•The Danielsville Gospel Barn, 444 Rogers Mill Road, will have a singing Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. featuring Connie Perry, of Monroe, and Mending Bridges, of Danielsville. For more information, call 706-206-7574.

•The Ila Ladies Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Ila Restaurant Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 a.m. for breakfast, fellowship and devotion. Sandra Brooks will be this month’s speaker.

•Gholston Missionary Baptist Church will have its fifth Pastoral Appreciation of Pastor Walter McGuire and family on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m. The program will be held at Villa de Gran Event Venue, 101 Newton Bridge Industrial Way, Athens. The guest speaker will be Pastor Roger Parris of Colbert Grove Baptist Church.

•New Hope Baptist Church, 1679 Shirley Road, Royston, will have Homecoming Day, Sunday, Sept. 29, featuring The Bristows (Suseanne Bristow, Scott and Annette Sullens and Jan and Paul Porter) during the 11 a.m. worship hour. Lunch will follow the singing, church leaders said. For more information, call Preacher Johnny Jones, 706-371-2052.

•Sonlight Baptist Church, 1134 Hargrove Lake Road, Colbert, will present “The Scribe” on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. Church leaders say The Scribe is an unforgettable dramatic musical presentation of the life of Christ through the eyes of a Centurion soldier, played by Dr. Paul Pitts. Go to www.thescribeforchrist.com for more information about this ministry. For more information on the event, call 706-742-9575.

•Mt. Hermon Presbyterian Church, Ila, will hold its 22nd annual Kirkin’ O’ the Tartans Sunday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. with a covered-dish luncheon to follow. The Kirkin’ O’ the Tartans is a Celtic service celebrating over 200 years of Scottish heritage in Madison County. The minister is Rev. Teresa Franklin. Bagpipes for the service will be played by Dan Wilson and Tracie Brown will play the Celtic harp. The Beadle is the Hon. Harry Rice. This annual celebration of family and friends at Mt. Hermon is inspired by the Scottish “Blessing of the Clans” as represented by their tartans, organizers said, adding that everyone is welcome to this special service. For more information, email mthermonpreschurch@gmail.com.

•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 Sept. 25, 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.: Sept 20, 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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