Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday school on Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church, located at 148 Georgia Highway 45 N. in Plains. The church building opens at 7:30 a.m. Note that Carter’s schedule is subject to change. Visit the church website at www.mbcplains.org.
Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, at 1501 Newton Road in Albany, is conducting a three-day revival at 7 p.m. nightly Monday-Wednesday. Theme is “The Power of Unity,” a reference to Ephesians 4:3. Guest revivalist will be the Rev. O. Jermaine Simmons Sr., pastor of Jacob Chapel Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla. For more information call (229) 436-7476.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, at 400 Pine Ave. in Albany, is hosting a free women’s empowerment conference Sept. 20-22. Yasmine White, wife of the church’s pastor, along with Jackie Hammond of Macedonia Christine Ministries and Regina Barnes of New Birth Fellowship Church, are among those on the program. Barnes will speak at the annual Women’s Brunch and Expo on Saturday. White is closing out the conference on Sunday.
The services will be 7-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. brunch, expo and panel discussion on Saturday; 10 a.m. church service Sunday. Free admission for women who bring one bar of Dial soap for women in prison. For more information contact Tamiko Ross-Jackson at (229) 291-5569. Visit www.facebook.com/FriendshipDowntown/
Center of Refuge Church is conducting the “I’m a Whosever!” women’s empowerment conference on Sept. 21. Registration at 8 a.m., conference from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dougherty Comprehensive High School, 1800 Pearce Ave. Featuring various female community leaders from the Albany area. Hosted by Retha Daniels. For more information call (229) 291-1393.
First Free Will Baptist Church, at 420 N. Westover Blvd in Albany, is hosting the “Shine like the Stars” women’s event for ladies ages 12 and up at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Featuring TV personality Ruthie Garner with music by Verse II. Childcare for up to age 11 can be reserved by calling the church office at (229) 436-4021 by Sunday.
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