The First Gospel Singers and Musicians Award Ceremony honoring local singers and musicians past and present will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. with a special recognition to military veterans. Special guest: Dr. Velma Williams, vice mayor of Sanford; Genesis St. James House of Prayer Choir; Rapper Commissary; Trumpeteers Bill Moss and Tim Glaze; Elaine Turner, Community House of Prayer Ensemble; The Cats in the House, Eyonne Jackson; the Rev. Cubic Malone and Praise Team; Dr. Barbara Kirby-Bentley; Retired Army Staff Sgt. James Adams; Youth Ensemble; Star and Marice (Chip) Fields; Joh’Naye and Erin Marie Henderson; the South Winds and the Nightingales. The event will be at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 801 Pine Ave., where the Rev. Lowman Oliver is pastor. Sponsor Sister Faye Henderson and Gospel Praise. For information, call 407-330-9621.
Sweet Harmony No. 388 will sponsor a benefit musical for Deacon Lewis Brown, who was accidentally shot by a stray bullet May 24 on his way to his church prayer service. The Browns are in need of continued medical services. The community is invited to help support this family. The program will be Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the New Mt. Calvary Missionary Church, 1109 W. 12th St. For information, call 407-322-7722.
St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 920 Cypress Ave., invites the community to join them in the celebration of the first anniversary of their pastor, the Rev. Ronald A. Critton, Nov. 11. An honor banquet will be held at the Hilton/Orlando Hotel in Altamonte Springs, 350 N. Lake Blvd. Banquet tickets are $30. Call Arnita Washington at 407-321-5814 or Betty Robinson at 407-328-9502.
On Sunday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m., worship services will be held at St. John. At 4 p.m. worship service, the Rev. Willie C. Barnes, and the Macedona Missionary Baptist Church will close out the anniversary with services held at Seminole High School, 2701 Ridgewood Ave., Sanford.
A music event will be held Sunday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 618 E. 10 th St., where the Rev. William Lewis is pastor.
Get tickets early to enjoy an evening with Luther Barnes and the Sunset Jubilaires of Rocky Mouth, N.C.; also the Singing Kings of Joy and Sister Wanda Cobb, and her gospel saxophonist of Cocoa. Tickets are available at Bethel Book and Bible Center, 818 S. Sanford, 407-321-3228, and at New Bethel Baptist Church 407-323-3594 or 407-321-4881. Advance is $15 for adults and $8 for students.
God’s Harvesters Ministry is a non-profit group of concerned citizens of the Georgetown Community. This group consists of pastors and laypersons from two local churches namely, Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church and Triumph The Church of the New Age. This ministry’s aim will provide meals for those who might need food for Thanksgiving. God’s Harvester’s goal is to feed 300 people on Thanksgiving Day. Your help is needed as a member of the community, as well as local businesses.
The ministry will deliver 100 meals to those who are homebound, nursing homes, and senior citizens. An additional 200 meals will be served at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall, Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please make a donation of food or cash, make checks payable to Zion Hope M.B. Church. All donations are tax deductible. Contact Deacon Eugene Alexander III at 407-323-9105 at Zion Hope; or Elder Gradey Roberson, 407-322-4196 at Triumph Church.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 526 Sanford Ave., will observe its 127th church anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12.
The Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church and the Rev. Arnold Catton will deliver the anniversary message.
Theme: “Standing on God’s Promise.” Janice McDonal, chairman; Inez McDonald, co-chair; the Rev. Donna Latham, pastor.