•Liberty Church and Pastor Richard Davis will hold homecoming and revival Oct. 13-16, while celebrating 189 years of service. Homecoming Sunday starts at 10:30 a.m. There will be singing by the Gipsons and a covered-dish dinner after the service. Caleb Bond will speak and Julie Horne and Andy Bond will sing Monday at 7 p.m. On Tuesday at 7 p.m., Bradley Duncan will speak, with singing by the Brown Family. Pastor Davis will speak Wednesday at 7 p.m., with Helen Bond, Sandra Minish and Terry Scoggins singing. The public is welcome to attend. The church is located at 5725 Hwy. 106 North, five miles North of Ila on Hwy. 106.

•The Gospel Tabernacle in Carlton invites the public to attend the Fifth Annual James L. Drake Memorial Singing. The singing will be held at the Gospel Tabernacle Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. There will be various groups performing. “Come and bring a friend to this free concert,” said organizers. Concessions will also be provided. For more information, contact Rebecca Drake at 706-614-0903.

•A gospel singing will be held at Bible Baptist Church, 211 Cleghorne Road, Colbert, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. Groups include the Bristows, Anchored and Mending Bridges. “Please come join us for great gospel singing!” organizers said.

•Freedom Church of God and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will give a free food box to those in need (must be present) Oct. 15, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Freedom Church of God is located at 3428 Neese-Commerce Road (Madison County), Commerce. Volunteers are welcomed and should arrive at 1 p.m. First-come, first-served to receive a box. Organizers say not to arrive before 3 p.m. The parking lot will be closed. For more information, call Gloria at 706-546-4874 or Jimmy at 706-789-2102.

•Moon’s Grove Baptist Church, 1985 Moon’s Grove Church Road, Colbert, will distribute free food and clothes on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The dates listed are Oct. 23, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. For more information, call 706-795-2063 or go to www.moonsgrovebaptist.com.

•Legacy Baptist Church, Hull, will have its Compassion Food Ministry distribution the first Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. Church members also invite everyone to join them for Sunday morning worship services at 10:30 a.m. Details for all events can be found on the church website at www.legacybaptist.net.

•Colbert United Methodist Church has changed its monthly food bank distribution time to the third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Anyone in need of food living in Colbert, Comer, Hull, Ila, Danielsville, Carlton, or Winterville is welcome, organizers said. The church is located at 65 N. Second Street behind First Madison Bank. "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me." Matthew 25:35

•The Madison County Ministerial Association’s regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Ila Restaurant in Ila. Organizers say all ministers are invited to join them as they discuss ways to minister to the people of Madison County. For more information, call Pastor Glenn Guest at 706-783-5942.

•Brockton Road Baptist Church, 2675 Brockton Road, Jefferson, holds a clothes closet each Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. All clothes are clean and free, church leaders said. The church serves all surrounding counties. The church pastor is Brother Karl Mealor and the phone number is 706-367-5801.

•Crosspoint Church sponsors “Hope for the Hungry” the third Monday of each month at Little Light from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aaron Brown Road, just off Wildcat Bridge Road in the Harrison Community. For more information, call 706-768-2178.

•Comer Baptist Church, 2054 Main Street, Comer, hosts There is Hope for the Hungry food ministry the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with food, clothing and a meal. The meal begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call 706-783-5533.

•Danielsville Baptist Church hosts “Celebrate Recovery,” a program for implementing Christ-centered recovery, church leaders said, on Tuesday nights 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The church also operates a clothes closet, which is open Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Robert Burt at 706-988-8439.

•Gordon's Chapel UMC, Hull, will hold its monthly food giveaway and clothes closet opening on the following dates in 2019 from 9 to 10 a.m.: Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20. “These food and clothes giveaways are held for those who are in need of food and clothing for their immediate family,” church officials said. Please note that all food and clothes distributions are on a first come, first serve basis. The clothing giveaways are fully funded by Gordon's Chapel UMC and the church works in coordination with the NEGA Food Bank for food giveaways. The food bank is held at the Sanford Community Center, 6495 Nowhere Road, Hull and the clothes closet is held in the green building next to the community center.


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