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YOUNG REAPER MISSIONARY BAPTIST PLANS CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF PASTOR

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. In honor of Rev. Earnest Rains’ fourth anniversary as pastor of Young Reaper Missionary Baptist Church, the congregation has planned a weekend of special church services. The first service will take place on Saturday, July 22, at 7 p.m. with refreshments following the service. The next service will be the next morning (July 23) at 11:30 a.m. A covered dish lunch will provide a time of fellowship after the time of worship. Rev. Rains has been in the ministry for 36 or 37 years; however,…

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Various Musical Artists

Story Submitted Jellystone Park Jam, one of North Florida’s largest multi-day gospel music events, is just two months away and 28 of Christian music’s finest bands are scheduled to appear throughout the weekend. The event will take place at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Madison, on Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 14-17. The best part is, admission is free to all Jam events! Jellystone Park Jam will kick off on Thursday evening, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m., with an evening concert featuring the Groves Family, LifeSong, Glory Bound, Calvary Trio, Logan Smith, the…

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Mount Olive Baptist Church hosts Independence Day celebration

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. The fun and entertainment started at 10 a.m. for church and community members who came out to Mount Olive Baptist Church on Hwy. 53 South to celebrate Independence Day. The southern gospel group, Heaven’s Touch, provided some good old southern gospel music. Hank and Becky Beasley, members of the group, ministered to everyone through their singing and testimonies. After singing, they stayed around to visit. Youngsters, and those young at heart, enjoyed playing some games, and visiting while enjoying a lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs…

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Church Member Spotlight: Colin and Vicki Howerton

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. Colin and Vicki Howerton attend First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Madison. Colin grew up in this church from birth. Vicki’s grandparents and ancestors before them were also Methodist in the South Georgia Conference, so she grew up experiencing God’s love greatly in Methodist Churches as well. Colin grew up in Madison attending FUMC where his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Kelly, Sr., and his mother, Mrs. Emy Kelly Howerton, were active members. Colin’s grandfather donated the pipe organ that the church still enjoys during…

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