Praise the Lord! Oct. 3, 2013

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reaching out

Community Outreach Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at United Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 14602 Main St., Gretna. Highlights will include free food, clothes, education and health information, a fashion show, singing and more! Donations accepted. Hosted by Gemstones Outreach Ministry Inc. “Women of Excellence” Contact: Evangelist Catina York at 850-212-9015 or email ctnyork@yahoo.com.

Second Elizabeth 

celebrates pastor

The Second Elizabeth MB Church congregation is planning a five-year celebration for Pastor John L. Gardner Sr. for his faithfulness and service. This momentous event will start at 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church. 

Music event set 

for Arnett Chapel

A Musical Extravaganza will start at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Arnett Chapel AME Church, 209 S. Duval St., Quincy. The Anointed Vessels of Praise will celebrate their choir anniversary. For inquiries or to confirm please call/text 850-296-8333.

Women’s event scheduled

Divine Christian Women Fellowship Ministries, Evangelist Diane Green, president and founder, announces Reunion & Conference 2013 at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 to 13. “Women Excelling in Kingdom Building” is this year’s theme. Evangelist Sigrid Reed of Marianna is the guest speaker. Expect great speakers, workshops and a banquet. Quincy And Community Deliverance COGIC is at 523 S. Pat Thomas Parkway. Bishop W. C. Green, Pastor.

St. John COGIC 

hosts fall events

St. John Church of God in Christ will host an annual Fall Festival and Community Bazaar all day Saturday, Oct. 26, starting at 9 a.m. The community event features free food and activities for the youth including a moonwalk, slide and other games. Come out and enjoy the fall festivities. Bring your lawn or sports chair, sit back and relax with live music, food, and lots of family fun!

The free praise concert, outside festival style, will include various talents such as singing, instrumental, dancing and gospel karaoke/open mic and feature a comedy act by Albert Jenkins and the Gospel Hubcaps. Come share your Christian talent. We are seeking all types of praise ministry to fellowship with us: singing (soloists, youth/ collegiate/adult choirs/praise teams, instrumental, comedy, dance, rap, mime, step, and spoken word/poetry). The deadline to pre-register and reserve a time slot is Saturday, Oct. 12.

The Health and Wellness Fair will include free glucose screenings and blood pressure checks, diabetes awareness, HIV/AIDS awareness and education by Big Bend Cares, wellness information and more. The registration deadline for interested nurses or health organizations is Saturday, Oct. 2. 

The Community Bazaar showcases crafts, tasty food, merchandise and yard sale must-haves from community residents and businesses. Vendor space is $25. The church’s fried fish sandwiches and smoked turkey legs are the best around. Pre-paid tickets are available on Sundays at church or outside in front of the church on  Saturdays: Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 19.

St. John COGIC has served the community for more than 52 years. The new church is located at 3490 Bainbridge Highway, Quincy. For information, email info@stjohncogicquincy.org or contact Ceci Bell at 850-321-5997 or the church’s office at 850-627-2870. Visit the church website for details at http://www.stjohncogicquincy.org/.

Church plans benefit

A benefit program supporting Pastor Dale Riggins and family starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth, 1110 Richbay Road, Havana. Each church in the area is asked to make a contribution to this worthy cause. For information, contact: Elder Silas Brinson-850-539-6872, 850-510-5036, Elder Mose Harrison-850-294-7497, 850-545-1605 or Minister Doc McGriff -850-661-0300.

Gospel event 

coming to Havana

Havana Gospel Fest 2013 will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Havana Northside High. Havana Community Development Corporation Inc. is sponsoring this event as a fundraiser for the renovation of the Old Havana Northside High School Complex. It will be on the grounds of the Complex. There will be local and out of town choirs, praise teams, youth dancers, youth choirs, quartets, door prizes, raffles, fun and food.

If you have a group that would like to participate, or would like to volunteer to help at the fest, please contact Christine Jones at 850-524-2517 or kingac73@yahoo.com. There is also space available for vendors.

The Havana Community Development Corporation, Inc. (est. 2009) is a 501(c) (3) Florida not-for-profit community development corporation (“HCDC”), having as its core mission the enhancement of the quality of life of the residents of Havana, Florida and surrounding communities, with an emphasis on economic development, jobs creation, health and wellness, youth, children and senior citizens initiatives, nutrition, life-long learning and sound environmental stewardship.

Talking health, celebration at 

Second Elizabeth

The Second Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church Women Ministry presents its second annual Whole Health Workshop, Saturday, Oct. 5. Sessions include Financial Health with Ms. Jan Smith, Manager Financial Outreach Representative Department of Education; Mental Health with Ms. NanDrycka Albert Psycho-therapist; and Physical Health & Diabetes with Ms. Michelle Maxwell, WIC Coordinator for the Department of Health in Gadsden County. 

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and is free to all attendees. Sessions will run concurrent beginning at 10:15 a.m. and ending at approximately 11:55. Light refreshment will be served. Second Elizabeth is at 2718 Attapulgus Highway, Quincy.

The Second Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church family will celebrate Moderator John L and Lady CryCynthia Gardner’s fifth anniversary, Oct. 8 to 13. The public is invited.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, with Bishop Clarence Jackson, II and the Destiny Center family, Tallahassee; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, with Minister Sydney Conyers of New Jerusalem and the St. John AME Church choir; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, with the Rev. Roosevelt Rogers and the New Jerusalem Church family, Havana. 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Lady CryCynthia Gardner’s Day at Food Glorious Food, Tallahassee; 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, with Evangelist Samantha Carroll Lightfoot, Bainbridge, Georgia followed at 3 p.m. with Elder Darrick McGhee and the Bible Based Church family of Tallahassee.

All services will be at Second Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, 2718 Attapulgus Highway, Quincy.

Getting healthy in Gretna

Greater Saint Paul P.B. Church, 110 Lanier Drive, Gretna, invites the community to the eighth annual Gretna Health and Help Day. The event will be held Saturday, October 5, at St.Paul P.B. Church. There will be a 5K Walk starting at the Church  from 8 to 9 a.m.The other health and help events will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

There will be more than 35 agencies, businesses individuals and churches providing free services to the public. Some of the services that will be available are: health screenings and referrals, agency referrals, legal referrals, mental health referrals, senior citizen services, veterans services, medication counseling, financial counseling, vocational services, library services, family, school services and voter registration.

There will be free food, clothes, 

furniture, gospel singing, and fun 

activities for kids, door prizes and more.