Carolina Crossmen

Ila Baptist Church will host the Carolina Crossmen, a Southern Gospel Trio, in concert on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. “The Carolina Crossmen have been singing together for over 25 years,” church leaders said. “Originally a quartet, the group became a trio in 2013 and are currently planning to continue as a trio. The group’s newest album ‘What a God’ is the third project by the trio and was released in early 2018,” leaders said. “The trio is excited about the new music produced by Crossroads with vocal work and final mix completed with Arthur Rice of the Kingdom Heirs producing for the second time. Everyone is invited to Ila Baptist Church for a time of praising God in song.”

•Mt. Hermon Presbyterian Church, 5560 Commerce Road, Ila, will have a Lenten Service on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 5:45 p.m. “Please join us,” church leaders said. “All are welcome.” Regular worship on Sunday is at 11 a.m.

•Danielsville Gospel Barn, 444 Rogers Mill Road, will have a singing Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., featuring Bobby Allen, of Bogart, and Perry House, of Nicholson.

•Fork Creek Baptist Church will hold its annual family and friends program on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. Bishop Dr. James Washington, of New Grove Baptist Church will be the special guest. Refreshments will be served from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. The pastor is H.L. Dotson.

•Erastus Christian Church, 2050 Neese Commerce Road, will have a hobo fundraiser for Shanna Minish and family to help with cancer treatment and related expenses on Saturday, Jan. 25, 5 to 7 p.m. The cost for tickets for ages 9 and up is $10, while the cost for ages 8 and under is $5. For more information, call Martha at 706-340-3497.

•The Ila Men’s Fellowship will meet Sunday, Jan.19, at 8 a.m. at the Ila Restaurant for breakfast, fellowship and devotion. Scott Adams from Union Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. The group is non-denominational and all men of the community are invited to attend.

•Gordon's Chapel UMC, Hull, will hold its monthly food giveaway and clothes closet on the following Fridays in 2020, from 9 to 10 a.m. The dates are Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18. “These food giveaways and clothes giveaways are held for those who are in need of food for their immediate family,” church leaders said. “Please note that all food and clothes distributions are on a first come, first serve basis and that it is fully funded by Gordon's Chapel UMC. For food distribution, Gordon’s Chapel works in coordination with the NEGA Food Bank.” The food bank is held at the Sanford Community Center, 6495 Nowhere Road and the clothes closet is held in the green building next to the community center.

•Moon’s Grove Baptist Church, 1985 Moon’s Grove Church Road, Colbert, distributes free food and clothes to those in need on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The dates for 2020 are: Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. For more information, call 706-795-2063 or go to

•Colbert United Methodist Church has a 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.


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