Annual Watch Night Services honor past, usher in the new year

Congregations and others will be headed to church Dec. 31 for Watch Night Services to welcome the new year. The annual observance, which took on great significance for slaves, freedmen and abolitionists during the Civil War, endures in the Black ...

Greater Piney Grove Baptist opens new $4 million sanctuary

Elected officials, community leaders, politicians and visiting clergy joined Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church’s senior pastor, the Rev. William E. Flippin Sr., and his congregation on Aug. 2 for the grand opening of their new sanctuary.

Mime ‘Chozen 1’ ministers through music, movement

When Antonio “the Chozen 1” Hinton dances, spectators are just mesmerized.

Lots of services to celebrate Easter

Ousley United Methodist Church will “Celebrate the Victory” between April 17 and 20.

16-year-old minister to headline DeKalb NAACP Membership Breakfast

Sixteen-year-old the Rev. Jared Sawyer Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the DeKalb NAACP's annual membership breakfast on March 29 at Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Decatur.

Jubilee Day service honors DeKalb's unsung civil rights heroes

Forty-eight DeKalb residents who labored in obscurity during the 1960s civil rights movement were applauded by a small but enthusiastic crowd on Jubilee Day at Rainbow Park Baptist Church.

Weekly study sessions explore ‘Theology Brewed in Afrikan Pot’

“Theology Brewed in an Afrikan Pot” will be explored at First Afrikan Presbyterian Church on Wednesdays from Jan. 8 to Feb. 12.

Haitian parishioners flourish at Saints Peter and Paul Church

For the 16th anniversary of the Haitian community at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church last month, nearly 200 people turned out for a concert that rocked the gymnasium with hymns of faith in Creole.

Churches mark history in Watch Night services

Area churches are holding worship services or traditional Watch Night Services on Dec. 31 to usher in the new year.

Supporters of embattled Tyrone Brooks rally in Savannah

Coastal Georgia activists and other supporters of embattled state Rep. Tyrone Brooks Sr. of Atlanta turned out in a show of appreciation at Historic Bolton Street Baptist Church in Savannah in August.

Dedication service for Scottdale church that relocates to Decatur

Members of Worshippers Interceding for Excellence Church are celebrating the relocation of their church to Decatur at a Sept. 29 dedication ceremony.

Men’s Day service at Ousley UMC

The United Methodist Church Mississippi Episcopal Area Bishop James E. Swanson will be the featured speaker at Ousley United Methodist Church’s Men’s Day 2013 on Aug. 25.

Fresh food, music at Caribbean fest

Families on the hunt for freshly grown food will find plenty at First Afrikan Presbyterian Church’s July 27 farmers market and Caribbean festival in Lithonia.

Gifted revivalists at Greenforest

Pastors Richard Gaines and Marlin Harris will be heating up the pulpit during Greenforest Community Baptist Church’s “Knowing, Affirming & Celebrating Our Identity in Christ” revival taking place July 15-17 in Decatur.

Saint Philip hosting blood drive on July 14

Residents can give blood at Saint Philip AME Church’s “Do Something Amazing” blood drive on July 14.