or 352-375-3589.

Enrichment summit

Dayspring Baptist Church will host the 2nd annual City-Wide Music and Arts Enrichment Summit.

It will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 21 and 6 p.m. March 22 at the church at 1945 NE 8th Ave.

The services will feature: March 21, Pastor Darwin Days & The Chief Levites of Williston, Dancing with a Purpose of Transformation Bible Vision Ministries in Gainesville, guest speaker Dr. Kenneth Knight of Woodbine, Ga. and an appearance by actor/model Rohn Moody of Georgia; March 22, Minister Nona Jones of Open Door Ministries in Gainesville, the Eastside High School Gospel Choir and guest speaker Pastor Leo Stoney of the Max Out Group in Apopka.

Youth program

The Youth Ministry at Hope To The World Church will host a program.

It will be held at 9 a.m. March 23 at the church at 1734 SE Hawthorne Road. The theme will be "Youth Explosion — On the Move for Jesus."

The speaker will be Jonathan Valencia of Jacksonville, a 12-year-old gospel rapper/singer who recently released a CD titled "Kingdom Bound."

Women's program

Clara Reeves Ministry will present its "Kingdom Women 2014" program.

It will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at Antioch United Holiness Church at 2516 NE 8th Ave.

The speaker will be Minister Harris Debose of Mount Pedro Baptist Church in Micanopy.

For more information, call 352-374-7110.

Church anniversary

New Horizon Outreach Ministries will celebrate its 8th church anniversary.

Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 19-22 at the church at 127 NE 15th St.

Services and speakers will be: March 19, various ministries; March 20, Elder David E. Richardson II, pastor of TOPROC in Gainesville; March 21, Pastor Marjorie Ward of Anchor Church of God in Ocala, and March 22, Superintendent Dr. Percy Days of Fountain of Life Church of God in Christ in Gainesville.

For more information, call 352-281-7684.

Power conference

New Beginnings Church of God By Faith will host Grammy and Stellar Award winner Pastor Le'Andria Johnson in her "Position and Power Conference Tour."

Services will be held at 7 p.m. beginning Monday through March 19 at the church at 2800 NE 59th St. Admission is free.

The conference will feature Johnson, the season three winner of BET's "Sunday Best" gospel show, and several other guest speakers and gospel musical acts.

Family, friends

Bartley Temple United Methodist Church will celebrate Family and Friends Day.

The service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church at 1936 NE 8th Ave.

The speaker will be the Rev. Kyle Harrison of Harvest of Christ Central Church in Starke.

For more information, call 352-376-6899.

Musical service

The Jerusalem Baptist Association Women's Department will present a musical service.

It will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the association at 8810 NE Waldo Road.

It will feature choirs from Emanuel, First Morning Star, Johnson Chapel, Mount Carmel and Springhill Baptist churches, all of Gainesville; St. John Baptist Church in Melrose; Mount Olive Baptist Church in High Springs and New Hope Baptist Church in Starke.

For more information, 352-373-0749.


Total Vision Ministries will present the "There's a Queen in You" Empowerment Conference 2014.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasanthill Baptist Church at 2611 NW 68th Ave. It is free, but a love offering will be collected. Royal bags, light snacks and door prizes will be given away.

The keynote speaker will be Christina Mial of Raleigh, N.C., author of "By His Stripes," who will speak on "A Queen Overcoming Her Adversities."

Others scheduled to speak are: Prophetess Natasha Williams of Natasha Williams Ministries, Minister Tahlia Williams-Davies on "How I Discovered the Queen in Me," Minister Sherilyn Bennett on "As a Queen, You Must Write the Vision and Make it Plain," Minister Jill Capri on "A Queen Must Transform her Mindset," and author Adrianne Adderley on "Faithfully Waiting in My Singleness."

For more information, call 352-275-3549.

Prayer Breakfast

Greater Liberty Hill United Methodist Church will host a prayer breakfast.

It will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church at 7600 NW 23rd Ave.

The speaker will be Dr. Leanetta McNealy, a member of the Alachua County School Board and Hope to the World Church in Gainesville.

Pastor appreciation

Agape Faith Center Ministries will continue pastor appreciation services for Pastors Eugene and Marvenelle Garvin.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. through Friday and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday at the church at 936 NW 31st Ave.

Pastors joining them in the celebration will be Pastor LaShon Young, Apostle Celopatra Steele, Pastor Damon Martin, the Rev. Dr. Marie Herring, Pastor Kevin Thorpe, Dr. Lena Gillis, Pastor Shirley Watts, Pastor Murrvin Sheppard and others.

For more information, call 352-375-5381.


Greater New Salem Baptist Church will celebrate its 6th Deacon and Deaconess anniversary.

The service will be held at 3 p.m. March 23 at the church at 5707 SW 62nd Ave. in the Arredondo community. The theme is "Be a Light to the World."

The speaker will be Elder Gloria Dennis.

For more information, call 352-372-8279.

Pastor appreciation

Powerhouse Family Worship Center Inc. will continue Pastor Appreciation Day to honor 14 years of service by Pastor Leo Robinson.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. beginning Monday through March 21 and 4 p.m. March 23. The theme will be "Isaiah 40:31."

The speakers will be: Sunday, Bishop Larry Dennison of Compassionate Outreach Ministries in Gainesville, and March 23, Pastor Steve Miller.

For more information, call 352-332-7773.

Founder's Day

The A.L. Mebane High School Alumni Association will host its Founder's Day Gospel Extravaganza.

It will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Banks Chapel Church of God in Christ in Alachua.

It will feature the Greater Bell Male Chorus of Brooker, The Andrews Family Male Chorus and the St. Luke AME Church Male Praise Dancers, both in Alachua; the Greater New Hope Baptist Church Choir in Bland; Heaven Bound Outreach Ministries Choir in LaCrosse and Daughters of Zion Praise Dancers and praise dancer Angel Young, both of Victory Temple Ministries in Gainesville.

For more information, call 352-225-7248.

Spring revival

The Greater Gainesville District Quarterly Unity Fellowship of the Church of God in Christ will host its "Spring Forward Festival."

Services will be held at 7 p.m. March 19-20 at Archer Church of God in Christ at 17370 SW 128th Place in Archer.

The revival will be led by Evangelist Duranice Pace of The Anointed Pace Sisters gospel recording group in Atlanta.

On March 20, parishioners are urged to bring food and groceries for the needy.

For transportation and for more information, call 352-264-0006.

Guardian deadline

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