Minister Sharon Wilkes is celebrating 36 years of ministry.
Wilkes will be honored for this milestone on Saturday. The service will be held at 5 p.m. at St. Peter Baptist Church, 1586 Lower Fayetteville Road.
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The annual Family and Friends Day Celebration will be held Sunday at Providence Baptist Church on Summers-McKoy Road.
The service will start at 10 a.m. Dr. Melvin D. Brittian Jr., pastor at Providence, “will deliver the message for the Family and Friends Day celebration,” said church member Doris Powell.
“Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall immediately following the service,” Powell said. Patsy Powell and Jameika Powell are chairpersons for the Family and Friends Day celebration.
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Liberty Christian Church on Macedonia Road will honor graduating seniors on Sunday.
Seniors will be recognized during the 11 a.m. service. Those to be honored are Caroline Headley, Gabriel Miller and Jolie Simmonds.
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Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 2563 Smokey Road, will celebrate Family and Friends Day on Sunday.
O.L. Wood, pastor of the church, will deliver the message at the 11 a.m. service. “We expect a high time in the Lord and a profound word from the Lord,” said Henri Jean Stewart, church secretary.
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The staff singers of St. Paul's Episcopal Church will present an afternoon recital on Sunday at 3 p.m.
There will be an hour of musical selections ranging from Italian bel canto and Brazilian songs to the Flower Duet and contemporary English works. Members of the group are David Araujo, tenor; and sopranos Maria Margiolakou and Marissa Richardson.
Araujo will be singing this summer with both the International Vocal Arts Institute in New York and the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute in Montreal. This summer, Margiolakou will be singing the role of Cloé in Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis et Cloé in the Lefkas Summer Program in Greece, and Richardson will continue her professional training as a participant in the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop and the FL!P Vocal Intensive, both in Atlanta.
Greg Matteson – collaborative pianist, music director and arranger – will also be part of Sunday’s music at St. Paul’s. Matteson plays with various ensembles and soloists and will return to the Alliance Theater in April to music direct their production of “Ride the Cyclone.”
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Dr. Ossie McKinney, worship coordinator and Gospel Choir director with the McAfee School of Theology, was the speaker for Purses in the Pew at Central Baptist Church on March 25.
House parents from Angel’s House, a local residential program for girls, were speakers at Bible Study on March 27 at Central Baptist. The house parents talked about the work they do with teenage girls in the community.
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Rico United Methodist Church was one of the sponsors for the Chatt Hills Community Luncheon on March 13.
The luncheon was held in the meeting room at Chatt Hills City Hall. Community Brickworks provided the main dish. The church provided sides, and attendees were invited to bring a side or dessert – and maybe the recipe to share.