Published: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 2:49 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 2:49 p.m.

Ushers celebration

Mount Carmel Baptist Church will host its Ushers Celebration.

The service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church at 2505 NE 8th Ave.

The speaker will be the Rev. Destin Williams, pastor of the church.

For more information, call 352-373-7207.

School supplies

Lazarus Restoration Ministries Inc. will conduct a Back to School Clothes and Supply Drive to support homeless children.

Supplies will be collected from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays at Lazarus at 3019 NE 20th Way, Suite A. The deadline for donations is Monday.

Needed are monetary donations, backpacks, calculators, clothing in good condition, crayons, folders, glue, lunch boxes, notebooks, paper and pencils.

For more information, call 352-226-6802 or 352-317-3928.


Unspeakable Joy Outreach Deliverance Ministries Inc. will host a revival.

Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday at the church at 1705 NE 5th Ave.

The speakers will be:

* Friday: Pastor Richard D.M. Garvin of Perfecting Faith Worship Center in Statesboro, Georgia.

* Saturday: Apostle Demetric A. Johnson of Greater Faith Apostolic Ministries Inc. in Tallahassee.

* Sunday: Apostle Joshie George of True and Living God Worship Center in Jacksonville.

For more information, call 352-246-2469.

Church conference

First Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual Church Conference 2014.

It will be held Aug. 13-15 at the church at 1515 SE 15th St. The theme will be "Building the House Through: The Word, Worship and Work."

Each night, the format will be: 5-6:15 p.m., dinner; 6:20-7:05 p.m., class sessions; 7:15-8:15 p.m., praise and worship and spoken word.

The theme for each night will be: Aug. 13, "Building the House with Worship;" Aug. 14, "Building the House with Work," and Aug. 15, "Building the House with Word."

Fellowship service

Pilgrim Rest Church of God in Unity will host two days of Fellowship Support Services.

Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the church at 1714 NE 8th Ave.

The services will feature:

* Saturday: Speaker, Pastor Winter Brown of Overcomers Through Christ Ministries Inc.; praise teams from Overcomers and Gainesville Church of God by Faith and soloist Leonard Marshall of Gainesville.

* Sunday: Speaker, Dr. D.R. Williams of Williams Temple Church of God in Christ; praise team from Williams Temple and Voices of Pilgrim Rest Church of God in Unity.


The Rev. Keith L. Smith, pastor of Emanuel Baptist Church, and Elder Alvin Ford, pastor of Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, will continue its joint revival.

It will be held at 7 p.m. through Friday at Emanuel at 1203 NE 8th Ave. Pastor Kevin Thorpe of Faith Church will lead the revival.

For more information, call 352-377-0990.


Dayspring Baptist Church will continue its Vacation Bible School.

Classes will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. through Friday at the church at 1945 NE 8th Ave. The theme will be "Jesus: The Connection."

There will be classes for preschoolers to adults and a meal will be served daily.

For more information, call 352-514-7790.


Born Leaders Anointed As Zion's Elect, or BLAAZE, of New Life Christian Center Church will present its BLAAZE Night of Empowerment.

It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church at 18209 NE 21st St. in the Monteocha community.

The speaker will be Minister Corry Robinson of Orlando.

For more information, call 352-485-2729 or visit


The Jerusalem Baptist Association will host its 93rd annual session of the Help & Aid Auxiliary Convention.

It will be held Aug. 13-15 at the association at 8810 NE Waldo Road in Fairbanks. It will feature:

* Aug. 13: 6 p.m., Bible exposition led by Deacon Sammy Oaks of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Gainesville and Bible theme focus, which will be "Prayer Changes Things," and 7 p.m., worship service led by Old Jerusalem Baptist Church in the Monteocha community, with the Rev. Tommy Brantley.

* Aug. 14: 6 p.m., Bible exposition led by Deacon Sammy Oaks of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Gainesville; 7-7:15 p.m., Memorial Tribute led by Dorothy Richardson, president of the Help & Aid Auxiliary, and 7:15 p.m., evening worship led by the Rev. Barry Washington of Shiloh Baptist Church in Alachua.

* Aug. 15: 7 p.m., annual president's address delivered by Richardson.

For more information, call 352-316-1557.

Women's conference

Powerhouse Family Worship Center will host a Women's Conference.

It will be held at 7:30 p.m. through Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at the church at 7600 SW 24th Ave. The theme will be "Women of God Determined to Get to Destiny."

First Lady Susette Robinson will facilitate the workshop on Saturday.

For more information, call 352-332-7773 or 352-497-3121.

Group anniversary

Tayana Washington and New Vision will celebrate their 7th anniversary.

It will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Female Protective Society Temple at 12610 NW 39th Ave.

It will feature the Inspirational Daughters of Joy, Dancing with a Purpose, Nathan Darling & Fully Committed and the TOPROC Choir, all of Gainesville; Minister Darwin Days and the Chief Levites of Gainesville and Williston; Lil Johnny & The Gospel Wonders and Keith Webster & The Gospel Echoes, both of Ocala.

For more information, call 352-792-4659.

Solomon Chapel

Solomon Chapel United Methodist Church will host the summer food program.

Lunch will be served from noon-1 p.m. through Thursday at the church at 18475 NW 60th Ave. in Orange Lake.

For more information, call 352-591-4399 or 352-591-1405.

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