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RELIGION BRIEFS, AUG. 25

Updated: September 26, 2012 6:00AM



GARY

Abundant Grace Church of God in Christ: 4353 Massachusetts St. — The annual Women’s Day service “Holy Women Empowered with Wisdom,” begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, with speaker Norma J. Smith. 844-4353.

Bethlehem AME Zion Church: 560 W. 19th Ave. — The House of Bread Outreach Ministry is having a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Food is available for a minimal cost. Proceeds benefit the Outreach Ministry. 882-6609 or 886-0866.

Christ Baptist Christian Academy and Preschool: 4700 E. 7th Ave. — The 31st church anniversary celebration begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, with the service “The Best is Yet to Come.” Guest speaker is the Bishop Henry M. Williamson Sr. of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. 938-5504.

First Church of God: 134 E. 43rd Ave. — The annual church picnic is Saturday, Aug. 25, at Hidden Lake Park, 6355 Broadway, Merrillville. Entrance fee is $5 for Ross Township residents and $8 for nonresidents. Bring food or beverage to share. 887-1177.

Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church: 1741-1747 Fillmore St. — Family and Friends Day is Sunday, Aug. 26. Morning worship begins at 8, followed by Sunday school at 9:30. Fellowship continues through the 11 a.m. service, with visitors acknowledged at that time. A luncheon concludes the activities. For guest registration, email gc900@att.net. 885-4014.

Koinonia Missionary Baptist Church: 510 W. 13th Ave. — Women’s Day services begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, with guest speaker Stephanie McDonald of Emmanuel Baptist Church. 882-8118.

Lively Stone Church of God in Christ: 805 Stevenson St. — The third annual Women’s Day service “Holy Women be Persistent When You Pray,” begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Guest speaker is evangelist Teresa Cameron of All Nation Church of God in Christ.

Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church: 735 E. 20th Ave. — The Mission Annual Day services begin at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Morning preacher is L.K. Curry of Chicago. Afternoon preacher is pastor Corey Jackson of New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. 882-9339.

New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church: 1545 Waite St. — The 54th anniversary celebration, “Being Equipped to Build Up the People of God and doing the Work of the Ministry,” concludes with a service at 4:30 p.m. Sunday Aug. 26. 949-4279.

New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church: 2533 Waite St. — The annual Family and Friends visitation continues with the annual church picnic at noon Saturday, Aug. 25; the Awards and Recognition Day program begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. 944-3287.

Peace Baptist Church: 1201 Chase St. — The 36th church anniversary celebration begins with a service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Guests are the Rev. W.N. Reed and the congregation of New Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Gary. 949-8470, Ext. 10.

Peter’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church: 1725 E. 21st Ave. — The clothing and nonperishable food giveaway begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. 882-9247

St. Timothy Community Church: 1600 W. 25th Ave. — The Sunday School Rally “God Calls for Justice” is from 9 to 10:40 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, in the fellowship hall. 977-0079.

Tabernacle of Praise Ministries: 4140 Harrison St. — Ladi Annissa Spencer of Royal Priesthood Ministries is the guest speaker at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. 886-0424.

GRIFFITH

Griffith Lutheran Church: 1000 N. Broad St. — In conjunction with the church’s annual picnic there is a community barbecue open to the public at noon Sunday, Aug. 26. An R.S.V.P. is requested by calling 838-1623.

HAMMOND

New Community Baptist Church: 5461 Calumet Ave. — The All Ministries Day service begins at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Guest speaker is pastor Isaac Floyd of Joy Fellowship Baptist Church, Lansing, Ill. 931-8407.

LAPORTE

The Presbyterian Church of LaPorte: 307 Kingsbury Ave. — The final recital in the summer carillon series begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, with Dennis Curry. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the concert from the church lawn or listen from your car. 362-6219.

PORTAGE

Eckankar worship: Holiday Inn Express, 2323 Willowcreek Road — “How to Find God” is from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 26. (888) 746-4488.

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